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Mon frère Yves   By: (1850-1923)

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Mon frère Yves follows the story of a man who becomes enamored with the wild, adventurous lifestyle of his friend Yves, a sailor living on the coast of Brittany. The narrator, who remains nameless throughout the book, is drawn to Yves' carefree attitude and his ability to live in the present moment.

The novel explores themes of friendship, freedom, and the contrast between civilization and nature. The beautiful descriptions of the coastal landscape and the sea transport the reader to another time and place, and the writing style is elegant and poetic.

However, I found the characters to be somewhat one-dimensional, with Yves in particular being portrayed as a larger-than-life figure with few faults. The narrator's idolization of Yves can be frustrating at times, as it seems to overshadow the development of their relationship.

Overall, Mon frère Yves is a beautifully written novel that immerses the reader in a world of beauty and danger. While the characters may not be as complex as I would have liked, the vivid descriptions and lyrical prose make this a worthwhile read for anyone interested in exploring the power of friendship and the lure of the sea.

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Pierre Loti

MON FRÈRE YVES

(1889)

Table des matières

I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. XIX. XX. XXI. XXII. XXIII. XXIV. XXV. XXVI. XXVII. XXVIII. XXIX. XXX. XXXI. XXXII. XXXIII. XXXIV. XXXV. XXXVI. XXXVII. XXXVIII. XXXIX. XL. XLI. XLII. XLIII. XLIV. XLV. XLVI. XLVII. XLVIII. XLIX. L. LI. LII. LIII. LIV. LV. LVI. LVII. LVIII. LIX. LX. LXI. LXII. LXIII. LXIV. LXV. LXVI. LXVII. LXVIII. LXIX. LXX. LXXI. LXXII. LXXIII. LXXIV LETTRE D'YVES. LXXV. LXXVI LETTRE D'YVES. LXXVII. LXXVIII. LXXIX. LXXX. LXXXI. LXXXII. LXXXIII. LXXXIV. LXXXV. LXXXVI. LXXXVII. LXXXVIII. LXXXIX. XC. XCI. XCII. XCIII. XCIV. XCV. XCVI LETTRE D'YVES. XCVII. XCVIII. XCIX. C. CI. CII. Ses oeuvres.

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Le livret de marin de mon frère Yves ressemble à tous les autres livrets de tous les autres marins.

Il est recouvert d'un papier parchemin de couleur jaune, et, comme il a beaucoup voyagé sur la mer, dans différents caissons de navire, il manque absolument de fraîcheur.

En grosses lettres, il y a sur la couverture:

Kermadec, 2091. P.

Kermadec, c'est son nom de famille; 2091, son numéro dans l'armée de mer, et P, la lettre initiale de Paimpol son port d'inscription... Continue reading book >>




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