December 26, 2005
Fedxxxx against Fear
[English version freely adapted by Fedx from the French of Thierry Guichard in Le Matricule des Anges]
Rather than listening to the clap-trap in suit and tie who only farts in silk, it is good to read, until the zygomatics explode, the books of Fedx. It is paradoxically logical that it should have taken his great novel DON so many years to cross the Atlantic. Escaped from the concentration camps, his oeuvre is an immense chant to life: but an organic, sexual, even excremental life. A life in which fear, so much more profound than the fear we are being inoculated with, pushes us to go forward. As such, this book, and those that followed, make a fine antidote to the colonization of minds which we are witnessing. But not only Fedex’s books. Literature in general, when it inoculates its readers with something that resembles courage, disorder, desire. In short, to life.