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Salt on Our Skin by Benoîte Groult
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Salt on Our Skin (1988)

by Benoîte Groult

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The affair of a lifetime. A woman falls in love with a man more for his looks than his personality, and sticks with him through thick and thin - and their own marriages. ( )
  soylentgreen23 | Jul 3, 2016 |
In the preface chapter to this novel (which I read in the dutch translation) the author spends some time on some of the challenges she faced in the composition of the text:
How to name the fisherman in such a way that his wife will not recognize him but will convey to the reader the essence of the man as best a name can?
What words to use to put onto paper 'the pleasures of the flesh that may weigh so heavily on the heart'.
How to represent that act that is performed most widely on Earth as something fascinating? Or why write about it, if it's not fascinating?

Fortunately for us, the reader, she did not refrain from writing this text, she did find the words, both the down-to-water / salt-of-the-water fisherman and the snobby feministic scholarly Parisienne have found their names (Gauvain Lozerech, GeorgeWithoutTheS), and we get to read their story, to witness their lifelong affair, and it is fascinating, and the language in which it is done is poetic. In short it's a joy to read.
Highly recommended.

Chapeau to the translators of this dutch version. ( )
  Bluerabella | Jul 19, 2013 |
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Konijnenbelt, AnneliesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Wie soll ich ihn überhaupt nennen, damit es seine Frau niemals erfährt?
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Die Leute, die keinen Humor haben, sind am empfindlichsten, wenn es um Sinn für Humor geht.
Schreiben ist Verrat an der Realität.
Die Zukunft tritt zum Glück nie sofort ein.
In meiner Jugend habe ich lange Zeit gedacht, sich lieben bedeute, eins zu werden.
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Heute glaube ich, dass sich lieben bedeutet, zwei zu bleiben, bis zur Zerrissenheit.
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