RTL Today – Portuguese from Luxembourg: José Luís Correia, writer: “Writing is like an exorcism”

This series pays homage to Luxembourg’s Portuguese in all their diversity. They confide in their paradoxical relationship between two cultures: the origin, the Portuguese, and the culture of adoption, the Luxembourgish.

I was born in Pétange in Luxembourg to Portuguese parents, so I consider myself a nerd Both Portuguese and Luxembourgish“. José Luis Correia spoke to us from the very beginning about his relationship to his origins and his two countries.

The writer grew up in Rodang and had a very early interest in writing. Already at school, the imagination he shows in his writing surprises his teachers. Spurred on by the encouragement of his teachers and parents, who bought him his first notebooks, José He “begins” to write at about the age of eight or nine And it will never stop.

I have to write, because it’s like an exorcism, it’s a cathartic. I have to get things out of myselfJose writes mainly in Portuguese and was recently published His first novel Bones Cadernos do Gaspar. But the author unleashes his pen in the form of poetry and writes mainly in Portuguese.

The night noise of metal bars, passing trains, and bits of metal traveling more than meCalmed by the industrial decor of his childhood hometown, Rodang, Jose writes the very special sounds of his city in his poems.

“Portuguese Luxembourg” is broadcast every Saturday, only on RTL 5minutes and Replay it on RTL Play.

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