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Charles Wright: "Our cravings for adventure, we can satisfy them in cantonal France"

2022-05-27T18:12:22.027Z

INTERVIEW – After frequenting ministerial cabinets and editorial offices, the author* turned his back on Parisian life to join the Society of Jesus. In Le Chemin des estives, he invites us to reconnect with nature and never give up the quest for happiness,...



As part of his novitiate, Charles Wright left for thirty days on the roads of France;

from Charente to Ardèche, via Creuse and Cantal, he travels through the bowels of the country and explores the depths of his soul.

If he finally gave up, at the end of this journey, to enter orders, he drew from his trip a magnificent story, now available in his pocket.

In

the path of the mountain pastures

, we marvel at the beauty of the landscapes of the Massif Central as well as the kindness of the inhabitants who grant lodging to the pilgrim.

The reader discovers the author's inner companionship with Charles de Foucauld and Rimbaud, whose words inhabit the story.

What lesson did the author draw from this experience?

That life should be lived by walking: traveling is not fleeing, but realizing that what matters escapes us.

LE FIGARO.

- In your book, you take the path of an upside-down Balzacian hero: you leave the beautiful Parisian districts for Angoulême then...

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