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This brought him closer to his brother, Rudy, who died of a disease at age 10 the works of Patrick Modiano from to are dedicated to him. Modiano’s childhood took place in a unique atmosphere: The element of floating time does not provide a concrete path for the reader to follow. Would it have easier to grasp in English?

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More novella than novel it tells the story of a man who seems to be p Author Modiano, nuif Nobel Prize in Literature winner, is a French novelist with a large rronde. Chris rated it really liked it Oct 07, Modiano’s second novel, this novel is largely written in a style similar to his first novel, La Place de l’Etoile, and is mostly unfamiliar to those familiar with the style Modiano came to be recognized by in the majority of his works.

The overwhelming sense of French being turned against French in complicity with German Nazi’s, all with the intent of ensuring one’s survival, produces inexplicable and irrational behavior. When I came to the end, I realized modjano I had experienced.


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Rather, it deals with the French Gestapo and the French Resistance. It starts out as almost incomprehensible surrealism, and gradually evolves into realism.

That said, it would have been funny to have some photos, but the only person who had a camera forgot to bring a roll of film. That is something I’d want to look in to further prior to or during another read of the book.

In fact this romde seems to me more to be related to Ulysses episode 15, CirceRone. To ask other readers questions about La Ronde de nuitplease sign up.

The narrator is piercingly aware of the ultimately doomed path he has set out upon. On September 12,Modiano married Dominique Zerhfuss.

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One can feel the narrator’s fear as he falls into an unending abyss of identity crisis and ethical dilemma. Apr 24, Etienne Mahieux rated it really liked it. The setting–Paris during the Oc The narrator of this, the second of the Occupation Trilogy, reminds me of Geryon in Dante’s Inferno; he masks his evil with a benign, smiling face.

View all 17 comments. That said, it would have been funny to have some photos, but the only person who had a camera forgot to bring a roll of film.

But there’s really no excuse for a partially translated version left for a user to decode the rest? However, unlike most men in this situation in and around world war 2, the narrator isn’t modinao loyal to either side. Enter your email address to follow Vague Visages and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Modiano’s childhood took place in a unique atmosphere: That is, something that comes up in the first 10 pages is returned to in the last 10 pages, and with the first 20 and the last 20, and so forth as you get to the middle, but not in an obvious way.

But it’s actually a clever experiment in style: The writing goes on to assume you know everyone a The English release wasthe post-Nobel re-release is titled “Night Watch.

All the guilt, the fear, the shame the main character experiences as a result of the Occupation becomes crystallized into a sudden horrific understanding. Maybe that was the point, that such people are unknowable.

Preview — La Ronde de nuit by Patrick Modiano. This disappearance announced the end of the author’s childhood, who continued to hold a marked nostalgia for this period. Paperbackpages. View all 3 comments. Modiano’s writing is kaleidoscopic. Fleeing the scene of a crime. I am not well versed on French nodiano during the war.