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Analyse de "Le quai de Ouistreham" de Florence Aubenas

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Essai de l’année 2012 dans le domaine Sociologie - Travail, Profession, Education, Organisation, École des hautes études commerciales de Paris, langue ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3668610282
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 14
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Essai de l’année 2012 dans le domaine Sociologie - Travail, Profession, Education, Organisation, École des hautes études commerciales de Paris, langue: Français, résumé: Cette fiche de lecture a été réalisée dans le cadre du cours « Histoire de la critique » donné par Ève Chiapello et Ludovic François au sein de la Majeure Alternative Management, spécialité de troisième année du programme Grande École d’HEC Paris. En 2009, Florence Aubenas, journaliste et écrivain, décide de partir pour Caen, où elle s’inscrit au chômage et s’invente un passé de femme au foyer avec pour seul bagage un bac littéraire, afin de « vivre la crise de l’intérieur ». Dans ce livre, elle nous raconte sa quête d’un emploi stable, ses expériences en tant que femme de ménage, ses rencontres.


Mr Corbett's Ghost

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Mr Corbett is a cruel employer and his young apprentice Benjamin can't help but wish he were dead. So when a strange old man offers to make this wish come ...

  • L'auteur : Leon Garfield
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448173884
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Mr Corbett is a cruel employer and his young apprentice Benjamin can't help but wish he were dead. So when a strange old man offers to make this wish come true, Benjamin finds it impossible to refuse. Sure enough, Mr Corbett meets an untimely death, but the tables turn on the terrified apprentice who finds himself cursed with the ghost of the man he hated most in the world . . . A brilliant collection of three short stories from a master story-teller, who will keep you turning the pages until the very end.


The Swallows of Kabul

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"Surprisingly tender." -- The New York Times Book Review. Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives ...

  • L'auteur : Yasmina Khadra
  • Editeur: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307429423
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Surprisingly tender." -- The New York Times Book Review. Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed to leave her home without an escort or covering her face. Intersecting their world is Atiq, a prison keeper, a man who has sincerely adopted the Taliban ideology and struggles to keep his faith, and his wife, Musarrat, who once rescued Atiq and is now dying of sickness and despair. Desperate, exhausted Mohsen wanders through Kabul when he is surrounded by a crowd about to stone an adulterous woman. Numbed by the hysterical atmosphere and drawn into their rage, he too throws stones at the face of the condemned woman buried up to her waist. With this gesture the lives of all four protagonists move toward their destinies. The Swallows of Kabul is a dazzling novel written with compassion and exquisite detail by one of the most lucid writers about the mentality of Islamic fundamentalists and the complexities of the Muslim world. Yasmina Khadra brings readers into the hot, dusty streets of Kabul and offers them an unflinching but compassionate insight into a society that violence and hypocrisy have brought to the edge of despair.


French Inside Out

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. ...

  • L'auteur : Henriette Walter
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134902050
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Nombre de pages: 292
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Thérèse Raquin

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Denne romanserie er et af de første eksempler på naturalismen i Frankrig. ...

  • L'auteur : Emile Zola
  • Editeur: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465532455
  • Genre: ,
  • Nombre de pages: 285
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Denne romanserie er et af de første eksempler på naturalismen i Frankrig.


The Opening Country

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For twenty-five years, John Micklewright rushed through France in his haste to get to Italy. In this journey of re-discovery, he travels the slow way, on f ...

  • L'auteur : John Micklewright
  • Editeur: Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1800469209
  • Genre: Travel
  • Nombre de pages: 200
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: For twenty-five years, John Micklewright rushed through France in his haste to get to Italy. In this journey of re-discovery, he travels the slow way, on foot, on paths, tracks and byways from the Channel to the Alps – from the coast of Normandy to the flanks of Mont Blanc.


Older Brother

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Prix Goncourt Winner: A “superb” novel of a Syrian immigrant in France and his two sons (The New York Times Book Review). Older Brother is the poignant ...

  • L'auteur : Mahir Guven
  • Editeur: Europa Editions
  • ISBN: 1609455509
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 222
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Prix Goncourt Winner: A “superb” novel of a Syrian immigrant in France and his two sons (The New York Times Book Review). Older Brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn’t offer them many opportunities. The father, an atheist communist who moved from Syria to France for his studies and stayed for love, has worked for decades driving a taxi to support his family. The eldest son is a driver for an app-based car service, which comically puts him at odds with his father, whose very livelihood is threatened by this new generation of disruptors. The younger son, shy and serious, works as a nurse in a French hospital. Jaded by the regular rejections he encounters in French society, he decides to join a Muslim humanitarian organization to help wounded civilians in the war in Syria. But when he stops sending news home, the silence begins to eat away at his father and brother, who wonder what his real motivations were. And when the younger brother returns home, he has changed . . . “A masterpiece of a first novel.” ?The Guardian “A striking debut that reveals the breadth of emotional disconnection that prejudice can stoke within a family.” ?Kirkus Reviews


Précarité

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Ces vingt dernières années, une nouvelle sémantique de la pauvreté a émergé, qui recouvre de nouvelles réalités. Parmi elles, on souligne dans les ...

  • L'auteur : Roswitha Böhm,Cécile Kovacshazy
  • Editeur: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
  • ISBN: 3823379364
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 186
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Ces vingt dernières années, une nouvelle sémantique de la pauvreté a émergé, qui recouvre de nouvelles réalités. Parmi elles, on souligne dans les media et en sciences sociales la "précarité", la "précarisation" et les "personnes précaires". Mais qu'entend-on derrière ces termes? Quelles sont les spécificités de ces situations économiques et politiques en France et ailleurs? Quelles formes artistiques et quels procédés esthétiques sont mobilisés dans la mise en récit et/ou la mise en images de cette problématique de la précarité?


Music of a Life

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A brief but extraordinarily powerful novel by the author of Dreams of My Russian Summers and Requiem for a Lost Empire, Music of a Life is set in the perio ...

  • L'auteur : Andreï Makine
  • Editeur: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 162872210X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 120
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A brief but extraordinarily powerful novel by the author of Dreams of My Russian Summers and Requiem for a Lost Empire, Music of a Life is set in the period just before, and two decades after, World War II. Alexeï Berg’s father is a well-known dramatist, his mother a famous opera singer. But during Stalin’s reign of terror in the 1930s they, like millions of other Russians, come under attack for their presumed lack of political purity. Harassed and proscribed, they have nonetheless, on the eve of Hitler’s war, not yet been arrested. And young Alexeï himself, a budding classical pianist, has been allowed to continue his musical studies. His first solo concert is scheduled for May 24, 1941. Two days before the concert, on his way home from his final rehearsal, he sees his parents being arrested, taken from their Moscow apartment. Knowing his own arrest will not be far behind, Alexeï flees to the country house of his fiancée, where again betrayal awaits him. He flees, one step ahead of the dreaded secret police until, taking on the identity of a dead soldier, he enlists in the Soviet army. Thus begins his seemingly endless journey, through war and peace, until he lands, two decades later, in a snowbound train station in the Urals, where he relates his harrowing saga to the novel’s narrator. An international bestseller, Music of a Life is, in the words of Le Monde, “extremely powerful . . . a gem.”


The Age of Violence

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Exploring the fury of the young in a world or crisis that seems to offer no alternatives "Only martyrs know neither pity nor fear. Believe me, the day when ...

  • L'auteur : Alain Bertho
  • Editeur: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1786637480
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 140
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Exploring the fury of the young in a world or crisis that seems to offer no alternatives "Only martyrs know neither pity nor fear. Believe me, the day when the martyrs are victorious will be the day of universal conflagration". Jacques Lacan made this gloomy prophesy back in 1959: but doesn't it also apply to our own time? Faced with a rise in attacks around the world, can we really just blame the 'radicalization of' Islam'? What hope is there for the alienated youth, as the wars that have ravaged the Middle East spill out across the globe? For Alain Bertho, the mounting chaos we see today is above all driven by the weakening of states' legitimacy under the pressure of globalization. Add to this the hypocrisy of the elites who beat the drum of 'security measures', even as they sow the seeds of violence around the world. This disorder is the swamp of despair which can only produce fresh atrocities. Today's youth are the lost children of neoliberal globalization, the inheritors of the political and human chaos it produces. When they find it easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism, their revolt tends to take the paths of martyrdom and despair. The closing of the revolutionary hypothesis allows only fury. The answer, Bertho argues, is a new radicalism, able to inspire a collective hope in the future.


Brightness Falls

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Combining the lyrical observation of F. Scott Fitzgerald with the laser-bright social satire of Evelyn Waugh, Jay McInerney gives us a novel that is stunni ...

  • L'auteur : Jay McInerney
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307763226
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 432
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Combining the lyrical observation of F. Scott Fitzgerald with the laser-bright social satire of Evelyn Waugh, Jay McInerney gives us a novel that is stunningly accomplished and profoundly affecting. As he maps the fault lines spreading through the once-impenetrable marriage of Russell and Corrine Calloway and chronicles Russell's wildly ambitious scheme to seize control of the publishing house at which he works, Jay McInerney creates an elegy for New York in the 1980s. From the literary chimeras and corporate raiders to those dispossessed by the pandemonium of money and power, Brightness Falls captures a rash era at its moment of reckoning and gives reality back to a time that now seems decidedly unreal.


200 Women

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Two hundred women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love a ...

  • L'auteur : Geoff Blackwell,Ruth Hobday
  • Editeur: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452166684
  • Genre: Photography
  • Nombre de pages: 396
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Two hundred women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like "What really matters to you?" and "What would you change in the world if you could?" Interviewees include conservation and animal welfare activist Jane Goodall, actor and human rights advocate Alfre Woodard, and Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children's Defense Fund. Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image—and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive traveling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength—inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.


Guide des métiers pour les petites filles qui ne veulent pas finir princesses

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À Noël dernier, j’ai feuilleté le catalogue Jouets d’un grand magasin. Sur fond bleu : des autos, des motos et des bateaux. Sur fond rose : des poup ...

  • L'auteur : Catherine Dufour
  • Editeur: Fayard
  • ISBN: 2213683670
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 300
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: À Noël dernier, j’ai feuilleté le catalogue Jouets d’un grand magasin. Sur fond bleu : des autos, des motos et des bateaux. Sur fond rose : des poupées qui marchent et parlent, dix Barbie princesse et une Barbie fait le ménage. Materner c’est très bien, faire le ménage c’est nécessaire, et s’habiller comme une princesse peut être agréable, mais ce ne sont pas les seules façons, pour une fille, de gagner sa vie. Il y a beaucoup d’autres métiers, bien mieux payés. Ce « Guide des métiers » vous fera découvrir plus de cinquante professions, depuis Aventurière jusqu’à Physicienne en passant par Agent secret, Chef d’orchestre, Femme d’affaires, Informaticienne ou Surfeuse. Chaque fiche-métier offre deux portraits : celui d’une pionnière et celui d’une femme d'aujourd'hui. Des indications pratiques comme « études conseillées », « salaire en début de carrière » ou « espérance de vie » accompagnent le texte. Décalé et enthousiasmant. À mettre entre toutes les mains.


Tu n'es jamais revenu

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Libération de prisonniers, fourniture d'armes, impunité pour certains chefs d'État ou criminels… Un enlèvement peut aussi être réalisé sans perspe ...

  • L'auteur : Guy Deloeuvre
  • Editeur: Laurent Poret
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 143
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Libération de prisonniers, fourniture d'armes, impunité pour certains chefs d'État ou criminels… Un enlèvement peut aussi être réalisé sans perspective de libérer la victime, notamment lorsque le but est de pouvoir abuser de celle-ci sexuellement. Dans ce livre, vous allez découvrir différentes histoires d’affaires judiciaires résolues ou non, mais surtout plonger dans le macabre et les détails sordides de celles-ci.


Women in Transit through Literary Liminal Spaces

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This edited book provides a unique opportunity for international scholars to contribute to the exploration of liminality in the field of Anglo-American lit ...

  • L'auteur : Teresa Gómez Reus,T. Gifford
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137330473
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 197
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This edited book provides a unique opportunity for international scholars to contribute to the exploration of liminality in the field of Anglo-American literature written by or about women between the Victorian period and the Second World War.


Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

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A “touching, furious, sharp, and very funny” novel of an immigrant teenage girl finding her own identity in France (Booklist). The Paradise projects ar ...

  • L'auteur : Faïza Guène
  • Editeur: HMH
  • ISBN: 054754118X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A “touching, furious, sharp, and very funny” novel of an immigrant teenage girl finding her own identity in France (Booklist). The Paradise projects are only a few metro stops from Paris, but it feels like a different world. Doria’s father, aka the Beard, has headed back to their hometown in Morocco, leaving her and her mom to cope with their mektoub, their destiny, alone. They have a little help—from a social worker sent by the city, a psychiatrist sent by the school, and a thug friend who recites Rimbaud. It seems like fate has dealt them an impossible hand, but Doria might still make a new life—“with bravado, humor, and a healthy dose of rage” (St. Petersburg Times). “[A] sassy, spunky tale . . . Doria has what it takes to storm any barricade.” —The Hartford Courant “[Doria is] as likable as Holden Caulfield or Prep’s Lee Fiora. Readers will cheer. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal, starred review “A promising addition to the world’s literary voices.” —The Miami Herald “Moving and irreverent, sad and funny, full of rage and intelligence. Her voice is fresh, and her book a delight.” —Laila Lalami, bestselling author of The Moor’s Account


The Socrates Express

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s gre ...

  • L'auteur : Eric Weiner
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501129031
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder. Face regrets. Sustain hope. Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and global travel in a pil­grimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world, from Rousseau to Nietzsche, Confucius to Simone Weil. Traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), he journeys thousands of miles, making stops in Athens, Delhi, Wyoming, Coney Island, Frankfurt, and points in between to recon­nect with philosophy’s original purpose: teaching us how to lead wiser, more meaningful lives. From Socrates and ancient Athens to Simone de Beauvoir and twentieth-century Paris, Weiner’s chosen philosophers and places provide important signposts as we navigate today’s chaotic times. In The Socrates Express, Weiner invites us to voyage alongside him on his life-changing pursuit of wisdom and discovery as he attempts to find answers to our most vital questions.


97,196 Words

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A selection of the best short work by France's greatest living nonfiction writer A New York Times Notable Books of 2020 No one writes nonfiction like Emman ...

  • L'auteur : Emmanuel Carrère
  • Editeur: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374716064
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A selection of the best short work by France's greatest living nonfiction writer A New York Times Notable Books of 2020 No one writes nonfiction like Emmanuel Carrère. Although he takes cues from such literary heroes as Truman Capote and Janet Malcolm, Carrère has, over the course of his career, reinvented the form in a search for truth in all its guises. Dispensing with the rules of genre, he takes what he needs from every available form or discipline—be it theology, historiography, fiction, reportage, or memoir—and fuses it under the pressure of an inimitable combination of passion, curiosity, intellect, and wit. With an oeuvre unique in world literature for its blend of empathy and playfulness, Carrère stands as one of our most distinctive and important literary voices. 97,196 Words introduces Carrère’s shorter works to an English-language audience. Featuring more than thirty extraordinary essays written over an illustrious twenty-five-year period of Carrère’s creative life, this collection shows an exceptional mind at work. Spanning continents, histories, and personal relationships, and treating everything from American heroin addicts to the writing of In Cold Blood, from the philosophy of Philip K. Dick to a single haunting sentence in a minor story by H. P. Lovecraft, from Carrère’s own botched interview with Catherine Deneuve to the week he spent following the future French president Emmanuel Macron, 97,196 Words considers the divides between truth, reality, and our shared humanity as it explores remarkable events and eccentric lives, including Carrère’s own.


Narrating Poverty and Precarity in Britain

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Poverty and precarity have gained a new societal and political presence in the twenty-first century's advanced economies. This is reflected in cultural pro ...

  • L'auteur : Barbara Korte,Frédéric Regard
  • Editeur: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 311036574X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Poverty and precarity have gained a new societal and political presence in the twenty-first century's advanced economies. This is reflected in cultural production, which this book discusses for a wide range of media and genres from the novel to reality television. With a focus on Britain, its chapters divide their attention between current representations of poverty and important earlier narratives that have retained significant relevance today. The book's contributions discuss the representation of social suffering with attention to agencies of enunciation, ethical implications of 'voice' and 'listening', limits of narratability, the pitfalls of sensationalism, voyeurism and sentimentalism, potentials and restrictions inherent in specific representational techniques, modes and genres; cultural markets for poverty and precarity. Overall, the book suggests that analysis of poverty narratives requires an intersection of theoretical reflection and a close reading of texts.


Dora Bruder

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Patrick Modiano opens Dora Bruder by telling how in 1988 he stumbled across an ad in the personal columns of the New Year's Eve 1941 edition of Paris Soir. ...

  • L'auteur : Patrick Modiano
  • Editeur: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520962028
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 123
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Patrick Modiano opens Dora Bruder by telling how in 1988 he stumbled across an ad in the personal columns of the New Year's Eve 1941 edition of Paris Soir. Placed by the parents of a 15-year-old Jewish girl, Dora Bruder, who had run away from her Catholic boarding school, the ad sets Modiano off on a quest to find out everything he can about Dora and why, at the height of German reprisals, she ran away on a bitterly cold day from the people hiding her. He finds only one other official mention of her name on a list of Jews deported from Paris to Auschwitz in September 1942. With no knowledge of Dora Bruder aside from these two records, Modiano continues to dig for fragments from Dora's past. What little he discovers in official records and through remaining family members, becomes a meditation on the immense losses of the peroid—lost people, lost stories, and lost history. Modiano delivers a moving account of the ten-year investigation that took him back to the sights and sounds of Paris under the Nazi Occupation and the paranoia of the Pétain regime as he tries to find connections to Dora. In his efforts to exhume her from the past, Modiano realizes that he must come to terms with the specters of his own troubled adolescence. The result, a montage of creative and historical material, is Modiano's personal rumination on loss, both memoir and memorial.