L'Atelier de Sonny Labou Tansi, inédits (PDF)
PDF of the 3 books downloadable.
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the Workshop of Sony Labou Tansi : set of 3 books (Correspondances, Poesy, Novel.)
Unpublished writings by Sony Labou Tansi (writer of Congo Brazzaville).
Editors Nicolas Martin-Granel and Greta Rodriguez. 782 pages 14x19 cm with 30 fac-similés. 3 books inside a box. Edition 2005. In FRENCH only.
ISBN 2-909571-59-9 (paper books box available)
Hardcover colors printed box of 3 books of unpublished writings :
- CORRESPONDANCE : (1973-1983) of SLT with José Pivin and Françoise Ligier,
- NOVEL : "Machin la Hernie" (the complet text of "L'Etat honteux" published by Seuil in 1981),
- POESY : 2 versions of "L'Acte de Respirer" and "930 mots dans un aquarium".
Volume I Extract. Correspondance with José Pivin
"You say a dirty word Jose : Die. Just when I write something called "The fear of dying life". I want to repeat to you that we do not die. We stop breathing. And maybe ! If I was not sure of these things, I do not worry say you anything. We do not find them with calculations. Because calculation it is a false measure. It does not find with pope or sermons. They are found in the sound of his breathing ; the smell of his ass.
The joy of knowing. And knowing with violence - permission to heal the void. My friend José... I say we can not be used to kill time. You stop ideas. Me, I go down down, until my flesh adjusted. I kill the words. I kill idea. I live to me. There inside, I have beaches -some Pivin, some Françoise, some everybody, 1500 m of soil in bones. But I do not rotted. It's silly rot." (extract letter of Sonny Labou Tansi to José Pivin)