J’ai oublié de te dire je t’aime

June 13, 2018

• Title English : I forgot to tell you I love you
• Author : Sylvain Tesson
• Pages : 252 Sheet
• Publisher : Des Equateurs [From Ecuador] (April 19, 2018)
Collection : Parallèles [parallel]
• ISBN-10 : 284990550X
• ISBN-13 : 978-2849905500
Product Dimensions : 11,3 x 2 x 17,1 cm
• Format Kindle : PDF, Epub and iBook
• Price : € 14,50
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 8/10

♦ Description : “A summer with Homer or the Iliad and the Odyssey as we have never told you. A journey between mythology and today’s world, erudite, epic, funny, breathtaking. The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War. The Odyssey recounts the return of Ulysses to his kingdom of Ithaca. One describes war, the other the restoration of order. Both draw the contours of the human condition. In Troy, it is the rush of enraged masses, manipulated by the gods. In the Odyssey we discover Ulysses, traveling between the islands, and suddenly discovering the possibility of escaping predestination. Between the two poems is thus played a very violent oscillation: curse of the war here, possibility of an island there, time of the side heroes there, inner adventure of this side.

These texts crystallized myths that spread through the aedes in the populations of the Mycenaean kingdoms and archaic Greece 2500 years ago. They seem strange, sometimes monstrous. They are populated by hideous creatures, magicians like death, armies routed, uncompromising friends, sacrificial wives and furious warriors. The storms rise, the walls crumble, the gods make love, the queens sob, the soldiers dry their tears on bloody tunics, the men are choked and a tender scene interrupts the massacre to remind us that the caresses stop revenge.

Let us prepare ourselves: we will pass rivers and battlefields, we will be thrown into the fray, invited to the assembly of the gods, we will wipe out storms and showers of light, we will be covered in mists, will penetrate in alcoves, will visit islands, will take foot on reefs. Sometimes men will bite the dust, to death. Others will be saved. Always the gods will watch. And always the sun will flow and reveal the beauty mixed with tragedy. Men will struggle to lead their businesses but behind each of them, a god will watch and play his game. Will man be free of his choices or will he have to obey his rule?
destiny? Is he a poor pawn or a sovereign creature?

The poems will be decorated with islands, capes and kingdoms, one of which
Victor Bérard, a geographer, made a very precise localization in the 1920s. The Mare Nostrum is the high place from which sprang one of the sources of our Europe, which is the daughter of Athens as much as of Jerusalem.

But a question teases us. Where exactly do these songs come from?
depths, exploding into eternity? And why do they keep this incomparable familiarity in our ears? How to explain that a story of 2500 years of age, resonates with our ears with a new luster, a sparkle as fresh as the surf of a cove? Why do these verses seem to have been written as recently as today, by a very old poet with immortal youth, to teach us what our tomorrows will be like? In less lyrical terms (Homer is the only master in the field) where does the freshness of this text come from? Why do these gods and heroes seem despite the terror they inspire and the mystery that nests them, such friendly beings?


“Sylvain Tesson”

Authors Biography

“Sylvain Tesson is the author in Ecuador of The Little Treaty on the Immensity of the World and A very slight oscillation.

Born April 26, 1972 in Paris, Sylvain Tesson is above all an experienced traveler. Son of the journalist Philippe Tesson, this geographer by training cycled around the world between 1993 and 1994 and published, following this trip, a first book entitled On a rolled on the earth. In addition to his travels, Sylvain Tesson is also famous for climbing on the roofs of churches and cathedrals. The traveler writer has also expressed several times his support for the Tibetan people.

Sylvain Tesson has published various books, including many travel stories and photographic albums. Among his most memorable publications, In the Siberian Forests, is an autobiographical tale for which the author was awarded the Medici Prize and who recounts his withdrawal for six months in a Siberian hut. The story A life outside sleeping was also rewarded by the Goncourt prize of the new.”