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Opening Week: Tuesday, Wednesday-

With some backstage and frontstage images of the performances by Adva Zakai, Andrea Marioni & Lauren Huret, Barbara Manzetti, conversation between Marie de Brugerolle & Jacques Aubert, and a few glimpses of our guests Eva Fabbris and Laura Pelaschiar. It was a very special week and thanks to all.

Images for the opening week. More images will be posted soon.

A letter to Chantal Pontbriand on The Joycean Society

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Dear Chantal,

It is obvious that the Joycean community is not a politically oriented community, and yet, I think they are extremely subversive in another, more sophisticated sense.
I have always been attracted to Joyce in relation to concepts such as “the destruction of the English language”, the “explosion of language”, “the end of literature”. Continue reading ‘A letter to Chantal Pontbriand on The Joycean Society’

Finnegans Wake in Chinese (in French)

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Finnegans Wake in Chinese (in French)

Thanks to Lauren Huret

Joyce lui-même, qui a mis 17 ans à l’écrire, assurait que son récit a un sens très précis, que tous ses éléments, pour disparates qu’ils paraissent, sont liés. «Je peux justifier chaque ligne de mon livre», a-t-il déclaré. A un critique perplexe, il a dit: «S’il n’avait aucun sens, il aurait pu être écrit rapidement, sans réflexion, sans douleur, sans érudition; mais je vous assure que [le seul chapitre I.8] m’a coûté 1200 heures de travail et une énorme dépense d’esprit.» Continue reading ‘Finnegans Wake in Chinese (in French)’