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Clochemerle

By: Chevallier, Gabriel

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0099453886 / 9780099453888
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843.912
02/09/2004
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England
Foreign
20 cm 317 p. : ill.
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Reprint. This translation originally published: London: Secker and Warburg, 1936.

Gabriel Chevallier's delightful novel Clochemerle satirizes the titanic confrontation of secular and religious forces in a small wine-growing village in Beaujolais.

The eruption begins when the socialist mayor decides that he wants to leave behind a monument to his administration's achievements.

He takes as his model the ancient Romans, who were famous for two things--hygiene and noble edifices.

Thus, he decides to unite the two concepts...by constructing a public urinal in the centre of town.

There is one problem, however. The chosen locale is next to the village church, and this outrages the ecclesiastical party.

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FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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