The Fossil Child - Philippe Forest

"A five-year-old child three hundred and twenty centuries old. Younger and older than us. Preceding us in the oblivion within which we are already losing our footing..."
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What is the history of this fragment of a Homo sapiens child in which specialists see the oldest remains of modern man in France?
Philippe Forest questions the origin of the fossil, the meaning of life and death, in a story where the theme of disappearance is preponderant. By seeking the link between the past and the present, between this piece of bone and our current society, between his childhood memories and his life today, the author is led to this one certainty: this "tiny horror" is indeed the ancestor of all of us insofar as it reminds us of our death and that only the presence of absence remains.

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holder of a doctorate in literature, Philippe Forest taught literature for a long time in the United Kingdom before returning to teach it at the University of Nantes. He is the author of numerous literary essays and novels. He is also the author of articles for the specialized press, such as Le Magazine littéraire or Transfuge, and is co-editor of the Nouvelle Revue française by Éditions Gallimard.

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Publication Year
2014
Technical specification

Publisher: Musée des Confluences / Invenit
Author: Philippe Forest
Literary collection " Récits d'objets " Hélène Lafont-Couturier and Cédric Lesec
Language: French
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 0.145 Kg
Places of sale : Musée des Confluences bookshop and network of bookshops
Dimensions
14,0 cm × 18,0 cm
Number of Pages
76
EAN
9782918698678

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