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Probable le mercredi
Bernard Deglet

To begin with, it’s an examination of a society adrift.
The characters, particularly Probable, are voices obsessed with a philosophical debate. They gather at the Balto, a provincial café, where we can follow their intimate musings They incarnate both our rudderless times and the absurdity of social and political decision-making; and they reflect, with a combination of fatalism and an immense sense of humor, upon a humanity that has lost its guidelines. Probable, Pipe, Dioisol, Catherin and Pompon are all lost but lucid – friendly, fraternal, anxious souls…
In the café, where they’re watching a soccer match that turns into a pretext for their dizzying heights of rhetoric, the discussion soon takes on a tone of caustic irony…And thus is born the foot theory. It will wind up leading almost all of them to find the right take-off point for a new future.
When you watch your own feet walking, you feel like they’re walking in step with the world’s private rhythm, ‘tip tap tip tap,’ or the little rustling silk noise you get when your feet take you onto the grass in the park where the old people and the leaves, forgotten, rot away in silence. Feet don’t ask why they’re walking, they’re pleased just to provide an answer with each step.
With tremendous originality in the images and metaphors, the author has based an entertainingly amused text on a world heading for disaster.

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  • Buchet/Chastel
  • Libella-Maren Sell littérature française
  • Publication date : 24/08/2006
  • Size : 13,5 x 21 cm, 192 p., 16,25 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-35004-062-2
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