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Zadie Smith

De la beauté


Rien ne va plus pour le très britannique Howard Belsey, spécialiste de Rembrandt et gauchiste convaincu, qui végète dans la petite université de Wellington : son épouse, Kiki, lui bat froid depuis qu'elle le sait coupable d'infidélité ; Jerome, son fils aîné, s'est réfugié chez Monty Kipps, l'ennemi juré de Howard ; enfin, voilà que Monty lui-même débarque à Wellington comme professeur invité. Tandis que s'affrontent les deux hommes, un chassé-croisé sentimental commence : leurs épouses se lient d'amitié, Zora Belsey s'entiche d'un jeune du ghetto, son frère Levi de réfugiés haïtiens... Zadie Smith aborde ici des enjeux brûlants : conflits raciaux, métissage culturel et rapports de classes. Mais cette fresque tragi-comique offre aussi une méditation tendrement ironique sur ce qui unit les êtres : la quête de la beauté.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2009
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Pages: 591
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070379569
ISBN 10: 2070379566

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De la beauté