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“VIE MINUSCULES”

THE POWER OF LITERATURE, WHICH TRANSFORMS THE LIVES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE IN MYSTERIOUS AND CHARMING CHARACTERS! THE EARLY-TWENTIETH-CENTURY PEASANT LIFE IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE IS SHAPED THROUGH TEN BIOGRAPHIES, STORIES THAT ARE RICH OF DETAILS AND AN ALMOST EMPHATIC PROSE. PIERRE MICHON WANTS TO ELEVATE POOR, ORDINARY COUNTRY DWELLERS, HUMBLE WORKERS CLOSELY LINKED TO EARTH AND ITS CYCLES TO THE RANK OF LEGENDARY HEROES. HE WANTS TO ENNOBLE THEIR LIVES, ALMOST VIOLENTLY, FOR HIS DESIRE TO TEAR THEM APART FROM MEDIOCRITY, TO SAVE THEM FROM THEIR OWN DAILY REALITY. MEMORIES MERGE WITH ILLUSIONS, THE NARRATIVE BECOMES TURBULENT, DENSE, VITAL. THE POWER OF LITERATURE, WHICH IN ITSELF HAS THE SEED OF GREATNESS, OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE HUNGER FOR POWER THAT GIVES MAN THE STRENGTH OF REBIRTH.

PIERRE MICHON, “VIE MINUSCULES”

ITALIAN EDITION: ADELPHI

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