WICE Bilingual Book Group
09 OCT 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
Goncourt winner Laurent Gaudé is one of France’s most respected contemporary playwrights and novelists. Set in Naples, La Porte des Enfers delves into grief and the varying impact it has on individuals. But it is also a story of love conquering all, even death. It uses terse but almost lyrical prose to take the reader into a dark, cold place where the idea of heaven and hell is turned on its head. ‘Intense, powerful and thoroughly unnerving, this strange and seamless mixture of crime and mythology is a haunting exploration of guilt, revenge and the power of love.’ The Guardian ‘Livre après livre, la réflexion de Laurent Gaudé sur l'humain se radicalise dans une métaphysique muette et bouleversante.’ Le Point.
Registrations Open September 12 2020
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