L’homme Qui Plantait Des Arbres has ratings and reviews. Warwick said: This slender Provençal parable was – bizarrely – originally composed for. L’homme Qui Plantait Des Arbres has ratings and reviews. Jean Giono nous raconte: au cours d’une de ses promenades en Haute-Provence, il renco. Buy a cheap copy of L’homme qui plantait des arbres book by Jean Giono. Jean Giono’s extraordinary fable brings to life a shepherd who plants one hundred.

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Refresh and try again. Sharry rated it did not like it Jul 08, Michael Mcveigh rated it did not like it Oct 29, He anonymously goes about his 31 year planting of trees to help himself and the land recover.

Open Preview See a Problem? And despite the destruction the trees remain. That is one reason it resonated, but perhaps not the most important. All men need to find meaningful work to do; with nothing left in his life his wife and son have diedPlanntait Bouffier turns to planting trees. In so doing, her forms the basis for new areas to live and leaves his own natural mark on the world.

Over four decades, Bouffier continues to plant trees, and the valley is turned into a kind of Garden of Eden.

He remained tied to Provence and Manosque, the little city where he was born in and, indied. That isn’t exactly the Ayn Rand doctrine that I have recently been so fond of.

L’homme Qui Plantait Des Arbres

Old Bouffier has led an unassuming but worthwhile life. French cover for the pop-up version of the book. Bouffier is no longer a shepherd, because he is worried about the sheep affecting his young trees, and has become a bee keeper instead.


A slim book, almost a short story, but incredibly inspiring. Don’t have an account?

LuscoFusco rated it did not like it Jul 05, Giono letter to Digne official. Geoff’s beautiful review prompted me to read this. Open Preview See a Problem?

The writing is ok but not spectacular, nor is the story especially memorable. May 21, lu. In the letter, he describes how the book was translated in a multitude of languages, distributed freely, and therefore was a success. With the beauty of the newly green landscape offering a calming contrast to the two world wars that raged through the years, the shepherd’s remarkable feat offers a look at both the awe inspiring power of nature and the shining hope that can emerge from the most unlikely of places.

And godlike acts can be done by anybody, even an uneducated shepherd. Goodreader rated it did not like it Apr 26, Only critical factor are brought out with any degree of simple beautiful clarity.

Ariadna rated it did not like it Nov 10, The shepherd, after being widowed, has decided to restore the ruined landscape of the isolated and largely abandoned valley by single-handedly cultivating a forest, tree by tree. Also the wood engravings went perfect with the story, enhancing the reading experience. The book is surprisingly underwhelming when you consider its influence, but probably it’s the subject matter itself as well as the clarity of Giono’s presestation that have sparked something in readers.

The first sentence in which the narrator states that a “human character [of: Trees have been a surprise recurring theme in my reading.

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L’homme Qui Plantait Des Arbres by Jean Giono (3 star ratings)

But, it worked after a while, helped me find a purpose of my life, although a very small hope but made me strong. So why only three qyi Then again, sometimes you need a bit of encouragement, and certainly this short story has a message to deliver and captures the landscape of Haute Provence with great sensitivity. Grateful to have read this story.

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Published by Gallimard Jeunesse first published He is surprised to see young saplings of all forms hom,e root in hokme valley, and new streams running through it where the shepherd has made dams higher up in the mountain.

Works by Jean Giono. All in all, a quaint tale of the power of the motivated individual and the change that a single person can make themes that do resonate in Rand’s work, but with a completely different tone.

It also focuses on determination and working hard. Giono was a pacifist, and was twice imprisoned in France at the outset and conclusion of World War II. A fine message I agree, and with strong environmental imagery this is something many people have latched onto as literature for people who care about nature. View all 6 comments.

Inshell-shocked and depressed after the war, the man returns. Afinal demorei hora e meia.