Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Saturday, 20 February 2016
The Black Swan
I took this picture at the York Castle Museum. I think this black swan is related to the pub of the same name, which is apparently an historical building. I know nothing about it. I associate the black swan with Swan Lake (of course) and the black swan theory. I have discovered the black swan theory through the crime novel Trackers by Deon Meyer. Masterful novel by the way, in which a character is referred to as a black swan, an aberration, improbably shady character in his honest and simple community. The analogy is taken from this essay by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, which I found among the books my brother Andrew owns. I don't know if I will ever read the essay, but I find fascinating the use of this theory by Deon Meyer in a crime story. So since I read Trackers, the black swan is a fascinating character archetype.