See also: Sternberg
BiographyIt was born from a father Diamantaire of Polish origin died in deportation with Majdanek. It starts to write as of the 15 years age and turns quickly to the fantastic one and the science fiction. It practices the trade of packer, then settles with Paris in the hope to be made publish. Its owner will say to him: Sternberg, good luck; we lose a bad writer but a large packer .
Its beginnings will be difficult, its style being unclassable.
Its workJacques Sternberg is a novelist, lampoonist, essay writer, journalist and chronicler, preface writer, etc
With 1.089 texts indexed to date, J. Sternberg can be prided to be the most prolific short story writer of the 20th century! After having taken part in 1962, with Jodorowsky, Topor and Arrabal, with the foundation of Panic , it made much in the Années 1970 for the diffusion and the recognition of the new Frenchwoman of XIXe and XXe centuries, of the foreign news also with the series of the anthologies Planet: The Masterpieces of fantastic, terror, the science fiction, the kitsch, etc Since always, it does not cease militating for the kind of the news:
To write a novel of more than 250 pages is with the range of any more or less gifted writer But to write 270 tales, generally short, it is another history. It is not any more one question of rate, but of inspiration, that requires 270 ideas.
… I really do not vibrate that by writing news - with falls and subjects quite precise - and I shipwreck generally during a novel. Moreover, I read any almost never, I am bored there. Even in lower part of three hundred pages, I almost always find them exhausting, interminable, and so often radotés by others.
After having published a score of novels generally stretched in a continuation of exhausting anecdotes, he wrote one day a collection of news without realizing that he attacked a kind which badly supported the absolute lack of imagination and prolixity in the vacuum.
It also shown there a direction of undeniable humor:
The last survivor of humanity sat in an armchair. One strikes with the porte.
When the enormous come insects in addition transfer for the first time of the men of the Earth, they noted, amazed and very frightened: they are enormous insects .
Large amateur of light veil, experienced cox, Jacques Sternberg was owner of a Zef (tiny - 3,60 m - Dériveur of walk) calls the Eric, then of a Sunfish (center-board with plastic hull created in the USA and then practically unknown in Europe - offered by an admiror) with which it achieved long excursions, including by bad weather, but hated the competition and the regatta around three buoys… From 1974 1983 it has will live per annum 6 months with Villers-on-Sea (Calvados) to appease its 2 passions: to write and sail.
Anarchistic in the heart, it pitilessly scoffed the medium at the régatiers, the Sponsor S and the yachts clubs in its " hénaurme" nautico-érotico-delirious novel ( the navigator ) written in 1976 with the apogee of the " Tabarly-handled ".
Sea, thus lived " with the contact" , in a quasi carnal way crosses all its work, and in particular most famous of its novels Sophie, the sea and the night .
With regard to his terrestrial displacements, one cannot either overlook his exclusive love of the Vélosolex with which he affirms to have traversed more than 300.000 km and of which he makes a complete praise in a chapter of Vivre while surviving: resignation, démerde, drift .
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