Claude Arnaud at the University of Ottawa
French writer Claude Arnaud will give a lecture in French entitled "La vie est un essai, la biographie un roman" (Life is an essay, Biography a novel) on Monday, November 26 at 5:00pm at the University of Ottawa.
Novelist, essayist and critic Claude Arnaud has written two acclaimed biographies : one about XVIIIth century French moralist Nicolas de Chamfort (Laffont, 1988; prix de l’Essai de l’Académie Française, prix Félix Fénéon, prix Paul Léautaud) and the other about Jean Cocteau (Gallimard, 2003). He has also published two novels : Le caméléon (Grasset, 1994; prix Médicis) and Le jeu des quatre coins (Grasset, 1998).
Claude Arnaud has been working on questions of identity and biography for a long time, as we can see in his latest book, Qui dit je en nous? (Grasset), an important contribution to the theme of imposture and identity. Thanks to this essay, Claude Arnaud was awarded the "Bourse Cioran" in France (CAD 25,000).
Claude Arnaud’s Ottawa lecture is part of a Canadian tour (Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston, Halifax).
University of Ottawa
60, University Street - Simard Hall, Rm 129
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