Le nouveau roman de James Morrow


James Morrow sort un nouveau roman. Il s'agit de The Philosopher's Apprentice.

Il sortira en anglais el 11 mars prochain.

Voici ce qu'il en dit sur son blog : "
The Philosopher’s Apprentice is about a moral monster. Londa Sabacthani’s conscience has swelled to grotesque proportions. At first, my heroine’s hypertropic superego inspires her to perform benevolent acts, including the establishment of a utopian community dedicated to improving the welfare of women. Later, her skewed moral compass leads her to a dark place, and he ends up hijacking a luxury liner with the aim of rehabilitating its plutocratic passengers.

What most intrigued me about Londa is her refusal — or is it her inability? — to filter out the moral implications of her behavior. When she takes the side of the angels, she knows exactly what she’s doing, and later, when her soul begins to rot, she still enjoys an impressive, if chilling, perspective on herself. In short, Londa is not only a moral monster, she's a self-aware moral monster, and I would bracket her with such fictive predecessors as Humbert Humbert, the Marquis de Sade, and Sweeney Todd."


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