Béatrice et Virgile by Yann Martel

By Yann Martel

À los angeles suite d’une pénible rencontre à Londres où son nouveau livre, s’inspirant de l’abomination nazie, est rejeté par ses éditeurs, Henry rentre chez lui et cesse d’écrire. Une web page semble tournée. Henry proceed de répondre à ses lecteurs qui se passionnent pour son dernier roman paru. Or voici qu’il reçoit un courrier où l’un d’eux lui demande son aide. C’est un taxidermiste, mais aussi un apprenti écrivain dont l’histoire de Béatrice et Virgile, une ânesse et un singe, est saisissante. Cette delusion qui semble évoquer l’Holocauste captive Henry: tout se passe comme si ce qu’il avait cru perdu à Londres renaissait sous ses yeux. Avec un savoir-faire admirable, Yann Martel fait l. a. démonstration qu’un échec peut se transformer en victoire pour peu qu’on croie encore à l’infini pouvoir de l’imaginaire. Il nous montre aussi que les chemins qui mènent à cette reconquête sont parfois inattendus. Après L’Histoire de Pi, probablement le plus grand succès overseas d’un écrivain canadien, voici Béatrice et Virgile, un roman qui ne ressemble en rien au précédent, mais qui est aussi porté par un écrivain à l’immense expertise.

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Who knew what they might have done if he'd sapped the youth into silence? Maybe he should put the word out that he was looking for a musician with a taste for melancholy. Sighing through his unanswered questions, Joat returned the sap to its hiding place beneath his apron. He retrieved the ripe broy-sack from its hook behind the bar and started around the room, topping off any out-held tankard. He paused a moment at a table where the solitary templar's tankard stood empty. " he asked the top of one man's head.

When he was confident of his balance, Pavek removed a few ceramic coins from his belt purse, displaying them in the starlight. " The boy didn't take the bait. Well, Pavek reckoned he wouldn't have taken it either, under similar circumstances. He dribbled the coins into the dirt for the boy to retrieve later, then, with a stab of pain through his midsection and a loud groan, he hoisted the corpse across his shoulders and headed back the way he'd come. Chapter Two Hot, sun-filled days came and went.

The will of man or woman could leave no lasting mark upon the world. These were the laws seared into the understanding of each child born beneath the blood-red sun. Yet Athas had changed, and recently. The dreaded Dragon, ancient beyond mortal reckoning, was gone. No more need a city-dwelling man or woman fear the Dragon's levy: the annual assessment of life, drawn without remorse from the legions of misfortune within each of the city-states. Change had come in other ways as well. A citizen's council had replaced King Kalak in Tyr; that had happened before the Dragon died.

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