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Mathias Enard

Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants


Mai 1506, Michel Ange débarque à Constantinople. A Rome, il a laissé inachevé le tombeau que lui a commandé Jules II, au risque de s'attirer la colère de ce pape particulièrement irascible. Mais comment résister à l'invitation du Sultan Bajazet, qui veut lui confier la conception d'un pont enjambant l'estuaire du Bosphore, la Corne d'Or ? Pont entre deux rives, mais aussi entre deux mondes, deux civilisations... Une évocation fascinante et raffinée de ce moment où la Renaissance esquisse avec l'Orient byzantin un sublime rendez-vous, hélas manqué.

L'interprétation de Thibault de Montalembert épouse toutes les nuances de ce récit qui mêle fastes révolus et ambiguïtés politiques.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2010
Publisher: Actes Sud
Pages: 153
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782742793624
ISBN 10: 2742793623

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Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants