Michel Butor (born 1926 in Mons-en-Barœul, France) is a writer, essayist and poet. He redefined the genre of the novel, notably with Second Thoughts (1957), further developing new forms with Mobile (1962). During the Sixties, he engages in an experimental way, writing travel stories, dream narratives and other fundamental works with painters, musicians and photographers. Also a teacher in such places as Egypt, Manchester and Geneva, Butor the traveler is the recipient of numerous literary prizes.
bilingual edition (French / Italian)
This publication is the result of a series of meetings and interviews with Michel Butor in Italy, between 2012 and 2016. It also features texts by Mireille Calle-Gruber, Paolo Fabbri, and Butor himself, as well as six unreleased photographs from 1952 to 1958, documenting the French author's travels in Italy. The accompanying DVD À propos de. Entre littérature et art, le paysage véritable is a video-essay by Isabella Bordoni, and one of Butor's final appearance.
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
In the fall of 2013, Dan Graham and Mieko Meguro traveled with Donatien Grau to a town in the French Alps to meet Michel Butor, one of the foremost innovators of postwar literature. This is their conversation.