The library of La Réserve Paris is hosting an original and poetic springtime series of events held on three different Saturdays dedicated to a great French author. On each of these one-hour occasions, literary journalist Olivier Barrot will explore the life and work of a major poet through readings of famous or lesser-known passages.
From 9.30 am to 10.30 am:
Saturday April 14th – Charles Baudelaire
Saturday May 12th – Guillaume Apollinaire
Saturday June 9th – Alfred De Musset
“In my view, he is simply the greatest French poet of them all. His much-censored volume Les Fleurs du Mal (Flower of Evil) is imbued with a unique musical tone that reaches the very depths of the soul and body. His mortal anguish melds with his faith in beauty as an expression of the divine to compose a devastating whole, a black diamond sparkling with dazzling radiance.” – Olivier Barrot
The token fee of 65 euros includes breakfast and a book by the featured author. Places are limited.