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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