Marguerite Duras’ “The Impudent Ones”: An Evening with Kelsey L. Haskett and Michael Reynolds
Event Date: March 31, 2021 7:00 pm
Marguerite Duras rose to global stardom with her erotic masterpiece “The Lover” (L’Amant), winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt and translated into 43 languages. But Duras’ debut, “The Impudent Ones” (Les Impudents) has only now been made available in English. Fans will be thrilled to discover the germ of her bold, vital prose and signature blend of memoir and fiction in this intense, mournful story of the Taneran family, which introduces Duras’ classic themes of familial conflict, illicit romance, and scandal. Discussing that and more will be the book’s translator, Kelsey L. Haskett, author of Dans Le Miroir Des Mots, with Michael Reynolds, editor in chief at Europa Editions.