The 3 best books by Jérôme Ferrari

For his serious demeanor and his current tragic beauty literature, Jerome Ferrari it could be the Carlos Castán gabacha version. But suspicious similarities in form and substance, and being clear that the reincarnation requires at least one death, it is evidenced that each author cited is different and the coincidences are only coincidences.

Fortunately, both are still alive and as far as the writer with the car's surname is concerned, the matter breaks more in the novel than in the story that Castán cultivates. And in those novels we discover those habitual, recurring abysses, strangely inopportune but perfectly spoiled by this type of writer. Emptiness from which, however, I end up sprouting a life that surprises and fascinates even more because it clearly seems impossible.

It is the gift of sadness as a creative ground to adorn the brilliant feeling of the peremptory as eternal. Prose lyricism that goes beyond the idea of ​​belonging to the specific work to become a general symphony of everything that this French narrator writes.

Top 3 recommended books by Jérome Ferrari

In his image

Photography is art when the photographer insists on transcending the moments, on revealing them with that old-time care to contain life on paper, as a perfect alchemy between the living and the inert. This is how the main role of the protagonist of this novel is understood in something that goes far beyond the plot of the story itself.

A young photographer dies suddenly in an accident on a road in Calvi, Corsica. At her funeral, initiated by her Tao, the person she was will be remembered: the one who made photography and politics the pillars of her life.

Two passions that, from very early on, led her to get involved with her first love in the fight for Corsican independence and, already in the nineties, to travel to capture the Yugoslavian wars with her camera. In this acclaimed work, Goncourt award winner Jérôme Ferrari explores the gulf between reality and the image shown of it, while masterfully combining the vivid portrait of a free woman with a chronicle of Corsican history more recent.


The beginning

On many occasions the failure of intelligence and reason is evidenced as evolutionary improvements of the human. Nothing tends to self-destruction with such dedication as our civilization. The exile of God leaves an orphan philosophy that can do nothing to contain a hecatomb made inertia before which thought also succumbs.

A disenchanted young aspiring philosopher calls on the figure of the Nobel Prize winner in physics Werner Heisenberg, that exceptional man who at the time defied Einstein's classical principles and established the foundations of quantum mechanics, but who also agreed to collaborate in the research of quantum mechanics. Nazis to create the atomic bomb. While addressing the scientist, the young narrator comes to terms with the shortcomings and failures of his own existence and struggles to find out to what extent evil dominates the contemporary world.

Heisenberg's life, as indeterminate as his Uncertainty Principle, becomes an exceptional setting for Ferrari to reveal the common, shared and compromised space between the human soul and the mysterious beauty of the world. On The beginning, language, but also silence, turn out to be the key that opens the doors to the understanding of existence: What if literature and poetry were the only means that allow man to reveal the ineffable of the universe or to look, just for a moment, over God's shoulder? Is the vocation of a physicist also a vocation of a poet?

The Sermon on the Fall of Rome

History lectures us like parents. The point is to learn from the defeats of others who preceded us. Without knowing that everything, from the greatest empire to the small will that lifts us out of bed, can end up definitively decaying in the blackest of our days and without any remedy coming from any sermon. Winner of the Goncourt Award 2012, The Sermon on the Fall of Rome it is a lucid novel about the end of a civilization, a century and the life of a man.

Matthieu and Libero reject the world in which they live, so they abandon their philosophy studies in Paris to settle in a town in Corsica and work in a bar. However, that small paradise that they have built and where they have deposited their illusions, will soon see its decline.

«We do not really know what worlds are and what their existence depends on. Somewhere in the universe may be written the mysterious law that presides over its genesis, its growth and its end. But we know this: for a new world to emerge, an old world must first die.. "


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