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An introduction to the reading of Claude Simon

Tuesday 12 November 2013 18:30-20:30

The novelist Claude Simon, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1985, was born exactly 100 years ago. The celebrations this autumn include a major exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In Edinburgh, the Institut is delighted to invite three specialists from Scotland and France to introduce his works to a wider public.

Come and enjoy Simon’s treatment of time, place, memory and his stunning visual imagination.

Two of the talks will be in English.


  • Jean H. Duffy, Professor of French, University of Edinburgh
    Co-editor (with Alastair B. Duncan) of ’Claude Simon, Oeuvres, Tome 1’ (La Pléiade, 2006)
  • Alastair B. Duncan, Senior Honorary Research Fellow, University of Stirling
    Co-editor (with Jean H. Duffy) of ’Claude Simon, Oeuvres, Tome 1’ (La Pléiade, 2006); co-editor (with Bérénice Bonhomme and David Zemmour) of ’Claude Simon, Oeuvres, Tome 2’ (La Pléiade, 2013)
  • Jean-Yves Laurichesse, Novelist and Professor of French literature, University of Toulouse-Le Mirail
    Author of ’Claude Simon géographe’ (Classiques Garnier, 2013)


’Association des Lecteurs de Claude Simon’ Website

Institut Français Écosse 2019