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Le Matrimoine

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Dans la langue familière, se marier est souvent pris comme synonyme de faire une fin, ce qui semble impliquer qu'a été conclue une association assurant au nouveau couple l'opulence et la paix jusqu'à son dernier jour. Or ce jour-là est lointain, ceux qui s'écoulent entre-temps onéreux et la fin est en réalité celle de la vie antérieure à la cérémonie : tel est le paradoxe ...more
Paperback, 446 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Livre de Poche (first published 1967)
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Arthur King
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book often makes readers have mixed feelings. On the one hand we see the life of a typical bourgeois family of the last century, described very realistic, the eyes men for the wedding, life together, the arrival of children, etc.

Such a view in the literature is not typical because usually the relations between the sexes – the sphere of the possession of the writers. This interest in the book.

On the other hand, Hervé Bazin describes everything is so realistic that at times it becomes uncom
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Virgilio Machado
«Chamo matrimónio a tudo aquilo que, no casamento, é da competência da mulher, bem como àquilo que, nos nossos dias, tende a deixar de ser a parte do leão para se tornar na parte da leoa.» Este pensamento, que inicia, destacado, O Matrimónio, resume bem os dois principais aspectos deste novo romance de Hervé Bazin: crónica conjugal em que se encontram, simultaneamente descritos, o comportamento da mulher no casamento e - sublinhada - a diminutio capitis que sofrem os homens de hoje. [...] Se Her ...more
Alexandra
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My favourite book of all times! Went through a first "Livre de Poche" edition until it fell apart. Have read it over 10 times and still discover myriad new nuances to delight the senses.

Hervé Bazin is a master of the French "double-entendre" and one feels his deep love of language in every sentence he writes.

For me, a true masterpiece...

Read it for the first time when I turned 20, the latest re-read in 2010.
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Hervé Bazin (Jean-Pierre Hervé-Bazin) (April 7, 1911, Angers - February 17, 1996, Angers) was a French writer, whose best-known novels covered semi-autobiographical topics of teenage rebellion and dysfunctional families.
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