By Eugène Nicole
Neuf mois en Alaska, trois saisons, le temps d'une gestation et d'une transfiguration : c'est le remède choisi par le narrateur pour oublier l. a. femme qui vient de le quitter. Mais à l'université de Fairbanks, réputée pour son département de sismologie et ses études des langues athabaskanes, son séjour se transforme en une aventure aux multiples facettes où se croisent de jeunes marginaux, des universitaires extravagants et les dernières survivantes du peuple eyak.
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Eugène Nicole est né à Saint-Pierre (Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon), où il a passé toute son enfance. Après des études en France, à l. a. Sorbonne et à l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris, puis un séjour en Alaska, il entame une carrière universitaire aux Etats-Unis. Depuis 1989, il est professeur de littérature française à l'université de long island.
Avec L'Œuvre des mers, paru aux variations de l'Olivier en 2004, ce spécialiste de Proust réconciliait deux traditions littéraires : los angeles prise en cost du monde et l'invention de soi. Alaska affirme son sens du burlesque et son goût de l. a. mise en scène : ce roman est aussi une brillante comédie.
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Alaska by Eugène Nicole