LN241 L'Anomalie (The Anomaly), by Hervé le Tellier

  • 24 Nov 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • To Be Determined
  • 9


  • Course attendee

Published in 2020, L'Anomalie won the prestigious Prix Goncourt in the same year. An  Oulipian work, the novel explores a wide range of themes including identity, reality, and the human condition, all framed within a speculative fiction scenario that involves a commercial airplane and its passengers experiencing an inexplicable anomaly.

The story poses existential questions through its complex narrative structure and multiple viewpoints, which allows it to delve into the psyches of various characters. The novel has been praised for its ambitious storytelling, which combines elements of mystery, science fiction, and philosophical inquiry.

"Swerves between various genres—science fiction, a thriller, love stories, an introspective work—without being confined by any of them." —New York Times

Registration will open on 27 October 2023.

About the Organizer

Victoria Wilhelm, who will be leading the discussion, is a graduate student in French Literature and Culture at the Sorbonne, in Paris.

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