February 21, 2018

Blood Dark at Albertine Bookstore

‘There is a revelatory sense reading Guilloux’s novel that one has found a key text linking the sparkling contempt of Flaubert to the tender resignation of Camus.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal

Join Alice Kaplan (John M. Musser Professor of French, and Chair of the French Department, Yale University), poet and translator Laura Marris, and literary critic Sam Sacks, as they discuss Louis Guilloux’s masterpiece, Dark Blood (Le Sang Noir) just published in the US with New York Review of Books. Set during World War I, this monumental philosophical novel about human despair inspired Albert Camus’ own writing and prefigured the greater existential movement.
In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.