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Jean Giono

Un roi sans divertissement

€7,40

Qui donc a profité des neiges pour égrainer un chapelet de cadavres ? Dans ce village du Dauphiné, l'arrivée du printemps rejette ses secrets et ses morts : au bout de trois victimes, on finira par faire appel à un spécialiste, le commandant Langlois, qui découvrira bien vite la vérité. Mais pourra-t-il y survivre ?

Étranges personnages que ceux de ce récit ; étrange roman, qui tient du théétre de l'absurde, du conte séculaire et de la parabole. Parabole laïque sur un seul thème, dont la pensée de Pascal "Un roi sans divertissement est un roi plein de misère" donne la clef : l'ennui existentiel guette les hommes, s'ils ne s'inventent pas des divertissements efficaces, consistants. C'est ce qu'avait bien compris l'assassin des neiges ; c'est ce que finira par comprendre Langlois, à son corps défendant.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2015
Publisher: Folio
Pages: 256
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070362202
ISBN 10: 2070362205

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Un roi sans divertissement

€7,40