Disturbance: Philippe Lançon and Salvatore Scibona in Conversation
Join Philippe Lançon and Salvatore Scibona as they discuss Disturbance, Philippe Lancon’s memoir on surviving the Charlie Hebdo attack recently published by Europa Editions.
Philippe Lançon, a journalist, author, and a weekly contributor to Charlie Hebdo was gravely wounded in the January 7, 2015 attack at that magazine’s Paris offices. The residual trauma upended his relationship to the world, to writing, to reading, to love and to friendship. As he attempted to reconstruct his life on the page, Lançon reread Proust, Thomas Mann, Kafka, and others, in search of guidance.
Disturbance is not an essay on terrorism nor is it a witness’s account of Charlie Hebdo. It is an honest, intimate account of a man seeking to put his life back together after it has been torn apart. It is a book about survival, resilience, and reconstruction, about transformation, about one man’s shifting relationship to time, to writing and journalism, to truth, and to his own body.
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