him with unusual strength. There is little or no trace in him of the interminable sentence which is the drawback of early prose in all languages when it has to deal with anything more difficult to manage than mere narrative. Some of these short novels told stories of the contemporary world (such as Préchac's L'Illustre Parisienne ). No assumption can be more gratuitous or less borne out by the text of his works and the reasonable inferences to be drawn from them. He turned his attention, like others before him, to Swann, the half-Jewish Proustian hero.
The star always separated from the star. Robin had already devoted Le deuil de l'origine (1993) to the influence of their Jewish roots and the loss of their language (Yiddish or Ladino) on the works of several writers, such as Kafka, Celan, Freud, Canetti, and Perec. It was his business, if not exactly his duty, to preside at the formal election of his successor, the maréchal de Matignon; but there was a severe pestilence in Bordeaux, and Montaigne writes to the jurats of the town, in one of the new undoubtedly. But the imaginary has replaced the hideous reality. The role of son and narrator is held by a young Paris taxi driver who, just as Momo did with Madame Rosa, finds in the old Jewish paternal figure the epitome of human compassion and kindness.