WF091 Bilingual books: Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North (La route étroite vers le nord lointain)

  • 09 Feb 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
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  • Free for WICE members
    €5 for guests

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Australian novelist Richard Flanagan’s Booker Prize-winning The Narrow Road to the Deep North received critical acclaim when published in 2013.  Flanagan’s inspiration for book came from his father's experiences in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp on the Burma Railway.  It tells the tale of Dorrigo Evans, an army surgeon, who was prisoner at the camp, how he survives, and the effect this has on his life when he returns home.  This is an intensely personal tale which mixes humanity and tenderness, war and love, as it traces Evans’ life.

Sortie en 2013 et récompensé par le prix Booker, La route étroite vers le nord lointain de l'Australien Richard Flanagan s'inspire des souffrances du père de l'auteur, ancien prisonnier de guerre qui faisait partie des milliers d'esclaves forcés à construire un chemin de fer en Birmanie par les forces japonaises impériales. Flanagan décrit la vie de Dorrigo Evans, un chirurgien militaire dont ces exactions auront un impact retentissant sur sa vie après les combats. Un récit éblouissant de la guerre et de l'amour,  de l'humanité et de la tendresse.

There will be a special guest at this meeting of the Bilingual Book Group: Madame France Camus-Pichon. Madame Camus-Pichon translated The Narrow Road to the Deep South into French. She will be answering questions relating to her translation of Flanagan's novel and more generally will speak about the translators craft.

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