The Albertine Book Club on Philippe Lançon’s Disturbance

Join us for a spirited conversation on Philippe Lançon’s Disturbance (Europa Editions), moderated by Sandrine Butteau, Director of Albertine, and Ondine Cotto, Program Officer for Fiction and Illustration at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Philippe Lançon, a journalist, author, and a weekly contributor to Charlie Hebdo was gravely wounded in the January 7, 2015 attack at that magazine’s Paris offices. The residual trauma upended his relationship to the world, to writing, to reading, to love and to friendship. As he attempted to reconstruct his life on the page, Lançon reread Proust, Thomas Mann, Kafka, and others, in search of guidance.

Disturbance is not an essay on terrorism nor is it a witness’s account of Charlie Hebdo. It is an honest, intimate account of a man seeking to put his life back together after it has been torn apart.

The Albertine Book Club is free and open to Albertine Constellation members and students with valid ID. Speakers of French and English are both welcome. For more information on how to become an Albertine member click here.

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