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Alliance Francaise Discusses Writer Michel Houellebecq In White Plains

Michel Houellebecq's novel "Soumission" will be discussed.
Michel Houellebecq's novel "Soumission" will be discussed. Photo Credit: Alliance Francaise

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Learning about Michel Houellebecqu will be the topic of a presentation offered by the Alliance Francaise in White Plains on Monday, Feb. 22.

Jeanine Parisier Plottel, professor emeritus, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, will present the talk focusing on the popular success of Houellebecq and how it ranks him among the successors to Victor Hugo and, closer to our time, to André Gide and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Plottel will also analyze Houellebecq's novel "Submission," ("Submission: in English) in detail.

The conference, which begins at 7 p.m., will be in French at the Alliance Française, 31 Mamaroneck Ave. No. 600. A wine reception will follow the conference. Reservations are suggested as seats are limited. To RSVP, email info@afwwestchesterny.org or call 914-681-8735.

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