L'Île du jour d'avant by Umberto Eco

By Umberto Eco

Nous sommes à l'époque de l. a. guerre de Trente-Ans. Le jeune Piémontais Roberto de l. a. Grive se trouve enrôlé dans une sombre affaire qui l'amène à faire naufrage dans le Pacifique, seul à bord d'une frégate abandonnée de son équipage, en face d'une île inconnue. Que fait notre naufragé sur son bateau motionless ? Il écrit des lettres d'amour et leur confie son histoire, véritable voyage initiatique au sein du XVIIe siècle, celui de los angeles technological know-how nouvelle et de los angeles raison d'Etat, dans l'attente d'aborder enfin cette île si proche et en même temps si lointaine. automobile dans cette mer de l'Innocence, rien n'est en fait blameless et Roberto le sait depuis le début, lui qui était arrivé jusqu'à ces antipodes (où les hommes auraient donc dû marcher l. a. tête en bas) pour tenter de résoudre un mystère qui passionnait l'époque : le mystery du element Fixe. Or c'était bien cette île qui était ce aspect, île par laquelle passait le 180e méridien, l. a. ligne de changement de date, celle ou d'un mètre à l'autre on passe au jour d'avant...

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Granny hadn’t even had a chance to wet her tongue when I got up from my chair. I said: “Sir, I swear, I would rather the world come to an end than read inappropriate boo . ” The principal interrupted me mid-sentence: “Don’t speak until you are given permission. ” I lowered my head and sat down. ” The principal lit a cigarette and said: “He has to compose it himself, Mother. ” “The minute he writes himself, you see how it turns out. Teach him however he should write that will please you. He’s just a child.

Up to now, no one has even seen anyone inviting them to a wedding. Just imagine what it would feel like to be at a wedding and the body-washer is right there next to you. Would you be able to feel comfortable eating the fruits and sweets and wedding dinner? Certainly, I wanted to go over to Kal Asghar the body-washer’s and ask lots of questions and include them in my composition. However, I was afraid of him. Even though it’s a small town and everyone knows his body-washer, still, few people have any real details about their lives.

The principal was talking on the phone. I was hoping and praying that Mr. Hosseini was on the other end. In the end I never did figure out who he was talking to. The composition notebook was on the principal’s desk. We waited until the principal’s conversation came to an end and he put down the receiver. Granny hadn’t even had a chance to wet her tongue when I got up from my chair. I said: “Sir, I swear, I would rather the world come to an end than read inappropriate boo . ” The principal interrupted me mid-sentence: “Don’t speak until you are given permission.

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