By Marc Cholodenko
Vidé, privé d'énergie, le roman proceed sur sa lancée à assumer des tâches et se proposer des buts que les médias modernes ont repris à leur compte de manière plus efficace et même, si on en croit les chiffres de l'édition, plus séduisante, au element que certains romanciers leur ont emboîté le pas et fait allégeance, sans doute involontaire, pour produire des romans-reportage ou romans-réalité, sans parler des romans humans qui font fond sur l. a. floor médiatique de leurs auteurs, ainsi bouclant los angeles boucle et lui passant au cou le deadly nœud coulant. Bref, pour les écrivains sérieux, le roman est mort depuis longtemps. Pour l'écrivain amusé, il peut être divertissant de lui insuffler un peu de vitalité en rassemblant ses membres épars, comme Isis healthy pour Osiris – sans aller jusqu'à prétendre lui refaire le phallus qu'il a perdu à tout jamais – comme dans ce texte, ou tissu, où il invite le lecteur à se sentir libre de progresser au gré d'une flânerie enfantine dont l. a. logique et le cours ne se laissent pas perturber par les sautes de sujet, de temps, de lieu et d'action, en fait comme un poisson dans l'eau que ne dérangent que les coups de queue, ou brusques retournements que, poisson lui-même, s'invitant dans son propre élément, il a tenté ça et là d'y donner pour l'agrément de ceux qui préfèreront une approche plus attentive. Cela avec l'ambition, ou plus modestement l'espoir, de donner à ses confrères l'idée de s'engager dans l. a. voie ainsi ouverte, et d'avoir ainsi fondé un sous-genre romanesque : le graduation, qui pourrait se décliner en milieu ou fin, redonnant ainsi au style un peu de los angeles vitalité qui lui manque.
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Deux cents et quelques commencements ou Exercices d'écriture ou de lecture amusants by Marc Cholodenko