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Antichrista (original 2004; edition 2005)

by Amélie Nothomb, Shaun Whiteside (Translator)

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Title:Antichrista
Authors:Amélie Nothomb
Other authors:Shaun Whiteside (Translator)
Info:London: Faber, 2005.
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Antéchrista by Amélie Nothomb (2004)

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Antéchrista is a delightful game of psychological-cat-and-introverted-mouse built on the skeleton of an almost-serendipitous friendship between two teenage girls in their first year at university. This being Nothomb, events rapidly spiral into the playfully unexpected, shedding rapid-fire dialogues along the way.

I've read this book in four languages now, and I've enjoyed it every time. And even though nothing magical or unexplainable happens, Nothomb's novellas are set in a world that exudes a sense of quirky magical realism, a sense of the world -- and people's thoughts and behaviours -- being ever so slightly off kilter. They're a joy to read, in the sense that they make you feel like you're about to smile but not quite, because you're too focused on what twist the protagonists' train of thought is going to take in the next paragraph. ( )
  Petroglyph | May 27, 2013 |
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սրան կարդում ու հասկանում ես, որ պատանիներն (ում հ​ամար որ գրում ա) ավելի լավ ա Կոելյո կարդան, Բրեդբե​րի ու Բախ ու տենց... թե չէ էս հայվանը... պֆ...​ ( )
  Dorian_am | Mar 7, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Amélie Nothombprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arijs, MarijkeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Große, BrigitteÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pàmies, SergiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whiteside, ShaunTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Blanche er 16, men går på universitetet. Selv i Bruxelles er det ungt. Christa er også 16, men hun virker meget ældre. Hun udstråler selvtillid og har masser af venner. Blanche vil helst være alene med sine bøger. Eller det er hun i hvertfald. Indtil Christa beslutter sig for, at hun kan bruges. Blanche føler sig beæret over Christas opmærksomhed og på en eller anden måde ender det med, at hun skal overnatte hjemme hos Blanche om mandagen. For Christa bor langt væk og skal derfor op kl. 4 for at nå til timer kl. 8. Gab. Blanches forældre er vilde med den glade og larmende Christa. Hvorfor kan Blanche ikke være mere som hende? Det siger de! Flere gange! Christa snakker ikke om sin familie. Men de er fattige. Sociale tilfælde. Men kæresten Detlev ligner David Bowie. Til sidst flytter Christa helt ind. Og bare sådan er det hende, der er datteren i huset. Blanche bliver usynlig. Hendes forældre forguder Christa. Men Blanche har luret hende. I vikeligheden er hun Antichrista. Og det skal bevises…
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