DoPe Press

Paris-LA – a publication focused on experimentations in arts

The literary work of Constance Debré is both complex and precise. Her early novels (“Playboy,” “Love Me Tender,” and “Nom”)—contemporary stories written in the first person in which characters defy gender and class norms in an outdated society—blur the lines of affect and give the sense of an autobiographical trilogy. The strength of her language lies in its frankness and transparency, where philosophical questions about recurring themes of justice and violence are dissected with exactitude. On the occasion of “Offenses,” her new novel just published by Flammarion, Debré talks with PARIS LA editor Dorothée Perret.

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