J T Mahany will read from his newly published translation from the French of Post Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven by Antoine Volodine. After the reading, he will be available to sign books and speak one on one with attendees. Mahany is a student in the MFA program at the U of A.
Like with Antoine Volodine’s other works, Post-Exoticism in Ten Lessons, Lesson Eleven takes place in a corrupted future where a small group of radical writers—those who practice “post-exoticism”—have been jailed by those in power and are slowly dying off. But before Lutz Bassmann, the last post-exoticist writer, passes away, journalists will try and pry out all the secrets of this powerful literary movement.
With its explanations of several key “post-exoticist” terms that appear in Volodine’s other books, Lesson Eleven provides a crucial entryway into one of the most ambitious literary projects of recent times: a project exploring the revolutionary power of literature. (Read an Excerpt)