Playing the Inside Out / Le jeu des apparences by David Adams RichardsPlaying the Inside Out / Le jeu des apparences by David Adams Richards

Playing the Inside Out / Le jeu des apparences

byDavid Adams Richards

Paperback | February 14, 2008

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Playing the Inside Out is David Adams Richard’s distilled insight on the artist’s struggle for full access to artistic integrity by remaining an outsider to convention. Richards conjures forth his vision of eternal truths commonly held by all mankind, a Miramichi cosmic consciousness that he has been working at all his life. In an entertaining, remonstrating, and ultimately uplifting essay he identifies how conformity and laziness poison artists, and the great pressures that exist for writers to "join the herd."

No one can possibly read this essay and not find comments or conclusions that directly relate to them. The writer’s challenge to find and protect one’s inner honesty is deeply familiar to anyone seeking to be faithful to the true sense of "I" that dominates motivation and judgement. So personal are the truths that Richards lays out, that an inmate, politician, nurse, teenager, farmer, teacher — anyone who reads — all will feel Richards’ passion and find value in his practical wisdom and encouragement.

Playing the Inside Out is shrewd analysis; a personal advisory directed at artists and writers in particular. But Richards’ topic and manner of address are egalitarian. He is telling us to be who we are — honestly, consistently, and with heart.

Depuis plus de trente ans, l’écrivain David Adams Richards puise dans l’expérience de la marginalité de la Miramichi pour approfondir l’intérieur de l’être humain, là où de loge le vrai. Dans cet essai, Richards dépeint le rapport de résistance créative qu’il entretient avec l’altérité stigmatisant qui menace l’authenticité et exprime son appétence d’aller au-delà des apparences. L’approche sociale et existentielle qu’il adopte dans son parcours littéraire et personnel privilégie la révélation d'un vrai possible, qu'il incarne assurément lui-même en tant qu’écrivain.

Tel qu’il le fait dans son essai et à l’instar de ses romans, David Adams Richards contredit, déplace et transforme le discours hégémonique pour privilégier le vrai. L’écrivain nous raconte des histoires qui se déroulent dans un endroit qui devient seul lieu et tout lieu. L’esthétique du récit assume l’authenticité que possède une valeur d’expansion permettant d’accéder à des lois plus puissantes. La démarche de Richards s’inscrit humblement dans une tentative de sonder une réalité plus proche de l’être fondamental, voire universelle, au-delà des apparences.

David Adams Richards was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick. His celebrated body of work has earned numerous awards and accolades to date, most notably for his prose, poetry, novels, and screenplays. All examine the fundamental conflict between individual conscience and truth versus community, history, and perceptions.Adams Richards rec...
Title:Playing the Inside Out / Le jeu des apparencesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.98 × 5 × 0.24 inPublished:February 14, 2008Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864925034

ISBN - 13:9780864925039

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