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Title:La Route étroite vers le nord lointain
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Richard Flanagan, France Camus-Pichon
Publisher:Actes Sud
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Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, War, Australia, Historical

La Route étroite vers le nord lointain by Richard Flanagan, France Camus-Pichon

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC La Route étroite vers le nord lointain En Dorrigo Evans jeune officier m decin vient peine de tomber amoureux lorsque la guerre s embrase et le pr cipite avec son bataillon en Orient puis dans l enfer d un camp de travail japonais o les captifs sont affect s la construction d une ligne de chemin de fer en pleine jungle entre le Siam et la Birmanie Maltrait s par les gardes affam s ext nu s malades les prisonniers se raccrochent ce qu ils peuvent pour survivre la camaraderie l humour les souvenirs du pays Au c ur de ces t n bres c est l espoir de retrouver Amy l pouse de son oncle avec laquelle il vivait sa bouleversante passion avant de partir au front qui permet Dorrigo de subsister .

Cinquante ans plus tard sollicit pour crire la pr face d un ouvrage comm moratif le vieil homme devenu apr s guerre un h ros national convoque les spectres du pass Ceux de tous ces innocents morts pour rien dont il entend honorer le courage Ceux des bourreaux p n tr s de leur devoir guid s par leur empereur et par la spiritualit des ha kus Celui d Amy enfin amour absolu et ind passable qui le hante toujours Les voix des victimes et des survivants se m lent au chant fun bre de Dorrigo se r pondent et font cho .

travers elles la Voie ferr e de la Mort trag die m connue de la seconde guerre mondiale rena t sous nos yeux par del le bien et le mal dans sa grandeur d risoire et sa violence implacable Port par une criture d une rare intensit po tique i La Route troite vers le Nord lointain i est un roman puissant sur l absurdit de la condition humaine une m ditation ombreuse sur l amour et la mort un cri contre la pr carit de la m moire et l inacceptable victoire de l oubli

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

A novel of the cruelty of war and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love br br Richard Flanagan s story of Dorrigo Evans an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle s wife journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a crumbling pre war beachside hotel from a Thai jungle prison to a Japanese snow festival from the Changi gallows to a chance meeting of lovers on the Sydney Harbour Bridge br br Taking its title from th century haiku poet Basho s travel journal i The Narrow Road to the Deep North i is about the impossibility of love At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave labour camp in August As the day builds to its horrific climax Dorrigo Evans battles and fails in his quest to save the lives of his fellow POWs a man is killed for no reason and a love story unfolds

Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish

Once upon a time that was called before all the living things on the land and the fishes in the sea were destroyed there was a man named William Buelow Gould a convict in Van Dieman s Land who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe Silly Billy Gould invader of Australia liar murderer forger fantasist condemned to live in the most brutal penal colony in the British Empire and there ordered to paint a book of fish Once upon a time miraculous things happened

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

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One of our most inventive and important international literary voices Richard Flanagan now delivers i Wanting i a powerful and moving tale of colonialism ambition and the lusts and longings that make us human br br It is In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen s Land a barefoot aboriginal girl sits for a portrait in a red silk dress She is Mathinna the adopted daughter of the island s governor Sir John Franklin and his wife Lady Jane and the subject of a grand experiment in civilization one that will determine whether science Christianity and reason can be imposed on savagery impulse and desire Years later somewhere in the Arctic Sir John Franklin has disappeared with his crew and two ships on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage England is horrified by reports of cannibalism filtering back from search parties no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day Charles Dickens for whom Franklin s story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own life

Death of a River Guide

In this brilliant labyrinthine second novel a drowning man named Aljaz Cosini is granted visions of his family history stretching into the distant past even as he revisits his final days along the remote and treacherous Franklin River Richard Flanagan s protagonist has been away from Tasmania for the last decade Sick lonely and financially strapped he returns to his hometown and soon runs into an old colleague known as Pig s Breath who offers him a low paying stint as a river guide blockquote I can see that Pig s Breath knows Aljaz well enough to see that Aljaz desperately wants to visit the Franklin River country that there is a need in him which Pig s Breath does not have to go back there and that this is his only way of doing it And while Aljaz sits there trying to look as if he is chewing over numbers Pig s Breath can tell that what he is in fact doing is smelling the river hearing it run watching the rain mists rise from its valleys drinking its tea coloured waters from his cupped hands blockquote Flanagan i The Sound of One Hand Clapping i has been compared to Faulkner for his loving attention to place but his narrative talents are more akin to those of G nter Grass There are echoes of i The Tin Drum i in the picaresque tale of Aljaz s emergence from the womb wrapped in the caul that suggests second sight Throughout a series of similarly magical occurrences lends sparkle if little illumination to these hardscrabble lives in the Tasmanian wilderness All of which goes to explain why i Death of a River Guide i is an unusually rich novel and one of Australia s most distinguished literary exports in recent years i Regina Marler i

The Unknown Terrorist

From the internationally acclaimed author of i Gould s Book of Fish i comes an astonishing new novel a riveting portrayal of a society driven by fear What would you do if you turned on the television and saw you were the most wanted terrorist in the country Gina Davies is about to find out when after a night spent with an attractive stranger she becomes a prime suspect in the investigation of an attempted terrorist attack In i The Unknown Terrorist i one of the most brilliant writers working in the English language today turns his attention to the most timely of subjects what our leaders tell us about the threats against us and how we cope with living in fear Chilling impossible to put down and all too familiar i The Unknown Terrorist i is a relentless tour de force that paints a devastating picture of a contemporary society gone haywire where the ceaseless drumbeat of terror alert levels newsbreaks and fear of the unknown pushes a nation ever closer to the breaking point

The Australian Disease: On the Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-freedom

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First Person

b Six weeks to write for your life In this blistering story of a ghostwriter haunted by his demonic subject the Man Booker Prize winner turns to lies crime and literature with devastating effect b br br A young and penniless writer Kif Kehlmann is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal Siegfried Heidl About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of million Heidl proposes a deal for Kehlmann to ghost write his memoir in six weeks br br But as the writing gets under way Kehlmann begins to fear that he is being corrupted by Heidl As the deadline draws closer he becomes ever more unsure if he is ghost writing a memoir or if Heidl is rewriting him his life his future Everything that was certain grows uncertain as he begins to wonder who is Seigfried Heidl and who is Kif Kehlmann br br By turns compelling comic and chilling i First Person i is a haunting journey into the heart of our age

Notes on an Exodus

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And What Do You Do Mr. Gable?

b From the winner of the Man Booker Prize The collected short pieces of nonfiction from one of Australia s best novelists b br br i And what do you do Mr Faulkner asked Clark Gable after being introduced to William Faulkner at a party br I write replied Faulkner br And what do you do Mr Gable i br br Over the years Richard Flanagan s non fiction has gained a major reputation br br Gathered here in this updated edition are the best of his writings on everything from directing film to a near fatal kayak trip from Jorge Luis Borges to baking bread Included is his celebrated Perth Writers Festival closing address on love stories and the murder of Reza Barati along with his famous essay on Gunns that set in train the end of the woodchipping giant

Wanting, The Australian Disease: On the Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-freedom, First Person, Notes on an Exodus, Death of a River Guide, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, And What Do You Do Mr. Gable?, Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, The Unknown Terrorist