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La vie d'un idiot, précédé d'Engrenage

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Un homme prend le train pour Tôkyô. Un passager lui parle d'un fantôme en manteau de pluie. Quelques instants plus tard, il croise une personne en manteau de pluie, trop léger pour la saison. Dans sa chambre d'hôtel, un troisième manteau est posé sur le dossier de son fauteuil... Autant d'indices de l'engrenage qui entraîne le narrateur vers la folie.

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Mass Market Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 5th 2011 by folio (Gallimard) (first published 1927)
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Pauline
Aug 20, 2016 rated it liked it
3-3.5 stars.

(Help me God of the Reading, help me get Out of this Reading Slump !)

Livre très court, composé de deux nouvelles, à caractère autobiographique. Une intéressante perspective à la folie, tout s'enchaîne sans Logique pour finalement donner un Tout "attrayant" et "cohérent". Il y a également quelques perles dans cette écriture.
Fábio de Carvalho
Feb 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: qualité-psy
Alors qu'Engrenage est plutôt médiocre, La vie d'un idiot, la lettre de suicide d'Akutagawa, est poignante et troublante de par son honnêteté.
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