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Le sermon sur la chute de Rome (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Jérôme Ferrari (Author)

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Title:Le sermon sur la chute de Rome
Authors:Jérôme Ferrari (Author)
Info:Arles - Actes Sud - DL : 08/2012 - Impr. : Normandie Roto Impression SAS, 61250 Lonrai, 11/2012
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The Sermon on the Fall of Rome by Jérôme Ferrari (2012)

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I read this novel on holiday when it first came out and thought it was brilliant. It well deserved to win the Prix Goncourt. Very funny, very well-observed account of successive generations' experiences in Corsica. A must for all Corsophiles. Only problem was I could never understand the choice of title. ( )
  Julia_G | Sep 27, 2017 |
quel beau livre ! Et quelles belles longues phrases. C’est presque un polar et c’est un Goncourt 2012 mérité.
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"Tu es étonné parce que le monde touche à sa fin ? Étonne-toi plutôt de le voir parvenu à un âge si avancé. Le monde est comme un homme : il naît, il grandit et il meurt. (...) Dans sa vieillesse, l'homme est donc rempli de misères, et le monde dans sa vieillesse est aussi rempli de calamités. (...) Le Christ te dit : Le monde s'en va, le monde est vieux, le monde succombe, le monde est déjà haletant de vétusté, mais ne crains rien : ta jeunesse se renouvellera comme celle de l'aigle."
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The mysterious disappearance of Hayet, the manageress of the village bar, presents a conundrum for its owner. A succession of would-be hosts and hostesses descend, with disastrous results, before Matthieu and Liberoreturn to take up the reins. Initially they are successful, but as lustful, avaricious reality rudely intrudes on their idyll, they too are forced to concede, their senses befuddled by easy women and plentiful liquor, that all empires must inevitably crumble.… (more)

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