Literature: “Mecano”, by Mattia Filice, the art of writing the train

Literature: "Mecano", by Mattia Filice, the art of writing the train

Literature: “Mecano”, by Mattia Filice, the art of writing the train

Mattia Filice – His first novel “Mécano” was published by POL editions © Hélène Bamberger/POL

Mattia Filice’s novel marries the rhythm and the railway landscape, transmutes the industrial universe of the train, the machines and the stations into romantic feats, in a funny writing, in prose or in verse. It is also a social apprenticeship, the discovery of the world of work and, sometimes, the encounter with broken lives.

Guest : Mattia Filice who publishes his first novel “Mechanic”posted by POL

Mattia Filice, like the hero of his book, became a train conductor in 2004 by chance. Since then, he has been on the rails, starting from the Saint-Lazare station in Paris.

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