I waited for him to finish the espresso. Outside, I introduced myself. Initially he did not respond, then he got angry and said that I should go to his lawyer. I said, “I was trying, but he didn’t answer letters and phone calls.”
In the end, the conversation started. Maybe he thought, “Why isn’t my lawyer defending me?”
He was happy that someone had read his work. I can say, “Okay, I said in this book …” This made him talk a lot.
How much of his work ended up reading?
He has written nearly 50 books, and has read about ten books. None of them were translated into English, but I grew up in Montreal and went to French schools. Two colleagues in the office read books that I did not read. It was a lot of trading.
So one of my colleagues spent days in the Bibliothèque Nationale library scanning books and diaries from the 1970s and 1980s, then we printed the survey.
What was it like personally?
His reputation was always so charming, and he was. He is 83 years old, but he speaks perfectly complete and elegant sentences.
Was this what protected him?
I guess this is partial. People thought he was a good writer. I don’t think the manual worker will get away with it.
That’s all in this press conference. See you next time.
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