Thu 27 October 2011

First citybook Chartres online! Chris Van Camp wrote '32, Rue des Juifs. Een tweespraak'

Chris Van Camp, Flemish writer, columnist and playwright (amongst other things), stayed in the French city of Chartres for two weeks to write a citybook. The city inspired her to come up with a play, titled 32, Rue aux Juifs. Een tweespraak. The original Dutch text can now be read and downloaded for free as an e-book at www.city-books.eu. Later this year the text will also be available as a podcast in the original Dutch and in English and French translation.

Several international authors were invited by deBuren and the city council to write a citybook in and about Chartres. Apart from Chris Van Camp, the other artists taking part in this project are the Flemish author Bart van Loo, the Dutch writer Jeroen van Rooij, Marcin Wroński from Poland, and Goce Smilevski from Macedonia (who already wrote a citybook in his birthplace Skopje). Their texts will be published online in the upcoming months.

32, Rue aux Juifs is a dialog between the old professor Marcel and his young partner Isis. After Marcel takes a nasty tumble in front of the cathedral, we hear them reflect upon their past, present and (impossible) future. Is it possible for a labyrinth to be the place to find oneself again instead of getting lost?

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By Feily 11/11/11 (8 years ago)

re: First citybook Chartres online! Chris Van Camp wrote '32, Rue des Juifs. Een tweespraak'

It is a great moment for me to discover more about the city and to know more how the world sees Chartres.

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