Looking for the Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic
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28 September 2015
Honors, Scholars, & Fellows House; Great Hall
Alice Kaplan is the John M. Musser Professor of French and chair of the Department of French at Yale University. Her first book, Reproductions of Banality (1986), was a theoretical exploration of French fascism. Since then, she has published books on Céline, the treason trial of Robert Brasillach, and American courts-martial in newly liberated France. She is the recipient of the Henry Adams Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government and the Los Angeles Times Book Award in History. She is perhaps best known for her 1993 memoir, French Lessons, which was a fi nalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in biography/autobiography. Her literary translations include books by Roger Grenier, Louis Guilloux, and Evelyne Bloch-Dano. Her latest book, Dreaming in French: Th e Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis, was published in 2012.
She will speak about her forthcoming book, a history of Albert Camus' 1942 novel The Stranger, entitled Looking for the Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic, which will be published in fall 2016 by University of Chicago Press and Editions Gallimard.
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Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
Florida State University
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