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By Eugène Nicole

Neuf mois en Alaska, trois saisons, le temps d'une gestation et d'une transfiguration : c'est le remède choisi par le narrateur pour oublier l. a. femme qui vient de le quitter. Mais à l'université de Fairbanks, réputée pour son département de sismologie et ses études des langues athabaskanes, son séjour se transforme en une aventure aux multiples facettes où se croisent de jeunes marginaux, des universitaires extravagants et les dernières survivantes du peuple eyak.
Biographie de l'auteur
Eugène Nicole est né à Saint-Pierre (Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon), où il a passé toute son enfance. Après des études en France, à los angeles Sorbonne et à l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris, puis un séjour en Alaska, il entame une carrière universitaire aux Etats-Unis. Depuis 1989, il est professeur de littérature française à l'université de long island.
Avec L'Œuvre des mers, paru aux variations de l'Olivier en 2004, ce spécialiste de Proust réconciliait deux traditions littéraires : los angeles prise en cost du monde et l'invention de soi. Alaska affirme son sens du burlesque et son goût de l. a. mise en scène : ce roman est aussi une brillante comédie. 

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The intent may not have been to kill but to cause grave bodily harm. Voluntary manslaughter: These killings are triggered by provocation but are void of premeditation. Involuntary manslaughter: These killings occur recklessly but without deliberation. MURDER: RICHARD III The type of killing pertinent to this discussion is first-degree murder— murders that are deliberate and leave no doubt in the mind that the intent was to take away the life of the victim. Although Richard himself was handicapped and thus could not do the actual killings, he hired murderers to do the killings for him.

Lady Macbeth treacherously lays down the scheme: When Duncan is asleep,—whereto the rather shall his day’s hard journey soundly invite him, his two chamberlains will I with wine and wassail so convince that memory, the warder of the brain, shall be a fume, and the receipt of reason a limbec only: when in swinish sleep their drenched natures lie as in death, what cannot you and I perform upon the unguarded Duncan? 59–60) toward his victim and, with a dagger, stabs Duncan to death while he sleeps.

121). Anyone found guilty of a felony was sentenced to death. In effect, therefore, as Keeton stated, ‘‘The law frustrated its main object—the suppression of crime—by its undiscriminating brutality’’ (1967, p. 38). ‘‘Shaming’’ as a type of punishment was also used during that period although, by the 1700s, there was a move away from it. Shaming was intended to achieve two things: to make the offender and offense known to the whole community and to humiliate the offender publicly so that he or she would desist from criminal activities in the future.

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