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Marco Martella - Les fruits du myrobolan

Marco Martella - Les fruits du myrobolan

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“Je posai ma cigarette sur le parapet du pont et m’approchai de l’arbre. Je cueillis un fruit et je le portai à ma bouche, méfiant, comme c’est souvent le cas quand on mange un fruit poussant spontanément dans la nature. Je ne peux pas dire que sa saveur un peu âcre me plut. Il fallut que j’en mange un autre, puis encore un autre avant de comprendre : le goût du fruit du myrobolan était celui qu’ont les choses libres et sauvages, un goût austère mais doux, réconfortant même et étrangement familier.” M. M.

Marco Martella, an Italian-born writer and gardener, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Institute of Gardens and Landscapes. Since 2010, he has edited the magazine Jardins (éditions des Pommes sauvages). Under his own name or heteronyms, Le Jardin perdu (2011), Jardins en temps de guerre (2014) and Fleurs (2021) have been published by Actes Sud.

May 2023
10 x 19 cm
192 pages
ISBN: 978-2-330-17994-6

© Actes Sud

Essay •  Gardening •  Litterature •  Nature

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