Jérémie Le Louët

Monstres d’hier et de demain

Tales of horror by Perrault & Lovecraft

“If you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” Friedrich Nietzsche

The monster is that extraordinary being which fascinates and terrifies because it so different from us and also because of its propensity for transgressing established norms. From the earliest times, figures of the strange and the monstrous have made up a repertory of vast proportions, giving rise to multiple speculations and meanings of all different kinds. Théo Pombet and Jérémie Le Louët recite three folk tales from the 17th to the 20th centuries, ranging from the morality-base tale to the fantastical short story, the horrendous to the scandalous, and from Perrault to Lovecraft and Apollinaire.