Christophe

Drieu revenait souvent dans nos conversations avec Christophe qui préparait un mémoire sur Louis Lecoin, un anarcho-pacifiste emprisonné sous Vichy. The writer of Récit secret nous avait communiqué une méfiance instinctive à l’égard des idées politiques qui gâtent les tempéraments les plus riches. On évoquait ses doutes, ses aveuglements, ses rêves d’enfant solitaire, son fascisme de loser, ses phrases scintillantes, sa haine de soi ou bien la fin sans appel du Feu follet : “Se heurter. Se heurter enfin à l’objet.” Les nuits filaient sur le canapé-lit de son salon où Gilles et Régis nous rejoignirent parfois. On éclusait des bières et alcools sauvages en écoutant Oasis qui venait de sortir son premier album. Nos paroles s’éteignaient dans les rires et la fatigue. Nous savions que bientôt nous serions définitivement de grandes personnes et qu’il fallait profiter de cette adolescence supplémentaire qu’autorisaient les études prolongées.

Taken from Christian Authier : ‘Les liens défaits’.

Christophe :

Drieu cropped up often in our conversations with Christophe who was preparing a dissertation on Louis Lecoin, an anarchist-pacifist imprisoned under the Vichy regime. The writer of Récit secret had communicated to us an instinctive mistrust of political ideas that could get an evil grip on even the strongest characters. We evoked his doubts, his blindness, his solitary childhood dreams, his ‘loser’s’ fascism, his scintillating phrases, his self-hatred and also the irrevocable end of Feu follet : “To collide: to collide at last with one’s subject.” Our nights flew by on the sofa-bed in his sitting-room where Gilles and Régis sometimes joined us. We sank many beers and strong alcoholic drinks while listening to Oasis who had just released their first album. Our words petered out in laughter and fatigue. We knew that soon we would for ever have to be adults and that we had to take advantage of this extended adolescence that our prolonged studying allowed.

Taken from: Christian Authier: ‘Les liens défaits’.

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