Description: JACQUES NEEFSTitre: « The Making of the Work » with JACQUES NEEFS
Lieu: La Maison Française of NYU 16 Washington Mews (at Univ. Place & 8th Street)
Heure début: 7:00 p.m.
Heure fin: 8:30 p.m.
Professor of French Literature, Johns Hopkins; Professor Emeritus, Université de Paris 8; co-editor, Le Cahier des Charges de La Vie mode d’emploi, by Georges Perec; editor of editions of Madame Bovary and Salammbo
From drafts to final text – if any — the writer has to invent his/her own paths toward the work. The writer’s workshop (sketches, plans, notes, drafts, rewritings, proof corrections) constitutes the laboratory for a genuine style, as well as for the shaping of a work. Materials from 19th and 20th century writers (mostly Stendhal, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust, Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Perec, Beckett) will be used to illustrate different modes of literary invention.