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In the Absence of Men

[PDF] Read ✓ In the Absence of Men : by Philippe Besson Frank Wynne - In the Absence of Men, In the Absence of Men Like Michael Cunningham s homage to Virginia Woolf in The Hours and Jean Rhys s to Charlotte Bronte in The Wide Sargasso Sea Philippe Besson s extravagantly praised first novel pays tribute to Marcel

  • Title: In the Absence of Men
  • Author: Philippe Besson Frank Wynne
  • ISBN: 9780786711611
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] Read ✓ In the Absence of Men : by Philippe Besson Frank Wynne, In the Absence of Men, Philippe Besson Frank Wynne, In the Absence of Men Like Michael Cunningham s homage to Virginia Woolf in The Hours and Jean Rhys s to Charlotte Bronte in The Wide Sargasso Sea Philippe Besson s extravagantly praised first novel pays tribute to Marcel Proust It also dares to introduce an asthmatic middle aged Proust into its masterfully manipulated plot and invents a series of deeply felt letters written by him to the novLike [PDF] Read ✓ In the Absence of Men : by Philippe Besson Frank Wynne - In the Absence of Men, In the Absence of Men Like Michael Cunningham s homage to Virginia Woolf in The Hours and Jean Rhys s to Charlotte Bronte in The Wide Sargasso Sea Philippe Besson s extravagantly praised first novel pays tribute to Marcel

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About "Philippe Besson Frank Wynne"

  1. Philippe Besson Frank Wynne

    In 1999, Besson, who was a jurist at that time, was inspired to write his first novel, In the Absence of Men, while reading some accounts of ex servicemen of the First World War The novel won the Emmanuel Robl s prize L Arri re saison, published in 2002, won the Grand Prix RTL Lire 2003 Un gar on d Italie was nominated for the Goncourt and the M dicis prizes Seeing that his works aroused so much interest, Philippe Besson then decided to dedicate himself exclusively to his writing.

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  1. This is one of those books that makes me amazed and wonder why I decided to pick up in the first place Because after reading it, it felt like a whirlwind piece of fiction, and it left me dazed and wondering what just happened.Believe me, it s a good thing I actually like this book It s just that I rarely encounter books of this kind that when I actually read one, I get a little shocked So what is this book about This tells the story of Vincent de l Etoile, a sixteen year old boy of aristocratic [...]


  2. Em Tempo de Guerra foi o primeiro livro que li de Phillippe Besson um livro que nos fala , de guerra, claro, da mais mort fera e tr gica guerra dos tempos modernos a I GG Mas que nos fala de mais coisas fala nos de sentimentos sentimentos afectivos e de uma forma invulgarO livro est dividido em tr s partes na primeira s o nos apresentados os tr s personagens principais Vincent, que o v rtice principal de um tri ngulo em que se encontram tamb m Arthur e Marcel.Destes tr s personagens, um apenas r [...]


  3. Un beau roman d amour rempli d motions et de beaux mots qui sonnent tr s justes J ai d couvert un style original, une plume atypique, des personnages poignants, une histoire r aliste On ne peut ressortir que touch s par la pr cision de cette oeuvre, tendance pistolaire L auteur nous renseigne, par l interm diaire de Marcel, sur l criture, il nous en explique les inconv nients et en fait parall lement l loge Ainsi que sur la souffrance et l ivresse de l amour, la jouissance et la cruaut qu il nou [...]


  4. Tu manques, si tu savais Tu manques chaque instant Chaque geste est incomplet Chaque mot prononc rencontre un silence Chaque lieu travers est vide de ton corps Chaque regard est aveugle Chaque minute est une morsure, un regret Qu il est beau ce livre, quelle magnifique histoire d amour, que de crampes au ventre en lisant ces moments partag s unique, cette po sie unique voqu e par Philippe Besson Dur de lire ce livre sans tre boulevers , touch , remu , dur de ne pas laisser couler des larmes deva [...]



  5. Philippe Besson d crit tr s bien l exaltation, la fi vre d un premier amour l adolescence, le tout rendu encore plus dramatique et urgent par le cadre de la 1 re guerre mondiale J ai ador son style et eu l impression de ne pas reprendre mon souffle pendant toute ma lecture Mention sp ciale la deuxi me partie, enti rement pistolaire, qui m a particuli rement plu.


  6. Il tempo questi minuti con voi, nient altro che questo.Che incanto, che delizia, che struggimento Non si pu non amare questo romanzo, come non si pu non amare l a, la vita, e tutto quel che ci sta in mezzo.Un amico di Marcel Proust, accattivante titolo italiano del francese En l absence des hommes, vanta, effettivamente, la straordinaria partecipazione di Proust Personaggio del romanzo, ma soprattutto spirito guida l intero romanzo ispirato ai temi proustiani, dalla bellezza pura e innocente dei [...]


  7. Passado em Fran a, na primeira grande guerra do s culo XX, trata se de um romance de guerra, como o t tulo justamente indica, mas sobretudo de amor, entre um adolescente de dezasseis anos e o seu amante, um soldado de vinte e um, de visita a casa durante uma curta semana de f rias Como contraponto a este amor, o livro ensaia tamb m a rela o de amizade, durante essa mesma semana, entre o jovem adolescente e um escritor famoso, trinta anos mais velho, nada mais nada menos do que Marcel Proust O li [...]


  8. O di rio de uma sensibilidade incr vel, e traduz bem o que ser um esp rito de 16 anos, vivendo as circunst ncias que a personagem vive As cartas que se lhe seguem s o tocantes, e d o nos uma perspectiva dos personagens que at ent o s t nhamos pelo di rio de uma delas O livro triste, o sentimento que o anima exaltante, mas a morte ronda todos de uma forma muito pr xima.



  9. Si touchant Une grande histoire d amour en plein milieu de la Premi re Guerre Mondiale Des rencontres, des passions, des s parations, de l espoir, de la cruaut Impossible de rester indiff rent.


  10. M me si cette fois les larmes n ont pas coul , Philippe Besson a encore r ussi me toucher en plein coeur.J ai retrouv la m me po sie dans l criture que dans Arr te avec tes mensonges L auteur utilise un vocabulaire simple mais il sait arranger les mots de mani re transcender leur sens.J ai rarement lu des descriptions de relations ou de sentiments humains aussi parfaites L auteur sait avec ses mots coucher par crit des sentiments que chaque lecteur, chaque humain, a ressenti un moment de sa vie [...]


  11. Premessa l adattamento italiano del titolo abominevole E la grafica di copertina pure spiegatemi cosa c entra la foto scelta con il libro, ho cercato qualche corrispondenza metaforica del salto con l asta con l esperienza di Vincent, ma non me ne venuta nessuna.Detto ci la prosa cos limpida che mi ha fatto venir voglia di leggermelo in francese anche perch il titolo originale En l absence des hommes sintetizza al meglio quella che la seconda parte della storia di Vincent.L impostazione spezzetta [...]


  12. Je crois qu on survit tout Je crois que la vie est plus forte Je crois que le temps est assassin et balaye les visages du pass en emportant avec lui les preuves qu on pensait ne pas pouvoir surmonter.


  13. La plus belle histoire que j ai lue depuis bien longtemps Je le relirai encore, sans aucun doute C est tellement beau et bien crit que a m a arrach qq larmes.


  14. Ce roman fut pour moi bien plus qu un coup de c ur, ce fut un r el bonheur de lecture, un amour inconsid r vouloir tourner les pages, encore et encore, une addiction lire la plume de Philippe Besson, une drogue, une passion Car oui, je peux l avouer, je suis totalement envo t e d s que mes yeux se posent sur les premiers mots de cet homme dont la narration est tout simplement sublime, avec des mots justes, soutenus, parfois nobles, parfois simples, mais toujours avec bon sens et allure.Ici, nous [...]


  15. five stars seem so puny compared to a work of such herculean proportions only a select few have elicited this kind of rating from me and this chap took me aback with its unassuming voice, lyrical prose, and pure, unbridled emotion this book seduced me and held me in thrall until the very last word.



  16. I thought originally, probably because it s a French translation, that this was an old book, possibly published in the 30 s but it was actually written in 2003 However, again, possibly because of the translation it reads like a story written in the year it portrays.It s short, novella sized, but it does pack a punch, I advise NOT to read the full blurb which stupidly gives away the entire plot and so to me because I d just finished reading The Ghost Road by Pat Barker which deals with the same [...]


  17. In questo romanzo di formazione il protagonista Vincent racconta di un estate che cambier per sempre la sua vita, perch in quel periodo vivr contemporaneamente l amicizia con lo scrittore Marcel Proust, conosciuto in un salotto, e l a per Arthur, un giovane soldato Arthur il figlio dei domestici, si conoscono da sempre ma fino a quel momento si sono limitati a guardarsi E Arthur a prendere l iniziativa, a dichiararsi, tornato a casa dal fronte si sta svolgendo una sanguinosa Prima Guerra Mondial [...]


  18. Autant le dire tout de suite, je ne suis pas objectif quand je parle de ce livre Je le place dans la cat gorie des chefs d oeuvre, tant il m a touch d s la premi re lecture Philippe Besson a frapp un grand coup avec son premier roman et a fait de moi depuis un lecteur fid le de ses publications.Que dire de ce livre C est le double r cit, Paris en 1916, d un adolescent de seize ans qui d couvre l amour dans les bras d un jeune soldat de vingt ans et de son amiti tonnante avec Marcel Proust view s [...]


  19. Meh This begins in a pretty compelling way but by halfway through was really annoying me I can just about believe that a 16 year old would be precocious and pretentious enough to record his coming of agey encounters with such pseudo philosophical self awareness, but when the other characters make their voices heard they ALL TALK IN THE SAME WAY I suppose Proust might have encouraged such wankery, but no solider in the Great War would have had the patience to muse upon life and death with such po [...]


  20. Che incanto, che delizia, che struggimento Non si pu non amare questo romanzo, come non si pu non amare l a, la vita, e tutto quel che ci sta in mezzo.Un amico di Marcel Proust , accattivante titolo italiano del francese En l absence des hommes, vanta, effettivamente, la straordinaria partecipazione di Proust Personaggio del romanzo, ma soprattutto spirito guida l intero romanzo ispirato ai temi proustiani, dalla bellezza pura e innocente dei giovani, all esaltazione delle luci violente di un es [...]


  21. Roman in dagboekfragmenten en brieven over de zeventienjarige Vincent de l toile die tijdens de eerste wereldoorlog de titel slaat op het gebrek aan mannen op het thuisfront een platonische homoseksuele relatie begint met Marcel Proust, en een fysieke met de frontsoldaat Arthur, die even op verlof is Ik heb een beetje moeite met schrijvers die als personage worden opgevoerd, het lijkt dan wel alsof de auteur wat van de roem van de schrijver wil laten afstralen op zijn eigen werk, en het kan slec [...]



  22. Bellissimo Le pagine scorrono via veloci, ma creano un atmosfera di coinvolgimento emotivo che perdura oltre la fine del libro Con una scrittura elegantissima, l autore crea un intreccio di sentimenti profondi e contrastanti l a e la passione carnale, l amicizia, il dolore per le atrocit della guerra, l orrore per la morte e la solitudine A tratti sensuale ma al contempo delicato, mai volgare Superbo il ritratto, appena accennato, ma efficace, di Proust, con le sue ossessioni e la sua omossessua [...]


  23. I just finished this book which I bought a number of years ago at the same time I bought the same author s Son Fr re, well adapted as a film by Patrice Ch reau.En l absence des hommes features Marcel Proust as a character so this was a good way to get ready for the Year of Reading Proust Discussion Group The novel is interesting, well structured, provocative, yet sadly unmoving It seems static in spite of the catastrophic events and the intense emotions Is it a triumph of style without clearly w [...]


  24. Une histoire d amour si douce et en m me temps plein de chagrinVincent a d couvert l amertume du destin juste l aube de sa jeunesse, o il avait tout l avenir devant lui.J ai v cu la terreur des moments effrayants de la gu re, les moments pleins d inqui tudes et d incertitudes , les douleurs inconsolables et l lixir de l amour et sa tranquillit qui nous apporte, malgr la crainte et l anxi t qu il procureLa litt rature de Besson m a tellement attir qui m a donn la forte envie de lire davantage de [...]


  25. Paris Verdun, en de liefde tussen twee jongens, de ene te oud om kind te zijn, de andere te jong om soldaat te zijn Een gekende schrijver, en een beklemmend milieu Kroniek van een aangekondigde dood, gespiegeld aan A la recherche du temps perdu De Grooten Oorlog zoals nooit eerder beschreven.


  26. 1st chapter hornnnnnny2nd chapter saaaaaad3rd chapter unnecessary dramathough i don t see the significance of the secret i still love this book what the 3 characters said about what love is are all true.


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