Le Putain

"Le Putain" is Guy Verville's first published text. A university student is waiting for the woman who has been supporting him for two years.

2-89135-039-1 | 48 pages | 1991 | Guernica


A very beautiful language

Guy Verville's Le Putain, a short story barely fifty pages long, evokes in an enigmatic and enchanting style loneliness, infinity, the imbalance of the body that deserts the soul and the ensuing insidious and treacherous humiliation. With the city as a backdrop, always seen from the window of the room of sweet torment, the city that goes through all the pain it has to live unconsciously in its road veins....

In a very beautiful language, which can be deciphered like a cryptogram, there is a logic close to the mathematical money, often mentioned, which imposes its rules on the daily life and style of the writer. On a prose that is both precise and sibylline, which gives rise to multiple interpretations, and offers numerous avenues for reflection

Le Putain leaves us with a desire to return there. And to search further in the reading all the senses offered here.

M.-C. Fortin | Voir | May 28th, 1991 |