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Rencontre avec Salman Rushdie


Publié par Marion Coste le 12/06/2017


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À l’occasion des Assises Internationales du Roman, Vanessa Guignery, Professeur à l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, a organisé à la Villa Gillet le 30 mai 2017 une rencontre entre Salman Rushdie et des étudiants.

La rencontre portait en partie sur le dernier roman de Salman Rushdie, Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, mais également sur ses autres œuvres, son métier d’écrivain et son rapport à la littérature.






Une transcription de l’entretien, éditée par Vanessa Guignery, a été publiée dans la revue Journal of Postcolonial Writing :

Guignery, Vanessa. 'Salman Rushdie in Conversation.' Journal of Postcolonial Writing 18 October 2017: 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2017.1380070


Plan de l'entretien



Question 2: Are there any children's books that have inspired or influenced you?

Question 3: Is mixing temporalities and spaces a way of showing that the choice between fantasy and reason is a universal struggle?

Question 4: Is it important to you that there should be no character who is completely good or completely bad in your novels?

Question 5: You define yourself as a writer of the urban. What does the urban imply for you and how would you locate present-day Mumbai in relation to it?

Question 6: Can you talk about the mixture of genres and tones in your novels?

Question 7: What is your relation to García Márquez's novel A Hundred Years of Solitude and more generally to magic realism?

Question 8: You said that Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights might be your funniest book. Which part, page or joke makes you laugh the most?

Question 9: How do you feel about the translations of your work?

Question 10: A few pages in Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights are written in Indian English. I'm not sure any Non-Indian would really appreciate that text for how brilliant it is. It seems like you wished you could write more in that very Indian style: how do you compromise?

Question 11: Do you believe a good writer should put himself at risk to defend his work?

Question 12: All of your novels are quite playful, but also very touching. What is the place of sentiment in your work?

Question 13: Does Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days symbolize the age of unreason?

Question 14: Have you ever been interested in writing for films or TV series?


 

Pour citer ces ressources :

Salman Rushdie / Vanessa Guignery. 06/2017. "Rencontre avec Salman Rushdie".
La Clé des Langues (Lyon: ENS LYON/DGESCO). ISSN 2107-7029. Mis à jour le 6 novembre 2017.
Consulté le 20 novembre 2017.
Url : http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/british-irish-lit-/rencontre-avec-salman-rushdie-344759.kjsp

Grand entretien avec Salman Rushdie
Retrouvez le replay du grand entretien avec Salman Rushdie, animé par Laure Adler, sur le site de la Villa Gillet.
Assises Internaionales du Roman
Entretiens avec Vanessa Guignery
Vanessa Guignery a mené des entretiens avec de nombreux auteurs, dont Jonathan Coe, David Lodge, Julian Barnes et Ben Okri. Des captations sont disponibles sur son site
 
 
Mise à jour le 6 novembre 2017
Créé le 9 juin 2017
ISSN 2107-7029
DGESCO Clé des Langues