The writer and his library

If the writer has an ambivalent rapport with libraries, he lives surrounded by books. With the use of some examples (Breton and Ponge, Michaux and Cioran, Des Forets and Du Bouchet), the writer’s library is inspected. An overview shows various elements: from the library of education to that of escape, from books dedicated by friends to the working library, from passionate books to travel guides, from books written by the author (his tangible bibliography) to the fortuitous library (rare editions of contemporaries or precursors), not forgetting areas that are more specialised and peculiar to each person.