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Effroyables jardins. [Michel Quint]

SKU: 9782070313495
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Horrific Gardens

On every festive occasion, he does it ... he wears this silly red nose and becomes "the saddest of the saddest clown." He, is my father and I used to be ashamed of him..until uncle Gaston told me the whole truth about my father the 'resistant' and the German soldier. Then my father became a hero, my hero ...

This short novel is a tribute to the author's grand father and father both heroes of different wars and different times.

LDF Notes: Since its publication in 2000, this novel has received numerous literary awards in France. Today it is also an acclaimed movie.
This edition includes a 30 page dossier to help the reader better understand the book, the author and his time, as well as related readings and in depth analysis of the major themes of the book



Effroyables jardins.

A chaque fête, chaque anniversaire, il fait le clown. Il revêt son costume grotesque, son nez rouge et devient "le plus trite des clowns tristes". Ce père fait honte à son fils. Jusqu'au récit de l'oncle Gaston: un dimanche, après la sortie au cinéma, de dernier lui raconte tout. L'histoire sublime et banale d'un résistant et d'un soldat allemand. Celle qui fait du père un héros.

Ce court roman d’une soixantaine de pages dédié par l’auteur à son grand-père et son père résistant, donne chair et âme à une époque sombre. Le patois qui émaille le récit de l’oncle Gaston n’entrave pas sa compréhension, au contraire, il contribue à renforcer l’atmosphère émouvante de ce livre que l’on reçoit en plein cœur comme un petit pavé du Nord, région où se situe le récit. Paru en septembre 2000 aux éditions Joëlle Losfeld.

Notes LDF: Effroyables jardins obtient en mars 2001 le Prix Ciné-Roman, en mai le Prix de la Nouvelle de la Société des Gens de Lettres et en mars 2002 le Prix Jean-Claude Izzo.
Cette collection inclut le texte integral, ainsi qu'un dossier de 30 pages qui permet aux lecteurs de mieux comprendre le texte ainsi que l'auteur et son temps. Une liste de lectures permettant une etude plus approfondie des themes abordes ainsi que des analyses des themes principaux du livre font egalement partie de ce dossier

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Author: Michel Quint
Editor: Gallimard
Collection: Folio Classiques

Description: Soft cover - 74 pages - 4.5 x 7 in.

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