In the bookshops on 15/02/2017
For the first time, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt has agreed to a book of interviews about his childhood, his multiple vocations and his life.
For the first time, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt has agreed to a book of interviews about his childhood, his multiple vocations and his life. Who was Eric-Emmanuel, the little boy from Lyon in the ‘60s? What stories did he already carry in his head? We learn about his education, his background, his dreams and his regrets. With sincerity and aplomb, he answers the questions put to him by the journalist Catherine Lalanne, editor-in-chief at Pélerin and responsible for this new “Workshop of Childhood” series (“Atelier de l’enfance”).
The secrets Schmitt shares about his life, his values, his numerous activities and the meaning he sees in life and art, make this a unique volume in a class of its own. His readers (and they are many) will devour the chapters of this book, which offers a generous window on to the author’s private world; the writer, playwright and philosopher who emerges may well be at odds with the image some people have of him. There is much in this volume to surprise readers, too.