C'est La Guerre

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Juni 1999



The novel opens with the confused perceptions of an eleven-year-old boy who, while playing in the village square, hears the tocsin sounding, then a medley of voices announcing the general mobilization. A profoundly isolated youth, he is witness to the paroxysmal events marking the Occupation in a provincial city. In a succession of hallucinatory monologues, vivid dialogues, and haunting descriptions, we see a young mind at first bewildered by adult rhetoric, and then, as it grows in understanding, made conscious of an evil without bounds. Struggling to exist, and forced to adapt to an environment evolving ever further toward corruption, violence, and baseness, the young boy discovers himself lost in a universe of black-market transactions, sordid sexual manipulations, killings, and deportations. "I am getting to know mankind, " the young narrator concludes. "Mankind is mostly shit."


Louis Calaferte was born in Turin in 1928. He was a playwright, poet, and writer of prose. "The Way It Works with Women," published by the Marlboro Press/Northwestern in 1998, was the first of his many novels to be translated into English. Austryn Wainhouse is the founder of the Marlboro Press and has translated the works of the Marquis de Sade and Simone de Beauvoir, among others.
EAN: 9780810160323
ISBN: 0810160323
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1999
Seitenanzahl: 130 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Austryn Wainhouse
Format: gebunden
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