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Laurent Gaude

Les oliviers du Négus


Un vieil homme croit entendre chevaucher Frédéric II dans le royaume des Enfers. Un centurion marche vers une Rome gangrénée dont il devance l'agonie. Un soldat des tranchées fuit le "golem" que la terre a façonné pour punir les hommes. Un juge anti-mafia tient le compte à rebours de sa propre exécution. Dans la proximité de la guerre ou de la mort surgissent ces quatre récits où les héros, certes vaincus, mais non déchus, prononcent d'ultimes paroles. Ils veulent témoigner, transmettre, ou sceller des adieux. Minuscules fantassins de la légende des siècles, ils affrontent une Histoire lancée dans sa course aveugle. Et ils profèrent la loi tragique, celle de la finitude, qui, au-delà de toute conviction, donne force et vérité à leur message. D'où la dimension orale de ces textes qui revisitent la scène de l'oeuvre romanesque et, de Cris à La Porte des Enfers, réorchestrent des thèmes chers à Laurent Gaudé, auxquels la forme brève donne une singulière puissance.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2013
Publisher: Actes Sud
Pages: 130
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782330015077
ISBN 10: 2330015070

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Les oliviers du Négus