By Yves Vaillancourt
Dans ce roman, los angeles photographie, les échecs, web et l'amour remémoré sont peut-être autant de voies pour conjurer le destin tragique du personnage de Vital-Drogo, autant d'avenues pour redécouvrir l'envers du désert: l. a. resource opale. Cette resource émet un oracle quand on se trouve au milieu de sa vie. Mais, comme l'histoire nous l'apprendra, l'oracle ne se comprend qu'à certaines conditions…
Dans un jeu de rôle littéraire sur web, very important choisit d'incarner le lieutenant Drogo, personnage primary du célèbre Désert des Tartares de Dino Buzzati. Cela pourrait n'être qu'un basic divertissement, mais voilà… important approche de los angeles quarantaine et trouve dans cette légendaire determine romanesque bien des similitudes avec sa propre vie montréalaise: le milieu de l. a. vie, l'attente déçue et le désenchantement du monde, entre autres.
Il n'en faut pas plus pour que le jeu devienne sérieux, trop sérieux et que s'entremêlent poétiquement le réel et le virtuel. Surtout quand avec deux amis, il décide de créer un membership de photographies où ils se donnent comme défi des sujets aussi inaccessibles que los angeles quête du lieutenant Drogo et de ses compagnons.
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Her mother is her rival and her enemy, and her father turns his hatred of women against his daughter. Antonia's passivity is stressed throughout the novel; as a young woman she sleeps during the day as well as at night, waiting to be awakened. She has no control over her own life and makes no effort to take charge. She is never self-defined, always other-defined, even though she is perceptive enough to know that these otherdefinitions are false. Purely defensive in her reactions to injury, she retires deeper and deeper into her shell.
Knowing what is due to the heroine of a novel, she feels sure she will marry Happily ever after? The consequences of acceptance 47 Marion and live happily ever after. But Marion is no reformed Rochester, Copthorne Manor is crumbling away and drunken Tom and fearsome Nanny remain. Cassandra has failed to gain her independence, as Jane Eyre did, and her flight from Copthorne Manor does not lead to growth but is a return to her beginning and to the enclosing comforts of Mrs Turner's sitting room. Like Ellie in The Doves of Venus, she has chosen marriage as a way out of the only other fate that seems to await her, that of a lonely schoolmistress.
A girl had to tread carefully, creating her own hedge of briars, thick enough to deter the seducer but not so thick as to frighten off the desired lover. The freedom of the young unattached woman had its dangers, for she herself had now to decide between the true and the false lover, without having the worldly experience her parents possessed. Even when young women continued to live at home before marriage, most now had jobs and expected to be able to mix freely with both sexes. Despite this wider field of action, ideas of passivity, or deferring to the male, of retaining 'femininity' while independent, meant that women could not obviously make the first approaches, nor take the initiative in lovemaking.
La Source opale by Yves Vaillancourt