Nov 8, 2012 Thursday 19:00
1F, Associate Mission Building (Shanghai 169 Yuanmingyuan Road)
Speaker: Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Language: French with Chinese translation
Admission Free. Reservation is required.
Jean-Philippe Toussaint is a Belgian novelist and one of the representative figures of “Nouveau Roman” (or “New Novel”) in French-language literature (Toussaint labels his works as Nouveau Nouveau Roman). He was born November 29, 1957 in Belgium, and lives in France since 1971. All of his novels were published by the famous Les Éditions de Minuit (Midnight Press) in France.
As of 2005, Toussaint has published these books, including La Sallede Bain (1985), Monsieur (1986), L’Appareil-photo (1989), La Réticence (1991), La Télévision(1998), Autoportraint (à l’étranger) (2000), Faire l’amour (2002) and Fuir (2005; the winner of Prix Médicis). Moreover, he worked on three films to date: Monsieur (1990; adapted from the novel of the same name), La Sévillance (1993; adapted from L’Appareil-photo) and La Patinoire (1998). In addition, Toussaint is a skilled photographer as well.
In this lecture, Toussaint will introduce Livre/Louvre, his 2012 exhibition in Louvre, and his film Trois fragments de Fuir.
Free admission, No need for reservation.