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The Lost Art of Literary Criticism

2019 Germaine Brée Lecture

Event Details

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6 p.m.
Professor Alice Kaplan
French, Yale University

What did it mean to be a literary critic in 1960, and what does it mean today? Kaplan will explore the life and career of Germaine Bree (1907-2001), reflecting both on her key role in bringing Albert Camus’s fiction to American readers, and on her clear-eyed engagement with “French theory” at the onset of the great culture wars of the 1960s and 1970s.