Édouard Louis

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French philosopher urges people to rebel – by making friends
Geoffroy de Lagasnerie says focus on friendships over relationships or family is radical act in today’s society

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

06, Mar, 2023 @4:52 PM

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Who Killed My Father review – powerful study of class, cruelty and kin
Hans Kesting is spellbinding as an anguished man facing up to his abusive father in Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of the book by Édouard Louis

Arifa Akbar

09, Sep, 2022 @11:05 AM

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A Woman’s Battles and Transformations by Édouard Louis review – portrait of a mother’s darkest days
The candid French novelist is torn between sympathy and hurt in this quietly heartbreaking memoir about his mother’s troubled early adulthood

Anthony Cummins

12, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Author Édouard Louis: ‘Progressives can’t just sit back and say, “Isn’t the rise of the far right awful?”’
The French literary star talks about growing up in poverty and his mother’s escape from the abusive marriage that haunted his childhood

Angelique Chrisafis

09, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Édouard Louis: ‘Truth is a revenge because we live in a world of lies’
The author, who became a literary sensation at the age of 21 with The End of Eddy, is appearing in a show exploring acting in theatre and in everyday life

Mark Fisher

13, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Weg met Eddy Bellegueule review – a four-way triumph
Playing multiple roles, four young actors dazzle in Eline Arbo’s superb staging of Édouard Louis’s brutal coming-of-age novel

Susannah Clapp

31, Jan, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Édouard Louis ‘in very bad way’ after man accused of his rape has charge dropped
Friends say Louis, who recounted the attack in his acclaimed book History of Violence, ‘traumatised again’ after trial that dismissed sexual assault claim

Kim Willsher in Paris

11, Dec, 2020 @2:32 PM

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Book clinic: which books examine modern masculinity?
Writer Darran Anderson bypasses Houellebecq in favour of fiction from Édouard Louis to Hanif Kureishi

Darran Anderson

07, Mar, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Top 10 books about toxic masculinity
The term may be new, but as stories from Homer to Henry James show, the behaviour is anything but

Ani Katz

08, Jan, 2020 @12:17 PM

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Autofiction at war: why 'revenge novels' are taking off in Norway
Bestselling authors Karl Ove Knausgaard and Vigdis Hjorth have had family members reply to their autobiographical books with their own. But where does it end?

Johanne Elster Hanson

05, Dec, 2019 @11:24 AM

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Édouard Louis: ‘We didn’t reject literature – it rejected us’
The enfant terrible of French writing talks about the violence perpetrated by the political system on the working class

Kim Willsher

08, Jun, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Who Killed My Father by Édouard Louis review – dangerous masculinity
The French literary phenomenon focuses on his father’s story, in an exploration of different forms of machismo

Lauren Elkin

27, Feb, 2019 @12:00 PM

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