by E. Orsenna

Imaginez la plus vaste des étendues bleues, saupoudrée jusqu'à l'horizon d'une centaine de rochers roses entre lesquels glissent des voiles. Au loin, l'île principale veille sur cette grande famille à fleur d'eau. En ce paradis, nous vivions de juin à septembre. Un beau jour, à deux pas de notre maison, vient s'installer Gilles, un personnage étrange. Allure de faune, métier improbable: traducteur. L'éditeur Arthème Fayard lui a confié une tâche impossible: la version en langue française du chef-d'oeuvre de Nabokov, Ada ou l'Ardeur. Bien sûr, il peine. Bien sûr, il traîne. Arthème s'énerve. Alors, l'île entière lui vient en aide. Durant deux étés, nous avons apporté à Gilles notre contribution enthousiaste et incompétente. Depuis longtemps, je voulais raconter ces deux étés. Rendre hommage à la navigation des mots, à la jalousie de la mer, à nos complicités d'alors qui n'allaient plus jamais cesser. Je sais maintenant que je dois à cette aventure d'il y a vingt ans l'apprentissage de l'enchantement. E.O.

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Publisher
Librairie Artheme Fayard
Type
book
Language
French
ISBN-13
9782213599038
ISBN-10
2213599033
Format
Paperback / softback
Categories
Fiction & Related items, Modern & contemporary fiction
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