The writer and academician Max Gallo, 83, announced on Thursday that he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, saying on this occasion that “always we have the freedom to end ourselves” . “I’m sick Indeed, it is difficult” , told the writer, asked about RTL to mark the release of his next novel, God willing .
“A feeling of freedom that fades”
écrivan, who announced he would not attend this afternoon at the enthronement of the writer Dany Laferrière at the French Academy, explains: “The disease totally changes the writer’s relationship with himself, with other writers and with the world as it is”
The academician that evokes “the feeling of freedom that fades” , before the disease says “We are forced to sit in a certain way , getting up, being careful not to get it on in a rug … little discomfort. “
The writer hopes to release a new book by the end of the year
The man, who was also the biographer of Charles de Gaulle and Napoleon, admits that his main fear is having to “withdraw completely in every sense of the word.” “It feels immortal and it is not (…) The non-immortality is a difficult surprise to reject” , a-t- he adds. In this “difficult period” faith is “help” , has he said while expressing its “doubts” .
“We still have the freedom to end ourselves” , he emphasized, recognizing that this view was “disputed questionable and debatable “. “Nevertheless, it is a freedom given to us even if it is difficult to conquer and questionable” , he insisted. “This is a manifestation of God’s care and giving this freedom also said that one can renounce it” .
The writer, who recalled that he had just come out two books, hope to release a new by the end of the year.