Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666
The same conference will be offered twice at The French Class:
PLEASE NOTE: This conference is different from the previous conference (Modiano and Dora Bruder) on Patrick Modiano. Obsessed with the dark and shameful period of the Occupation during which his father engaged in shady dealings, French author Patrick Modiano (1945-) has returned to this theme book after book, building a remarkably homogeneous work recently honored by a Nobel Prize in literature. His dream-like novels read like a never-ending search for identity in a world where “the sand holds the traces of our footsteps but a few moments.” Who are the various—and numerous—“ghosts” that haunt his stories? The people and places that most memorably embody his obsessions and elegiac prose?