The first collection of Pauline Delabroy-Allard comes out in the young collection of poetry in pocket L’iconopop. The author of Sarah tells, a novel of dazzling passion published by Editions de Minuit in 2018, with wide critical and public success, offers with this Den house the poetic journal of the writing of this novel and its consequences. Dated poems and photos taken by the author mingle around a family home, both a place of creation and a place of refuge.
In a first part, “the absent days”, the collection covers the period of gestation of the novel. References to music, from Beethoven to France Gall and the Sex Pistols, vinyl covers populating this place in support, are omnipresent. The notes resonate with humor and violence, as if to better electrify the act of writing. The second part, “the lying days”, corresponds to the time of the intense media coverage of the release of his book. The children’s home then becomes the place conducive to rediscovering calm and introspection. An intimate book, very endearing.