A curious event leads us to Portugal. An unexpected stepping stone on the way to Libya. We meet a mysterious emissary in the deserted Avenida Palace.
Remembering the past, emotion clenches at the throat of António
Lobo Antunes, the great man whom we had feared—wrongly—had succumbed to his own books.
An interview for L’Expresso, an intellectual debate on the lawn of the French embassy (José Gil, Nuno Nabais), and the song of the Captains of April 25: that was Lisbon on July 14, 2020.
Bernard-Henri Lévy with Antonio Lobo Antunes – Lisbon, summer 2020.
Portrait of Lobo Antunes by Marc Roussel.
Leafing through a book commemorating the “Carnation Revolution”.
The French philosopher claims that Antonio Lobo Antunes is “one of the greatest writers of our time, in all languages”, and says “that there are few living writers that he places so high.” (Speech at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, in tribute to Antonio Lobo Antunes, September 28, 2019).
Garden of the Palace of Santos (French Embassy in Portugal) — Bernard-Henri Lévy meets the Consul, Florence Mangin.
Lively debate between Bernard-Henri Lévy and the Portuguese philosophers Nuno Nabais and José Gil around the book The Virus in the Age of Madness (Yale University Press).
Photo shooting for the cover of Portuguese weekly O Espresso.
Portrait by Marc Roussel taken during the photo shooting for O Espresso.
Conversation around the book The Virus in the Age of Madness (Yale University Press) with Portuguese columnist Pedro Mexia.