The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Iggybook

ISBN:230404865X

Total Pages:218

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En 1998, Les Cahiers Albert Cohen (n° 8) faisaient paraître un « numéro anniversaire » pour les trente ans de Belle du Seigneur. Pour saluer les cinquante ans du chef-d'oeuvre, ce numéro des Cahiers publie une série d'études sous l'intitulé « nouvelles approches ». Certaines complètent, prolongent et enrichissent des recherches entamées depuis longtemps sur des dimensions cardinales de l'oeuvre (la violence et le sacré, l'imaginaire sexuel, l'intertextualité, l'humour, l'ironie, le lexique de l'amour ou la poétique des incipit), d'autres explorent des thèmes inédits (l'ennui, la figure du pervers narcissique, la mimicry des études postcoloniales) ou risquent des hypothèses nouvelles (faut-il postuler un « narrateur » dans Belle du Seigneur ?). Contributions de Carole Auroy, Baptiste Bohet, Jérome Cabot, Valeria Dei, Marc Hersant, Antonia Maestrali, Anne-Marie Paillet, Alain Schaffner, Anaëlle Touboul, Joëlle Zagury...

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Book of My Mother

Author:Albert Cohen

Publisher:Archipelago

ISBN:1935744542

Total Pages:180

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Shortly after Albert Cohen left France for London to escape the Nazis, he received news of his mother’s death in Marseille. Unable to mourn her, he expressed his grief in a series of moving pieces for La France libre, which later grew into Book of My Mother. Achingly honest, intimate, and moving, this love song is a tribute to all mothers. Cohen himself expressed, "I shall not have written in vain if one of you, after reading my hymn of death, is one evening gentler with his mother because of me and my mother." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Belle du seigneur

Author:Vanessa Grosjean,fichesdelecture.com,

Publisher:FichesDeLecture.com

ISBN:251103171X

Total Pages:8

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Cette fiche de lecture sur Belle du Seigneur d'Albert Cohen propose une analyse complète de l'oeuvre : • une présentation de l'oeuvre • un résumé de Belle du Seigneur • une analyse des personnages • une présentation des axes d'analyse de Belle du Seigneur d'Albert Cohen Notre fiche de lecture sur Belle du Seigneur d'Albert Cohen a été rédigée par un professeur de français. À propos de FichesDeLecture.com : FichesdeLecture.com propose plus 2500 analyses complètes de livres sur toute la littérature classique et contemporaine : des résumés, des analyses de livres, des questionnaires et des commentaires composés, etc. Nos analyses sont plébiscitées par les lycéens et les enseignants. Toutes nos analyses sont téléchargeables directement en ligne. FichesdeLecture est partenaire du Ministère de l'Education.

The Consequences of Love

Author:Gavanndra Hodge

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:1405943238

Total Pages:320

Viewed:1966

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Pre-order the remarkable and fearless, The Consequences of Love _____ THE TIMES BEST BOOKS OF 2020 THE GUARDIAN BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIRS 2020 'A beautiful book - everyone should read it' Sunday Times 'Superbly written and utterly heartbreaking. Courageous, inspired, bleakly comic, extreme candour' Guardian 'By turns painful and joyful, this beautiful book has plenty of poignant lessons to teach us about grief and love' Cosmopolitan _________ Two sisters. One shattered childhood . . . Seven-year-old Gavanndra Hodge's life is a precarious place. Her father is a hairdresser and drug dealer to Chelsea's most decadent inhabitants; her mother an alcoholic ex-model. So, it is up to Gavanndra to keep her little sister Candy safe. But when Candy dies suddenly on holiday aged nine, Gavanndra's family, already so fragile and damaged, implodes. Now a mother herself, Gavanndra embarks on a journey to write her way back to her sister. The Consequences of Love is a joyous and compelling account of the strength of the love between sisters and how nothing is ever truly lost if we are brave enough to return to where we began. _________ 'A wonderful and transformative memoir about the impact of loss and the power of love' Julia Samuel, author of the Sunday Times bestseller This Too Shall Pass 'Brilliant and moving' The Times 'There are scenes that will reduce you to tears, but there's also humour, forgiveness and uplifting optimism. By the end of this dazzling debut you just want to give her a huge cheer for coming through' Evening Standard 'A beautifully-written life-story of trauma and healing' Marian Keyes 'A masterful writer with a gift for storytelling... A triumph' i

Albert Cohen

Author:Jack I. Abecassis

Publisher:JHU Press

ISBN:1421429101

Total Pages:272

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Providing close readings and imaginative analyses of the entire literary output of one of twentieth-century France's most important Jewish writers, Abecassis presents here a major work of literary scholarship, as well as a broader study of the reception and influence of Jewish thought in French literature and philosophy.

Entre-Textes

Author:Oana Panaïté,Vera A. Klekovkina

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:135177901X

Total Pages:308

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Entre-Textes introduces advanced students of French to the richness of the Francophone world through literature from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The course anthology is divided into fourteen modules, each of which pairs a classical text with a modern one. Students are guided to read works from different periods of time and cultural origin and consider how these echo, complement or question each other. Through comparing and contrasting the texts, students will develop a new approach to reading literature while simultaneously reinforcing linguistic and cultural competencies. Suitable for advanced students of French and featuring texts from across the French-speaking world, Entre-Textes is an innovative course anthology with a flexible structure and versatile methodology.

Patagonian Hare

Author:Claude Lanzmann

Publisher:Atlantic Books

ISBN:0857898752

Total Pages:240

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The unforgettable memoir of 70 years of contemporary and personal history from the great French filmmaker, journalist and intellectual Claude LanzmannBorn to a Jewish family in Paris, 1925, Lanzmann's first encounter with radicalism was as part of the Resistance during the Nazi occupation. He and his father were soldiers of the underground until the end of the war, smuggling arms and making raids on the German army. After the liberation of France, he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, making money as a student in surprising ways (by dressing as a priest and collecting donations, and stealing philosophy books from bookshops). It was in Paris however, that he met Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. It was a life-changing meeting. The young man began an affair with the older de Beauvoir that would last for seven years. He became the editor of Sartre's political-literary journal, Les Temps Modernes—a position which he holds to this day—and came to know the most important literary and philosophical figures of postwar France. And all this before he was 30 years old. Written in precise, rich prose of rare beauty, organized—like human recollection itself—in interconnected fragments that eschew conventional chronology, and describing in detail the making of his seminal film Shoah, The Patagonian Hare becomes a work of art, more significant, more ambitious than mere memoir. In it, Lanzmann has created a love song to life balanced by the eye of a true auteur.

The List of my Desires

Author:Gregoire Delacourt

Publisher:Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN:0297868373

Total Pages:240

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Money can buy you freedom. But what about happiness? When Jocelyne looks at herself in the mirror, she sees a middle-aged, married woman who runs a dressmaking shop in a small provincial French town and lives a very ordinary existence. But what happened to all those dreams she had when she was 17? Then she wins millions on the lottery and has the chance to change her life for ever. So why does she find herself reluctant to accept the money? To help her decide what to do, she begins to compile a list of her heart's desires, never suspecting for one moment that the decision might be taken out of her hands ...

The Hunter

Author:Kerrigan Byrne

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Paperbacks

ISBN:1466887419

Total Pages:400

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They're rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards-dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster... A scandalous proposal. Christopher Argent lives in the shadows as the empire's most elite assassin. Emotion is something he tossed away years ago, making him one of the most clear-eyed, cold-hearted, wealthiest, and therefore untouchable men in London. But when his latest target turns out to be London's own darling, Millicent LeCour, Christopher's whole world is turned upside down. Overwhelmed by her stunning combination of seduction and innocence, Christopher cannot complete the mission. She has made him feel again. Now, he will do anything to save her life, so that he can claim her as his own... A perilous passion... When Millie learns what Christopher was hired to do, she is torn between the fear in her heart and the fire in her soul. Putting herself in this notorious hunter's arms may be her only path to safety-even if doing so could be the deadliest mistake she's ever made. But how can she resist him? As the heat between her and Christopher burns out of control, danger lurks in the shadows. Is their desire worth the risk? Only the enemy knows what fate has in store...

The Man in the High Castle

Author:Philip K. Dick

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0547601204

Total Pages:272

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In this Hugo Award–winning alternative history classic—the basis for the Amazon Original series—the United States lost World War II and was subsequently divided between the Germans in the East and the Japanese in the West. It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In this world, we meet characters like Frank Frink, a dealer of counterfeit Americana who is himself hiding his Jewish ancestry; Nobusuke Tagomi, the Japanese trade minister in San Francisco, unsure of his standing within the bureaucracy and Japan's with Germany; and Juliana Frink, Frank's ex-wife, who may be more important than she realizes. These seemingly disparate characters gradually realize their connections to each other just as they realize that something is not quite right about their world. And it seems as though the answers might lie with Hawthorne Abendsen, a mysterious and reclusive author, whose best-selling novel describes a world in which the US won the War... The Man in the High Castle is Dick at his best, giving readers a harrowing vision of the world that almost was. “The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times

Diary of a Provincial Lady

Author:E. M. Delafield

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

ISBN:1509845178

Total Pages:N.A

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E. M. Delafield's largely autobiographical novel takes the form of a journal written by an upper-middle-class lady living in a Devonshire village. Written with humour, this charming novel is full of the peculiarities of daily life. The Provincial Lady of the title attempts to avoid disaster and prevent chaos from descending upon her household. But with a husband reluctant to do anything but doze behind The Times, mischievous children and trying servants, it's a challenge keeping up appearances on an inadequate income, particularly in front of the infuriating and haughty Lady Boxe. As witty and delightful today as when it was first published in 1930, Diary of a Provincial Lady is a brilliantly observed comic novel and an acknowledged classic. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an introduction by author and journalist Christina Hardyment. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift-editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Gifts of Reading

Author:Robert Macfarlane,William Boyd,Candice Carty-Williams

Publisher:Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN:1474615694

Total Pages:352

Viewed:1931

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'This story, like so many stories, begins with a gift. The gift, like so many gifts, was a book...' So begins the essay by Robert Macfarlane that inspired this collection. In this cornucopia of an anthology, you will find essays by some of the world's most beloved novelists, nonfiction writers, essayists and poets. 'You will see books taking flight in flocks, migrating around the world, landing in people's hearts and changing them for a day or a year or a lifetime. 'You will see books sparking wonder or anger; throwing open windows into other languages, other cultures, other minds; causing people to fall in love or to fight for what is right. 'And more than anything, over and over again, you will see books and words being given, received and read - and in turn prompting further generosity.' Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of global literacy non-profit, Room to Read, The Gifts of Reading forms inspiring, unforgettable, irresistible proof of the power and necessity of books and reading. Inspired by Robert Macfarlane Curated by Jennie Orchard With contributions by: William Boyd, Candice Carty-Williams, Imtiaz Dharker, Roddy Doyle, Pico Iyer, Andy Miller, Jackie Morris, Jan Morris, Sisonke Msimang, Dina Nayeri, Chigozie Obioma, Michael Ondaatje, David Pilling Max Porter, Philip Pullman, Alice Pung, Jancis Robinson, S.F.Said, Madeleine Thien, Salley Vickers, John Wood and Markus Zusak

Down Among the Dead Men

Author:Dany

Publisher:D & M Publishers

ISBN:1553658523

Total Pages:212

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The story of Dany Laferriere, the narrator and writer living in exile in Montreal, who finally comes home to Haiti. Nothing is different, and yet everything has changed. There is his mother, who has never left Haiti, not even for one minute, and who still performs all the rituals of old. But there is also the army of zombies that takes over the streets at night, while the American army occupies the country by day. What is this country of dead men? Is every Haitian a secret citizen? Is it possible for Laferriere to cross over to that country and then return? Laferriere wanders through Port-au-Prince interrogating old friends and new acquaintances. The tone becomes strident, as do the questions: Do we stay? Do we leave? What's the point? Where can we be ourselves and live like humans at the same time? In the end Laferriere decides to head for Bombardopolis, a village where you only need to eat once every three months -- a way of curing hunger? What will become of him once he gets there, and who will he be when he returns?

In Your Prime

Author:India Knight

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:0241967848

Total Pages:272

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Humane, witty, wise and full of practical advice: India Knight's guide to ageing is the book every woman has been waiting for. 'Our mothers' fifty is not our fifty. We have no map, no blueprint, no nothing. We have no sense of what is and isn't age-appropriate, or even of whether age-appropriateness is still relevant. We're supposed to be grown-up, but we seldom feel it.' Part guide, part memoir, part manual, in In Your Prime India Knight seeks to provide proper, weighty answers to the questions women are asking themselves now. Covering a wide range of subjects from clothes and cosmetics, being a parent to older children, having older parents and what that entails, and of course, the menopause, In Your Prime is the definitive, much-needed guide to approaching middle age with confidence and panache. India Knight is the author of three previous novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me and Comfort and Joy. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.

Luster

Author:Raven Leilani

Publisher:Bond Street Books

ISBN:0385696019

Total Pages:240

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Winner of the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Winner of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize for Best First Book Winner of the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2021 Dylan Thomas Prize Finalist for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Novel Longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Longlisted for the 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Named Best Book of the Year by O: the Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Town and Country, Amazon, Indigo, NPR, Harper’s Bazaar, Kirkus Reviews, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping Sharp, comic, disruptive, and tender, Luster sees a young Black woman fall into art and someone else's open marriage. Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties—sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She's also, secretly, haltingly, figuring her way into life as an artist. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage—with rules. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics weren't hard enough, Edie finds herself unemployed and falling into Eric's family life, his home. She becomes a hesitant friend to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie is the only Black woman who young Akila knows. Razor-sharp, darkly comic, sexually charged, socially disruptive, Luster is a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life in a tumultuous era. It is also a haunting, aching description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way.

Albert Cohen, le seigneur

Author:Gérard Valbert

Publisher:Grasset

ISBN:2246413990

Total Pages:404

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Tous ceux qui ont aimé - et aimeront - Belle du Seigneur se sont, un jour ou l'autre, interrogés : qui était vraiment Albert Cohen ? Qui était, par-delà le mentir-vrai de ses légendes, ce romancier découvert par le grand public à l'âge de soixante-dix ans, et dont l'existence avait peut-être été aussi tumultueuse que le siècle ? De fait, on retrouvera ici tous les épisodes d'un destin exemplaire. De Corfou aux bords du Léman, de Pagnol ou Proust à Weizmann, de la Revue juive à la NRF, de Churchill à de Gaulle, de l'anonymat à la gloire, de Solal et de Mangeclous à Ariane... En rassemblant des témoignages et des documents inédits, en questionnant la plupart de ceux qui ont eu le privilège de croiser ce "valeureux", Gérard Valbert - celui même que Cohen, dans son séjour genevois, avait choisi et presque désigné - propose ici plus qu'un portrait, plus qu'une interprétation : c'est à une véritable résurrection du romancier, disparu en 1981, qu'il convoque son lecteur.

Beautiful Broken Things

Author:Sara Barnard

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

ISBN:1509803548

Total Pages:400

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Beautiful Broken Things is a moving story of friendship from debut author Sara Barnard, shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and selected as part of Zoella's Book Club. Now with a bold cover look. I was brave She was reckless We were trouble Best friends Caddy and Rosie are inseparable. Their differences have brought them closer, but as she turns sixteen Caddy begins to wish she could be a bit more like Rosie – confident, funny and interesting. Then Suzanne comes into their lives: beautiful, damaged, exciting and mysterious, and things get a whole lot more complicated. As Suzanne's past is revealed and her present begins to unravel, Caddy begins to see how much fun a little trouble can be. But the course of both friendship and recovery is rougher than either girl realizes, and Caddy is about to learn that downward spirals have a momentum of their own.

Cahiers Albert Cohen N°20

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Publisher:Iggybook

ISBN:2304035698

Total Pages:164

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Le lecteur d'Albert Cohen est assez vite frappé par la multiplicité des références à la folie dans l'oeuvre. Pathologies diverses, folie prophétique du personnage principal, folie amoureuse, folie du monde, lyrisme échevelé et goût oriental de la grandeur et du travestissement : la folie est partout. Cohen, lui-même lecteur et admirateur de Freud, se livre à une psychopathologie de la vie quotidienne de ses personnages et nous conduit de l'appréhension clinique des comportements (narcissisme, mégalomanie, délire de persécution, scarifications, pulsions suicidaires) à une vision plus symbolique de la folie, carnavalesque au sens de Bakhtine ou prophétique au sens de Neher. Les articles qui composent cet important dossier (C. Stolz, B. Bohet, D. Poizat, M. Decout, M. Davies, A. Jean, C. Quint, A. Schaffner), nous invitent à une promenade dans les différents aspects de ce motif récurrent dans l’oeuvre, mais jamais exploré en tant que tel. Ce numéro comporte également une étude sur « Cohen et les moralistes » (C. Brochard) et sur les rapports entre « Corps et société » dans son oeuvre (G. Dolléans).

The Genius of Judaism

Author:Bernard-Henri Lévy

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:0679643796

Total Pages:256

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From world-renowned public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy comes an incisive and provocative look at the heart of Judaism. “A smart, revealing, and essential book for our times.”—The Washington Post For more than four decades, Bernard-Henri Lévy has been a singular figure on the world stage—one of the great moral voices of our time. Now Europe's foremost philosopher and activist confronts his spiritual roots and the religion that has always inspired and shaped him—but that he has never fully reckoned with. The Genius of Judaism is a breathtaking new vision and understanding of what it means to be a Jew, a vision quite different from the one we’re used to. It is rooted in the Talmudic traditions of argument and conflict, rather than biblical commandments, borne out in struggle and study, not in blind observance. At the very heart of the matter is an obligation to the other, to the dispossessed, and to the forgotten, an obligation that, as Lévy vividly recounts, he has sought to embody over decades of championing “lost causes,” from Bosnia to Africa’s forgotten wars, from Libya to the Kurdish Peshmerga’s desperate fight against the Islamic State, a battle raging as we speak. Lévy offers a fresh, surprising critique of a new and stealthy form of anti-Semitism on the rise as well as a provocative defense of Israel from the left. He reveals the overlooked Jewish roots of Western democratic ideals and confronts the current Islamist threat while intellectually dismantling it. Jews are not a “chosen people,” Lévy explains, but a “treasure” whose spirit must continue to inform moral thinking and courage today. Lévy’s most passionate book, and in many ways his most personal, The Genius of Judaism is a great, profound, and hypnotic intellectual reckoning—indeed a call to arms—by one of the keenest and most insightful writers in the world. Praise for The Genius of Judaism “In The Genius of Judaism, Lévy elaborates on his credo by rebutting the pernicious and false logic behind current anti-Semitism and defends Israel as the world’s most successful multi-ethnic democracy created from scratch. Lévy also makes the case for France’s Jews being integral to the establishment of the French nation, the French language, and French literature. And last, but certainly not least, he presents a striking interpretation of the Book of Jonah. . . . A tour de force.”—Forbes “Ardent . . . Lévy’s message is essentially uplifting: that the brilliant scholars of Judaism, the authors of the Talmud, provide elucidation into ‘the great questions that have stirred humanity since the dawn of time.’ . . . A philosophical celebration of Judaism.”—Kirkus Reviews “Lévy (Left in Dark Times), a prominent French journalist and politically engaged philosopher, turns his observations inward here, pondering the teachings of Judaism and the role they have played in contemporary European history as well as in his own life and intellectual inquiry. . . . [Lévy’s] musings on the meaning of the story of Jonah and the relevance of symbolic Ninevahs in our time are both original and poetic. . . . A welcome addition to his oeuvre.”—Publishers Weekly

Cahiers Albert Cohen N°18

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Publisher:Iggybook

ISBN:2304022030

Total Pages:161

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Tout lecteur d'Albert Cohen est d'abord plein de ces évocations saisissantes de l'antagonisme radical entre « la Loi » et « la nature » dont l'auteur semble avoir fait le socle de sa vision du monde : « [...]C'est notre héroïsme désespéré que de ne vouloir pas être ce que nous sommes et c'est-à-dire des bêtes soumises aux règles de la nature que de vouloir être ce que nous ne sommes pas et c'est-à-dire des hommes. » Quel est le soubassement de cette vision du monde ? Est-il à chercher dans le judaïsme dont Cohen se réclame ou dans une pente quasi gnostique, comme le soutient Jack Abecassis ? Comment se traduit-elle poétiquement ? Que vient-elle signifier politiquement et philosophiquement ? Que trahit-elle de l'imaginaire de l'écrivain, de son rapport à la nature, au corps, à la femme ? Comment l'aversion déclarée pour l'animalité peutelle s'accorder avec les mille et une preuves de l'intérêt, sinon de l'amour, de l'écrivain pour les « bêtes » ? Car ouvrir l'oeuvre de Cohen, c'est découvrir une incroyable faune, dans laquelle les animaux ne sont pas toujours des repoussoirs allégoriques : des chattes aux termites, des chevaux de retour aux félins - miniaturisés ou non -, des langoustes d'Ariane aux araignées adultères, des aigles aux crapauds, en passant par les grosses mouches noires et jusqu'au chien auquel Solal envisage un moment de faire sa déclaration d'amour, le bestiaire de l'écrivain semble inépuisable.