● A strong work of world literature published again at last.
● All the fears and anxieties of our modern world set at the beginning of the 20th century: war, selection through money, the future of man in face of robitization, destruction by means of massive weapons of war.
● A fascinating work about humanity published in 1925.
● Prix Goncourt in 1920 for the title Nêne, Ernest Pérochon has once again sparked interest following the adaptation of his novel Les Gardiennes in the eponymous film made by Xavier Beauvois in 2017
The visionary apocoalyptic novel that presents big questions of our modern societies, such as the domination of machines over men and the absence of future without enlightened conscience and humanism.
After the great cataclysm, a new era begins. Technology is at the centre of everything and society is organized according to career corps. Little by little, tensions between people intensify. Harrisson, a physician, fights to maintain peace, at the risk of destroying the human species by sterilising it.
With Wild Men (1925), Ernest Pérochon (1885-1942) lauched a stunning warning cry against a "society without conscience", of which we were just beginning to mesure the danger. An unforgiving chronicle of the end of humanity, this visionary novel made such an impression as to become one of the founding classic modern works of science fiction.
The founding novel of science fiction re-published at last!
Ernest Pérochon, winner of the prix Goncourt in 1920, inspired all the great authors of science fiction thanks to this novel.
Though little known, this cult French novel of science fiction notably inspired Barjavel his novel La Nuit des Temps.
13,5 x 21 cm
by Ernest Pérochon
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Ernest Pérochon is a French writer who was born February 24th, 1885 in Courlay and died February 10th, 1942 in Niort. He won the prestigious prix Goncourt in 1920 for Nêne and is the author of Les Gardiennes, a novel which was adapted to cinema by Xavier Beauvois in 2017. First a primary school teacher, he left teaching to devote himself to writing in 1921.