La nature exposée - Erri De Luca

La nature exposée - Erri De Luca

Summary

"As you can see, this is a work worthy of a Renaissance master. Today, the Church wants to retrieve the original. It is about removing the drape. " I look at the different stone covering, it seems well anchored on the hips and on the nudity. I tell him that by withdrawing it, we will inevitably damage the nature. "Which nature ?" . Nature, sex, here is how we call men and women's nudity here. That is how he attracts the attention of the media. He thus decide to leave the village. Now installed by the sea, he is offered a special task : to restore a marble cross, a Christ clothed in a loincloth. Reflection on the sacred and the profane, on the place of religion in our societies, La nature exposée is a dense and powerful novel, in which Erri De Luca more than ever emphasizes the universal need for solidarity and compassion.

 

My impressions

The passion of the Christ is felt rather than understood. Around the statue of the suffering Christ, the Christian artist, the wise Jewish and the Muslim immigrant fraternized. It is a magnificent book which from the first pages overwhelmed me with emotion !