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International literature festival celebrating its 10th edition 22-25 August 2019 at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
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Louisiana Literature 8h
"In a sense, writing fiction can be compared with pacing back and forth. You go forward and then come back again, pondering questions that both sears and chills you internally." - Han Kang
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Louisiana Literature 8h
Lead up to the festival: This evening, the South Korean writer Han Kang will, in conversation with Synne Rifbjerg, appear at the Louisiana. The conversation will be in English. We can’t wait!
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Louisiana Literature May 20
Occasioned by his participation in Louisiana Literature 2013, Per Petterson wrote a brilliant essay on his own work in . We are thrilled to welcome him again this year.
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Louisiana Literature May 19
"In Petterson’s work, the past ghosts its way back into the present with spectral power. It is always clutching at life, pulling at the sleeve of the present." - James Wood
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Louisiana Literature May 17
We are delighted to announce that Per Petterson are joining Louisiana Literature. Petterson, one of the most internationally celebrated Norwegian writers, is hailed for his moving portraits of intimate relations and the poetics of memory.
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roxane gay May 15
CUNY is giving me an honorary degree! I am excited!
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NYPL Events May 6
“Since plays can perform an imagined possibility, I wanted the genre to help me see what a continued discussion around race could look like.” Poet Claudia Rankine spoke with Publisher’s Weekly about why she chose the form of the play for her latest work.
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Louisiana Literature May 14
"These days, people who are willing to challenge the status quo inspire me. Apathy and cynicism are easy. A willingness to actively contribute to change is much harder and so very inspirational." - Roxane Gay
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Louisiana Literature May 13
Replying to @bvdupre @rgay and 3 others
This means that Roxane Gay will participate in the Louisiana Literature festival in Denmark, this August
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Louisiana Literature May 12
We are thrilled to announce that Roxane Gay will be joining Louisiana Literature! Writing in different genres, Gay has displayed an eminent ability to combine political commitment, personal sensitivity and literary delight.
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Louisiana Literature May 10
"Man is a being of reason: That’s true, from time to time. But he is above all a being of flesh, and of emotion. It would be good not to forget that." - Michel Houellebecq
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Louisiana Literature May 9
Our congratulations: Michel Houellebecq receives the Austrian State Prize for European Literature – joining, among others, Zadie Smith, Karl Ove Knausgård, Patrick Modiano and Javier Marías.
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Louisiana Literature May 9
The French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen has stated: “A person is French if both of his or her parents are French.” Exited by this definition, as he ironically said, Jacques Roubaud decided to write the poem ’Is Le Pen French?' (1992).
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UbuWeb 20 Jun 13
Un entretien avec Jacques Roubaud (1995):
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Joanna Walsh 3 Sep 17
great interview w Jacques Roubaud on maths, art & memory , via
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Louisiana Literature May 7
We are trilled to add Jacques Roubaud to this year's Louisiana Literature. Roubaud is a member of the legandary writers group, the Oulipo, and has written ‘London’s Great Fire’, one of the great autobiographical undertakings in French literature.
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Louisiana Literature May 7
“The power of poetry can save us, can heal us,” says Hiromi Itō, one of Japans most influential living writers, who appeared at Louisiana Literature in 2018. Watch her perform her work and describe what poetry means to her.
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Louisiana Literature May 5
Shahrnush Parsipur will be on stage at the Louisiana Literature festival this August
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The Local Sweden Mar 13
Novelist Stridsberg becomes first Swede to be nominated for Man Booker Prize
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Louisiana Literature May 4
Splendid English introduction to the works of Sara Stridsberg.
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