Happiness in your book to be reactive, you make a list (not exhaustive) of your heroes and heroines: de Gaulle, Gabin, Piaf and Tintin are the latest we could find … Why your admiration stops does it to 60? Is it just after you locate the rupture?
I do not hate politics, but I very clearly distinguishes the battle of ideas. There is one side the ideological field, the ideas, and then there is the sport. I am a sports enthusiast: I did rugby, tennis and boxing. And politics, as a sports game that amuses me, I discovered with Chirac and which consists in a given area, to 50. 01%. It has nothing to do with the field of ideas. I have taken positions that matched my emotions: I supported all my life Chirac and Sarkozy, then NKM in Paris, even though I am far from sharing his ideas. I still prefer the right to the left, because the sixty-eighters values, left the vehicle, while the right adheres like a calf goes to the slaughterhouse backwards.
The French are not like the Germans metaphysicians rationalists, this is due to the structure of our language. We are people of synthesis, both Latin and Flemish, Breton and siblings, at the crossroads of cultures. We know design prototypes, but we do not know mass produce because we are neither serious nor constant. However, his life is played for a good word. The French mind is this mixture of bravery and lightness, that Cyrano called panache. It is also a humor is Gabin is Bourvil is the banter, banter that comes from a rebellious side, emanating from the streets of Paris.
These virtues are rather basic without which civilization can not hold out for long, are now being challenged by the current individualistic and consumerist society. The sense of honor goes to feudal sense hierarchies password for elitist. However, the'' civilized is one that prioritizes its affects, its impulses. A civilization is an architectural desire. But today anything goes: rap and Mozart, tags and Vermeer, everything is equal in dignity. That's what I do not want is this differentiation.
Western civilization is based on two estates, the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian, which combine with two cult of femininity: Aphrodite and the virgin, who founded the history of Western art. And I do renounce it for the world. Femininity is more than the difference of women, it is a fantasy that creates.
But the theory of gender is an egalitarian and totalitarian psychosis would make it identical small sticks. What I want is that the ratio of seduction continues, otherness and seduction that will never fall at the pettiness of equal pay and equal rights. The male-female relationship can not be reduced to an egalitarian and accounting reporting!
I do not believe in a hierarchy of civilizations, but I prefer mine. I am full of respect for Asian art, which I find great, but it does not affect me, it leaves me cold. Any Romanesque portal of a small chapel or chapels at the crossroads of a departmental affect me in the heart because it is France. This is Saint-Denis, the great Cistercian arch overlooking the tombs of the kings of France, to which you add a good sausage and chips with a night Saint Georges, and beautiful love: that is my definition of the identity of France, which is that of happiness. There is no happiness without identity.
You say that things have changed, the reaction is also more isolated than before. Do you think the tide is turning in favor of the right, and a new generation, "a generation reaction" as opposed to progressive and liberal-libertarian committed to the values ​​that you describe, is being take over?
This was caricatured by the media as a gathering of bigots, fundamentalists and fascists. The pretext was the trigger marriage "for all" but in truth, what people refused it was a change of civilization, they wanted to shout their commitment to their spiritual anchors, sentimental, emotional: the land, family, traditions and lifestyle, threatened silently but surely. France a conservative Catholic culture, young is getting up, going beyond partisan configurations. This uprising is accompanied by a historical and academic school books: disciples Ferret else read the French Revolution, philosophers such as Jean-FranÃ§ois Mattei and Chantal Delsol who were marginalized and begin to be successful.
Your book is more than a political essay is a literary work might be called "reactionary literary praise." "When the pain is generalized, it was communism. When suffering is particularized was literature. "Phillip Roth wrote: is not this the saving role of literature in our time, so quick to Manichaeism and caricatures that to work subtlety?
This is what I tried to do in my book, and this is where I encountered a media system that manichÃ©ise all. In Ruquier example, there was never any question of my book. We could discuss the style, make a literary analysis, but has been reduced to an ideological battle.
There is a bill passing at 40-50 years: there are those who write by hand, and then those who write on the keyboard: it is no longer the same breath, the greater the same pace, the same more humanity, even more sensual writing report, or someone I'm essentially carnal.
I think the history of Western art, including literature, is over. It ended somewhere between Nicolas de StaÃ«l and the pop art of Warhol, after you enter the field of total subjectivity in conceptual art, which is more of an art. Disciples against Ingres Delacroix defined, the impressionists, against Delacroix. Today it is malicious, it is ridiculous, but there are more ties, more inheritance. There was a story that began in Crete and is completed, even if the human adventure continues.
In my personal pantheon there Rutebeuf, Villon, Lafontaine, Corneille, Pascal, ThÃ©ophile de Viau and baroque, Chateaubriand and then Proust. And end Simenon and Beckett, who I believe, complete literature. Beckett in this language retention to the extreme, Simenon in painting contemporary anti-hero, a poor creature without interest, without roots, always threatened to be a failure because it does not back- mental and spiritual country and is reduced to a stream of impulses. It's instinctual man in a private world of verticality without handsome nor ugly, neither true nor false, good or evil, but evil pair connected / cheesy.