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(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire AL #299 - Roman: Do not you hear everywhere the echo of Francis Rissin? (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:25:34 +0200

For years, it has been said, we hear it everywhere, France is bad. But suddenly a name arises, announced by mysterious posters stuck everywhere: Francis Rissin. ---- A providential man, the long-awaited leader, the figure of a strong man who has always fascinated the French. The country needs change, revolt is rife in the countryside, but are we sure that this incarnation of all national hopes is not a kind of Frankenstein monster ? ---- " The French loved me as we love a mother, but they also feared me as a tyrant is feared, and I think it was pretty much like the ideal conditions for keeping power for a long time, according to the old strategists. " ---- Martin Mongin offers us a first elusive novel, literary but also deeply political. Eleven voices for eleven chapters to try to understand who is Francis Rissin. Are we really going to find out? Whenever we think we are getting the best of new information, a new story will destabilize us. Eleven voices and eleven styles, eleven literary genres ranging from the polar to the police report to the diary ...

Tusitala regales us once again with a novel of rare strength and originality. Strange and addictive, it is closed with more questions than answers, but is not it the role of (good) literature?

Tatiana (UCL Naoned)

Martin Mongin, François Rissin , ed. Tusitala, April 2019, 616 pages, 22 euros

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