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Preface du negre, Le Minotaure 504, et autres nouvelles

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Collection of short stories by prizewinning Algerian author.
Un athlète algérien qui court le marathon des jo d'Athènes se sent investi des attentes de tout un peuple. Un chauffeur de taxi livre sa détestation d'Alger au long d'une logorrhée hallucinée. Un militaire expose à la Foire internationale un prototype d'avion qu'il a conçu seul ou presque, espérant susciter l'intérêt des habitants de la capitale. Un écrivain embauché pour faire le nègre se rebiffe et outrepasse son rôle. Un Arabe imaginaire s'identifie au sauvage, au nègre, à Vendredi, cherchant dans ces figures inventées par d'autres la place censée être la sienne. Toutes ces voix d'hommes perdus, dépossédés de leurs rêves, se confrontent à une même question : qu'est-ce qu'être algérien aujourd'hui ? Egarés dans le labyrinthe de leurs obsessions, entravés dans leurs tentatives de révolte, les personnages de ces nouvelles donnent à voir l'Algérie contemporaine dans sa violence refoulée et son absurdité.

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Author(s):
Daoud, Kamel
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
2330039468
ISBN-13:
9782330039462
Number of pages:
138
Publisher:
Babel

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Collection of short stories by prizewinning Algerian author.
Un athlète algérien qui court le marathon des jo d'Athènes se sent investi des attentes de tout un peuple. Un chauffeur de taxi livre sa détestation d'Alger au long d'une logorrhée hallucinée. Un militaire expose à la Foire internationale un prototype d'avion qu'il a conçu seul ou presque, espérant susciter l'intérêt des habitants de la capitale. Un écrivain embauché pour faire le nègre se rebiffe et outrepasse son rôle. Un Arabe imaginaire s'identifie au sauvage, au nègre, à Vendredi, cherchant dans ces figures inventées par d'autres la place censée être la sienne. Toutes ces voix d'hommes perdus, dépossédés de leurs rêves, se confrontent à une même question : qu'est-ce qu'être algérien aujourd'hui ? Egarés dans le labyrinthe de leurs obsessions, entravés dans leurs tentatives de révolte, les personnages de ces nouvelles donnent à voir l'Algérie contemporaine dans sa violence refoulée et son absurdité.

Author(s):
Daoud, Kamel
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
2330039468
ISBN-13:
9782330039462
Number of pages:
138
Publisher:
Babel

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