Wednesday, November 29, 2006


From a notice circulated on the AGNI mailing list:
Mark Polizzotti will read from his new translation of Marguerite Duras' Yann Andrea Steiner, published this year by Archipelago Books, at 7 p.m., this Thursday, November 30th, at the Harvard Coop, Cambridge.

Dedicated to Duras' companion with whom she spent the last decade of her life, Yann Andrea Steiner is a haunting dance between two parallel stories of love and solitude: the love between Duras and the young Yann Andrea and a seaside romance observed--or imagined--by the the narrator between a camp counselor and an orphaned camper, a Holocaust survivor.

Polizzotti has translated the work of Jean Echenoz, Gustave Flaubert, Andre Breton, Christian Oster, in addition to Duras' novel, "Writing" in 1998, and he is currently director of publications at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He will be available for question and answer after the reading.
Duras and her screenplay for Hiroshima Mon Amour were of central importance in the birth of French New Wave cinema.