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Yves Bonnefoy was born in Tours on June 24, 1923. Bonnefoy began writing poetry in 1946 and published his first book, On the Motion and Immobility of Douve, in 1953 with Mercure de France. Since 1960, he has been invited to give lectures at various universities in France, Switzerland, and the United States before he was offered a chair in Comparative Poetics at the Collège de France in 1981. He was made an Honorary Professor in 1993. Recognized as one of the most important French poets since the 1950s, Bonnefoy has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and thirty books on prose and art criticism. His works have been translated into thirty-two languages. Bonnefoy has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious international literary awards including the Montaigne Prize of Foundation Friedrich von Schiller (1978), the Grand Poetry Prize of the French Academy (1981), the Balzan Prize (1995), the Cino Del Duca World Prize (1995) and the Franz Kafka Prize (2007).
Chen Lichuan, born in 1956 in Harbin, graduated from Peking University with Bachelors and Masters in French Language and Literature (1978-1985). He carried on his research from 1986 to 1989 at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris under the direction of Professor Louis Marin and obtained a DEA in the field of Science of Language. Successively lecturer of Chinese in the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) and correspondent in France for the Chinese Television Network (CTN), he is currently reporter for the review Cross-cultural Dialogue and corresponding editor of the Today Literary Magazine. He is also a member of the Board of the Institute for Research and Debate on Governance (IRG) and of the International University Terre Citoyenne (UITC).
Readers are welcome to meet the translator at the sharing session on 28 March, 2014. This is an occasion for literature lovers to learn more about Bonnefoy’s work as well as French poetry.
陳力川，1956年生於哈爾濱，畢業於北京大學西語系(1978-1985)，獲法國語言與文學學士和碩士學位。1986-1989 年師從路邁瀚 (Louis Marin) 教授，就讀於法國髙等社會科學硏究院 (EHESS)，獲語言文學DEA文憑。曾任巴黎東方語言文化學院 (INALCO) 中文教師，香港傳訊電視中天新聞駐巴黎特派員。現任《跨文化對話》叢刊専欄作者﹑《今天》文學雜誌通訊編輯﹑法國更新治理研究院 (IRG) 及地球公民大學 (UITC) 理事。