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Entretiens et Textes inédits

François Chaignaud - publié le 16/02/2012

"((Beauty, Intensity, Asymmetry)) are born in my mouth like three goddesses ripe for veneration - far more than ((Identity, Gender, or Transgression)), and utterly different from them. But this Beauty, of which we know only that some wish to buy but never to sell it, much less allow it to disappear or cause it to flee - nor to be the man or woman who no longer possesses anything but memories of it - is she a prescriptive goddess?"

Pierre Bayard, Arthur Goldhammer - publié le 14/02/2012

"The idea of attributing old works to new authors is not original. It has long been practiced by those lovers of literature, our students, who do not hesitate to attribute ((The Old Man and the Sea)) to Melville or ((War and Peace)) to Dostoevsky. What is interesting is that this kind of reinvention is not always properly appreciated by teachers."

Craig Calhoun, Dupuy Jean-Pierre, Klinenberg Eric, Michel Lussault, Mirzoeff Nicholas, Patrick Savidan - publié le 20/01/2012

During one year leading French and American social scientists met several times in Lyon and New York to explore our cultural interest in knowing and not knowing about recent catastrophes and emerging threats to our climate, cities, and communities. They will share the result of their reflection.

Richard Russo, Clifford Armion - publié le 30/08/2011

Richard Russo won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize with his novel ((Empire Falls)). In May 2011, he took part in the fifth edition of the Assises Internationales du Roman, organised by the Villa Gillet and ((Le Monde)). He was kind enough to grant us an interview at the Hotel Carlton in Lyon.

Percival Everett, Clifford Armion - publié le 30/08/2011

In May 2011, Percival Everett took part in the fifth edition of the Assises Internationales du Roman, organised by the Villa Gillet and Le Monde. He was kind enough to grant us an interview at the Hotel Carlton in Lyon.

James Frey - publié le 03/09/2010

James Frey was one of the guests of the Assises Internationales du Roman, organised by the Villa Gillet and ((Le Monde)) in Lyon. He introduced his novel ((Bright Shiny Morning)) and told the audience about his perception of Los Angeles and his conception of storytelling.

Will Self, Beth Harper, David Belaga - publié le 23/06/2009

On 29th May 2009, the London-based writer Will Self came to Lyon to take part in the Villa Gillet's "Assises Internationales du Roman". He was to give a talk on his perspectives on the works of the influential French writer, Louis Ferdinand Céline, but before he did so I managed to catch up with him to ask a few questions about his interests, influences and views on modern fiction.