Saturday, September 22, 2012

A 7th French Night

 7th French Night 10/11/12

Our next French Night will be dedicated to women writers

We will read both in French and in English
excerpts of
Corps/Bodies by Fabienne Jacob, published by Gallimard in 2010, 
Sacrée Marie by Astrid Eliard, published by Mercure de France in 2012 
and La Tour Eiffel/The Eiffel Tower, a short story by Isabelle Milkoff, published in XYZ, Montreal, in 2008

In the first book, Corps/Bodies by Fabienne Jacob, the narrator observes the bodies of the women she works on at a spa and through the thoughts their bodies transmit to her, remembers her childhood and her discovery of womanhood.

In Sacrée Marie, we discover Marie and Cornélius, a young French couple who just settled in a small village in the middle of nowhere. They are expecting their first child. He is planning to become the new village doctor, making his own medicine.  She is desperately waiting for the child to fulfill her lonely life.

In the Eiffel Tower, the narrator takes her old father back home and while they drive through the streets of Paris she discovers the city is all gone from his memory.  Does the Eiffel Tower escape that destiny as well ?

Join us for another  French Night in the Village, 
at the Cornelia Street Cafe, from 6 to 8 pm
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY

1 comment:

  1. Hope you had a good night and another is coming soon - I had a bad cold so couldn't make it.