November 13: A Celebration of the Haitian Author, Marie Vieux-Chauvet
Marie Chauvet's trilogy, "Amour, colère et folie," published for the first time by Editions Gallimard in Paris in 1968, was suppressed soon after its release by the author's family, fearing reprisals during this period of the dictatorship of François ("Papa Doc") Duvalier. Chauvet died in exile in New York in 1973; this work received posthumously the Prix Deschamps in Haiti the year the dictatorship of Jean-Claude ("Baby Doc") Duvalier ended. Finally re-released in France in 2005, the first English-language translation was published in August 2009 in the Modern Library collection of Random House, with an introduction by Edwidge Danticat. Vieux-Chauvet's work will be presented in a round-table discussion by co-translator, Rose-Myriam Réjouis (New School), and by specialists of Chauvet's work, including Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert (Vassar College), Ronnie Scharfman (Purchase College, SUNY) and professors and graduate students of CUNY: Jasmine Narcisse, Lucie Carmel Paul, Lucienne Serrano and Thomas C. Spear.
Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in French
In French and English.
Free and open to the public.
Please visit the following links for more information about Marie Vieux-Chauvet and her work.
Marie Chauvet presented on Île en île: link
Love, Anger, Madness presented on Random House site: link