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Vent de Sable

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Ecrit à la suite du voyage que fit Kessel avec Emile Lécrivain sur la ligne Toulouse-Casablanca-Dakar. L'écrivain était le plus ancien pilote de cette ligne qu'il avait ouverte officiellement le 1er juin 1925.
Paperback, 181 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Gallimard Education
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Récit d'un aller-retour vers Dakar réalisé par Kessel avec les plus grands pilotes de l'aéropostale.
Brouillard, enlèvements, accidents, vent de sable et vols de nuit sont les autres acteurs de ce récit très vivant et truffé d'anecdotes - souvent tragiques - sur la création d'une ligne dont la finalité se situe en Amérique du Sud.
Kessel fait revivre cette aventure pleine de danger et, éternel thème dans son oeuvre, célèbre l'amitié virile entre ces pilotes (qui sont quand même assez étrangement t
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Joseph Kessel was a French journalist and novelist.He was born in Villa Clara, Entre Ríos, Argentina, because of the constant journeys of his father, a Lithuanian doctor of Jewish origin. Joseph Kessel lived the first years of his childhood in Orenburg, Russia, before the family moved to France. He studied in Nice and Paris, and took part in the First World War as an aviator.

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