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I couldn’t afford the set, which I still regret they were beautifulbut the name stuck with me. They began to see a slight strip of sky between the grass regzin it.

They were sitting in the long grass. Like all of Giono’s early regin, 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.

I prefer the latter for the woodcuts! On voit que l’auteur aime le sujet de son roman et le traite avec soin. Jun 30, Sylvester rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. When I first encountered his descriptions of nature, the metaphors seemed far-fetched, until I reflected on my own experiences in the natural world, and realized that they weren’t metaphors at all, they were literal renderings of sensory experience.

On that plateau which was so flat, so extensive, and so well spread out under the sun and the wind, you could be comfortable only when seated. Perhaps that was Giono’s intent.


Together rregain replenish t Earth, peasants, melancholy and loneliness but joy and getting back to the land. Retrieved from ” https: He continued to work at the bank until he was called up for military service at the outbreak of World War Iand the horrors he experienced rdgain the front lines turned him into a lifelong and ardent pacifist. This is a short novel by the French author who wrote The Horseman on the Roof.

Jean Giono

It rustic, simple and beautiful. Not regwin mention the storyline is downright boring and I had to force myself to plod along to the end. But I admire his skill with setting and mood. Other books in the series.

regaij It passed over, only ten metres up, unfeeling and powerful On le trouve juste ennuyeux et moisi. Stepping into any of his books, but especially this one, is like embarking on a genetic recoding of one’s self. Just on the outskirts of the wood the great, grassy solitude began. Rebain seemed as if, over that great stretch, everywhere eyes were watching you and things spying on you. Books by Jean Giono.

Inwhen France was liberatedGiono was again accused of collaboration with the Nazis, and again imprisoned for five months before he was freed without charges ever being made. Lists with This Book. Biono feel the wind that his people feel. Nov 20, Lara Sappa rated it it was amazing. It didn’t work for me. On dirait du Pagnol. Refresh and try again. It’s a deeply personal story that says just about everything that’s worth saying about being human.


The rdgain of a remote village that comes near to dying This is a short novel by the French author who wrote The Horseman on the Roof. Mar 06, Morgan rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Regainplease sign up. Chronique de la renaissance d’un village perdu au milieu de la Haute-Provence.

Jean Giono – Wikipedia

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. He spent the majority of his life in ManosqueAlpes-de-Haute-Provence. I had no gjono who he was, but I was drawn to them by force.

Jul 02, Leah rated it did not like it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jean Giono 30 March — 8 October was a French author who wrote works of fiction mostly set in the Provence region of France.