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The “bibliothèque idéale” of Laurence NOBÉCOURT

The Fondation Thalie invites individuals to come and talk about their relationships with literature and to propose their ideal bibliography through five titles, which will feed the Foundation library to make it a shared library, both timeless yet reflective of the current times.

Laurence Nobécourt‘s latest novel, Le chagrin des origines, is a burning tribute to the “way of the word” that allows one to get closer to oneself and give meaning to life. It gives us initiation moments on a steep path: the body exuding psychic suffering; the perpetual quest for the why of this “grief of the origins”.

In an intimate exploration of which Laurence Nobécourt describes the vagaries, the wounded dreams, the illusions and dazzlements, a soul is laid bare, always guided by a faith as free as fervent – and communicative.

Book signing of Le chagrin des origines, after the encounter

Duration: 1h

Laurence Nobécourt was born in Paris in 1968 where she began to write from childhood. Her first book appeared in 1994 under the name of Lorette Nobécourt. She subsequently published novels, stories, poetry, theater, first under the name Lorette Nobécourt and, since 2016, under her true identity. She left Paris in 2007 for the Drôme where she now transmits, through her writing workshops “Living, writing”, her passion for truth and the verb. 

Her “bibliothèque idéale”:
2666 by Roberto Bolaño (Ed. Christian Bourgois)
Voir, les enseignements d’un sorcier yaqui by Carlos Castañeda (Ed. Gallimard)
Les journaux 1959-1971 by Alejandra Pizarnik (Ed. Corti)
Finita, Journal II by Maria Gabriela Llansol (Ed. Pagine d’Arte)
De la nature des dieux by Antonio Lobo Autunès (Ed. Christian Bourgois)