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The “ideal library” of Yannick HAENEL

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.

YANNICK HAENEL published in February 2019 at Fayard, La solitude Caravage, telling how towards his 15 years, the author had an aesthetic shock. A learning story that transforms itself into a quest for painting. By plunging into the paintings of Caravaggio (1571-1610), telling the violent and passionate life of this great painter, this book tells an introduction to the absolute.

His “bibliothèque idéale” :
Le Bain de Diane by Pierre Klossowski (Ed. Gallimard)
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (Ed. Folio)
À pas aveugles de par le monde by Leïb Rochman (Ed. Folio)
Sa Vie son œuvre by Bernard Lamarche-Vadel (Ed. Gallimard)
Giacomo Joyce by James Joyce (Ed. Multiple)

YANNICK HAENEL lives and writes in Paris. He has published a dozen novels at Gallimard, including Tiens ferme ta couronne, Prix Médicis 2017, Les Renards pâles (2013), Jan Karski, Interallié Prize 2009, or Cercle, Prize December 2007. He co-hosts the journal Ligne de risque and holds a weekly column in CharlieHebdo. He directed a film La Reine de Némi (2017) and wrote for the composer Yann Robin, an opera Papillon noir (2018).