Sunday, March 02, 2008

Roubaud in London

On the evening of Wednesday, March 19th, Jacques Roubaud - novelist, poet, mathematician and member of OuLiPo - will give a reading (in English) at Foyles bookshop in the Southbank Centre. Among other things, he'll read from his major prose work, of which only volume one - The Great Fire of London - has been published in English. However, volume two - La Boucle - is said to be on its way. The event starts at 6:30pm and admission is free.

You can read more about all six volumes in Dalkey Archive's Casebook on the series.


  1. Oh, I wish I were going to be in London! If you go, I've love to hear about it later!

  2. Thanks for this Steve. Nice to see something new up on This Space -- hope this means your recovery is continuing apace?

    I doubt I'll be able to make the reading, but I'll certainly try my hardest...

    Good news that Volume 2 of Roubaud's work is on the way too...

  3. There's a passage in 'The Great Fire of London' where he describes moving around 'the triangle of bookshops' in Charing Cross Road, including Foyles.



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