Juste un corps
Claude Arnaud raconte les épreuves qu’il a infligées à son corps depuis l’adolescence, puis la révolte qui s’en est suivie, les plaisirs qu’il a fini par s’offrir.
Juste un corps est le récit vif et cru d’un homme qui a choisi l’écriture comme manière de vivre.
- Traits et portraits
- Paru le 06/01/2022
- Genre : Littérature française
- 112 pages - 140 x 205 mm
- EAN : 9782715257115
- ISBN : 9782715257115
Just a Body
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Self-portrait of a body that writes: such is the literary exploration to which Claude Arnaud engages in here. To lay yourself bare, to tell the body from the inside as well as the outside. Its joys, its excesses, its sufferings. An incredible machine of invisible organs which govern us. A skin, muscles, a heart, how to take care of it? To swim, to travel, to expose it to freedom, to make it enjoy itself after having forced it to remain locked up for long hours in the exclusive company of words and sentences. This body that writes, look at it, he tells us, it disciplines itself, hurts itself, makes itself sick, is reborn, is attracted to men, marries a woman, no question of leaving it, it is it that works and guides you, it is it that speaks, it is it that has conceived and carried all your books. Claude Arnaud tells here the ordeals he inflicted on his body since adolescence, bulimia, anorexia, then the revolt that followed, the pleasures he ended up offering himself. The slave takes the floor.
Juste un corps is the quick and crude story of a man who chose writing as a way of life.
Claude Arnaud is a novelist, essayist and critic. Among others, he published Qu’as-tu fait de tes frères ? (2010, translated into Italian language at Bompiani), Proust contre Cocteau (2013, translated into Italian language at Archinto), et Je ne voulais pas être moi (2016).