Philippe Lançon - Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo — at Union Market, presented with the French Embassy

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A French journalist, Lançon was gravely wounded in the 2015 terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo. His powerful memoir, an award-winning bestseller in France, confronts this experience neither as a critique of terrorism nor from the perspective of a witness, but as a life-changing event. In the year it took him to return to writing—he’s still a cultural critic at Charlie Hebdo—Lançon focused on healing both physically and emotionally. As he endured grueling treatment for his maimed face while reading and rereading Proust, Mann, Kafka, and others in search of guidance, he also reassessed his relationship to the world, his work, and to love and friendship. In partnership with the French Embassy


Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Union Market
Non Fiction
Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo Cover Image
By Philippe Lançon, Steven Rendall (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609455569
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Europa Editions - November 12th, 2019

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