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Le Roi des Aulnes by Michel Tournier

Le Roi des Aulnes (edition 1970)

by Michel Tournier, Jean-Bernard Vray

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Title:Le Roi des Aulnes
Authors:Michel Tournier
Other authors:Jean-Bernard Vray
Info:Folio (1996), Poche, 560 pagina's
Collections:Your library
Tags:Franse literatuur, nazisme, holocaust, monsters, mythologie, Teutonen

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The Ogre by Michel Tournier


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A mincing, hulking French pedophile gets caught in the winds of World War 2 and ends up in charge of a Hitler Youth prep school! Hijinx Ensue! ( )
  William-Tucker | Oct 18, 2016 |
Ohlala. Voila un livre qui est difficile à expliquer. Beaucoup d'éléments provocatives, une histoire influencée par la mythologie et la Christianité. Si vous êtes préparés pour un boulversement éthique, lisez 'Le Roi Des Aulnes'! ( )
  WorldInColour | Oct 12, 2013 |
The Erl-King , also published as The Ogre. Abel Tiffauges describes how a ‘child of twelve has reached an unsurpassable point of balance and bloom which makes him the masterpiece of creation’. ( )
  TonySandel2 | Feb 11, 2013 |
Strange and beautiful story set in nazi Europe. ( )
  neilchristie | Dec 30, 2009 |
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An international bestseller and winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, The Ogre is a masterful tale of innocence, perversion, and obsession. It follows the passage of strange, gentle Abel Tiffauges from submissive schoolboy to "ogre" of the Nazi school at the castle of Kaltenborn, taking us deeper into the dark heart of fascism than any novel since The Tin Drum. Until the very last page, when Abel meets his mystic fate in the collapsing ruins of the Third Reich, it shocks us, dazzles us, and above all holds us spellbound.

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Abel Tuffauges is a French mechanic who is slowly sucked into the German war machine. His adventures take him deeper into Germany where he is "drawn into recruting for the Hitler youth, though he does not realize what fate he has doomed his beloved boys until he finds a Jewish child who has escaped from Auchwitz. Abel realizes that he has been living a life of ghastly inversions and that the only way to redeem himself is to rescue this child."--Amazon.com.… (more)

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