Trafika Europe 12 - French Bon-Bons

TRAFIKA EUROPE 12 - FRENCH BON-BONS Editors’ Welcome Trafika Europe 12: French Bon-Bons is our gift to you – a delectable sampler of French and other works, just in time for the holiday season. On the French side, it includes part of an illustrated story by famed children’s author and artist Claude Ponti , as well as poetry and graphics from Martine Morillon- Carreau , and a generous excerpt from Camille Laurens ’ latest novel. There’s also a selection from Not One Day , a new novel by Anne F. Garréta , member of the famed experimental French literary group, Oulipo. European French literature doesn’t only come from France of course. So we’ve also got work from Swiss- French poet Pierre Voélin – and check out this notably

rich and dense audio conversation with John Taylor about Voélin (one-hour), as well as discussing and reading from a half-dozen otherSwiss-FrenchandFrench-Frenchpoets he’s translated.

“King Gordogan” (1943), by Radovan Ivšić , is a classic of 20 th -century French surreal theater. Ivšić wrote it in Croatian, under occupation by both the Nazis and Mussolini, thenfledtoFrancewiththescript,whereitwas


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