By André de Richaud

ISBN-10: 2246512220

ISBN-13: 9782246512226

En 1932, l. a. fontaine des lunatiques avait ébloui et traumatisé l. a. critique. C'est vrai qu'ouvrir un tel livre, c'est ne pas en revenir. Trois hommes vivent dans une grande maison à l'écart d'un village. Hugues, le fils de 18 ans, est d'une grande beauté. Son père, fou de musique, occupe ses nuits à jouer du piano. Dans sa chambre, le grand-père paralysé se tait. Sa mort et l'apparition d'une jeune femme enterrée depuis cinquante ans brisent les liens du père et du fils. Hugues entreprend alors un voyage initiatique et sensuel. Le père façonne un orgue d'argile et se consacre à l'alchimie musicale. Et Richaud, d'une prose merveilleuse scelle l'alliance de los angeles poésie et du roman.

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BAAL You don't understand my soul. EKART Why don't we go lie in the water? BAAL My soul, brother, is the groaning of the wheat fields when they toss in the wind, and the gleam in the eyes of two insects that want to devour each other. EKART A July-crazed boy, with immortal guts-that's what you are. A dumpling that will some day leave grease spots on the sky! BAAL That's a lot of words. But it doesn't matter. EKART My body is as light as a tiny plum in the wind. BAAL The pale summer sky does that, brother.

Better to love than to enjoy. JOHANNES I can see how you win men's hearts, but how can you get anywhere with women? ( Emilie enters quickly) BAAL There she comes. Hello, Emilie. Johannes has brought his fiancee. Sit down! EMILIE How can you ask me to come to such a dive? -lt's j ust like you. BAAL Luise! A schnapps for the lady! EMILIE A re you trying to make me look ridiculous? BAAL No. Why shouldn't you have a drink ? It's only human. EMILIE But you're not human. BAAL How do you know? ( He holds out his glass to Luise) Not too stingy, young lady.

Teddy's schnapps, to celebrate Teddy's funeral! Fittin g and proper! Has anybody made a speech for Teddy yet! Wouldn't that be the right thing? BAAL I did. SEVERAL WOODCUTTERS BAAL J ust When ? now. Before you started talking big. It began with: Teddy has his rest . . You never notice anything until it's all over. -Let's get the sch napps! It's disgraceful. -And why, great Elephan t? It's Teddy's property . We've no right to break into that keg. Teddy has a wife and five poor orphans. A WOODCUTTER Four.

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