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Desert (Jean-Marie Le Clézio)

  • His name is Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, won the Nobel for Literature in 2008.Went to Nigeria when he was eight years old, where his father, a doctor, was laid during World War II. Perhaps this experience explains his knowledge and sensitivity about Africa and allowed him to write Desert, his great masterpiece. Le Clézio has created a rich character - young Lalla - walking through the desert hills where warriors, children, women, old people and animals try to escape death. Lalla, who arrives in Marseille, where she works as a maid in a hotel, later to become a famous model without ever loosing the desire to return to the desert where he grew up. Lalla, Lalla, Lalla!

    Tags: Nobel literature World War II Desert

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