Remonter le courant : l’écriture de la nature pour interroger le passé. Entretien de Miruna Craciunescu avec Éric Plamondon autour de «Taqawan»

Remonter le courant : l’écriture de la nature pour interroger le passé. Entretien de Miruna Craciunescu avec Éric Plamondon autour de «Taqawan»

« La figure du saumon dépasse vite son simple rapport à la pêche pour devenir un élément de savoir sur le monde. Il permet de convoquer des éléments historiques, scientifiques, économiques, sociologiques, environnementaux, dans un désir de totalité des angles d’approche d’un même sujet.»

Humour, Grief, and Species Aloneness in Times of Mass Extinction. An Exchange Between Ida Olsen and Lydia Millet, Author of How the Dead Dream

Humour, Grief, and Species Aloneness in Times of Mass Extinction. An Exchange Between Ida Olsen and Lydia Millet, Author of How the Dead Dream

“[T]o write fiction about dire, massive, looming manmade threats to life on earth isn’t as straightforward as writing about business-as-usual politics or doing satire.[…] There’s a thin, wobbly tightrope you have to walk. Suspended between the neutral, cold descriptiveness some writers preach as necessary to aesthetic rigor and the squishy, on-the-nose earnestness that makes activist fiction mediocre or flat-out bad. You have to find a way to situate your perspective in the habitable zone between austerity and mawkishness”.

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