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Literary Rebels:
A Discussion with Edmund White
and Francine du Plessix Gray

Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 7pm

Join renowned author, literary and cultural critic Edmund White and distinguished writer Francine du Plessix Gray, as they discuss the subjects of their new biographies: Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel, and Madame de Staël: The First Modern Woman (Atlas & Co.). Though living in different times, Arthur Rimbaud and Madame de Staël both chose rebellious paths and left an indelible mark on French and Western literature.

During this lively dialogue, both White and du Plessix Gray will recount the gripping lives of these literary rebels, as well as discuss their decisions to present them to a modern audience.

Discussion will be moderated by Lorin Stein, senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Mr. Stein is also known for his translation of Grégoire Bouillier's memoir L'Invité mystère / The Mystery Guest.

A book signing with the two authors will follow the discussion.

In English

Le Skyroom
22 East 60th Street


Ticket Price
FIAF Members $10
Non-Members $15


FIAF Fall 2008 Season Sponsor: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation; and Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère
Special thanks to Atlas & Co.
Photos: Edmund White ©Robert Peterson; Francine du Plessix Gray ©Nancy Crampton

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