Big evening East meets West, January 27th, at the shop to launch our year long residency with author, translator and publisher Bénédicte Vilgrain. She has invited several specialists of Goethe's translation of the Diwan by Hafez. Translation is the theme of the residency.



The remarkable Charles-Henri de Fouchécour closed the evening in style by mesmerizing the public with his rendering of the Diwan.



A duo in action in German and French, Laurent Cassagnau and Sabine Macher read passages of the Diwan from Goethe's translation.




Laurent Cassagnau explains in his intro the context in which Goethe worked the translation of the Diwan.