Rachel Careau, Paul Eprile and Judith Thurman on Colette

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Rachel Careau, Paul Eprile and Judith Thurman on Colette

Join Rachel Careau, Paul Eprile and Judith Thurman as they discuss Colette's Chéri and The End of Chéri.

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Albertine 972 5th Avenue New York, NY 10075

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  • 1 hour
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Chéri (1920) and its sequel, The End of Chéri (1926), are widely considered Colette’s finest achievements, in their brilliant, subtle and frank investigations of love and power. In sensuous, elegant prose, the two novels explore the evolving inner lives and the intimate relationship of an unlikely couple: Léa de Lonval, a middle-aged former courtesan, and Fred Peloux, twenty-five years her junior, known as Chéri.

Rachel Careau's and Paul Eprile's exquisite new translations restore to these classic novels their taut, remarkably modern style — the essence of Colette’s genius. Join these two esteemed translators as they discuss Colette's masterpieces and how they've each achieved such a tour-de-force. The conversation will be moderated by New Yorker staff writer Judith Thurman, the author of Secrets of The Flesh: A Life of Colette (Ballantine Books, 2000), a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award.

This event will be in English. It is free with RSVP.