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In het café van de verloren jeugd (original 2007; edition 2008)

by Patrick Modiano

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Title:In het café van de verloren jeugd
Authors:Patrick Modiano
Info:Amsterdam Querido 2008
Collections:Your library
Tags:Literatuur, Franse lit., jeugd;Frankrijk;1960-, Parijs, boekencultuur

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Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue by Patrick Modiano (2007)

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The writing of Patrick Modiano, Nobel prize in literature 2014, reminds of Alberto Giacometti’s emaciated statues, isolated beings lacking in flesh and blood. The protagonists meet and talk but there is neither much happening nor true interaction between the protagonists. This coffee shop of lost souls is waiting for Godot without the humor. Fortunately the page count is very low so there is little time wasted. The most fun part of Modiano for me is the voyeuristic tracking the Paris addresses on Google Streetview as he offers street addresses including house numbers. The story thus seems very constructed and flat. ( )
  jcbrunner | Nov 30, 2014 |
Un grupo variopinto se reune en un cafe parisino con regularidad, entre ellos se encuentra Louki, una joven que intenta pasar desapercibida pero que es el foco de atencion de varios de sus contertulios. Por medio de cuatro voces diferentes, Modiano va narrando fragamentos de la vida de Louki, de la que se muestran facetas muy distintas, y que se va convirtiendo poco a poco en un personaje misterioso, con un pasado que parece perseguirla y con el que ella se rebela. Al mismo tiempo que este personaje femenino se va desvelando, el autor dibuja el Paris de los sesenta, que va mostrando por medio de aquellos que entran en contacto con Louki. Una novela corta , melancolica, muy bien escrita, que contiene elementos de misterio que logran intrigar al lector. ( )
  alalba | Nov 7, 2011 |
Another great book by Modiano: fear, mystery, love, danger and lots of incredible names. Where does he get his names from? Louki. ( )
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