Duras biographer and former director
of the French Institute Alliance Française, Jean Vallier returns to FIAF to speak
about the life and legacy of Marguerite
Duras. In this special French-language
talk, Vallier will give fascinating insight
into his writing process and work as the
great author’s biographer.
Jean Vallier's first of two projected volumes
about Marguerite Duras is a wonderfully
detailed and accurate biography of a woman
famous for turning her own life into myth.
—Edmund White, The New York Review
of Books, October 23, 2008
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
In the Words of Duras is created in
partnership with the Baryshnikov
Arts Center, Anthology Film Archives,
and the Cultural Services of the
French Embassy in New York.
It is made possible with the support
of Culturesfrance, the Cultural
Services of the French Embassy
in New York, the Délégation
Générale de l’Alliance Française,
the Florence Gould Foundation,
2010 Season Sponsors: American
Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural
Services of the French Embassy; Culturesfrance; the Florence
Gould Foundation; New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs;
and New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.