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Author: Jean Giono
Publisher: [Paris] Grasset [1935]
Series: Pour mon plaisir, 6e cycle, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : FrenchView all editions and formats
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The tale of a farmer couple in Haute Provence who find that the spark has somehow gone missing from their lives. One day, a stranger arrives who helps them discover how to rekindle their connection. The stranger tells them, "Youth is neither strength, nor a supple body, nor even youth as you conceive of it. Rather, youth is the passion for the impractical, the useless." The couple, with this guidance from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giono, Jean, 1895-1970.
Que ma joie demeure.
[Paris] Grasset [1935]
(OCoLC)987914572
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Giono
OCLC Number: 3020353
Notes: 1388 copies printed. "Mille trois cents exemplaires sur Alfa Navarre, numérotés Alfa 1 à 1.000 et exemplaire de presse I à CCC ... Alfa. Exemplaire de presse XCIII."
Description: 493 pages, 1 leaf 19 cm.
Series Title: Pour mon plaisir, 6e cycle, 2.

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The tale of a farmer couple in Haute Provence who find that the spark has somehow gone missing from their lives. One day, a stranger arrives who helps them discover how to rekindle their connection. The stranger tells them, "Youth is neither strength, nor a supple body, nor even youth as you conceive of it. Rather, youth is the passion for the impractical, the useless." The couple, with this guidance from the stranger, include friends and neighbors on their journey back to individual and collective happiness. They plant fields of flowers, a meadow of grain just for the birds, and they set their horses free. With a poet's grace and imagination, Giono weaves a grand story of the earth and of passion, of men and women, animals and weather, of the magic we now call the "laws of nature."

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