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By Forrest Gander

An unforgettable, sensual novel by means of "one of the main talented and finished poets of his generation" (Mark Rudman)."Heroism is a secondary virtue," Albert Camus famous, "but friendship is primary." In his gem-like first novel, Forrest Gander writes of friendship, envy, and eros as a harmonic of charged overtones. Set in a rural southern panorama as bright as its indelible characters, As a pal tells the tale of Les, a talented guy and land surveyor, whose impression on these round him (his buddy Clay, his female friend Sarah) provokes extreme self-examination and an environment of risky eroticism. With poetic perception, Gander explores the character of appeal, betrayal, and loyalty. What he achieves is extraordinary popular and powerfully unsettling.

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232. 4 Ibid. 5 Ibid, p. 1720. 6 Ibid, p. 624. 7 Ibid, p. 623. 8 Ibid. 1647. 10 Ibid, pp. 1580-1581. 11 Ibid, p. 636. 12 Ibid, p. 637. 13 Ibid, p. 637. 266. 15 Ibid, p. 901. 222. 17 Ibid. , p. 264. M. 208. 206. M. Cioran, Oeuvres, Quarto, op. 264. 324. 19 58 CIORAN ET LA CRITIQUE DE LA TRADUCTION Mihaela-*HQ LDQD 67 1,ù25 Université « Lucian Blaga », Sibiu, Roumanie Nous nous proposons d’ étudier comment Cioran envisage les problèmes de la traduction, sa mission et ses valeurs, la possibilité de maîtriser et de s’ exprimer dans plusieurs langues.

J’ ai opté pour le français. Maintenant que je l’ ai pratiqué pendant pas mal d’ années, je voudrais 35 lui fausser compagnie et me tourner vers l’ anglais… » (C, 660). Cioran n’ est jamais satisfait du résultat obtenu, il cherche une autre épreuve, une autre limite à franchir afin de mieux se dé-finir : « Le jour où je lus la liste d’ à peu près tous les mots dont dispose le sanscrit pour désigner l’ absolu, je compris que je m’ étais trompé de voie, de pays, et d’ idiome » (De l’ inconvénient d’ être né, Œ, 1313).

Toute son œ uvre reste sous le signe d’ une altérité recherchée, d’ une incomplétude toujours renforcée par des gestes déstabilisants. Cioran n’ est jamais content de ce qui l’ entoure ou de ce qu’ il fait, le mécontentement étant l’ une des caractéristiques de son œ uvre et de son existence. Vivre dans et avec l’ « inconvénient d’ être né » implique une insatisfaction à l’ égard de chaque action, soitelle créatrice ou non. Cette attitude donne lieu à une multitude de tentatives de rechercher le meilleur chemin à suivre.

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