Lecture on Michel Houellebecq by Jeanine Parisier Plottel: In French

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Monday, February 22, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm


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Michel Houellebecq: est-il actuellement en France notre contemporain capital?

Jeanine Parisier Plottel, Professor Emeritus, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of City University of New York

Le succès populaire de Michel Houellebecq le range parmi les successeurs de Victor Hugo, et plus proche de nous d‘André Gide et de Jean-Paul Sartre. C’est ainsi que les éditions Flammarion viennent de publier le premier volume de ses Oeuvres complètes, un an presque jour pour jour après les attentats contre Charlie Hebdo et la publication de Soumission, roman qui fait partie du palmarès 2016 des meilleures ventes de livres. Notre conférence examinera brièvement la vie et l’œuvre de notre contemporain capital et analysera plus en détail, Soumission.  La conférence sera en français.

The lecture will be in French. Wine reception to follow, and advance registration a must.

The popular success of Michel Houellebecq ranks him among the successors to Victor Hugo and, closer to our time, to André Gide and Jean-Paul Sartre. This is why the publisher Flammarion has just released the first volume of his Oeuvre complètes (Complete Works), almost exactly one year after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the publication of Soumission (Submission), the novel that appeared on the 2016 prize lists for the best book sales.  Our talk will briefly examine the life and work of our preeminent contemporary writer and analyze Soumission in greater detail.

 



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Alliance Francaise de Westchester
31 Mamaroneck Ave. 6th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, February 22, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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$15 - Non-Member

Presenter: Alliance Française de Westchester
Presenter Phone: 914-681-8735
Presenter Website: http://afwestchesterny.org/



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