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WICE Bilingual Book Group

Looking for a good read and stimulating discussion? Join WICE's monthly bilingual book group and exchange perspectives in an informal and friendly environment.

Books are chosen by members and the selection reflects their broad tastes and origins. We select books published in French and English and participants are encouraged to contribute in whichever language is more comfortable to them.  

For the 2018/2019 year, Bilingual Book Group will be delving into the works of some of the world's leading authors:

  • George Sand : Indiana 
  • Kazuo Ishiguro : Never Let Me Go (Auprès de moi toujours)
  • Hari Kunzru : White Tears (Larmes blanches) 
  • Sebastian Barry : Days Without End (Des jours sans fin)
  • Delphine de Vigan : D'après une histoire vraie (Based on a True Story)
  • Ian McEwan : Nutshell (Dans une coque de noix)
  • Francesca Melandri : Eva Dorme (Eva Sleeps)
  • Edward Albee : Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Qui a peur de Virginia Woolf)
  • Abraham Verghese : Cutting for Stone (La porte des larmes)
  • Alaa Al Aswany : The Yacoubian Building (L'Immeuble Yacoubian)

The Bilingual Book Group is free for WICE Members, so why not become a WICE Member now?

Registration required; seats are limited.

Held at the WICE Office
10 rue Tiphane, 75015 Paris

If you would like more information or if you have questions, please email bilingualbooks@wice-paris.org.

Upcoming Bilingual Book Group Events

    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
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    Alaa Al Aswany’s mesmerising The Yacoubian Building provides a vivid glimpse into contemporary Egypt’s many contradictions where cosmopolitan past clashes with a tumultuous present. Structured as a series of intersecting vignettes, The Yacoubian Building deals with themes of sex, power, longing and despair.

    Once home to the crème de la crème of Egyptian society, The Yacoubian Building is now past its prime. Older residents cling to the faded glories and old-world charm of its past, while newer tenants busily prevent eager arrivals from usurping more space in a building that reflects 70 years of Egypt's social and political upheavals. In the course of this unforgettable novel, these disparate lives converge, careening inexorably toward an explosive conclusion.

    'There are many stories here. The book is elaborate to bursting point, but always controlled, always whole. It is as juicy and satisfying as a shiny apple, its taste both strange and familiar, compassionate and bitter.' The Times

    Photo Credit: Harper Collins

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