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October 22

Obsessions & Fantasies: From the Marquis de Sade to <em>Fifty Shades of Grey</em>

Obsessions & Fantasies: From the Marquis de Sade to Fifty Shades of Grey

Start: 7:00 P.M.
End: 9:00 P.M.
Venue: French Institute Alliance Française
Address: 22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
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At what point does a taste for the erotic go from acceptable to perverse? Learn about the impact of the notorious Marquis de Sade on contemporary culture and literature, as well as the current fascination with erotica and kinky sex.

With Toni Bentley, author of The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir; Daniel Bergner, author of What Do Women Want?; Caroline Weber, writer and professor at Barnard College; and moderated by Sadie Stein, contributing editor and daily correspondent at The Paris Review.

Talk will be followed by a book signing. More event information can be found here.

October 25

<em>The Paris Review</em> at the Texas Book Festival

The Paris Review at the Texas Book Festival

Start: 10:00 A.M.
End: 6:00 P.M.
Venue: Texas State Capitol
Address: 1100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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One of the premier literary events in the country, the Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination.

Digital director Justin Alvarez will moderate a panel on the holiness of ordinary life with writers Kathleen Winter, J.R. Helton, and Erika T. Wurth.

October 27

David Gordon at BookCourt

David Gordon at BookCourt

Start: 7:00 P.M.
End: 9:00 P.M.
Venue: BookCourt
Address: 163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Join us to celebrate the release of David Gordon’s new story collection, White Tiger on Snow Mountain, including his Paris Review story, “Man-Boob Summer.”

More event information can be found here.

November 7

The Life Cycle of a Journal

The Life Cycle of a Journal

Start: 11:15 A.M.
End: 12:15 P.M.
Venue: Culture Services of the French Embassy
Address: 972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075
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What motivates a group to launch a new publication? How might a journal form its editorial stance and identity? How can it ensure its content evolves over the years, along with its editorial committee? At what point does a journal decide to end production, or to begin publishing in another format?

With Jean Bourgault (Les Temps modernes), Laurent Dubreuil (Diacritics, Labyrinthe), Heidi Julavits (The Believer), Oliver Rohe (Inculte, Le Believer) and Nicole Rudick (The Paris Review). Moderated by Uzoamaka Maduka (The American Reader).

More information on the event and festival can be found here.