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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221141274
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 336
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Novelty
Better to Die Standing Up Than Live on Your Knees

Release date : 28/11/2019
After his first book was welcomed to widespread public acclaim, Patrick Pelloux returns to visit the deathbeds of great men with as much verve and irreverence as humanity. Fatally charming…
Through twenty-five new, never-before-seen essays, Patrick Pelloux puts on his white coat as a doctor-researcher and invites us along with him to visit the bedsides of great men of history. It is a journey at once medical, literary, political, social, and artistic, taking us farther and farther afield. Judge for... Through twenty-five new, never-before-seen essays, Patrick Pelloux puts on his white coat as a doctor-researcher and invites us along with him to visit the bedsides of great men of history. It is a journey at once medical, literary, political, social, and artistic, taking us farther and farther afield. Judge for yourself: we cross paths with a prophet (Mohammad), several kings and queens (including François I and Marie Antoinette), an empress (Elisabeth of Austria), many poets and writers (Rimbaud, Verlaine, Poe, Rabelais, Colette, Casanova), musicians (Glenn Miller and Billie Holiday), painters (Frida Kahlo, Van Gogh), the filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, Jean Jaurès and Captain Dreyfus, the great Native American chief Sitting Bull… without forgetting, in a lovely homage in the spirit of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical caricaturist and journalist Stéphane Charbonnier, better known as Charb. With a mix of empathy and frankness, humor and a touch of insolence, the sharp pen of Dr. Pelloux pulls us through a mix of eras, themes, and characters, always with the rare joy in learning while laughing along the way.
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EAN : 9782221141274
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 336
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont