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Author J. M. G. Le Clézio
Country France
Language French
Genre Essay

Editions d'art Albert Skira,Les Sentiers de la création, Geneva

(prefer 1st edition)
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 170
ISBN 978-2-605-00112-5
OCLC 246772402
LC Class F1565.3.P45 C54 1987

Haï” is an essay written by French Nobel laureate J. M. G. Le Clézio.


Recurrent images are the sun and the sea, light and water. From 1969 to 1973 Le Clézio lived among the Emberá speaking Indians in Panama.[1][2]


Explanation of "Haï"[edit]

Haï could br translated from French into English as Chai. Chai is a symbol and word that figures prominently in Jewish culture and consists of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet Het (ח) and Yod (י)

Publication history[edit]


  • . Geneva, Switzerland: Editions d'art Albert Skira,Les Sentiers de la création. 1971. ISBN 978-2-605-00112-5.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

1971, France,Editions d'art Albert Skira,Les Sentiers de la création, Geneva
ISBN 978-2-605-00112-5


It was reprinted by Flammarion, Paris in 1987.


  1. ^ Liukkonen, Petri. "Le Clézio". Books and Writers (kirjasto.sci.fi). Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. . Quote: "In the late 1960s and early 1970s he lived among a tribe of Embera Indians in the Panamanian jungle, writing about his experiences"
  2. ^ "Jean-Marie Le Clézio". msn Encarta. ninmsn PTY LTD. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2008-11-20. This essay is a lyrical account of the author's experience which, as he has confessed, changed his whole life. On the whole, the natural environment, animate and inanimate, forms a kind of philosophical, unifying ground for Le Clézio's themes" 
  3. ^ Le Clézio (1971). Haï. Skira, Geneva. p. 51–52.