Joy of Man's Desiring by Jean Giono
Joy of Man's Desiring by Jean Giono

Joy of Man's Desiring

by Jean Giono
( )( )( )( )( )(0)
0Reviews0Quotations0Notes
Description
A true forebear of magical realism, French author Jean Giono created men and women rooted in the folklore of provincial France. In this new edition of the original Que Ma Joie Demeure--literally, That My Joy Remain--he tells the tale of a farmer couple in Haute Provence who find that the spark has somehow gone missing from their lives. One day, a stranger arrives who helps them discover how to rekindle their connection. "Youth . . . is joy," the stranger tells them. "And youth is neither strength, nor a supple body, nor even youth as you conceive of it. Rather, youth is the passion for the impractical, the useless." The couple, with this guidance from the stranger, include friends and neighbors on their journey back to individual and collective happiness. They plant fields of flowers, a meadow of grain just for the birds, and set their horses free. With a poet's grace and imagination, Giono weaves a grand story of the earth and of passion; of men and women, animals and weather; of the magic we now call the "laws of nature."
Community Stats

Has it in their library

0

Are reading it right now

0

Are willing to exchange it

About this Edition

Language

English

Publication Date

Mar 16, 2010

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

472

ISBN

1582435650

ISBN-13

9781582435657