Book club

Book club – Antigone

Paris, FRANCE: Jean Anouilh

Mon 14 April; 6.15pm-7.30pm @ AF de Manchester; Free

Discover the world of French-speaking literature and share your thoughts on the books in a relaxed environment with like-minded Francophiles.

14 April: Antigone by Jean Anouilh (1944, 130p)

“Marie-toi vite, Antigone, sois heureuse. La vie n’est pas ce que tu crois. C’est une eau que les jeunes gens laissent couler sans le savoir, entre leurs doigts ouverts. Ferme tes mains, ferme tes mains, vite. Retiens-la. Tu verras, cela deviendra une petite chose dure et simple qu’on grignote, assis au soleil.”

French author Amouilh adapts Sophocles’ tragedy through an exploration of mythology in order to discuss a period of tourment in the XXth century. Written during WWII, Anouilh’s play is a lot more than a rewriting of the Greek writer’s masterpiece.

Next book club: 12 May- Paris-Brest (Tanguy Viel, 2009, 189p)

Open to everybody – a good intermediate level of French is recommended.

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