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In structure it is a picaresque series of episodes, full of evocative descriptions of the country. Giono was a pacifist, and was twice imprisoned in France at the outset and conclusion of World War II. Sometimes the translation captures his beautiful raw language. I emerged from this book lustily enthused for all of life.

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

I couldn’t afford the set, which I still regret they were beautifulbut the name stuck with me. Toutefois, c’est juste pas trop mon type de roman. Nov 11, Gianluca Micchi rated it liked it. Giono does so many small things right: It seemed regzin if, over that great stretch, everywhere eyes were watching you and things spying on you.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It touches and teaches about life, about living, about relationships, everything, simply by showing. On voit que l’auteur aime le sujet de son giomo et le traite avec soin. Lists with This Book.

Jean Giono

I get hungry when his people eat. However, it’s written in Giono’s deliriously lyrical early style, which often reads more like poetry than prose. Published August goino by Le Livre de Poche first published My favorite part was about the plateau. 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 reain author.


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They began to see a slight strip of sky between the grass and it. It didn’t work for me. Inhe returned to the bank, and a year later, married a childhood friend with whom he had two children. Perhaps that was Giono’s intent. He spent the majority of his life in ManosqueAlpes-de-Haute-Provence. Inhe famously asked, “What is the worst that can happen if Germany invades France? Not far from the village of Aubignane is a 40 mile long plateau, higher than the surrounding countryside.

And thus, low as it was, it came on. Giono died of a heart attack in C’est une magnifique histoire sur la renaissance d’un village No trivia or quizzes yet. Wikisource has original works written by or about: This is a short novel by the French author who wrote The Horseman on the Roof.

The description at the turn of the last century is at times magnificent, lay back, easy read, full of characters yet not overcrowded, giving the fegain breathing space between the lines to enjoy what is being said. It’s also truly time traveling back to a place that had thrived, became barren, and was made to thrive again through the hard work of simple daily living.


Mar 06, Morgan rated it really liked it. There was nothing more. Since then, I have had a soft spot for this Provencal giant. Often beautiful, but after putting it aside for gioho while, I found it too dull to proceed to the second of two parts.

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Trilogie de Pan 3 books. The French original is Regainand this book has been published in English under the titles Harvest and Gipno Harvest.

Regain by Jean Giono

There are a couple of things that bothered me, like the relentless personification of nature I never knew wind had so many fingers. A wonderful story about sacrifice and change and healing. He thus declined to receive any royalties from this text, and granted free use to anyone who wanted to distribute or translate it. Books by Jean Giono.

Broad-winged, silent crows soared up from the bush and the wind carried them away 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.