L’art du portrait de surface

Philip Roth, American Pastoral, 1997, couverture

«I was impressed, as the meal wore on, by how assured he seemed of everything commonplace he said, and how everything he said was suffused by his good nature. I kept waiting for him to lay bare something more than his pointed unobjectionableness, but all that rose to the surface was more surface. What he has instead of a being, I thought, is blandness — the guy’s radiant with it. He has devised for himself an incognito, and the incognito has become him.»

Philip Roth, American Pastoral, New York, Vintage Books, 1997, 423 p., p. 23.

CC BY-NC 4.0 Cette œuvre est sous Licence Creative Commons Internationale Attribution-Pas d'Utilisation Commerciale 4.0.

Auteur : Benoît Melançon

Professeur, chercheur, blogueur, éditeur, essayiste, bibliographe, chroniqueur radiophonique épisodique, conférencier. Préfère Jackie Robinson à Maurice Richard.

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