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Naissance d'un pont

« À l’aube du second jour uand soudain les buildings de Coca montent perpendiculaires à la surface du fleuve c’est un autre homme ui sort des bois c’est un homme hors de lui c’est un meurtrier en puissance Le soleil se lève il ricoche contre les façades de verre et d’acier irise les nappes d’hydrocarbure. Blew me away Had no idea a story could be told uite like this An array of narrative threads bound together like a suspension cable and at the core of it all an account of the building of a bridge which brings all of these disparate stories into connection with one another Kerangal manages to make construction work compelling on a linguistic level owing in English also to the translation efforts of Jessica Moore Thematically her characters all having a uniue impetus that animates them and rarely do any of them uite match our tired templates instead each character seems to be asking us something about ourselves not so much about how we perceive the world as how we fit ourselves into it about being in the world and being thrown into it together

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Nie imaginaire à partir des destins croisés d’une dizaine d’hommes et femmes tous employés du gigantesue chantier Un roman fleuve « à l’américaine » ui brasse des sensations et des rêves des paysages et des machines des plans de carrière et des classes sociales des corps de métiers et des corps tout court. Breathtakingly vast yet encapsulating a variety of modern concerns

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S moirées arc en ciel ui auréolent les eaux et les plaues de métal taillées en triangle ui festonnent le bordé de la pirogue rutilant dans la lumière dessinent une mâchoire ouverte » Ce livre part d’une ambition à la fois simple et folle raconter la construction d’un pont suspendu uelue part dans une Califor. This is the diary of the birth of a megaproject that will transform the mythical city of Coca into an international port The city is located somewhere between San Francisco Bay and Sacramento It was one of the pueblos established along the coast of California but remained a provincial town Now the new Mayor wants to turn it into a thriving twenty first century port To do so he must build a bridge to the other side of the Coca River that the City is built on The new port will also be on the other sideThe story is a microcosm of how international consortiums go into an area and build something that will change the area forever We have the story of the Mayor John Johnson known as the Boa fighting the PTB powers that be that have been in charge of Coca since its founding and don t want to give up control to some upstartWe see the actual building of the bridge through its management and workers who have to meet deadlines that they have no say in and work under conditions most of us would abhor To save money the Consortium backs the using of as many unskilled workers as they can housing them in what can only be described as hovels Since there isn t a really large town the workers are forced to choose between bars where the prices are jacked up and nothing For those trying to make money to get ahead it could mean eighteen months of grueling work with no respiteThe Bridge itself is the most important character since everything that happens around and because of it has a major effect on everyone in Coca Of course all of the participants in the construction are flawed in their own way and we wonder if this will flaw the project The project manager is Georges Diderot a man described like an old fashion mountain man in size and reputation Diderot has the complex job of coordinating the job and dealing with the personalities of the workers Among the management are Summer Diamantis aka Miss Concrete who s in charge of both content and construct She s used to being a pioneer in her field and shaping concrete is a way of escaping her past Sanche Alphonse Cameron is the chief crane operator whose job is to place each piece of prefabricated steel within half a foot of where it s to be anchored Told on a sweeping scale that would please John Ford or Cecil B DeMille de Kerangal and her translator Jessica Moore do a marvelous job of bringing the power of the bridge to the printed page Zeb Kantrowitz zworstblogblogspotcom

  • Paperback
  • 317
  • Naissance d'un pont
  • Maylis de Kerangal
  • French
  • 18 January 2018
  • 9782070130504

About the Author: Maylis de Kerangal

Maylis de Kerangal est une femme de lettres française née le 16 juin 1967 au Havre Elle passe son enfance au Havre fille et petite fille de capitaine au long cours Elle étudie en classe préparatoire au lycée Jeanne d'Arc de Rouen et ensuite à Paris de 1985 à 1990 l'histoire la philosophie et l'ethnologie Elle commence à travailler chez Gallimard jeunesse une première fois de 1991 à 1996 ava



10 thoughts on “Naissance d'un pont

  1. says:

    Blew me away Had no idea a story could be told uite like this An array of narrative threads bound together like a suspension cable and at the core of it all an account of the building of a bridge which brings all of these disparate stories into connection with one another Kerangal manages to make construction work compelling on a linguistic

  2. says:

    A Poet of EverythingI am just about to start reading Maylis de Kerangal's latest novel The Heart in the translation by Sam Taylor After hearing about it from the review of a friend I wanted to try her first in French and this was what my university library had It was not easy and I certainly did not understand every glowing word But at the same time I was glad to experience the author's verbal prodigality in her nativ

  3. says:

    The first half of this novel is one of the most singular and spectacular works I’ve ever read The concept is bold the story of building a huge bridge over a river in a mythical California city; the creation of a world that is part real part fantasy without magical realism There are chapters that focus on different individuals involved in the project This is a novel without plot without protagonist without limits It is a novel about an e

  4. says:

    This is the diary of the birth of a megaproject that will transform the mythical city of Coca into an international port The city is located somewhere between San Francisco Bay and Sacramento It was one of the pueblos established along the coast of California but remained a provincial town Now the new Mayor wants to turn it into

  5. says:

    It took me a while to get into this unusual and original novel from French writer Maylis de Kerangal She makes no concessions to he

  6. says:

    This is a book I bought from the ‘signed books table’ at the Hay Festival in 2018 translated from French by Jessica Moore it looks in its uniue way at the building of a bridge through the lives history of the people in the city where it’s being built those gathering to build it with all the motivations conseuences

  7. says:

    Breathtakingly vast yet encapsulating a variety of modern concerns

  8. says:

    Maylis de Karangal's extraordinary 'Mend the Living' may well have been my book of the year of 2017 I was eager to read this too Here is a book that shows the same virtuosic and original command of language the same lack of dependence on what might traditionally be seen as a plot It swept me away with its initial narrative bringing together the visionaries the professionals the technicians the foot soldiers the hangers on the chancers who

  9. says:

    I read this in the French original shortly after reading Kerangal's excellent Réparer les vivants to be published as The Heart next year What a disappointment She uses some of the same techniues particularly that of telling the story from th

  10. says:

    I enjoyed this book particularly for the uniue use of vocabulary and syntax as translated It kept me going just to swim through the lovely sentences The technicalities involved in bridge building were engaging som

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