Julien Gracq

Julien Gracq was the pen name of Louis Poirier, a French writer known for his distinctive style and his works that often blend reality with elements of fantasy. He was also a geographer and a critic, and his novel 'The Opposing Shore' is considered a classic of French literature.


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  1. 1. The Opposing Shore

    The book is a captivating tale of a young military officer who is posted to a remote coastal fortress in an imaginary Mediterranean country. As he awaits a long-anticipated enemy invasion, he finds himself drawn into the local customs and intrigued by the enigmatic presence of the enemy on the opposing shore. The narrative delves into themes of waiting, the passage of time, and the psychological impact of imagined threats, all set against a backdrop of political and military tension.

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