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On The 1919 Tour de France, Cycling and Writing

To celebrate the end of the 2021 Tour de France, Albertine invite you to join Adin Dobkin, author of Sprinting Through No Man’s Land: Endurance, Tragedy and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France (Little A, 2021), and Paul Fournel, author of Need For A Bike (Bison Books, trans. by Allan Stoekl) as they discuss The 1919 Tour de France, Cycling and Writing on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 2pm.

An inspiring account of human endurance, Sprinting Through No Man’s Land tells the inspiring, heart-pumping story of soldiers turned cyclists and the historic 1919 Tour de France that helped to restore a war-torn country and its people.

An extended meditation on cycling as a practice of life, Need For A Bike captures the reality and history of cycling. In his attention to the pleasures of cycling and to the inscription of these experiences in the body’s cycling memory, Fournel portrays cycling as a descriptive universe, colorful, lyrical, inclusive, exclusive, complete.

While delving into the story of the epic 1919, Adin Dobkin and Paul Fournel will discuss wthe true nature of cycling, this mysterious set of experiences: sights, smells, tastes, feelings and most of all, brotherhood.

In English. Free. Please RSVP here.


Adin Dobkin is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Paris Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. Born in Santa Barbara, California, Adin received his MFA from Columbia University. Sprinting Through No Man’s Land is his first book.

Paul Fournel is a poet, a writer, a member of Oulipo (a collective of avant-garde writers whose works focus on the problems and puzzles of language), a publisher. He directed the book department of the French Cultural Services in Cairo and in London. He is the author of more than 31 books for adults and many books for young readers.

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