Irène Frain, the maker of her tales | EUROtoday

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IIt appears that one in three French folks dream of publishing a guide. There would due to this fact be extra aspiring writers than individuals who assist Emmanuel Macron or who’ve already seen a pig in actual life. If you might be, earlier than writing, begin by studying Irène Frain’s newest guide. “Writing is mysterious in that it speaks”, stated Paul Claudel. “Then let’s talk about it!” » replies Irène Frain. In this singular object without delay fiction, story, essay and confession, she opens the door to her laboratory for dissecting the journey of writing, this “madness that defies reality with a poor paper sword as its only weapon.” Inside, we discover reminiscence and recollections, desires and commentary, want and phrases, a lot of them, his personal and people of his masters (Gracq, Robbe-Grillet, Homer, Éluard, Beckett, Shakespeare and above all Lewis Carroll). No tips or tips, no magic components, however the artistic catechism (learn once more Alice in Wonderland yearly, for instance) of a monster of persistence, liveliness and creativeness who for thirty years, and as many luminous works, has been inventing what exists, and calligraphy like nobody else. If writing is a novel for Irène Frain, studying it’s a breathtaking journey into her skull-universe, a guided tour of her story manufacturing facility, an enchantment.

“Writing is a novel”, by Irène Frain (Seuil, 288 p., €19.50).