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Date(s) - 20/10/2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance française du Bengale



“Oh! How annoying this thing called style can be! No lyricism, no reflections, an absent author. This will be sad to read, steeped in the atrocities of misery and stench.” – Flaubert’s letter to Louise Colet on 1st February 1852
A primary innovator of the modern novel, French writer Gustave Flaubert was one of the most influential literary artists of the nineteenth century. His meticulous approach to researching the subjects and settings that animate his novels certainly bears the stamp of what might be called an archaeological impulse.
Join us for the monthly lecture of October 2022 at Alliance française du Bengale on Flaubert’s modernity: An Introduction by distinguished professor of French, Translator, Author, and Fifth Romain Rolland Award Recipient Trinanjan Chakraborty.
The literary evening will include a reading of excerpts from “আহাম্মকের অভিধান”, the translation of Flaubert’s “The Dictionary of Received Ideas” in Bengali by Prof. Chinmoy Guha.
A tribute to the writer by Alliance française du Bengale on his bicentenary!