Benoit Duteurtre, « Drôle de temps », John L. Brown, World Literature Today, Winter 98

Benoît Duteurtre en Normandie. Photo Bruce Benderson

WORLD LITERATURE IN REVIEW: FRENCH   Fiction Benoit Duteurtre. Drôle de temps. Paris. Gallimard (Schoenhof, distr.). 1997. 161 pages. 80 F. ISBN 2-07-074808-1. After the success of Gaité parisienne (1996; see WLT 71:1, p. 103), Benoit Duteurtre is hailed as one of the outstanding younger writers of the 1990s. His Continuer la lecture →

Gaieté parisienne – Word literature today – John L Brown, Washington, D. C.

From the winter 1997 issue   A leading Paris periodical recently hailed Benoît Duteurtre, author of Gaîté parisienne, as « l’écrivain à la mode. » One can understand the reasons why. He has captured the atmosphere of a certain Paris of the 1990s, which has lost much of the charm of the Continuer la lecture →