Donc Je Suis (Philosophica) (Paperback)

Donc Je Suis (Philosophica) By Maurice Henrie, Étienne Panet-Raymond (Read by) Cover Image

Donc Je Suis (Philosophica) (Paperback)


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Writing, for Henrie, rhymes with musing, and with existing. Short, succinct and intense, these twenty-five philosophical essays intertwine contemplation, opinion, and memory, splendidly crowned with epigraphs foraged from world literature. They reflect an existential urgency to immortalize thought in black and white, a restlessness barely concealed by the hand that holds the pen, defying the passage of time.

From one essay to the next, Henrie explores the subjects dearest to him: the ageing of the mind, acceptance of those laws of nature that determine our destinies, theories of opacity, hardness and acoustics, and the struggle against the scattering of the being.

The author also voices his opinion on more contemporary topics, such as the hall-of-fame phenomenon, robotics and society, and the mystery that is art appreciation. He is particularly clear-sighted in his observations regarding meritocracy and plight of artists in society, particularly that of writers.

Donc je suis is a remarkable work, where imagination and philosophical contemplation meet in a dream-like state. Best enjoyed by the light of a flickering candle...

Discover this unabridged audio book in French, read by tienne Panet-Raymond.
Author of more than twenty novels, short-story collections, and essays, Maurice Henrie (Trillium Award, Toronto French Book Fair Award, Prix LeDroit, City of Ottawa Award, and Prix des lecteurs de Radio-Canada), publishes with the University of Ottawa Press since 2017. Maurice Henrie studied literature at the University of Ottawa, where he obtained his master's degree. After a stay in Paris, he completed his doctorate in literature. He taught at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University before becoming a senior official with the federal government for over twenty years, four of those spent as a political consultant to the Prime Minister of Canada.
Product Details ISBN: 9782760327238
ISBN-10: 276032723X
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Publication Date: September 26th, 2018
Pages: 154
Language: French
Series: Philosophica