"Amare la letteratura (Loving literature)"
Roland Barthes believes very strongly in the physical presence of literature and sustains that loving it "means dispelling every doubt in its present, its actuality, its immediacy [...] in the moment of reading".
In the refined location of Villa Medici various contemporary authors such as Jean-Christophe Bailly, Jean Rolin and Bernard Comment will read a selection of literature excerpts that they feel passionate about and that they will then comment on freely.
These soirées will feature the works of Rabelais, Camus, Proust and Kafka read in French with unbridled enthusiasm
Where: Accademia di Francia a Roma - Villa Medici
Address: Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1
Phone: 06 67 61 29 1
Hours: 27 Feb, 27 Mar, 17 Apr, 22 May, 10 Jul, 17 Nov h19,30
Tickets: Free entrance