• Title English : “The Night of the times”
• Author : René BARJAVEL
• Pages : 416 Sheet
• Publisher : Pocket (May 31, 2012)
• Collection : BEST
• ISBN-10: 2266230913
• ISBN-13: 978-2266230919
• Product Dimensions : 10,8 x 2 x 17,7 cm
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♦ Description : “Antarctica. At the head of a French scientific mission, Professor Simon drills the ice for what seems like an eternity. In the great white desert, there is nothing, just the cold, the wind, the silence. Until that sound, very weak. At more than 900 meters under the ice, something is calling. In general euphoria, an expedition to the center of the Earth is taking place. A universal novel became a classic of literature combining adventure, love story and scientific chronicle.”
“René Barjavel was born in 1911 in Nyons, in Drôme. Baker’s son and grandson of peasants, he obtained his baccalaureate degree in 1929, but could not continue his higher studies for lack of means.
In less than ayear, he was then a repeater, a salesman, a bank clerk and then a journalist at the Progrès de l’Allier, where he remained for five years. In 1935, he met the publisher Robert Denoël, who offered him to work for him in Paris. For ten years, he held the position of manufacturing manager, while collaborating with various newspapers and magazines, especially as a show critic. His first four books, Ravage (1943), Le Voyageur imprudent (1944), Tarandol (1946) and Le Diable (1948) have not been recognized by the public, he then explores other tracks: the theater then the cinema. It is while romancing a scenario of SF that will never be shot, the Night of the times (price of the Booksellers 1968), that it revives with the literature. Follow The Paths of Kathmandu (1969), The Great Secret (1973), The Wounded Prince (1976), or The Tempest (1982). At the same time, René Barjavel wrote a weekly column in Le Journal du Dimanche, “The free words of Barjavel”, until 1979. A few years later, he devotes news to the enchanting Merlin, to the Grail, and writes, in collaboration with Olenka de Veer, two novels which give a large place to the marvelous: The Ladies with the Unicorn (1974) and its sequel, The Days of the World (1975), then The Enchanter (1984), novelistic version of its reflections on Merlin . René Barjavel died in Paris in 1985.”