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Mathieu Laine: "The imperative preservation of our values"


TRIBUNE – The columnist salutes the new novel by Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, Finding refuge (Gallimard), which tells the fate of characters under an authoritarian regime from the ballot box in the near future.

“A freedom that has not been conquered is not a freedom

” wrote Maurice Béjart in his

Letters to a Young Dancer


The same goes today for these emancipations dearly won but now undermined by our contemporary golden calves, these cherished figures of authoritarianism that are surveillance, distrust of others, hygiene or nationalism.

Possessed like Béjart and all lovers of freedom by what is now agreed to call the "essentiality" of our values ​​and the importance of protecting them, Christophe Ono-dit-Biot offers us with his latest very beautiful novel,

Finding Refuge

(Gallimard), an enlightening and frenzied dance mixing in one and the same slender movement the sensual and the detestable, the witty and the tragic, the tender and the cynical.

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Source: lefigaro

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