Song of the World
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"There is still dew on this world of Giono's; he looks out on it and records his impressions of it almost as if he were the first man seeing it." —New York Times
JEAN GIONO was born in 1895, in Manosque, a small town in the southeast of France. He wrote more than fifty books-novels, poems, and plays-including Joy of Man’s Desiring, Blue Boy, and The Horseman on the Roof. He died in 1970.
“There is still dew on this world of Giono’s; he looks out on it and records his impressions of it almost as if he were the first man seeing it. The emotions of his people are refreshingly forthright and uncomplicated, and in his pages man stands in his natural relation to the animate and inanimate world about him.” —New York Times
“Simple and magical, Song of the World is an adventure story for the modern era. In France’s Provence region, two men embark on a journey to discover the meaning of life. Through writing which is invigorating and fresh, Giono re-presents man’s relationship to nature as the two men experience the wonders of the world.” —New York Times Book Review