Du Bouchet (André) : Entretiens avec Alain Veinstein

This collection of the interviews of André du Bouchet with Alain Veinstein, from 1979 to 2000, were originally broadcast in several radio shows on France Culture. These conversations are here published for the first time. André du Bouchet talked with Alain Veinstein freely, despite the fact that their conversations were recorded. Now, the reader can rediscover the voice of the poet, thanks to the transcription of his words.

2016
14 x 22 cm
128 p.
ISBN : 979-10-92444-32-2

Interview / Poet / Radio / Literature / Dialogue

Date de publication : 22 août 2018

For the first time, Alain Veinstein reveals the transcription of his conversations with André du Bouchet. Most of these interviews were recorded during radio shows on France Culture, from 1979 to 2000. These exchanges were qualified as “intense”. The voice of Du Bouchet is recognizable in this book, which pays homage to the dead poet and to his work. This book is based on the quest of a dialogue between the poet and a reader who would have recognized himself in the poems. This transcription keeps the words of the poet alive, as well as his voice and his ideas. But most of all, those exchanges illustrate the dialogue between literature and radio, between artists and arts. It also shows the peculiar way of Alain Veinstein of creating a space of subjectivity, where the writers become authors of radio. His interviews forged a sensible and demanding link between literature and radio, creating a timeless space of exchanges.

André du Bouchet (1924-2001) was a poet and a writer. His first poetic texts, in the 50’s, were gathered in his major opus, Dans la chaleur vacante. He is the cofounder, in 1967, with Yves Bonnefoy and Jacques Dupin, of the review L’Éphémère. He wrote books and texts about Poussin, Seghers, or his friends Alberto Giacometti or Pierre Tal-Coat, alongside his poetic work. André du Bouchet also translates several authors, such as Friedrich Hölderlin, Ossip Mandelstam, Faulkner, Joyce and Shakespeare.

Poet, writer, Alain Veinstein is a voice. The night listeners of France Culture owe him the creation of “Nuits magnétiques” in 1978. Laureate of the Prize Mallarmé in 2001, he recently published several books, such as Radio sauvage (Le Seuil, 2010), Cent quarante signes (Grasset, 2013) or Les Ravisseurs (Grasset, 2015).

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L’Atelier contemporain attempts to publish books of art and literature and books which associate artists and writers, with the concern to revive a dialogue between the literary and plastic arts.
The ambition is to explore the « paths of the création » through five collections gathered within the company : essays on art, written by artists, conversations and correspondences, monographs, and literature.