- Préface : Jean-Christophe Rufin
- Paru le 05/09/2013
- Genre : Littérature française
- 208 pages - 140 x 205 mm
- EAN : 9782710370734
- ISBN : 9782710370734
Switzerland (Die Brotsuppe)
Special Mention of the Prize Wepler's Jury
Best Travel Book of 2013 - Magazine Lire
When the Shanghai Writers Association invited him to participate in its writer-in-residence program in the Fall of 2011, Phillipe Rahmy seized this opportunity, synonymous with peril for someone as frail as him. His intense confrontation with the Chinese megapolis - « knife balancing on its tip », « a town of insane hope and of huge resignation » - gives rise to a text full of laughters and tears, often critical, always tender, where childhood memories, dreams and fantasies interwine with reality. Much more than a travel book, Béton armé is a stream of images and thoughts that only literature has the power to contain and restore.
Born in Geneva in 1965, Philippe Rahmy, who trained as an Egyptologist, had two books of poetry published by Cheyne Éditeur: Mouvement par la fin, with an afterword by Jacques Dupin (2005), and Demeure le corps (2007). In 2013, La Table Ronde published Béton armé. His first novel, Allegra, which received the Eugène Rambert Prize and the Swiss Literature Prize, was published by la Table Ronde in 2016, followed by Monarques (2017) and Pardon pour l'Amérique (2018). Philippe Rahmy died in Lausanne on October 1, 2017.