Would this book be a piece of theatre, would be a father and a son in a large, empty space with a few metres of distance between them. You see, sometimes your bodies touch, but they remain isolated from each other. The son tells the story of his father, for the father has no words.
With this scene, the new, narrow book to Édouard Louis begins, “Who killed my father.” An autobiographical Text, like the other two books of the 26-Year-old, and a very angry, radical polemic. Louis, is actually called Eddy bell-gueule, is a best-selling author, one of the most famous writers in France. He quotes Sartre and the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, called what he does “confrontational” and expressed sympathy for the Yellow jackets. Also in the Élysée Palace, his new book was read.
The factory eats your people. One day, the man who is Édouard Louis’s father, while working in a serious accident. A load falls on top of him, his spine is shattered. He needs long before he can talk and move. The pain will stay with him his whole life. He gets social assistance, need to seek a new job and is finally hired in a different city as a street sweeper.
the voice of his worker-father
You “have to bow and scrape in spite of your ruined spine,” writes the son, and accuses a number of politicians: Chirac, Sarkozy, Hollande, Macron and many more. “The story of your body is the history of these names, which are followed, in order to destroy you.” The father of the victim, the political Elite, the perpetrators.
More at LEVEL+ Jerome, THE MIRROR of literature star Édouard Louis, The avenging angel of the poor
What is Édouard-Louis Bonnet posted/ here is pure class warfare prose of the spirit of Marxism. The son exploited the story of the father, to let his anger towards the “Ruling”. ( click here to read an Essay by Louis, the French working class ), He, the intellectual, now lives in the North of France, the village from which he originates, but also in Paris, is the voice of his worker-father, born in 1967.
“Who killed my father” is also a book of reconciliation. In his Childhood, Édouard Louis has suffered as a result of his irascible, often drunken father. The author describes this in his brilliant debut, “The end of Eddy” with ruthless sharpness. In the new book, he sheds light on his depressing Childhood, with repeated episodes, we already know from his debut. Again and again it comes to humiliation, shame, and disappointment.
One Evening are invited to the home of eddy’s family, guests, and he has rehearsed with three other boys a show, they come together as a band. Eddy plays a singer who dances, exalted the guests to see, only the father looks away ostentatiously, and the son is hit hard.
That the Machismo of the father also has to do with this, that he displaced his own secret inclinations systematically, shows pointedly Louis. Also, the father has once like to dance and, in the case of the desperate Opera Aria, a singer in the television moisture eyes get. But he rejects all of this. That the son is acting in his opinion like a faggot, met the father with a deep feeling of shame.
years later the father, now over fifty and seriously ill, apologized for his son. This is new. New is also that of the father, the thought of his life, to the problems of France to the foreigners, and homosexuals were sexual guilt, criticized the racism in the country. And that he accepts the homosexuality of the son, his political commitment is good. A feeling and opinion turn 180 degrees.
DISPLAY Édouard Louis:
Who’s got my father killed
translated by Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel
S. Fischer Verlag; 80 pages; 16 Euro.
product reviews are purely editorial and independent. The so-called Affiliate Links above we will receive when buying in the rule, a Commission from the dealer. More information can be found here.
As a reader, in this thesis-the book of the feeling that Louis exploited the reconciliation with his father, as a solidarity campaign staged. A late, downstream of transferred love to the man who has ruined a Childhood, imagine a different, more thoughtful, more subtle.
And yet, despite all the criticism in the French media, “Who killed my father” is a disturbing book. Because of social advancement and social permeability. To missed opportunities and to entanglements in the fatal thought patterns.
Maybe, he says a friend of the author, has suffered the father, including, “that he can become someone else, and didn’t become”. In turn, the father believed in his smart son, because from him once, something Decent could be a teacher, doctor or even Minister. As the son learns of this, he is dismayed. Why, damn it, had said to him by the father?