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Bernhard Schlink

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€9,00

À l'ége de quinze ans, Michaël – le narrateur – découvre l'amour dans les bras d'Hanna, une voisine de vingt ans son aînée ; pendant six mois, il la rejoint tous les jours et partage avec elle plaisirs de la chair et moments de lecture. Mais sa maîtresse, personnage secret, disparaît un jour mystérieusement. Sept ans plus tard, Michaël la retrouve par hasard, alors qu'il assiste à un procès pour crime de guerre, où elle figure au banc des accusés ; il découvre à cette occasion un fait qui pourrait atténuer sa condamnation, mais choisit de n'en rien dire, par respect pour celle qui a marqué si profondément sa vie. Il renouera leur relation au cours des dix-huit années d'incarcération de celle qu'il comprend enfin un peu mieux.

Bernhard Schlink, auteur de plusieurs romans policiers couronnés de grands prix (Brouillard sur Mannheim), signe là une œuvre émouvante. En un style limpide et bref, il narre un amour qui perdure malgré le temps et le regard d'autrui, et qui reconnaît à la littérature une valeur curative. Par-delà l'anecdote, Bernhard Schlink nous invite à réfléchir sur des notions aussi capitales que l'interprétation de la vérité, la responsabilité de nos actes ou la confrontation avec le passé nazi.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1999
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 242
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070404582
ISBN 10: 2070404587

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Le liseur

€9,00