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Jules Supervielle

L'Enfant de la haute mer


«Comment s'est formée cette rue flottante ? Quels marins, avec l'aide de quels architectes, l'avaient construite dans le haut Atlantique à la surface de la mer, au-dessus d'un gouffre de six mille mètres ? Cette longue rue aux maisons de briques rouges si décolorées qu'elles prenaient une teinte gris-de-France, ces toits d'ardoise, de tuile, ces humbles boutiques immuables ? Et ce clocher très ajouré ? Et ceci qui ne contenait que de l'eau marine et voulait sans doute être un jardin clos de murs, garnis de tessons de bouteilles, par-dessus lesquels sautait parfois un poisson ?»

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1972
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 160
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070362523
ISBN 10: 2070362523

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Within Germany: 2-4 working days
Within Europe: 3-6 working days

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, delivery times can vary, we aim to keep you updated if delivery time is longer than expected.

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L'Enfant de la haute mer