Launched in March 2017, the literary review that describes America is releasing its final issue.
As promised, America draws the curtain this Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the day of inauguration of the new American president and of the release of his latest issue. After sixteen publications, the quarterly review launched in spring 2017, just after Donald Trump’s arrival at the White House, has fulfilled its mission: to deconstruct American myths through the eyes of authors on both sides of the Atlantic. , during the four years of a mandate which promised to be chaotic and which indeed was.
The idea ofAmerica germinated in the head of the literary critic François Busnel (“La Grande Librairie” on France 5) and the journalist Éric Fottorino (1, Zadig) at the end of 2016. “The project was born out of astonishment at the election of Trump, says Julien Bisson, editor-in-chief ofAmerica. We were overwhelmed with information assuring his defeat. And when Trump was elected, we said to ourselves that we had to paint a clear and meticulous portrait of this America, full of divisions described by writers.
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