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Alain Finkielkraut

Un coeur intelligent: Lectures


«Le roi Salomon suppliait l'Éternel de lui accorder un cœur intelligent. Au sortir d'un siècle ravagé par les méfaits conjoints de la bureaucratie, c'est-à-dire d'une intelligence purement fonctionnelle, et de l'idéologie, c'est-à-dire d'une sentimentalité binaire indifférente à la singularité des destins individuels, à quelle instance adresser cette prière ? Ce livre répond : à la littérature. Me fiant à mon émotion, j'ai choisi neuf titres : La Plaisanterie de Milan Kundera, Tout passe de Vassili Grossman, Histoire d'un Allemand de Sebastian Haffner, Le Premier Homme d'Albert Camus, La Tache de Philip Roth, Lord Jim de Joseph Conrad, Les Carnets du sous-sol de Fédor Dostoïevski, Washington Square de Henry James et Le Festin de Babette de Karen Blixen. Et je me suis efforcé de mettre dans mes lectures tout le sérieux, toute l'attention que requiert le déchiffrement des énigmes du monde.» Alain Finkielkraut.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2010
Publisher: Folio
Pages: 256
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070437054
ISBN 10: 2070437051

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Un coeur intelligent: Lectures