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William Saroyan

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Au début des années soixante, William Saroyan achète une vieille limousine ayant autrefois appartenu à un gangster, et entreprend avec son cousin un voyage à travers le nord des États-Unis. De New York à Fresno, en Californie, les deux hommes devisent, chemin faisant, au gré des rencontres et des incidents de parcours, sur leurs vies, leurs souvenirs et la littérature.

À mi-chemin entre " road-movie " et autobiographie, ce récit mêle philosophie, commentaires sociaux et réflexions très diverses où surgissent les noms de Fellini, d'Henry Ford ou d'Hemingway.

Dans le style agréablement désinvolte qui le caractérise, Saroyan nous livre, tout au long de cette équipée paisible, un récit qui mêle brillamment l'humour à la gravité, et qui, ce faisant, laisse découvrir un petit coin de l'éme d'un des écrivains les plus originaux de sa génération.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2002
Publisher: Le Livre de Poche
Pages: 189
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782253099246
ISBN 10: 2253099244

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