Our next evening will be dedicated to Patrick Modiano
who received the 2014 Nobel Prize of Literature.
We are so proud !
We love him !
From the beginning !
He is the 16th French writer to get this prize in a hundred years (Beckett included).
The award honored Patrick Modiano's many books set
in his beloved Paris.
His characters are uncertain and most of the time they vanish. The narrator
then searches for them in his almost timeless city.
That's the main plot of the three books we chose for our first French night of 2015.
In chronological order of appearance in his bibliography, we'll read excerpts of
Rue des boutiques obscures - Missing person - that received the Goncourt prize in 1978 and was translated and published in English in 2005.
Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue - published in French in 2008
as, In the Cafe of Lost Youth.
The translation into English is by Chris Clarke.
It will be published by NYRB Classics in 2016.
Our final selection is
Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier,
published in september 2014
a few weeks before Patrick Modiano won the Nobel prize.
So you don't get lost - was translated into English
by Emmanuelle Ertel's translation workshop students in NYU.
Come and celebrate with our newest super hero
on Wednesday February 25th
form 6pm to 8pm
In our Literary cave at the Cornelia Street cafe
28 Cornelia Street,
New York (in the West Village)
W4th subway stop - A, E, C, 1, 2, 3
Patrick Modiano will also be celebrated through a talk between many other authors,
at Albertine, on Tuesday the 17th, 7 pm