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Le sagouin

3.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  153 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Il semble que François Mauriac ait mis le meilleur de son art dans cette cruelle peinture d'une famille de hobereaux du Sud-Ouest dont l'héritier, un pauvre homme dégénéré, s'est mésallié en épousant une jeune fille qui n'a pu résister au désir de quitter son milieu bourgeois et de devenir baronne.
De cette union mal assortie est né un fils, Guillou. Nous suivons le calvair
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Paperback, 140 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Pocket (first published 1951)
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Mark
Oct 22, 2013 Mark rated it it was amazing
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Mark
I read this book whilst languishing and feeling sorry for myself after an op last year. Not sure if that is the best of atmospheres in which to imbibe such a sad story but I found it quite wonderful.

I love Mauriac or rather Hopkins' translations as unfortunately my french A level is so long in the past that I cannot think of reading it in the original but every one of his works that I have read I have found really moving.

This small novel is heartbreakingly beautiful. Its the story of local gen
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Aug 10, 2013 Kurahuma Yukama rated it liked it
La contraportada dice que esta novelita o relato es posiblemente su Obra Maestra, no se , tendria que leer mas, y aunque este lejano en mi recuerdo ya , me quedo con Nudo de Víboras.
La historia empieza bien,pero termina muy pronto!! Te encariñas con el Mico y zas !!! el fin de la novela! en mi opinión daba para mas , es una lastima que tan buen personaje tenga tan pocas paginas de gloria.

Alice
Oct 09, 2013 Alice rated it it was ok
Mlle Alice, pouvez-vous nous raconter votre rencontre avec Le Sagouin?

"Encore un livre remporté à l'occasion du concours des 50 ans de Pocket..."

Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire...


"L'histoire d'une famille où tout le monde est malheureux et méchant les uns envers les autres et où c'est l'enfant qui en subit les conséquences."

Mais que s'est-il exactement passé entre vous?


"Ceux qui me connaissent vont me dire: "mais pourquoi t'obstines-tu à lire ce genre de livre alors que tu sais que
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Jul 23, 2016 Anna Zenchenkova rated it did not like it
Чтобы не забыть, как называется переведенное произведение: "Мартышка"
Andrea
Dec 28, 2013 Andrea rated it liked it
Ce petit texte, à la fois touchant et tragique, reprend des thèmes du Le Baiser au lépreux, mais il me semble moins abouti comme roman. La brévité a des vertus, d'accord, mais l'histoire très condensée lui donne trop une allure de comte moderne, avec un message à la clef - à prendre avec une vision humaniste ou catho, au choix.
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Jan 19, 2012 Vincent rated it really liked it
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Plucino
Jul 20, 2012 Plucino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Petit roman à fendre l'âme.

"Le Sagouin" est une histoire de petite noblesse locale; la mère est un femme mécontente qui se retrouve avec un fils apparemment imbécile.

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Pippa
Sep 16, 2012 Pippa rated it liked it
Beautifully written, with the typical Mauriac gift of not condemning anybody. Almost too painful to bear though.
Martin
Jan 04, 2012 Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I used to own this rare volume, had to add it to the database!
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François Charles Mauriac was a French writer and a member of the Académie française. He was awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the deep spiritual insight and the artistic intensity with which he has in his novels penetrated the drama of human life." Mauriac is acknowledged to be one of the greatest Roman Catholic writers of the 20th century.
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