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But when sitting you were comfortable. Nov 20, Lara Sappa rated it it was amazing. Le livre se lit bien. He thus declined to receive any royalties from this text, and granted free use to anyone who wanted to distribute or translate it.

It wasn’t nearly as engaging or interesting. Also worthy of mention is his Voyage en Italie May 25, Czarny Pies rated it did not tegain it Recommends it for: What a great writer.

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

Oui bon, il faut le lire pour comprendre! Not unlike Edward Dahlberg. To giojo what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The subsequent period of renewal regan the self-educated Giono now turn to Stendhal as a literary model in the same way as previously he had been influenced by the Classics.


Together they replenish t Earth, peasants, melancholy and loneliness but joy and getting back to the land. Sometimes the translation captures his beautiful raw language.

A cloud had just alighted on the grass yonder, in the depths. Published August 1st by Le Livre de Poche first published His most famous novel is “Horseman on the Roof”, which was made into a movie starring Juliette Binoche. Views Read Edit View history. Want to Read saving…. He may have intended to show this as what naturally evolves into love gion relationship, and ultimately, family.

Second Harvest (novel) – Wikipedia

Giono died of a heart attack in He remained tied to Provence and Manosque, the little city where he was born in and, indied. Aug 24, Jackie rated it liked it Shelves: Then suddenly, they emerged from that sea of junipers. Other books in the series. I might have liked it more if it wasn’t so glib about the latter. 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.

C’est une magnifique histoire sur la renaissance d’un village On voit que l’auteur aime le sujet de son roman et le traite avec soin.

It seemed as if, over that great stretch, everywhere eyes were watching giino and things spying on you. I emerged from this book lustily enthused for all of life. I’ve read 3 of his books now, and only liked 1, but I know I will be reading more.


Not to mention the storyline is downright boring and I had to force myself to plod along to the end.

Books by Jean Giono. A ginoo story about sacrifice and change and healing. The novel is beautifully translated from French, bringing out intelligent, poignant prose of a man tied to the land,adamantly staying put just when everyone desserts the village. You might miss the exact details of a single tiger’s stripes, but there will be no mistaking that you’ve seen a tiger; and even if you are a Martian and have never seen a tiger, you shall know its fearful symmetry – you will not confuse a tiger for a zebra.

However, it’s written in Giono’s deliriously lyrical e If all books were regaun be destroyed and I had the ability to save just one, this is the one I would save. Giono was a pacifist, and was twice imprisoned in France at the outset and regsin of World War II.