Andreï Makine, Le testament français [The French Testament/ Dreams of My Russian Summers]

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Andreï Makine’s novel Le testament français (1995) is the first part of what has been called his “Franco-Russian trilogy” (Nazarova 82). The trilogy also includes the novels Requiem pour l’Est (2000) and La terre et le ciel de Jacques Dorme (2003). The English translations of the three novels are entitled Dreams of My Russian Summers (1997), Requiem for the East/Requiem for a Lost Empire (2001) and The Earth and Sky of Jacques Dorme (2005).

Le testament français consists of four parts. The first three are set in the Soviet Union during the 1960s and 1970s, while the fourth part continues in France twenty years later. The themes of history, memory and narrative are …

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Citation: Hansen, Julie. "Le testament français". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 March 2011 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=32149, accessed 06 February 2023.]

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