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Un samedi de mai, Paris Sur les affiches et les crans, un visage souriant promet la France que l avenir, c est maintenant Pour la premi re fois, le favori de la pr sidentielle est un candidat d origine alg rienne.Le m me jour Saint tienne Dans la turbulente famille Nerrouche, c est la fi vre des pr paratifs de mariage On court, on s engueule, on s embrasse Mais le jeune Krim, t moin du mari , ne cesse d aller et venir, en proie une agitation croissante dont personne ne comprend la cause Est ce l atmosph re de malaise entourant l alliance entre un Kabyle et une Arabe La rumeur selon laquelle le jeune poux est homosexuel Ou bien est ce le flot de SMS que Krim re oit de son myst rieux cousin En vingt quatre heures seulement, tous les fils se nouent et se d nouent la collision entre le destin d une famille et les espoirs d un pays devient in vitable L ambition et la fluidit de l criture des Sauvages, avec son tonnante galerie de personnages tour tour mouvants et dr les, terrifiants et tragiques, l apparente la grande tradition romanesque du XIXe si cle Son sens aigu de la narration et du rythme le rapproche des s ries am ricaines les plus modernes Les Sauvages se lit d une traite, jusqu sa fin spectaculaire.Un r cit men tambour battant La plume de Louatah agit comme une microcam ra Les Sauvages est un formidable tableau social d une banlieue d boussol e L auteur a pris le parti d en rire pour ne pas s pancher Du coup, cet ovni litt raire vaut mieux que les meilleurs essais Ses portraits bross s en quelques mots sont mourir de rire Le Figaro Avec une contagieuse conviction C est la fois tr s violent et tr s tendre, plein de d tresse et d espoir, explosif et festif Il pense que son avenir c est maintenant, il a raison Le Nouvel Observateur Un tour de force Une fresque vibrante, sensuelle et tr s rythm e Amours clandestines ou r v es, querelles familiales, d bats politiques mais aussi passages l acte et brimade raciste, ce roman crit d une plume alerte brasse large et ne s interdit rien des clats de style parfois blouissants Cette premi re cuv e donne une forte envie de go ter aux autres.Le Canard Encha n Une synth se entre 24 heures chrono et Dosto evski Le Grand Journal, Canal Int gration litt raire r ussie dans Les Sauvages La force du premier roman de Sabri Louatah, un auteur de 28 ans, c est qu il n a rien de communautariste ou d exotique Une fresque fran aise, r cit la fois dr le et tragique.Elle A d couvrir d urgence, une p pite litt raire, notre coup de c ur de cette nouvelle ann e Sabri Louatah est un nouveau talent Une plume Un style La Fringale Litt raire Sabri Louatah bouscule le monde litt raire Avec un style incisif, sarcastique, il couche la France sur une table et avec un scalpel personnel d nude les nerfs Un roman, une fresque Coup de c ur d El Watan.El Watan a envoie Les deux intrigues vont se croiser, le suspense est efficace, la narration hyper nerveuse France Inter Un premier roman fougueux et ultra contemporain dans le ton Marie Claire La rentr e litt raire de cette ann e a r serv une surprise un ouvrage qui devrait beaucoup faire parler ces prochaines semaines M lant politique, sujets de soci t et identit le livre est passionnant et tr s bien crit Une histoire prenante qui donne envie de suivre les autres tomes de la collection Pure channel blog Une construction rythm e et une palette foisonnante de personnages at...

Title : Les sauvages
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ISBN : 2081274485
ISBN13 : 978-2081274488
Format Type : EPub
Language : Französisch
Publisher : FLAMMARION 4 Januar 2012
Number of Pages : 250 Seiten
File Size : 998 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Les sauvages Reviews

  • Anlaurifab
    2019-03-25 06:54

    Meine Eltern werden das/die Nächste/n kaufen. So gut hat es Ihnen gefallen. Eine Geschichte in meiner Heimatstadt. Ganz gut geschrieben.

  • Antenna
    2019-03-24 09:57

    Fatherless cousins Krim and Slim are off the rails in Book 1 of Sabri Louatah’s black farce, a four part saga of the French Algerian Nerrouche family of Kabyle origin – be prepared to look things up to get the most out of this novel. The focus is on Slim’s traditionally flamboyant wedding into a somewhat contemptuous Arab family. It is not explained how this union came about, although I may have missed this, and a good deal more, through reading it in French. In scenes peppered with untranslated Kabyle phrases, Wollah! Allouar!, the family members seem blind to the plight of gay Slim, plagued by a transvestite Romanian gypsy lover.Krim, who is the main character if one is to be found in the meandering plot as it deviates down apparent cul-de-sacs, which may of course become relevant in a future sequel, is permanently stoned, a casual thief, who has fallen under the control of a sinister fundamentalist cousin, Nazir. His menace is perhaps strengthened because he remains an obscure figure throughout, but the narrative would be more coherent if we were gradually fed more about him and the reasons for the break-down in relations with his charming, westernised brother Fouad.In a blend of real-life characters with fiction, the wedding takes place against the background of a ground-breaking election which is gripping the public, for Nicolas Sarkozy seems likely to be beaten by the first Arab to become President of France, namely the charismatic Chaouch. Native French voters are not the only ones to be apprehensive or aghast. Although wildly popular with those of Arab origin, Chaouch is clearly anathema to some Islamic groups.The decision to have the book’s action take place over the course of the wedding seems an unnecessary straitjacket. It could be argued to increase the tension, but in fact makes for a sense of disjointed confusion, with chapters digressing into unlikely, even ludicrous interludes as characters leave the ceremony, or indulge in lengthy contrived conversations to “set the scene”.The author’s first-hand knowledge of Kabyle culture creates a sense of authenticity and his love of American series like ER gives a filmic, televisual feel to “Les Sauvages” which some may enjoy. However, I was initially worn down by the tedium of indigestible exposition and the plethora of stereotyped rather than three dimensional characters, often with confusingly similar names (Farid, Farés, Fouad etcetera).Krim comes the closest to arousing some sense of engagement and empathy, despite his actions: he is clearly musical, appreciates the traditional singing of Lounis Ait Menguellet (which can be heard on YouTube) and has genuine feeling for his extended family. But perhaps the sense that he has been “driven mad” by some yet-to-be explained situation, rather than “become bad”, could have been implied more clearly yet subtly. When genuine feeling is shown between characters, it is too often sentimental and corny, as in the affectionate scene between Chaouch and his glamorous wife.The plot gathers momentum if not plausibility towards the end, but for the most part seems out of kilter, with too much time spent on “minor” characters and events for which the circumstances are unclear. The novel has a raw energy, but I wonder how much time the author spent on refining it. There are plenty of ingredients for an impressive novel, but that would have been much harder to craft. I find Houellebecq’s novel about an Arab French President superior, partly because it is better written, but am I being a literary snob and does it lack the vitality of “Les Sauvages”?Television-series style, the ending leaves multiple loose threads for the sequel which I may read, if only because it appears to have a tauter structure.