La Chevelure de Bérénice by Claude Simon
By Claude Simon
« À propos d'une scène de plage, de deux femmes en noir marchant en bordure des vagues chaudes, de pêcheurs tirant au sec leurs barcasses craquantes, de casseroles enfoncées dans le sable, de poulets qu'on vide, d'étoiles qui basculent (dont los angeles constellation de Bérénice), Claude Simon switch le temps en espace. Il rend physiquement good los angeles durée, notre seule certitude. Avec lui, l. a. littérature devient une desktop magique à voir l'invisible par excellence : l’herbe qui pousse, l’histoire en educate de se faire. » (Bertrand Poirot-Delpech, Le Monde, 10 février 1984)
Initialement publié en tirage limité sous le titre Femmes (Maeght, 1966), ce texte est paru aux Éditions de Minuit en 1984.
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