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"....and it would be incorrect to say that lesbians associate, make love, live with women, for "woman" has meaning only in heterosexual systems of thought and heterosexual economic systems. Lesbians are not women."
 -- The Straight Mind

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Evening of Readings of L’Opoponax

    Maison de la Poésie, Paris

    "My Opoponax is a masterpiece ..." wrote Marguerite Duras in 1964 about Monique Wittig’s first book and winner of the Medici Prize. In 2014, the association  of friends of Monique Wittig  organized at the Maison de la Poésie in Paris, an evening of musical readings with the actress Isabelle Lafon accompanied by Vassili Schémann on drums. Emmanuelle Bernheim, Marie Darrieussecq, Anne F. Garréta, Marie Nimier, Emmanuelle Pireyre, writers who also received the Medici Prize  read excerpts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the awarding of this prize to Monique Wittig.

    Produced by Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir