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Milan Kundera

La vie est ailleurs


L'auteur avait tout d'abord pensé intituler ce roman L'âge lyrique. L'âge lyrique, selon Kundera, c'est la jeunesse, et ce roman est avant tout une épopée de l'adolescence ; épopée ironique qui corrode tendrement les valeurs tabous : l'Enfance, la Maternité, la Révolution et même - la Poésie. En effet, Jaromil est poète. C'est sa mère qui l'a fait poète et qui l'accompagne (immatériellement) jusqu'à ses lits d'amour et (matériellement) jusqu'à son lit de mort. Personnage ridicule et touchant, horrible et d'une innocence totale («l'innocence avec son sourire sanglant» !), Jaromil est en même temps un vrai poète. Il n'est pas salaud, il est Rimbaud. Rimbaud pris au piège de la révolution communiste, pris au piège d'une farce noire.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1976
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 448
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070368341
ISBN 10: 2070368343

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La vie est ailleurs