The writers, and madness, here is a beautiful theme ! Antonin Arthaud, Ernest Hemingway, Gérard de Nerval, Virginia Woolf, Romain Gary can be, and Guy de Maupassant, no doubt. On the eve of the publication of the Horla of 1886, in the newspaper Gil Blas, the author of Peter and John would have said to his valet : "Before eight days, all the newspapers will publish that I'm crazy. At ease, my faith, because I am sane and I knew very well, in writing this novel, what I would do. "
Ultimate lucidity or already in denial of reality ? The Horla is an invisible being, who exerts an increasing grip on the narrator. The fight between the creature and his victim will also be short (thirty-five slips numbered) that violent. The mechanisms of the madness, the battle not to lose control of oneself, to the rare moments of lucidity, the paranoia, the hallucinations, the nightmares, the concrete manifestations (or pseudo-concrete) the presence of this evil invincible...
hallucinations premonitory ?
the reproduction of The manuscript of the Horla has been enriched with a series of illustrations created by the artist Melanie Roy. © DRLe manuscript of this novel is published by the Editions des Saints-Pères and only available on their website in a box-carmine red made by hand, fired, and numbered to 1,000 copies at a price of 140 euros. The text was preserved in the national Library of France and has benefited from a restoration graph now able to read without pain The Horla, both the writing of guy de Maupassant is easily readable. The text contains few corrections, as if its place pre-existed already in the mind of the author. Shortly after the publication of the first version of the text (October 1886), Guy de Maupassant, will be confronted with the mental disorders of his brother Hervé. In 1890, his health deteriorates and he may soon write. The following year, he was hospitalized in the clinic of Dr White. After several failed attempts of suicide, he died on 6 July 1893.
This set is designed in large format and contains the reproduction of the manuscript of the Horla, enriched by a series of illustrations created by the artist Melanie Roy, as well as a letter from Guy de Maupassant wrote and sent to his mistress of then, the countess Emmanuela Potocka, in 1884, reproduced at the end of the book.