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George R.R. Martin, l'auteur de Game of Thrones, à Dijon pour sa première visite en France

Par Denis Souilla, France Bleu Bourgogne mercredi 2 juillet 2014 à 17:00

George R.R. Martin, l'auteur de Game of Thrones.
George R.R. Martin, l'auteur de Game of Thrones. © Maxppp

George R. R. Martin, l'auteur de la saga "Game of Thrones" est arrivé à Dijon mercredi. Attendu pour une séance de dédicaces jeudi, à l’occasion de la sortie de "L’œuf du Dragon" aux éditions Pygmalion, sa venue déclenche un véritable engouement.

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Georges R.R. Martin, l’auteur de la saga Game of Thrones est à Dijon ce jeudi, attendu pour une séance de dédicaces à la librairie Grangier à Dijon de 14h à 18h. Il vient de sortir "L’œuf du Dragon, 90 ans avant le trône de fer" ** (Éditions Pygmalion). L'écrivain américain âgé de 65 ans est devenu une véritable star de la littérature anglo-saxonne à travers le monde notamment grâce à l'adaptation télévisée de ses ouvrages par la chaîne HBO qui en a acquis les droits en 2007.

Il est arrivé ce mercredi !

George R.R. Martin est arrivé mercredi matin, en train, à Dijon. Après un passage dans les rues de la ville, il a été accueilli par le maire, Alain Millot, qui lui a offert une visite aux Musée des Beaux-Arts. George R.R. Martin s'est ensuite rendu aux archives. L'auteur américain connaît bien Dijon et l'histoire ducale de la Bourgogne : les alliances, mariages et batailles territoriales ont directement inspiré Game of Thrones.

Mais Game of Thrones , c'est quoi exactement ?

Game of Thrones , en français Le Trône de Fer , ce sont cinq livres de plusieurs tomes, vingt millions d'exemplaires vendus, et quatre saisons de série télévisée, la quatrième vient d'ailleurs d’être diffusée aux États-Unis et le sera bientôt en France sur Canal+. Elle captive régulièrement par plus de sept millions de télespectateurs américains, sans compter la vidéo à la demande, le streaming et les téléchargements. Cette saga d’heroic fantasy s’inspire des Rois maudits de Maurice Druon.

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L'histoire, dont le premier volume a été publié en 1996, nous plonge dans des royaumes médiévaux, luttes de pouvoirs entre sept familles, liaisons amoureuses, trahisons, peuples barbares, loups et dragons , le tout dans des paysages grandioses et une ambiance médiévale et surnaturelle. À l'image de Tolkien, l'auteur de la saga du Seigneur des Anneaux , "GRRM" est en passe de devenir l'auteur le plus en vogue dans son genre littéraire. Il prend part à l'écriture du scénario d'au moins un épisode dans chaque saison de la série télévisée. Il a été élu en 2011 l’une des personnes les plus influentes du monde.

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Les fans se mobilisent

Des milliers de fans venus de toute la France, de Belgique, Allemagne et Suisse sont attendus à Dijon. À l'occasion de la venue de l'écrivain barbu en Bourgogne, un bookcrossing , une chasse au trésor, a déjà été organisée au moins de juin à Dijon : des exemplaires du premier tome de Game of Thrones ont été déposés en centre-ville. La ville va être plongée dans une ambiance médiévale ce mercredi et jeudi grâce à plsusieurs initiatives :

 

Rencontre avec un lecteur dijonnais

Qui sont les lecteurs de Game of Thrones ? Ce qui sûr c'est que ce ne sont pas des enfants. Game of Thrones mélange combats, intrigues, sexe et violence. Les ouvrages sont plus souvent dans les mains d'adolescents ou trentenaires. C'est le cas de Nicolas, lecteur, fan de "GoT". Habitué des potions magiques -il est pharmacien-, à 32 ans il attend avec impatience chaque nouveau volume de la saga. "C'est relativement violent, il y a quelques scènes de sexe, donc ça pourrait être plus délicat pour des gens un peu plus jeunes. Il y a des guerres, des maladies, des scènes directes" , reconnaît-il. "Ce que j'adore c'est que l'auteur nous fait découvrir beaucoup de personnages et on arrive à s'identifier à quelques-uns. Du coup, je suis un peu impatient de découvrir la suite mais je préfère qu'il prenne bien le temps d'écrire et qu'on ait une suite géniale".

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Nicolas, un lecteur assidu de Game of Thrones. - Radio France
Nicolas, un lecteur assidu de Game of Thrones. © Radio France - (Denis Souilla)

Les tomes comptent chacun près d'un millier de pages. Difficile à lire ? Pas vraiment. "Ça fait pas peur, on est même content d'avoir tout ça à lire. Cela se fait assez rapidement. Il y a des termes techniques, mais un bouquin je le finis en une dizaine de jours", explique Nicolas. 

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Les produits dérivés, le merchandising s'est développé depuis des années comme ce fut le cas pour Stars Wars ou Harry Potter . Est-ce vraiment un passage obligé pour un fan ? Nonn, à en croire Nicolas : "je n'ai pas d'épées ou de capes (rires). Mais j'ai investi dans les blu-rays. Après, je n'attends pas non plus une adaptation au cinéma. Le film ça ne serait pas possible, la série c'est le bon format parce qu'il y a beaucoup d'informations" .

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Nicolas, lecteur dijonnais de Game of Thrones. - Radio France
Nicolas, lecteur dijonnais de Game of Thrones. © Radio France - (Denis Souilla)

►►► EN SAVOIR PLUS  |  SITE OFFICIEL DE GAME OF THRONES

►►► EN SAVOIR PLUS  |  FACEBOOK DE GAME OF THRONES

►►► ET AUSSI  |  UN CHÂTEAU DE DORDOGNE INSPIRE GAME OF THRONES

►►► LE MOUV'  |  LA FIN DE GAME OF THRONES

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