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Kazuo Ishiguro

Les vestiges du jour

€8,70

Majordome méticuleux, Mr Stevens parcourt la campagne anglaise en automobile. Le ton sur lequel il nous livre ses souvenirs et ses réflexions sur la dignité de sa fonction est, à l'image de son attitude vis-à-vis des événements, parfaitement retenu. Au gré des sous-entendus d'une langue délicieusement fluide et subtile, Ishiguro dresse, au-delà du portrait de toute une classe en déclin, le bilan d'une vie apparemment ratée. Dans ce roman mélancolique en demi-teintes, Booker Prize 1989, il révèle les failles d'un homme qui a refusé de reconnaître l'amour en Miss Kenton, ancienne gouvernante à qui il va rendre visite dans un ultime espoir inavoué. Malgré sa résistance aux changements, les choses ont sensiblement évolué. Darlington Hall appartient maintenant à un millionnaire américain, les positions de Lord Darlington durant l'entre-deux-guerres sont désormais vues d'un oeil réprobateur et Miss Kenton a acquis une certaine lassitude. Maître du clair-obscur, Ishiguro ne tire pourtant pas de conclusion catégorique et laisse, en suspens, un infime espoir de bonheur à son personnage, enfin capable de pleurer et d'apprécier cette qualité de lumière qu'offre le jour déclinant, pas tout à fait disparu encore, qui traîne ses vestiges dans le ciel marin de la baie de Weymouth.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2010
Publisher: Folio
Pages: 338
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070416707
ISBN 10: 2070416704

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Les vestiges du jour

€8,70