Alaska by Eugène Nicole PDF

By Eugène Nicole

ISBN-10: 2879295521

ISBN-13: 9782879295527

Neuf mois en Alaska, trois saisons, le temps d'une gestation et d'une transfiguration : c'est le remède choisi par le narrateur pour oublier l. a. femme qui vient de le quitter. Mais à l'université de Fairbanks, réputée pour son département de sismologie et ses études des langues athabaskanes, son séjour se transforme en une aventure aux multiples facettes où se croisent de jeunes marginaux, des universitaires extravagants et les dernières survivantes du peuple eyak.
Biographie de l'auteur
Eugène Nicole est né à Saint-Pierre (Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon), où il a passé toute son enfance. Après des études en France, à l. a. Sorbonne et à l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris, puis un séjour en Alaska, il entame une carrière universitaire aux Etats-Unis. Depuis 1989, il est professeur de littérature française à l'université de ny.
Avec L'Œuvre des mers, paru aux variants de l'Olivier en 2004, ce spécialiste de Proust réconciliait deux traditions littéraires : l. a. prise en cost du monde et l'invention de soi. Alaska affirme son sens du burlesque et son goût de l. a. mise en scène : ce roman est aussi une brillante comédie. 

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46, 48, 51), and not with the Blachii. The Old Russian chronicle confirms thus the tradition about the Romani as masters of Pannonia, and not the tradition about the Blachi. The tradition about Blachi would not have appeared had the Romanians been recently arrived in Hungary at the time when the prototype of the Gesta was written (the end of the 11 th century). Because we do not know a single reason why anyone would have invented it, it can be concluded that this tradition recorded the belief that Romanians had lived in Pannonia before the Hungarian conquest.

The fragment does not include a description of the ethnic composition of the land and we do not know whence they came, from the north or from the south, or if they were natives of Banat. 71 It is nevertheless true that the land of Glad was peopled by Romanians, since there is no reason to deny the continuity of the DacoRomanian population in Banat. Glad could be either Romanian, or Bulgarian. 72 The alliance between Bulgarians and “Greeks” (the Byzantine Empire) was considered an anachronism, because it could have reflected the situation between 1018 and 1185, when Bulgaria belonged to the Byzantine Empire.

A Romanian scholar, Alexandru Philippide,5 emphasized the role of these geographic and cultural circumstances in the emergence of not one, but two Romance languages (Romanian and Dalmatian) within Oriental Romania, whose divergent evolution was enhanced in 395 by the dividing line between the Roman Empires established precisely in the less Romanized central region. Pannonia had an intermediate and ambiguous position in Oriental Romania. The four provinces created by the reform of Diocletian at the end of the 3rd century (Pannonia Prima, Pannonia Secunda, Savia, and Valeria) were later included in the Western Roman Empire, namely in the Pannonian diocese (together with Dalmatia and Noricum).

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