Hervé Guibert Book Launch
Please join us on Thursday, May 29, from 6-8pm, to celebrate the publication of Hervé Guibert's The Masoulem of Lovers, Journals 1976-1991, translated by Nathanaël, at Callicoon Fine Arts, 49 Delancey Street, New York City. At 7pm, Gregg Bordowitz, Douglas A. Martin & Nathanaël will read from the journals. Callicoon Fine Arts will also be opening a landmark exhbition of Hervé Guibert's photographs that evening. More than 50 photographs, his largest ever-exhbition in North America, will be on view.
The Mausoleum of Lovers, in its first English translation by Nathanaël, comprises Hervé Guibert’s journals from 1976-1991. Functioning as an atelier, it forecasts the writing of a novel, which does not materialize as such; the journal itself — a mausoleum of lovers — comes to take its place. The sensual exigencies and untempered forms of address in this epistolary work, often compared to Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse, use the letter and the photograph in a work that hovers between forms, in anticipation of its own disintegration.
For more information about the event, please visit Callicoon Fine Arts.