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New date !
The BOZAR BOOK CLUB meeting dedicated to Céline's "Voyage au bout de la nuit", initially scheduled on March 29th, will take place on March 22th.

Lila Azam Zanganeh: "Travelling is quite useful, it makes the imagination work. All the rest is just disappointment and fatigue. Our own journey is entirely imaginary. Those are the opening lines of Louis-Ferdinand Céline's Voyage au bout de la nuit. Political monster and literary genius: how can we reconcile the two? Why should one read Céline today? And why is he still one of the greatest writers of the 20th century? His highly individual flamboyance, his thunderous style, and the philosophising of a night with a pounding heart: these are some of the themes that will be examined in an attempt to figure out the mystery of Céline."

The French-language book club is run by Lila Azam Zanganeh, a Parisienne with Iranian roots who taught literature and cinema at Harvard and has written for Le Monde and the New York Times. In 2011 she published her first book, L'Enchanteur (Ed. L'Olivier), which is about Nabokov and happiness, a debut that won praise from the famous authors Orhan Pamuk and Salman Rushdie. In the context of the BOZAR BOOK CLUB, Lila Azam Zanganeh deals mainly with novels and with the re-enchantment of the world through literature.