By Patrick Modiano
Quelle constitution familiale avez-vous connue ? J'avais répondu : aucune. Gardez-vous une picture area of expertise de votre père et de votre mère ? J'avais répondu : nébuleuse. Vous jugez-vous comme un bon fils (ou fille) ? Je n'ai jamais été un fils. Dans les études que vous avez entreprises, cherchez-vous à conserver l'estime de vos mom and dad et à vous conformer à votre milieu social ? Pas d'études. Pas de mom and dad. Pas de milieu social. Préférez-vous faire los angeles révolution ou contempler un beau paysage ? Contempler un beau paysage. Que préférez-vous ? l. a. profondeur du tourment ou los angeles légèreté du bonheur ? l. a. légèreté du bonheur. Voulez-vous changer los angeles vie ou bien retrouver une harmonie perdue ? Retrouver une harmonie perdue.
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Accident nocturne by Patrick Modiano