Guillaume de Fonclare
“My wound existed before I did, I was born to incarnate it,” wrote the poet Joë Bousquet who was injured during the Great War and was bedridden for thirty years. From the same stable as his beautiful book Dans ma peau, Guillaume de Fonclare now gives us a subtly layered portrait. Trapped within his own body like Joë, he draws universal answers from the life of a man who never stopped exploring the meaning of his injury and his life, and the power of writing.
Born in Pau in 1968, Guillaume de Fonclare was director of the Museum of the Great War at Péronne in the Somme for many years. In 2010 Stock published his first autobiographical essay, Dans ma peau, which won the France Télévisions prize for an essay, and Dans tes pas in 2013.
Dans la lignée du magnifique Dans ma peau, Guillaume de Fonclare propose un portrait subtilement croisé avec le poète Joë Bousquet, qui, paralysé durant la Grande Guerre, produisit une oeuvre intense et fulgurante.