de Camus was the literary success of the first confinement,
de Nizan is likely to be the bestseller of the second.
“I was twenty.
I won't let anyone say this is the best age of life. ”
The incipit of the book published in 1931 is on everyone's lips, and in the following sentence Paul Nizan, who was to die in the war at the age of 35, makes this admission which is still current:
"Everything threatens to ruin a young man: love , the ideas, the loss of his family, the entry among the grown-ups.
It is hard to learn his part in the world. "
This is what Emmanuel Macron wanted to express with his words of president a little flat and repeated everywhere in a loop:
"It's hard to be 20 years old in 2020."
The Head of State also has in mind the famous exclamation of Alfred de Musset (in 1833):
"I came too late in a world that is too old."
2020, the year of disarray for the “Covid generation”
In two centuries, neither the electricity fairy nor the magic of the Internet have therefore changed the relations between generations.
Making one's place is never a
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