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Bastille Day Celebration of French Poetry
July 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join New Directions, NYRB Classics, and Archipelago Books for a French Poetry Party on Bastille Day. You’ll find us rejoicing in great, lusty, and revelatory French verse in the courtyard on what we hope will be a hot summer’s night.
“Bring glory to the love-drunk folks at home!”—Charles Baudelaire
“Love, something crazy comes to mind: I can’t bear being on my best behavior.”—Louise Labé
“The only reality is Beauty and its only perfect expression is Poetry. All the rest is a lie.”—Stéphane Mallarmé