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Erich-Maria Remarque

L'obélisque noir

€11,20

1923-1924 : deux années folles en Allemagne, où une inflation démentielle ruine les salariés et enrichit les affairistes. Employé à la firme " Henri Kroll et fils, monuments funéraires ", Louis vend des pierres tombales et des sculptures commémoratives. Le moment est favorable à ceux qui vivent de la mort des autres. Les aventures sont à portée de main et, quand la tristesse s'empare des hommes, la virée au bordel, où Fritzi ou le " cheval de fer " proposent des services très spéciaux, fait passer le vague-à-l'âme. Mais, peu à peu, Louis comprend ce que ces facilités de la vie lui avaient masqué : l'amour est ailleurs, et pourquoi pas auprès de son amie internée dans un hôpital psychiatrique ? Ce récit de la transformation d'un homme dans une Allemagne gangrenée par la corruption et les débuts du nazisme se lit, comme tous les grands livres, à plusieurs niveaux. Pour le préfacier Lionel Richard, " la technique romanesque de Remarque consiste à dégager sur un arrière-fond réaliste, d'une écriture souvent à la hache et au vitriol, un plan qui le contrecarre : il poétise les insatisfactions, les rêves, les aspirations de certains de ses personnages. Et il y parvient efficacement parce qu'il s'identifie à eux. "

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2006
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 529
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070309429
ISBN 10: 2070309428

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L'obélisque noir

€11,20