Through seventeen novels, Jean Echenoz has brilliantly explored several literary genres to the point of subverting them: the adventure novel, the spy novel, the biographical novel, and so on. The writer draws us into a daring race against boredom. He establishes an apparent complicity with readers that turns out to involve manipulation, diversion and reversal. Using typescripts and original manuscripts, notebooks, corrections, comments on writing, photographs, archives, documents and film excerpts, this unprecedented exhibition sheds light on Jean Echenoz’s creative world, and draws visitors/readers into the heart of the novel’s vibrant life!
Organiser : Bibliothèque publique d’information, I. Bastian Dupleix, E. PayenPhoto credit : © Roland Allard