Nick Hammond

Nick Hammond, Professor in French at Cambridge University, regularly writes reviews for "The Times Literary Supplement" and is a former member of the Birmingham Symphony Chorus under the baton of Simon Rattle. His books include "The Cambridge History of French Literature" (Cambridge University Press, 2011, as co-editor), "Gossip, Sexuality and Scandal in France 1610-1715" (Peter Lang, 2011), and "The Powers of Sound and Song in Early Modern Paris" (Penn State UP, 2019). 

Madame Bovary

Aspirational Heroine

June 3, 2020 | By Nick Hammond | Books

Note to readers: You may choose to read this analysis of Gustave Flaubert‘s Madame Bovary here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. I suspect that Gustave Flaubert’s 1856 novel Madame Bovary is … Read More

Bérénice

Classic Love Triangle

April 29, 2020 | By Nick Hammond | Books

Note to readers: You may choose to read this analysis of Bérénice here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. On December 3, 1670, the secretary to the British Embassy in Paris, Francis … Read More