The man looking for love
During his last hearing, Judge Pott publicly calls his two assessors cretins, then presents his resignation to the Attorney General of the Republic. He leaves the legal career to engage in a circus. In his own words, he leaves the domain of "priced revenge" for a world without moralizing pretensions. So, for this rebel, another life begins, or rather a wandering through the world in the company of a woman. They seem bound to each other by love. Or at least, they say so. They even believe it. But the supreme convention of love follows the fate of Pott's legal career. In a final face-to-face, Pott's companion sums up her analysis of their relationship: "Stupidity is a state of grace." Even love cannot resist intelligence. First published in 1931, this novel was a huge success. Undoubtedly by effect of surprise: not only because of the scandalous strangeness of the history, but especially because of the tone. Snappy, subtle, ironic and hopelessly honest; in short, completely modern. The Man Who Seeks Love, like the previous novels by Pitigrilli, Dolico Blonde, Cocaïne, Moïse and Monsieur Lévy, Leçons d'amour, are diaries told to the public.
316 pages | ISBN: 9782914388108