Books in Translation Book Club

Monthly book club discussion on translated books. This month: Sphinx by Anne Garreta, translated by Emma Ramadan
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Nominated for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
One of Flavorwire's Top 50 Independent Books of 2015
One of Entropy Magazine's Best Fiction Books of 2015
One of Bookriot's 100 Must-Read Books Translated From French

Sphinx is the remarkable debut novel, originally published in 1986, by the incredibly talented and inventive French author Anne Garréta, one of the few female members of Oulipo, the influential and exclusive French experimental literary group whose mission is to create literature based on mathematical and linguistic restraints, and whose ranks include Georges Perec and Italo Calvino, among others.

A beautiful and complex love story between two characters, the narrator, "I," and their lover, A***, written without using any gender markers to refer to the main characters, Sphinx is a remarkable linguistic feat and paragon of experimental literature that has never been accomplished before or since in the strictly-gendered French language.

Sphinx is a landmark text in the feminist, LGBT, and experimental literary canons appearing in English for the first time.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sphinx Cover Image
By Anne Garreta, Emma Ramadan (Translator), Daniel Levin Becker (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941920091
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - April 21st, 2015