Patrick Autréaux

Thérèse de Lisieux

La confiance et l’abandon

Thérèse of Lisieux

Trust and Abandonment
August 31, 2017
Anthology
96 pages
100 × 170 mm
6,50 €
9782757805510
978-2-7578-0551-0

“Points Sagesses »

																Patrick Autréaux, Thérèse de Lisieux
																Patrick Autréaux, Thérèse de Lisieux

Rather than a model, this young woman’s journey refers, beyond belief and dogma, to this journey to the confines of our singularity towards the other.

To read Thérèse is to listen to a being who abandons himself to destitution and allows himself to be tossed towards that holiness which makes the being porous to the world. Life in community, the failures of faith, the disease that gnaws: she goes through the trials like a little knight who arms himself from childhood and sticks to his “little way” to cross the unpredictable reliefs of the inner kingdom.
The quiet radicalism of her confidence is almost frightening; she looks like nothing, but she valiantly walks this frontier where man comes closest to human beings and compassion.

The author

Patrick Autréaux was born in 1968.
While studying medicine and anthropology, he wrote poetry and contemporary art criticism. He collaborates on several catalogues of abstract geometric art collections (museums of Cambrai, Mâcon and Cateau-Cambrésis). He decides to stop his practice of emergency psychiatry in 2006.
After a triptych on the experience of illness, In the Valley of Tears (UIT Books), Soigner (Gallimard) and Se survivre (Verdier), he published a novel, Les irréguliers (Gallimard) and a work of theatre, Le grand vivant (Verdier), which premiered in 2015 at the Avignon Festival. Published in 2017, his story La voie écrite (Verdier) traces a path between medicine and literature. A stage adaptation of his story Le dedans des choses was premiered at La rose des vents (Villeneuve d’Asq) in October 2017.
He has been awarded the Villa Yourcenar (2011), the CNL (2010 and 2017), the Paris-Québec scholarship (2012), the Prix Amic de l’Académie française (2012), as well as the Fondation des Treilles author’s residency award (2015) and the Coupleux-Lassalle award (2016).
Author in residence at Boston University in 2018 and 2019, and visiting scholar at MIT in 2018, he created the seminar Through a writer’s eye.
With the publication of the American translation of In the Valley of Tears (UIT Books, 2019), Quand la parole attend la nuit (Verdier, 2019) inaugurates a new cycle in his work (selection for the December and Femina prizes).
He lives between Paris and Cambridge (MA, USA).
His next novel, Pussyboy, will be published in March 2021 by Verdier Editions.

Infos

Thérèse of Lisieux or Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (1873-1897) is one of the most popular saints in the Catholic Church and beyond. She left three autobiographical manuscripts that have been immensely successful.

Bibliography

In the Valley of Tears (OE) (2009), Soigner (2010), Le dedans des choses (2012), Se survivre (2013), Les irréguliers (2014), Le grand vivant (2016), La voie écrite (2017), In the Valley of Tears (2017), Quand la parole attend la nuit (2019), Pussyboy (2021)

August 31, 2017
Anthology
96 pages
100 × 170 mm
6,50 €
9782757805510
978-2-7578-0551-0

“Points Sagesses »