Tag: Literature

French Literature in the Making: Jacques Attali

JACQUES ATTALI Economic and social theorist, writer, political adviser, and senior civil servant; author of Noise: The Political Economy of Music; Labyrinth in Culture and Society: Pathways to Wisdom; A Brief History of the Future in conversation with OLIVIER BARROT Writer, journalist, television...

/ February 26, 2018

‘Blood Dark’ by Louis Guilloux

‘There is a revelatory sense reading Guilloux’s novel that one has found a key text linking the sparkling contempt of Flaubert to the tender resignation of Camus.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal Join Alice Kaplan (John M. Musser Professor of...

/ February 21, 2018

How to Subsister: The Multilingual Poetry of Uljana Wolf

German poet Uljana Wolf has forged a unique form of poetry out of the distorting and transforming process of translation. On the occasion of the publication of Subsisters: Selected Poems (Belladonna Press), she will be joined by American poets and translators (including Cathy Park Hong,...

/ February 20, 2018

Book presentation: Grandangolo by Simone Somekh

After much anticipation, Simone Somekh is presenting his novel “Grandangolo” (Wide Angle) in New York City, at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. The author in conversation with Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at New York University. Organized by...

/ February 20, 2018

Life of David Hockney

On the occasion of the major retrospective David Hockney at the MET, join award-winning French author Catherine Cusset as she presents her latest novel, Vie de David Hockney  (Gallimard) which recounts real events from the life of Britain’s greatest living painter, while imagining...

/ February 17, 2018

Interview: An Italian novelist finds her home in Tokyo

Laura Imai Messina, an Italian author based in Tokyo, discusses her new novel, “I Dare Not Say The Joy.”

/ February 15, 2018

The Albertine Book Club Reads ‘The End of Eddy’ by Edouard Louis

Cécile David-Weill and Caroline Weber will moderate our group discussion on Edouard Louis’s international bestseller The End of Eddy, translated from the French by Michael Lucey (FSG). Édouard Louis’ sharp, precise, and concise narrative lets the reader into a world that is barely...

/ February 13, 2018

An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and An Epic

Join bestselling author of The Lost Daniel Mendelsohn  as he discusses his new memoir, An Odyssey, A Father, A Son, and An Epic (Knopf) with Anka Mulhstein. An Odyssey is a deeply moving tale of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading–and reliving–Homer’s epic masterpiece. As this...

/ February 12, 2018

An Evening with Violane Huisman and Paul Holdengräber

Join Violaine Huisman as she discusses her debut novel, Fugitive parce que Reine (Gallimard), with Director of Public Events at the New York Public Library Paul Holdengräber. In Fugitive parce que Reine, Huisman delivers the portrait of a beautiful, passionate, and mercurial Parisian...

/ February 8, 2018

Repair: Cixous, Derrida, and a Split Manuscript – Laura Hughes

The decades-long friendship between Jacques Derrida and Hélène Cixous intensified around the time their archives were created in the 1990’s and 2000’s, when their exchanges dovetail around intimacy, survival, and legacy. This talk tracks the manuscripts of Voiles and Circonfession as they travel between...

/ February 6, 2018