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Bowie Lector in Fabula

David Bowie left us a list of books, and this list of literary journeys had stories to tell, I had a feeling. He wasn’t “just” a reader of Jack Kerouac, Nabokov, Orwell, Chatwin, and an avid fan of Mishima, no, he read authors like John Rechy, Anatole Broyard, Sarah Waters, Muriel Spark, and Keith Waterhouse for very good reasons. David Bowie educated himself through reading, it was the place where he felt his freedom: because reading is an adventure, a conquest, it is also a way to answer our worries or sometimes to accentuate in a vertiginous way some of our fantasies (and Bowie had quite a few in reserve!).

David Bowie – Lector in Fabula, of which the author – Yann Courtiau – will give us large excerpts to be heard in preview, gives us a portrait of David Bowie as a beginning reader, but also as a rebellious, transgressive, Berliner, New Yorker, etc. Moreover, in response to Proust’s questionnaire and to know what his idea of perfect happiness would be, David Bowie answered quite simply: reading.

Wednesday – 13 July
Stage
La Bibliothèque
Tickets Category
Standing

BOOKS KIDS

17:30

LOUISE ET ANNE VONT EN LOUISIANE by CYRIL YETERIAN presented by CYRIL YETERIAN (Bongo Joe)
supported by Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation

BOOKS

19:30

DAVID BOWIE, LECTOR IN FABULA by YANN COURTIAU presented by YANN COURTIAU

VINYLS

21:30

GARY BARTZ NTU TROOP 1973 – presented by TRUCKTHOMAS

23:30

OLIVER NELSON, SWISS SUITE 1973 – presented by HARUN IZER (Istanbul Jazz Festival)

01:30

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE 1986 – presented by MATHIEU JATON (MJF)