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Les Fantoches
Jacques Roumain
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Les Fantoches

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Paperback, 102 pages
Published by Fardin (first published 1931)
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Mar 05, 2012 Purple Iris rated it really liked it
I just finished Les Fantoches. Interesting. I love Masters of the Dew, but I am so much more intrigued by Roumain's shorter works. This one is sometimes called a short story collection, but it's really a novella. I mostly enjoyed it, although there were a few too many unnecessary tangents. But Roumain is a master at capturing the "feel" of the occupation period for a certain class and at rendering unsympathetic characters in a sympathetic way.

Marcel Basquet is the main character. I get the feeli
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Roumain est né le 4 juin 1907, à Port-au-Prince, dans une famille aisée. Son grand-père, Tancrède Auguste, fut président d'Haïti de 1912 à 1913. Il fréquenta des écoles catholiques à Port-au-Prince et, plus tard, étudia en Belgique, en Suisse, en France et en Allemagne. À vingt ans, il revint en Haïti et fut co-créateur de "La Revue Indigène" avec Émile Roumer, Philippe Thoby-Marcelin, Carl ...more
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