I Will Say Despite Everything That This Life Was Beautiful - Jean d'Ormesson - Gallimard

I Will Say Despite Everything That This Life Was Beautiful - Jean d'Ormesson - Gallimard

SKU: 9782072823879
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  • Author (s): ormesson d 'jean
  • Editor: Gallimard
  • Collection: Folio
  • Publication: 03/07/2019
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Number of books: 1
  • Shipping: 242
  • Dimensions: 17.8 x 11 x 2

Summary :
In order to defend himself in a lawsuit that he settles on himself, the author gallops through a vanished past. It goes from the golden age of a classicism that reigns over Europe to the collapse of this "world of yesterday" so dear to Stefan Zweig. From Colbert, Fouquet, Bossuet or Racine to François Mitterrand, Raymond Aron, Paul Morand and Aragon. But the charms of a lifetime and the whirlwinds of history are not enough for the accused: "You did not imagine that I was going to content myself with spouting you memories of childhood and youth? do not put me very high, but I have not fallen low enough to deliver what are called Memoirs. The adventures of a writer who loved happiness and pleasure despite so many misfortunes gradually give way to a more serious look at the drama that never ceases to play out between time and eternity, and which will carry us away.