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Joseph Kessel

Les Cavaliers


Kessel a situé en Afghanistan une des aventures les plus belles et les plus féroces qu'il nous ait contées. Les personnages atteignent une dimension épique : Ouroz et sa longue marche au bout de l'enfer... Le grand Toursène fidèle à sa légende de tchopendoz toujours victorieux... Mokkhi, le bon sais, au destin inversé par la haine et la découverte de la femme... Zéré qui dans l'humiliation efface les souillures d'une misère qui date de l'origine des temps... Et puis l'inoubliable Guardi Guedj, le conteur centenaire à qui son peuple a donné le plus beau des noms : «Aïeul de tout le monde»... Enfin, Jehol «le Cheval Fou», dont la présence tutélaire et «humaine» plane sur cette chanson de geste... Ils sont de chair les héros des Cavaliers, avec leurs sentiments abrupts et du mythe les anime et nourrit le roman.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1982
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 560
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070373734
ISBN 10: 2070373738

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Les Cavaliers