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Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio in Conversation with Adam Gopnik


April 24 | 92Y | NYC

Nobel Laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio makes his first major U.S. appearance since being awarded the 2008 Nobel for Literature.

An avid traveler, French novelist and essayist Le Clézio has written more than 40 books about exile and self-discovery, and the clash between modern civilization and traditional cultures. In announcing the prize, the Swedish Academy called Le Clézio an “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization.” He is joined in conversation by The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik.

This event was made possible through the support of The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the 92nd St Y Unterberg Poetry Center.

• Entire event (1:12:00)

• Entire event

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PEN Blogs

• Dedi Felman:
Adam Gopnik, the interviewer for tonight’s event does not disappoint. He is well-informed on Nobel Laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio’s life and writings and the conversation flows without lapse as Gopnik gently questions the notoriously reclusive author whose English is accented but fluent…[More]

• Mary Ann Caws:
Pen pointed out that we are celebrating World Voices while the rest of the world is putting up its hands in defeat… So this is the celebration. [More]

• Antonio Romani:
Entrando dimesso e allampanato sul palco del 92nd Street Y a New York, seguito a passetti rapidi dal critico Adam Gopnik, Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (atipico anche nel nome), già comunica tutto se stesso. [More]

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