Olivier Rolin


Born
in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
May 17, 1947

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Olivier Rolin spent his childhood in Senegal. He then studied at the Louis-le-Grand high school and the Ecole Normale Superieure. He graduated in philosophy and literature.

He works as a freelancer of the French paper Libération and Le Nouvel Observateur. He was the companion of the singer Jane Birkin.

His work is inspired by May 68 and the proletarian Left, romantic adventures in Arabia, the writers Rimbaud and Conrad and his travels.

He received the "Prix Femina" for Port Sudan in 1994, the "Prix France Culture" for Tiger Paper in 2003 and the "price of Style" for The Meteorologist just now in 2014.

He's the brother of the also writer Jean Rolin

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Port-Soudan

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Hotel Crystal

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Un chasseur de lions

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O Meu Chapéu Cinzento: Pequ...

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Sibéria

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Baku, últimos dias

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“A beleza deles tinha algo que incomodava alguns dos nossos camaradas... Talvez simplesmente porque a beleza resistisse à terrível vontade de nivelamento que nós tínhamos. Ou porque ela é o contrário, aquilo que distingue, que é injustamente dado a alguns e negado à maioria? (...) E a beleza da arte, nem se fala. Nós a detestávamos sem conhecê-la. A beleza provoca desvios, divagações, e nós gostávamos mesmo era das "massas", como se dizia. Além disso, havia um tipo de sacralização da infelicidade que era nojento. (...) Um militante não poderia ter uma namorada que virasse a cabeça de todo mundo...”
Olivier Rolin, Tigre de Papel

“Uma humanidade sem heroísmo é boa para Deus e para o mercado. Alguns contemporâneos, em seu cinismo, parecem não se dar conta disso.”
Olivier Rolin, Tigre de Papel

“Existe um charme na feiura, uma sedução pelo não-pensar, uma vontade de ser fraco e idiota.”
Olivier Rolin, Tigre de Papel

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