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Christine Angot at Maison Francaise

November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join French author Christine Angot at the Columbia Maison Francaise in conversation with Professor Elisabeth Ladenson about her work, including her latest book Incest, translated by Tess Lewis.

Christine Angot is one of the most controversial authors writing today in France. Born in 1958 in Châteauroux, Angot studied law at the University of Reims and began writing at the age of 25. After six years of rejections, Angot published her first novel, Vu du ciel, the story of woman named Christine told from the perspective of an angel who died after being raped as a little girl. Her subsequent novels have dealt with a variety of taboo topics, including homosexuality, incest, and sexual violence, and have continually blurred the line between autobiography and fiction. Ever since gaining widespread notoriety with the 1999 publication of Incest, Angot has remained at the center of public debate and has continued to push the boundaries of what society allows an author to express.


November 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm