Boris Cyrulnik

I remember Publication date : March 11, 2010

Should one remember? And if so, how far back? Can memory be a duty? How and why does memory reconstruct remembrance?

Orphaned and alone at the age of five, hunted down and captured by the Nazis: by evoking his own painful past and the traumatic experiences of his childhood, Boris Cyrulnik examines the work of remembrance and the strategies of adaptation that allow the past to become accessible.

For the first time here, Boris Cyrulnik evokes his harrowing childhood, his capture and escape, his foster families, his adoptive mother.

This highly moving account offers a message of hope to all those who have suffered great trauma.

Boris Cyrulnik is a neuro-psychiatrist and course director at the University of Toulon, France. He is the author of many highly successful works, most notably Un merveilleux malheur (1999), Les Vilains Petits Canards (2001) and Autobiographie d'un épouvantail (2008).

His works include Les Nourritures affectives (1993), L'Ensorcellement du monde (1997), Le Murmure des fantômes (2003), Parler d'amour au bord du gouffre (2004) and De chair et d'âme (2006).