By Herménégilde Chiasson
1 Une simplicité admirable. C’est le titre d’un livre que je n’ai jamais lu, automobile les choses simples ne se disent pas. On les considère comme telles, les dire serait en trahir le mystery ou en banaliser l. a. présence, motor vehicle nous savons tous que l’eau est eau, que le bleu est bleu, que le temps est temps et que l’amour est cette énigme obsédante qui n’a jamais fini de chercher sa resolution. L’échec de nos vies viendrait-il du fait que nous n’ayons pas su traduire l’évidence, que nous continuons de tout déformer par le langage et l. a. mémoire ? Mais qu’y a-t-il d’autre pour passer le temps et nous donner l’illusion que nous avons conjuré le kind ?
«LectureS» est le dixième d’une série de douze ouvrages intitulée «Autoportrait», publiés au rythme d’un par mois en 2014. Chaque ouvrage répond à une consigne singulière et son titre débute par une lettre du prénom de l’auteur.
De ce projet inusité, l’auteur dit «[…] l’armature du texte était de prendre mon nom, qui a douze lettres, de le décomposer sur douze mois. Douze, c’est un chiffre mystique aussi […].»
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The coral reef hypothesis does not explain why cap carbonates are only associated with the ultimate deglaciation, and do not accompany glacial –interglacial cycles within the glacial period where these are recognized (Leather et al. 2002; Allen et al. 2004). If cap carbonates were eroded during glacial readvances, they would be present as clasts in glacial deposits, which they are not. Nearly 70 papers concerning cap carbonates appeared in the decade after 1997. This reflects the central but contentious role they have assumed in the ongoing controversy over the nature of Cryogenian glaciation.