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The Sexual Life of Catherine M.


When: Saturday, May 3
Where: Florence Gould Hall: The French Institute Alliance Française: 55 East 59th St.
What time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.

With Adam Gopnik & Catherine Millet

Tickets: $12/$8 PEN and FIAF members and students

Tickets are now available by fax or in person through FIAF’s box office. Tickets will also be available beginning March 29 through Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.com or (212) 307-4100.

Cosponsored by the French Institute Alliance Francaise, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and The International Forum on the Novel

Author Edmund White has said that the international best-selling memoir The Sexual Life of Catherine M. “is the most explicit book about sex ever written by a woman.” Millet’s autobiographical account of orgies at a Parisian swingers’ club—and just about every other sexual encounter imaginable—is a fascinating, no-holds-barred, raunchy, and explicit tale of sex and sexuality. But there’s another side to Millet: she has also written critically acclaimed books about Yves Klein and contemporary art, as well as essays about Simone de Beauvoir. Join her with The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik for a discussion about jealousy, art, politics, and, yes, sex.

Organized by the Villa Gillet and Le Monde des Livres, which runs May 26–June 1, 2008, in Lyon, France.


From the PEN Blogs

• Catherine Texier
Catherine Millet, the author of the bestseller The Sexual Life of Catherine M., published eight years ago, and hailed as the most explicit book about sex written by a woman, doesn’t see herself as a libertine or a Casanova. [More]

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