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Emile Zola

Le Paradis des chats et autres textes


En 1874, Émile Zola, qui est déjà l’auteur d’imposantes fresques romanesques, fait paraître un recueil de textes brefs sous le titre de Nouveaux Contes à Ninon. Sans restriction de genre, il y réunit avec une grande liberté fable, portrait, récit de souvenirs… Nous trouverons ici cinq de ces compositions à l’éclectisme délicieux, et où se rencontrent tour à tour un chat vagabond, un forgeron affairé ou encore une jeune héroïne au grand cœur.

«J’avais alors deux ans, et j’étais bien le chat le plus gras et le plus naïf qu’on pût voir. À cet âge tendre, je montrais encore toute la présomption d’un animal qui dédaigne les douceurs du foyer… je n’avais qu’un désir, qu’un rêve, me glisser par la fenêtre entrouverte et me sauver sur les toits.»

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2019
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 144
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782072847080
ISBN 10: 2072847087

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Le Paradis des chats et autres textes