In Hervé Bazin novel Vipère au poing (Viper in the Fist). In this book he portrays his unhappy childhood as an unrelenting battle with his mother, a monstrous figure who assumes near-mythic proportions through the concentrated energy of her own virulence. Bazin’s relentless attacks upon the institutions of family, church, and motherhood. Viper in the fist; Hardcover – 1951. by HerveÌ Bazin (Author) Be the first to review this item. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" Author: HerveÌ Bazin.
Oct 06, 2004 · Vipère au poing is a french novel telling the childhood of the author Hervé Bazin. As a young boy, Bazin was confronted with his mother who was a tyrant. She had imposed a very tough way of life in the family manor. For instance, during the winter, she had forbidden any heater in 6.4/10(816). A nosegay of deadly nightshade for mother in this frenzied narrative of boyhood and adolescence under the domination of a savage mama. To the ancestral rock pile of the Rezeau family located in a part of France ""probably the most backward"", came M. Rezeau, who collected insects, and his vicious wife, to establish a home with their three sons.
Viper in the Fist by Hervé Bazin. submitted 1 year ago by cmndr_keen. Hi, have a question to the general public. I'm trying to understand how come the mentioned book is so little known in English speaking world. It's a classic in France and according to wiki is/has been taught there in schools. Personally I have read it in Russian and here it.