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Refresh and try again. Often beautiful, but after putting it aside for a while, Regaib found it too dull to proceed to the second of two parts.

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Giono is a terrific writer, Hemingway-like in his simplicity, and this book is wonderful. Broad-winged, silent crows soared up from the bush and the wind carried them away Cannes Film Festival jury presidents. Inwhen France was liberatedGiono was again accused of collaboration with the Nazis, and again imprisoned for five months before he was freed without charges ever being made. May 25, Czarny Pies rated it did not like it Recommends it for: A wonderful story about sacrifice and change and healing.

But when sitting you were comfortable. In structure it is a picaresque series of episodes, full of evocative descriptions of the country. Mar 06, Morgan rated it really liked it.

He may have intended to show this as what naturally evolves into love and relationship, and ultimately, family. Want to Read saving…. Like all of Giono’s early works, it’s a parable set outside of historical time, evoking the deepest mysteries of human nature and ecology, showing how people work together with each other and their natural communities to renew life on earth.

Trilogie de Pan 3 books. Stepping into any of his books, but especially this one, is like embarking on a genetic recoding of one’s self. Les Grands cheminsconsiderably less dark, deals with the nature of the road, gambling, the lie, and friendship, again in a first-person narration entirely in the voice of the protagonist and devoid of explanation or elucidation from the author. He ultimately set it aside, no doubt considering it too derivative, and moved on to the other projects it gave rise to.


I get hungry when his people eat. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

Jean Giono: Regain (Harvest; later: Second Harvest)

This book got me going on Giono for a while. It touches and teaches about life, about living, about relationships, everything, simply by showing. Also worthy of mention is his Voyage en Italie I want to run my fingers through the round golden grains of Panturle’s harvest. The other novels Giono published during the nineteen-thirties on the whole reain in the same vein, set in Provence, with peasants as protagonists, and displaying a pantheistic view reggain nature.

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That this deserted village is the seed of civilization and rebirth. But “Harvest” is a gem. Le livre se lit bien. Views Read Edit View history. Giojo was during this period of ostracism that he began in to write Angelometaphorically the laboratory in which he experimented, tested and attempted to integrate his new approach to his work.

Not to mention – a woman who has been gang-raped and then exploited for work, it just didn’t ring true that she would join Panturle so easily. The tone, and the main character, change completely during the course of the novel from dark and almost menacing to bursting with life and quiet joy.

Mar 03, tomasawyer rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to revain. Wikisource has original works written by or about: The warmth of the earth stole up into your loins; the grass was all round like a warm, sheltering sheepskin.

Inhe returned to the bank, and a year later, married a childhood friend with whom he had two children. On that plateau which was so flat, so extensive, and so well spread out under the sun and the wind, you could be comfortable only when seated.


On voit que l’auteur aime le sujet de son roman et le traite avec soin. Earth, peasants, melancholy and loneliness but joy and getting back to the land. Il ne s’y passe rien, ou presque et pourtant on aime le rythme, la nature, le verbe.

Jean Giono 30 March — 8 October was a French author who wrote works of fiction mostly set in the Provence region of France. But I admire his skill with setting and mood. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists with This Book. And some of the similes failed too — but I suppose that could be a loss from translation. Not to mention the storyline is downright boring and I had to force myself to plod along to the end. Toutefois, c’est juste pas trop mon type de roman. Stylistically brilliant, it consists of the juxtaposed accounts of events as told by the different people affected, devoid of explanation, from which the reader must piece together the meaning.

Giono does so many small things right: The path was nothing more than a tiny rill, dried up to the bone. Jul 07, Delenn rated it really liked it. His novels thus began to be set in a specific time and place, confronting the protagonists with specific politics, issues, causes and events, in contrast with the timelessness of his earlier work.

It wasn’t nearly as engaging or interesting.