Festival of the Arts: 'You must read this book'

Publication date: May 16, 2014 11:34:31 AM

Start: May 28, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: May 28, 2014 8:00:00 PM

Location: Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Jane Fenoulhet

Nobel prize winner J.M. Coetzee’s translation of A Posthumous Confession

As part of the UCL Festival of the Arts, Professor Jane Fenoulhet will tell us why Marcellus Emants’ novel A Posthumous Confession is a must-read book, competing against colleagues from across UCL who will try to convince you that Rudyard Kipling’s Mrs Bathurst and José Saramago’s The Cave should take top place on your reading list.

‘Since the time of Rousseau we have seen the growth of the genre of the confessional novel, of which A Posthumous Confession is a singularly pure example. Termeer [the narrator], claiming to be unable to keep his dreadful secret, records his confession and leaves it behind as a monument to himself, thereby turning a worthless life into art.’

—J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2003.

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A drinks reception will follow in the North Cloisters.