Prix de la Page 112

The Prix de la page 112 is a French literary award created in 2012 by the French editor and literary critic Claire Debru.[1]


The name and the purpose of this award was inspired by Woody Allen's film Hannah and Her Sisters. In the film, actor Michael Caine tells a woman that she reminds him of a love poem on page 112 of a book of poetry written by e e cummings.[1][2] If an entire work is to be judged,[3] this principle assumes that page 112 is an index of quality since the beginning and the end of the work are subjected to a greater amount of attention by authors and editors,[1] whereas page 112 is the ventre mou or soft belly.[3] Thus, the jury members first read this page to determine if a book should be read to qualify for the award.[1][3]


Notes and ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Un prix à la page". Retrieved November 23, 2012..
  2. ^ "Hannah and Her Sisters (4/11) Movie CLIP - A Poem of You (1986) HD". December 7, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c David Caviglioli. "Peut-on juger un livre en n'en lisant qu'une page?". Retrieved November 17, 2012..
  4. ^ Claude Combet. "Jean-Marc Parisis remporte le prix de la page 112". Retrieved December 12, 2012..
  5. ^ Claude Combet. "Thomas B. Reverdy remporte le Prix de la Page 112". Retrieved November 27, 2013..
  6. ^ Claude Combet. "Sylvain Tesson remporte le prix 2015 de la page 112". Retrieved March 12, 2015..
  7. ^ Claude Combet. "Dominique Rameau remporte le prix 2017 de la page 112". Retrieved March 29, 2017..
  8. ^ Claude Combet. "Jacques Jouet, lauréat 2018 du prix de la Page 112". Retrieved April 12, 2018..

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