Close reading: And Their Children After Them by Nicolas Mathieu

Thu 16.07.2020
12:30 - 13:30
Cover De Uitzichtlozen Nicolas Mathieu
Cancelled

Location


Category

Lecture

Price

€ 7 / 5 - reservation is mandatory - in order to keep enough distance from each other, there are only 20 seats for this performance

Language

in Dutch

Cancelled

Our second close-reading session will be devoted to Nicolas Mathieu’s And Their Children After Them, winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt. This book features on ‘1 stad, 19 boeken’ (1 city, 19 books), a reading list drawn up for the summer by Brussels book readers of Muntpunt.

Is reading really a solitary activity?

This series proves the contrary. During these close reading sessions, the moderator will read a selection of literary extracts out loud. The participants will then be invited to react, if they wish to, to the content, the stories, the style. The moderator will animate the discussion and share her perspective on the questions raised.

And because current events once more show how our lack of knowledge about the other and their story inevitably leads to tragedy, we have asked our different partners to introduce us to their libraries, to take us off the beaten path. The selected texts and authors will turn the spotlight on stories and narratives that can help us to interpret the mechanisms of power and in so doing to fight them.

And Their Children After Them

Our second close-reading session will be devoted to Nicolas Mathieu’s And Their Children After Them, winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt. This book features on ‘1 stad, 19 boeken’ (1 city, 19 books), a reading list drawn up for the summer by Brussels book readers of Muntpunt.

Portret Aïko Solovkine

And Their Children After Them tells the story of a group of teenagers spending the summer in the French countryside. A book about youth, unemployment and dreams of the future. The bilingual Brussels author Aïko Solovkine will introduce us to this intriguing novel through a selection of fragments.

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