Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo by Philippe Lancon

Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo

byPhilippe LanconTranslated bySteven Rendall

Hardcover | November 22, 2019

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Winner Prix Femina and Prix du Roman NewsParis, January 7, 2015. Two terrorists who claim allegiance to ISIS attack the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo . The event causes untold pain to the victims and their families, prompts a global solidarity movement, and ignites a fierce debate over press freedoms and the role of satire today.Philippe Lancon, a journalist, author, and a weekly contributor to Charlie Hebdo is gravely wounded in the attack. This intense life experience upends his relationship to the world, to writing, to reading, to love and to friendship. As he attempts to reconstruct his life on the page, Lancon rereads Proust, Thomas Mann, Kafka, and others in search of guidance. It is a year before he can return to writing, a year in which he learns to work through his experiences and their aftermath. Disturbance is not an essay on terrorism nor is it a witness''s account of Charlie Hebdo . The attack and what followed are part of Lancon''s narrative, which, instead, touches upon the universal. It is an honest, intimate account of a man seeking to put his life back together after it has been torn apart. Disturbance is a book about survival, resilience, and reconstruction, about transformation, about one man''s shifting relationship to time, to writing and journalism, to truth, and to his own body.
Philippe Lancon is a French journalist and writer born in 1963. Steven Rendall has translated more than fifty books from French and German, two of which have won major translation prizes. He is professor emeritus of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon and editor emeritus of Comparative Literature . He currently lives in F...
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Title:Disturbance: Surviving Charlie HebdoFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:448 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0 inShipping dimensions:448 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0 inPublished:November 22, 2019Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

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Praise for Disturbance An undeniable, absolute masterpiece." - Le Figaro Magazine "[ Disturbance ] is a fascinating and often sobering read, one that offers insight into human fragility as well as resilience." - World Literature Today "A great work of literature." - Le Journal du Dimanche "An extraordinary book." - Elle "An intense account." - Les Inrockuptiles "Incredible sensitivity and humanity." - Lepoint.fr "Remarkable." - Le Monde des Livres "