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About Lionel Ruffel

Lionel Ruffel is a literary scholar, publisher, and author. Chair and Professor of Comparative Literature at Université Paris 8, he is the founding director of the creative writing program there. Among his recent projects, he has convened (together with artist Kader Attia) “Theory Now” at La Colonie in Paris, “The Publishing Sphere” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), and “Radio Brouhaha” at Pompidou Center, Paris. Ruffel is also the author of four monographs: Le Dénouement (2005); Volodine post-exotique (2007); Brouhaha, Worlds of the Contemporary (2016 French, 2018, English), Trompe-la-mort (2019) and over 40 book chapters and articles, published in five languages.
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Forever, Decameron
8 months ago

Forever, Decameron

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There was at the time—not at the other end of the earth, but in its heart—not an island, but a city. It was called Florence. And on the off chance …
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