John Irving (États-Unis)

John Irving
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John Irving was born in 1942. He grew up in New Hampshire and lived in Vermont before he moved to Canada. In 1978, The World According to Garp suddenly made him famous on the international literary scene and, ever since, from the The Hotel New Hampshire to The Cider House Rules, success has come knocking. His books, which have been published in France by Le Seuil since his first book, have been translated into some forty languages.

Le monde selon Garp

Editions Le Seuil
Septembre 2018
Traduit par Maurice Rambaud

The World According to Garp
Published forty years ago, The World According to Garp, whose story revolves around the turbulent and loving relationship between a mother and her son, two writers who are both fiercely individualistic, now takes on its full visionary significance, with its quirky and whimsical insight into everyday life, by turns violent or burlesque, by turns conducive to laughter or tears.
This iconic book, which re-examines the history of the United States over the span of fifty years, tells us a lot more about the present-day world than many other recently published books.

« Si Irving est l'auteur d'un prodige, c'est bien d'avoir captivé le monde entier avec les aventures souvent pas folichonnes et parfois tragiques d'un écrivain de seconde zone au prénom suffoqué. » Le Figaro

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