Édouard Louis: The True Story of a Survivor
Meet The Author
DATE / TIME
11 Nov, Sat
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Play Den
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
Édouard Louis’ extraordinary autobiographical novel, The End of Eddy, highlights his harrowing childhood in a village in Northern France, rife with domestic violence, unemployment, ignorance and fear. One of the most celebrated French writers of his generation, he will discuss the absence of a voice for the nation’s neglected poor in literature and politics, the consequent rage that manifests in violence, and possible new ways to break this cycle.
Born Eddy Bellegueule in Hallencourt, France, Édouard Louis is the author of The End of Eddy and A History of Violence. He is also the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu; has published, in Norway, an essay about Toni Morrison; and is the co-author, with Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, of Manifesto for an Intellectual and Political Counteroffensive, published in English by The Los Angeles Review of Books. Édouard’s work deals with class, sexuality and violence.
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