La cité de la joie

La cité de la joie Un Pr Tre Catholique Fran Ais, Un Jeune M Decin Am Ricain, Une Infirmi Re Et Un Tireur De Pousse Pousse Indien Se Rencontrent Sous Les Cataractes De La Mousson Ils S Installent Dans L Hallucinant D Cor D Un Quartier De Calcutta Pour Soigner, Aider, Sauver Condamn S Tre Des H Ros, Ils Vont Se Battre, Lutter, Vaincre Au Milieu Des Inondations, Des Rats, Des Scorpions, Des Eunuques, Des Dieux, Des F Tes Et Des Soixante Dix Mille Lumi Res Du Monde Qui Peuplent La Cit De La Joie Leur Pop E Est Un Chant D Amour, Un Hymne La Vie, Une Le On De Tendresse Et D Esp Rance Pour Tous Les Hommes De Notre Temps La Cit De La Joie A D J T Lue Par Trente Millions De Lecteurs Et Traduite Dans Trente Et Une Langues R Compens Par Le Prestigieux Christopher Award Am Ricain, Adapt Au Cin Ma Par Roland Joff , Le Livre De Dominique Lapierre A Re U L Loge De La Presse Mondiale

Dominique Lapierre was born in Ch telaillon Plage, Charente Maritime, France At the age of thirteen, he travelled to America with his father who was a diplomat Consul General of France He attended the Jesuit school in New Orleans and became a paper boy for the New Orleans Item He developed interests in travelling, writing and cars.He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India s third highest civili

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  • Paperback
  • 500 pages
  • La cité de la joie
  • Dominique Lapierre
  • French
  • 20 March 2017
  • 9782221044223

10 thoughts on “La cité de la joie

  1. says:

    This book inspired by true story To write this book, Dominique Lappier had to live in slum area in Calcutta, India for about two years So that this slum area became the setting of the book.The book told about the story of epic in a place called Anand Nagar or City of Joy For Brother Stephan a priest from Poland came to this place made him to a suprise He had to live in such filtry condition a few water to share, bad sanition, etc But, here, Stephan found the light of God that he seeked for All the people in Anand Nagar, eventhough lived in very poor condition, they care on another Brother Stephan learned much things from the people in Anand Nagar Here, people in all religion Hindu, Budha, Moeslem, and Christian lived in a high tolerance For Hasari Pal, leaving his home in Bihar, Bengal was not what he wanted The fall short of harvest, made him to sell his cow Rani and left his home to Calcutta for better living Then, he found that Calcutta was harder than in Bihar He made his children became beggar, and Hasari himself had to sell his blood They all lived in the street By the help of a friend, Ram, Hasari became an pedicab driver From the money he collected, Hasari could afford him and his family to move to Anand Nagar Until one day, Hasari found himself was affected by TBC many poor people like Hasari suffered from this illness, including his best friend, Ram But Hasari still have one obligue, to find his eldest daughter a husband But, finding a good husband meant expensive dowry To complete the dowry, Hasari had to sell his dead body for medical purposes Hasari died at the day his daughter wedding Besides Hasari Pal and Brother Stephan, there were so many heroes in this book such as Marx, a doctor from America, Mother Sabia, etc This book has been filmed in 1985 and starred by Patrick Swayze and Om Puri as Hasari For me, this book enlighted me I learned how to appreciate to other people and any of living things.

  2. says:

    One of the most significant spiritual experience of my life has happened around this book I had moved to Mumbai Loneliness and depression were my accompanying emotions 24 7 During those days, I didn t use to have money and I used to travel by buses I was reading this book on the bus The conductor gave me the ticket He asked me how did I find the book Now, this is not a title you expect to be read by the bus conductor But he told me he has read the book He started talking with me about this book I literally felt that there is someone out there who look out for each and every soul I felt the connection with universe which is difficult to express in words.

  3. says:

    This was one of the most amazing books I read it changed my life What sticks out in my mind to this day was reading about the poor giving the very last of their food to another who was even poor and had less I finished this book in the Denver International airport between flights and cried my eyes out Such a beautiful book, I recomend everyone to read it

  4. says:

    Un romanzo che ho letto due volte, a distanza di dieci anni l una dall altra Una storia che continua a.conquistarmi, a farmi riflettere, a suscitare quelle domande che, Secondo il mio personale criterio, rendono un libro un buon libro Un immortale, insomma C una lezione straordinaria che trapela da ogni pagina, una luce che trascende la miseria descritta e che lascia intravedere quel frammento di coraggio capace di scorgere il buono anche nel dramma, quel sorriso che sa reinventare il futuro, la sola forza che resta a ognuno di noi La speranza.

  5. says:

    A very moving book One thinks about his relationship with the poor and what God is doing in their lives The main character a priest is very well described and you can understand his struggles and his faith.One of my favorites

  6. says:

    An excellent book on a Calcutta Kolkata slum named Ananda Nagar Many people believe The City of Joy refers to Kolkata but in this book , The City of Joy is just an Enligh transliteration of the slum Ananda Nagar.

  7. says:

    It is one of the most amazing books one has ever come across The pathos of chaos couldn t have been better described The book does not celebrate poverty but the author paints an incredible picture of the denizens of this city of Joy The poorer they were, the eager they were to give He goes to describe the miracle of these concentration camps where the accumulation of disastrous elements were counter balanced by other factors that allowed their inhabitants not merely to remain fully human but even to transcend their condition and become models of humanity He takes a dig at the bureaucracy while narrating his brush with the custom authorities calling the customs office as classic shrine to bureaucracy What the city of Calcutta offers to the famished immigrant is faint hope of finding some crumbs to allow them to survive until the next day The book has an interesting end the poorest finding hope in the perceived empowerment in the nuclear tests Ironical.A must read for those that want to connect with the harsh ground realities that get outlined through some touching and poignant stories.

  8. says:

    The person who lent me this book was not someone I consider a close friend When I gave it back to her she asked me if I enjoyed it Without thinking, I responded, It s not the kind of book you enjoy , it s the kind of book that changes your life She didn t get it.It certainly changed my perspective on a lot of things Yes, it is a novel, but it s based on the author s experiences with Calcutta s poorest For some odd reason, it made me very aware of just how dependent we are in the West on electricity and how we take it for granted You plug stuff in, it works You don t worry about it But when the current isn t there, due to storm or breakdown or not paying the bill on time, nothing in the First World works any Refrigeration Computers All that technology which has taken over our lives Professionals now depend on their little electronic electric friends for absolutely everything All that microsurgery etc that they can do now without electricity to run the computers and the lasers and the special technotools impossible And many of today s professionals don t learn alternate ways to do things, so they re helpless if there s no juice in the outlets.The family s story is powerful because it is not unique Untold millions, though they may not be rickshaw men, live on a knife s edge every single day The story of blood donors and of where many natural bone skeletons actually come from shook me to my core And I don t use those words lightly.I later listened to M La Pierre speak of his experiences in India, and though his manner in real life was a taste pompous, I put it down to being a gent of a certain age and cultural background and perhaps discomfort at being interviewed live on TV.If you read this book, do so mindfully Step back from emotional oh isn t that terrible and focus on the fact that this is reality for hundreds of thousands of people every day, in our modern world.Don t read it at all if you aren t going to let it touch you.

  9. says:

    Comprato quasi per caso, l ho visto gironzolando in libreria e mi ha incuriosito Ho letto di persone che vendono il sangue per mangiare e vendono le proprie ossa dopo la morte per pagare la dote della figlia Ho letto di persone che fanno la fila per ore per andare in bagno e lavarsi con mezzo litro di acquaquando va bene Ho letto di persone annegate in un tombino dopo un monsone Ho letto di persone morte di fatica mentre trascinavano un risci con cui a stento guadagnavano da mangiare per s e la propria famiglia Ho letto di persone che non avevano niente e nonostante questo essere pi ottimiste di me che ho tutto Ho letto di persone senza nulla ma in pace con se stesse, felici e con una grandissima capacit di donarsi ed amare Molto probabilmente il mio stile di vita non cambier gran che, per sarebbe gi un grosso passo avanti se riuscissi a dare anche solo un po pi di a a coloro che ho intorno, un sorriso al momento giusto, un favore quando mi viene chiesto Questo libro come un mattone sul cuore, ma dovrebbe essere letto, riletto e fatto leggere.

  10. says:

    Era il miracolo della Citt della gioia, dove la vita sembrava sempre pi forte della morte.Un bellissimo tuffo in India, un libro stupendo che richiede una lettura lenta, nonostante abbia uno stile semplice e fluido Dovrebbe essere letto nelle scuole, tantissimi spunti di riflessione e grandi insegnamenti, tra i tanti dare il giusto valore alle cose ed alla vita stessa, nutrire sempre la speranza, condividere A toccarti proprio la condivisione tra i poveri delle bidonville, che applicano in pieno il proverbio indiano Tutto ci che non viene donato va perduto.Devo dire che questo libro sconvolge decisamente la graduatoria delle nostre necessit.

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