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You could write a book about her life. V.i.t.r.i.o.l.’s heroine has lost the key of her past. Childhood and adolescence look like blank pages. An emptiness that is destroying her to the ruin. Until memory comes back and along with it the terrifying meaning of the word ‘inceste’.
Published April 13th 2011 by Smashwords (first published April 4th 2010)
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Red Haircrow
May 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
There was a poem by the French author, Charles Baudelaire from his “Les Fleurs du Mal,” titled “The Carcass” that particularly struck me. It begins:

“Do you remember the sight we saw, my soul,
that soft summer morning
round a turning in the path…?”

Even when translated to English it has a distinct metre and flow. Visual, simple yet profound, it was intimate, speaking as if only to me, yet clearly had monumental breadth and might whisper to anyone. It was unforgettable after I first heard then read i
June Ahern
May 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
V.I.T.R.I.O.L. by French author Anne de Gandt, is poetic story about a young woman struggling to have a full and meaningful life. Alas, she is held captive to her past, but cannot identify or articulate the demon holding her prisoner, keeping her from happiness and success. I had struggled with the French version with my limited French and was very happy to see an English translation. I reread within one day because I wanted to keep with the entire flow of this book, as flows so beautifully. One ...more
I can't rate this book. I'm desperately sorry, Anne, but I simply could not penetrate the true meaning of some of your words. Perhaps it was the translation, I'm not sure. I just could not finish the book, and that makes me feel truly, truly bad, as I know you're a member of our group. There were elegant paragraphs, and sections of "V.I.T.I.R.I.O.L. that I will always remember, it's just that I couldn't make a coherent picture of the book as a whole.
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Writer-photographer, Anne de Gandt creates worlds which mingle past and present, dream and reality. She invites you to journey across time, space, memory, identity and hope.

Écrivain-photographe, Anne de Gandt crée des univers où se mêlent passé et présent, rêve et réalité. Son travail est une invitation aux voyages, à travers le temps, l'espace, la mémoire, l'identité et l'espoir.

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“Red my memory, red my despair. Red my nights, red my bloody pain. What would I become without you, colour of my entrails?” 1 likes
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