Monday, June 27, 2016

Death Maurice G. Dantec, evil flower of cyber-thriller – Le Figaro

DISAPPEARANCE – The author of Red Siren , Roots of evil or Babylon Babies , died of a heart attack on the night of Saturday, June 25 at the age of 57 years, announced the publishing house Inculte.

the writer Maurice G. Dantec, true literary burned head, died of a heart attack on the night of Saturday, June 25 at the age of 57 years, announced the publishing house Inculte. That’s a real surprise for the middle of the French edition, which certainly does not expect such a disappearance.

A naturalized Canadian, French novelist, published in 2015 his latest book The residents . “Warm, generous, friendly and human, Maurice G. Dantec have marked French literature of his unique work,” wrote the editor in a message posted on Facebook.

“He died at his home on the night of Saturday to Sunday, told Express a co-founder of Inculte editions. He was sick for a long time, his body gave out. “

Born in 1959 in Grenoble, schooled in Romain-Rolland school of Ivry-sur-Seine, the young Dantec spent his childhood in the belt of municipalities Communists called the “red suburbs”. His grand entrance into literature, it makes through the Black series, with The Red Siren, a brilliant techno-thriller that announces a powerful work.

In other words, Dantec has emerged as a devil from the box in the 1990s with novels oscillating between the polar and the anticipation apocalyptic literature, Red Siren (1993, Gallimard), Villa Vortex (Gallimard, 2003), via the Roots of evil (1995, Gallimard), and Babylon Babies . In its excesses, excesses, flashes, this literary enraged the Apocalypse oozed from every pore.

Between 1993 and the publication of Red Siren , followed two years later of Roots of Evil, this marginal writer who will eventually live in Canada, far from France, had fed the devil underground American culture of the 1960s and 1970s.

avid reader of Celine, Dostoevsky, buff Burroughs and Philip K. Dick, Dantec was a rock musician immersed in the texts of Deleuze and Nietzsche. In early 2000, it will make scandal with the first volume of his journal Operations Theatre , subtitled metaphysical Journal and controversy (Gallimard), which shook the coconut tree a small literary society not used to seeing writers set fire to the curtains.

Dantec compulsively wrote stories that were neither quite the thriller, nor quite the science fiction. His books were real torrential cobblestones. They often acted out his hero, the Red Siren Hugo Cornelius Toorop, fearless mercenary, melancholic but really professional.

Frescoes distressing, these cyber thrillers rock and SF were inhabited a beautiful aggressiveness, that of one who had been dubbed the “prince of néopolar.” The Roots of Evil told a stalking a bloody cult, Babylon Babies was first the story of a birth: birth of a world Toorop furiously exploded by cyber reality, birth of the new man, as above us than we are to the monkey.

Villa Vortex , then told Dantec conveying the epic of a young pregnant woman, a sort of cyber virgin Mary, providing him Used beautiful scenes of fire, especially after a battle in the center of Montreal, where the young woman escapes all, escort and pursuers.

Dantec’s novels often took an ambitious metaphysical dimension as spleen a bend. in this he approached a Michel Houellebecq. Moreover, as Dantec clarified in an interview in 2003: “The Elementary Particles were for me an aesthetic shock. It is a better thing to happen to French literature for a long time. Houellebecq plays on the field of schopenhaurien nihilism. I play the side of Nietzsche. We agree on the fact that the world is a huge pain generator. “

From Montreal, the writer went on a quest for the meaning of a world adrift while counteracting Islamic extremism , lampooning ultra-liberalism and passing without transition from punk rock to Crébillon. Freethinker converted to Catholicism, Dantec was a hallucinatory vision of the world. Visionary, lost poet, many were those who wanted to go crazy. But was he really?


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