In 1983 with the song “Mesopotamia”, the pop-rock band B-52’s talked to us what it follows:


Turn your watch, turn your watch back,

about a hundred thousand years.

I’ll meet you by the third pyramid

Ah come on, that’s what I want, we’ll meet in Mesopotamia.

(We’re goin’ to meet) I ain’t no student,

(Feel those vibrations) of ancient culture

(I know a neat excavation) Before I talk

I should read a book.

But there’s one thing I do know,

There’s a lot of ruins in Mesopotamia.

Six or eight thousand years ago

They laid down the law.


I am a fan of B-52’s since Planet Claire and surprisingly I didn’t know Mesopotamia until 2015 in may when my book was printed! If I would have to introduce Colère à l’oeuvre / Anger at work in English, it would be done by these B-52’s’s words because I went digging in ancient Mesopotamian times to discover how it was thought about liver and faith.

Another pop-rock band called Orchestral Manoeuvre in The Dark gave to me some keys to discover, now, what happened in ...

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Tesla girls

Talking loud and clear

Jeanne of Arc



Colère à l'oeuvre

essai, 606 pages

Editions Geuthner


ISBN 978-2-7053-3920-3

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