La promesse de l’aube

August 25, 2018

• Title English : The promise of dawn
• Author : Romain Gary
• Pages : 456 Sheet
• Publisher : Gallimard; Edition: Final Ed. (April 26, 1973)
Collection : Folio
• ISBN-10 : 2070363732
• ISBN-13 : 978-2070363735
Product Dimensions : 11,4 x 1,9 x 17,8 cm
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• Price : 8,30
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 8/10

♦ Description : “At the dawn of life, the narrator makes a promise: those years that await him, he will deposit them at the feet of his mother to repair all the suffering she has endured. He will try to fulfill all his desires and to compensate by glory the humiliations that this immigrant Russian, alone and penniless, had to undergo to be able to proudly deposit, every day, the steak of the lunch on the plate of her son unique and adored, reserving only the fat of cooking. With admiration, humor and lucidity, this son tells the story of their journey from Poland to France. This autobiographical novel, based on a poetic language of great modesty, is a prolonged impulse of love, and perhaps resentment of having been too much loved. From the military and diplomatic career of Gary to his literary success through his human relationships, everything is seen in the light of the love of this mother to the whole character, moving, but also invasive and unbearable. At the threshold of his life, the narrator will have respected his oath; but life will not have kept its word, never filling the void that the absence of this formidable mother will have left in the hero’s chest. –Sana Tang-Leopold

“You will be a hero, you will be a general, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Ambassador of France – all these thugs do not know who you are! I do not believe that a son ever hated his mother as much as I did, at that moment. the. But as I tried to explain to her in an angry whisper that she was irreparably compromising me in the eyes of the Air Force, and that I was making another effort to push her behind the cab, her face took on an expression. helpless, his lips began to tremble, and I heard once more the intolerable formula, which has long since become classic in our relations: “So, are you ashamed of your old mother?”


Author Biography


Romain Gary”

“Regarding Roman Kacew, Shatan Bogat, Fosco Sinibaldi or Romain Gary, the only things we are sure are the day of his birth: May 8, 1914 in Vilnius, and that of his death December 2, 1980 in Paris. He was the husband of American actress Jean Seberg, whom he divorced. A little more than a year after her suicide (September 1979, by ingestion of barbiturates), he gave himself death by firearm, without necessarily having to look for a cause-and-effect relationship. effect. After his disappearance, it was learned that, under the pseudonym of Emile Ajar, he was also the author of four novels whose paternity had been attributed to his relative Paul Pavlovitch, who had played the role of Ajar in the press and of public opinion. Romain Gary is thus the only writer ever to have been, by ambiguous ambiguous will (Gary and Ajar both have the meaning of burning in Russian and sentences of one are in the other), twice rewarded by the Prize Goncourt, the first time under his current pseudonym, for Roots of Heaven, in 1956 and the second time under the pseudonym of Emile Ajar, for Life before him, in 1975. He served in the French Air Forces Free during the Second World War and, after the end of hostilities, began a career as a diplomat in the service of France. As such, he spent a long time in Los Angeles, California, in the 1950s, as Consul General of France. Several of her books have been adapted to the cinema, notably Clair de femme (1979) by Costa-Gavras, with Yves Montand and Romy Schneider in the leading roles, and Life before Him (1977) by Moshe Mizrahi, who won the Oscar of the best foreign film, and in the role of Madame Rosa, Simone Signoret won the César for best actress (Provisional text provided by Maxime T.”