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Thoughts on writing in a foreign language, living in a foreign country and exploring foreign worlds…

24.06.19

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Leafing through the Who’s Who in Gay and Lesbian History is an exciting experience: Edward II of England, Benvenuto Cellini, Pope Julius II, Michel de Montaigne, Constantine Cavafy, Marguerite Yourcenar, etc. It’s like a revelation: suddenly, gays and lesbians are made visible. History ceases to be heterosexual. We were there all along. Everywhere.

01.04.19 – 07.04.19

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My decision to write in English over the weekend might have been rushed. As soon as I come up with a new idea or a new project, I’m overwhelmed with doubts. I spend my life in this permanent state of mind.

To be honest, I can’t deny I feel like I’m being unfaithful to my mother tongue. French and I, we go way back… and I still have deep feelings for my mother tongue (quite an understatement).