Andreï Makine’s novel La terre et le ciel de Jacques Dorme (2003) is the third part of his Franco-Russian trilogy. Like the preceding novels Le testament français (1995) and Requiem pour l’Est (2000), this novel deals with the themes of memory and narrative against the backdrop of Soviet history. The English translations of the trilogy are titled, respectively, 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).
The unnamed first-person narrator of La terre et le ciel de Jacques Dorme grows up in a Soviet orphanage for children of “enemies of the People” in the 1960s. On weekend leaves, h…
Hansen, Julie. "La terre et le ciel de Jacques Dorme". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 March 2011
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