Replay Event: The Cost of Freedom
What does it take to leave everything behind and start anew, embracing literature, and forging one’s own way in life? What does it cost to free oneself from familial, social and professional expectations? What is left today of New York City’s underground culture?
These are some of the questions that French novelist and Villa Albertine resident Constance Debré and legend of American literature Eileen Myles discussed on October 3, at 6pm, as we celebrated the concomitant release of Love me Tender (Semiotext(e), trans by H. James), Debré’s debut novel in the US, and the first publication in France of Myles’s mythic novel Chelsea Girls (éditions du sous-sol, trans. by Héloise Esquié).