Mais qu’est-ce qui les fait (dis)courir ? Propos sur Valéry, Échenoz et d’autres, aux confins de la littérature
University of Western Australia
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Communications and Arts
The answer to the question that is posed in this article starts with allusions to another question in Psych by Derrida: "How not to speak?" that is transformed in the following way: How not to run? How to avoid running? What makes for better running and how to choose another way to run? Courir by chenoz remains an example of a finely degraded text where the importance of the effort, preconditioned to the literary or sporting performance, is omnipresent. This article refers to other artistic and sporting choices: walking, dancing, and the necessary and ambitious raising of the spirit/body by Val ry.