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John Maxwell Coetzee

Michael K, sa vie, son temps


Michael K, dont la couleur de peau n'est jamais mentionnée, homme frustre et solitaire, quitte Le Cap accompagné de sa mère et se lance sur les routes. Contrôles, interdictions, combats ne l'empêcheront pas d'accomplir son périple, remontant toujours plus loin au nord, en quête d'une ferme-refuge originelle où il espère vivre paisiblement. Il parvient seul en ce lieu reculé, sa mère n'ayant pas supporté le voyage. A partir de quelques graines retrouvées par hasard, il cultive son champ et crée son petit paradis. Mais la guerre ne s'arrête pas, elle, et bien vite le rattrape. Pourtant, malgré les emprisonnements, la cruauté et le dénuement, Michael K ne se pliera pas aux lois des hommes... Avec ce roman, J. M. Coetzee nous donne à lire une superbe parabole, à la fois sombre et éblouissante, sur la dignité humaine.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2000
Publisher: Seuil
Pages: 229
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782020404556
ISBN 10: 2020404559

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Michael K, sa vie, son temps