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Le Jardin des Plantes

Claude Simon

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ISBN : 9782707316097
Paperback
378 pages
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While Simon admits that there are defining moments in life - eight days of battle during World War II were Simons unforgettable experience - The Jardin des Plantes rings with his refusal to be defined by any single event. His thoughts show theMoreWhile Simon admits that there are defining moments in life - eight days of battle during World War II were Simons unforgettable experience - The Jardin des Plantes rings with his refusal to be defined by any single event. His thoughts show the complexity, the fabulous chaos, that make up the experience of life for Simon and, he insists, for all thinking human beings. Simons memories - whether of everyday minutiae or passages from novels or the staggering experiences of war and death - unreel like films, constantly replaying or stopping and starting according to the whimsical or terrifying nature of his experiences. The juxtapositions may hold meaning or be nothing more than tricks of the mind. What is important is that each memory has a place in his mind and each has an effect on his self and the way he interacts with others.