La Promesse de l'aube : Ode à la mère qui fut la France

Abstract : According to Romain Gary, France has been embodied by two people: general de Gaulle, celebrated in Ode to the Man who was France, and his mother, praised in Promise at Dawn. The education she gave him in Poland built his identification to France and, during the second World War, Mina Kacew is portrayed as the alter ego of the General while calling for the fighting going on. Bringing together both tutelary characters forms an extraction allowing to say that Gary became French by a combination of his foreign origins and his political choice. Thus Roman Kacew made his mother’s old dream for integration come true.
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Jonathan Barkate. La Promesse de l'aube : Ode à la mère qui fut la France. Loxias, CTEL (Centre Transdisciplinaire d'Epistémologie de la Littérature), 2014, Romain Gary - La littérature au pluriel, ⟨http://revel.unice.fr/loxias/index.html?id=7711⟩. ⟨hal-01542812⟩

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