Adieu Reves

ISBN 978-1-927538-59-3 (Paperback)

ISBN: 978-1-927538-60-9 (Ebook)

L’héroïne principale du roman, Marie-Élise, a dans son ascendance deux princes daces provenus de Transylvanie qui entrainent des chevaliers Carpatins et Danubiens, et plusieurs patriotes, dans le but de défendre ce territoire martyrisé pendant des siècles.

Un de ces braves roumains, Paraschève, se marie avec Flora, une joliesse qui vit en accord avec la nature et la Divinité dont elle se sent investie. De ce mariage, résulte deux garçons et trois fille dont la petite Marie-Elise parait répondre à l’espoir de Parachève. Il lui enseigne les sciences et l’histoire et il lui confie ses profondes réflexions écrites.

Elle va toujours vers son idéal de rendre l’homme meilleur pas sa voix de sagesse habillée de beauté. C’est quoi le meilleur de ce roman? Le profond sens philosophique? Le noble message? La magie poétique? Le dynamisme? L’inventivité sans bornes? La fraîcheur vivace des personnages? Ou bien l’aspiration ascendante vers la perfection, la lumière, l’absolue?

La conscience semble être l’axe fondamental de ce roman. Ce qui correspond à l’idéal qui s’en dégage: rendre l’homme meilleur. C’est l’idéal que l’auteure a poursuivi toute sa vie. 

The main character of the novel, Marie-Élise, has in her ancestry two Dacian princes from Transylvania who train Carpatian and Danubian knights, and several patriots, to defend this territory martyrized for centuries.

One of these brave Romanians, Paraschève, marries Flora, a pretty woman who lives in harmony with nature and the Divinity with which she feels invested. From this marriage resulted two boys and three girls. One of them, little Marie-Elise, seemed to respond to Parachève's  hopes. He teaches her science and history and endows her with his deep written reflections.

When Paraschève falls victim to his enemies, Marie-Elise gathers his written thoughts and saves them. A young teacher who studies the violin at the conservatory succeeds in helping Marie‑Elise recover from her pain and to marry her. He is the great-great-grandson of a legendary family alongside Stephen the Great whom they supported in their toughest battle against the Turks to prevent the subjugation of the people. The novel continues with the tormented life of Marie-Elise, the mother of the author herself, who lived the occupation during the First World War, the Spanish flue, and the financial crisis of 1930, up to the Second World War. During all this time, she had 13 children of which she lost three during the Spanish flu. In spite of the difficult times, she managed to raise eight children and to assure them the studies and the strength and will to give to the others, by their professions, the best of themselves.

She always goes towards her ideal of making a person better, with her voice of wisdom dressed in beauty.

What is the best of this novel? The deep philosophical meaning? The noble message? Poetic magic? The dynamism? Unlimited inventiveness? The lively freshness of the characters? Or the ascending aspiration towards perfection, the light, the absolute?

Conscience seems to be the fundamental axis of this novel. Which corresponds to the ideal that emerges: to make people better. This is the ideal that the author has pursued throughout her life.

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