By Agota Kristof
L'Analphabète est l'unique texte autobiographique d'Agota Kristof. L'auteur y retrace son étrange parcours : l'amour des mots, l. a. rupture du « fil d'argent de l'enfance », elle parle de l'adolescente qui écrit des poèmes et finalement décrit l'exil qui n'est pas seulement exil hors d'un will pay mais surtout hors d'une langue. C'est avec horreur que l. a. narratrice se constate « analphabète » devant los angeles nouvelle langue qu'est pour elle le français. Dans ce texte dense et précis, elle retrace aussi ses premières années de vie en Suisse, le travail d'usine, l. a. ardour de l'écriture : « Ce dont je suis sûre, c'est que j'aurais écrit, n'importe où, dans n'importe quelle langue ». Ce sera le français.
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L'Analphabète: Récit autobiographique by Agota Kristof