Written In Invisible Ink (Herve' Guibert) Selected Stories - Jeffrey Zuckerman Book Event w/ Edmund White

Written In Invisible Ink (Herve’ Guibert)  Selected Stories -  Jeffrey Zuckerman Book Event w/ Edmund White July 15th @5pm

East End Books Ptown is happy to welcome prominent Translator Jeffrey Zuckerman"Written in Invisible Ink: Selected Stories: Herve’ Guibert,"  for an exciting reading and discussion of  Herve’ Guibert’s writing.

 

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Prominent translator Jeffrey Zuckerman will be joined by Award Winning Author Edmund White “A Boy’s Own Story” ”A Saint From Texas” ”Our Young Man” ”The Flaneur” for a lively & interesting conversation. Edmund also wrote the Afterword for the new translation of “To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life.”

 

We’re big fans of the varied and brilliant writing by French Writer Herve’ Guibert. We’ve sold many of his books in our store. We also sell a special edition of the European Literary Journal “Tinted Window” which is entirely focused on Herve’ Guibert. Jeffrey Zuckerman is featured in this issue. Email the bookstore for purchase details.

 

Written in Invisible Ink maps the writer's artistic development, from his earliest texts—fragmented stories of queer desire—to the unnervingly photorealistic descriptions in Vice and the autobiographical sojourns of Singular AdventuresPropaganda Death, his harsh, visceral debut, is included in its entirety. The volume concludes with a series of short, jewel-like stories composed at the end of his life. These anarchic and lyrical pieces are translated into English for the first time by Jeffrey Zuckerman.

 

Hervé Guibert (1955-1991) was a writer, a photography critic for Le Monde, a photographer, and a filmmaker. In 1984 he and Patrice Chereau were awarded a César for best screenplay for L'Homme Blessé. Shortly before his death from AIDS, he completed La Pudeur ou L'impudeur, a video work that chronicles the last days of his life.

 

Guibert died of AIDS in 1991 at age 36.

 

Jeffrey Zuckerman is a translator of French and the Digital Coordinator at Music & Literature Magazine. His translations include Ananda Devi’s Eve Out of Her Ruins, the diaries of the Dardenne brothers, and Jean Genet’s The Criminal Child. He has also contributed shorter pieces to FriezeThe New RepublicThe NYRDailyThe Paris Review DailyThe White Review, and VICE. Jeffrey studied English literature and literary translation at Yale University, and has served as a judge for the PEN Translation Prize and the National Translation Award. He is a recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant for his ongoing work on the complete stories of Hervé Guibert.

 

 

About Written in Invisible Ink 

Stories that map the writer's artistic development, written with candor, detachment, and passion.

Hervé Guibert published twenty-five books before dying of AIDS in 1991 at age 36. An originator of French "autofiction" of the 1990s, Guibert wrote with aggressive candor, detachment, and passion, mixing diary writing, memoir, and fiction. Best known for the series of books he wrote during the last years of his life, chronicling his coexistence with illness, he has been a powerful influence on many contemporary writers.

Written in Invisible Ink maps the writer's artistic development, from his earliest texts—fragmented stories of queer desire—to the unnervingly photorealistic descriptions in Vice and the autobiographical sojourns of Singular AdventuresPropaganda Death, his harsh, visceral debut, is included in its entirety. The volume concludes with a series of short, jewel-like stories composed at the end of his life. These anarchic and lyrical pieces are translated into English for the first time by Jeffrey Zuckerman.

From midnight encounters with strangers to tormented relationships with friends, from a blistering sequence written for Roland Barthes to a tender summoning of Michel Foucault upon his death, these texts lay bare Guibert's relentless obsessions in miniature.

 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
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By Herve Guibert, Jeffrey Zuckerman (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781635901191
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Published: Semiotext(e) - May 19th, 2020

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