Cette sombre ferveur
Collection Intimité du christianisme
560 pages - janv. 2012
Little-known during his life, having published only one book, Vincent La Soudière (1939-1993) is revealed to us today through the considerable correspondence he addressed to his friend Didier over a period of thirty years. His letters are a poignant testimony of the inner adventure of the man Henri Michaux, his friend, whom he called “a man of inner life,” saying also, “I know he will never write anything irrelevant. What he writes will be significant.” The first volume of that correspondence written between 1964 and 1974 (C'est à la nuit de briser la nuit, Éd. du Cerf, 2010), showed him to be an authentic author, whose inner quest blends with the writing of a work, a veritable laboratory of existential redemption. In 1976, he finished his only collection, Chroniques antérieures which was published by Éditions Fata Morgana in 1978. This publication marked the end of one period of his life; he then had to move into a new time. But he asks: “What direction should I take at present, what crater should I now explore, to see a new effervescence of words bubble to the surface and restore that dark passion I need in order to move on?” In 1974 he came back to Christianity after taking his distance for some years. He hoped this conversion would be the beginning of a new life path that would regenerate his writing. The years between 1975 and 1980, a time of mutation and interrogation, were years of crisis during which Vincent La Soudière made analyses of rare lucidity, rediscovering in his own tragedy that the man of our times.
- Dimensions : 145x215x25
- ISBN : 9782204094245
- Poids : 660 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Sylvia Massias