Ritournelle de la faim

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Gallimard, 2008 - Fiction - 206 pages
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Ce livre raconte l'histoire d'une colère, d'une faim. 'Ritournelle de la faim' est pris entre deux chapitres autobiographiques. L'auteur a écrit cette histoire en mémoire d'une jeune fille qui fut malgré elle une héroïne à vingt ans.

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User Review  - Kokkare - Goodreads

The style, mood and settings in this book reminded me a little of Andreï Makine. War, love, tragedy and so on. With this book too I'd like to say that I don't know what I think, but it's not good to ... Read full review

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The splendid opening chapter is dominated by the figure of Uncle Soliman - and as a representation of the French Belle Epoque, is as close to perfection as I have ever read. Everything in this short ... Read full review


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Author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio was born in Nice, France on April 13, 1940. He studied at Bristol University from 1958 to 1959 and finished his undergraduate degree at the Institut d'etudes Litteraires in Nice. In 1964, he earned a master's degree from the University of Aix-en-Provence and wrote a doctoral thesis in 1983 on Mexico's early history for the University of Perpignan. He has taught at numerous universities throughout the world and has written around 30 books including novels, essays, and short stories. He was awarded the 1963 Theophraste Renaudot prize and the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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