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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221117026
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 324
Size : 135 x 215 mm
What a Wonderful World in the End

Release date : 19/08/2010

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Jean d’Ormesson, 85, is unquestionably one of France’s greatest living authors. With 30 published books over the span of 55...

                                                       OVER 300,000 COPIES SOLD

Jean d’Ormesson, 85, is unquestionably one of France’s greatest living authors. With 30 published books over the span of 55 years, and millions of copies sold, a success like his is hard to come by. A success that was confirmed early on in his career when he was elected member of l’Académie française in 1973.

In C’est une chose étrange à la fin que le monde d’Ormesson presents his philosophies about the meaning of life, God (if there is one) and life after death.

The work is divided into two parts. In the first part, d'Ormesson presents an abridged history of the world as seen through philosophical and scientific advancements. He demonstrates how such advancements – the discovery that the earth revolves around the sun, and not vice versa, for example – always manage to threaten Christianity. D’Ormesson even imagines what God would say about such things as several chapters are narrated from God’s perspective.

The second part of this book is centered around d’Ormesson’s fascination with the world in general and all that we’ve created from nothing, absolutely nothing. And his fascination and marvel with life is infectious.

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EAN : 9782221117026
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 324
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont