Paperback Ó The Flood Kindle á

Paperback  Ó The Flood Kindle á Francois Besson listens to a tape recording of a girl contemplating suicide Drifting through the days in a provincial city, he thoughtlessly starts a fire in his apartment, attends confession, and examines, with great intentness but without affection, a naked woman he wakes beside The author was famous already as a young man in the 1960s, but it took him another forty years to win the Nobel Prize Almost as long The Deluge has been sitting unread in my bookshelf until I finally got around to read it in a Norwegian translation this summer It is a novel to test the reader s patience Especially the first forty pages or so written in the style of the New French Novel are almost unreadable, before the story of Francois Besson finally picks up and follows aconventio The author was famous already as a young man in the 1960s, but it took him another forty years to win the Nobel Prize Almost as long The Deluge has been sitting unread in my bookshelf until I finally got around to read it in a Norwegian translation this summer It is a novel to test the reader s patience Especially the first forty pages or so written in the style of the New French Novel are almost unreadable, before the story of Francois Besson finally picks up and follows aconventional story line of personal alienation and despair More interesting for today s reader is the author s prescient view of the effects of motorization and climate change Not only do we follow Besson s dispiriting career on the personal level, but also the apparent destruction of the environment by irresistible forces of nature and civilization The book was first published in French in 1966 Es m s un 3,5 Es interesante el desenvolvimiento de Besson ante la vida A mi parecer, tiene algo de existencialista, y quiz atrevi ndome a decir surrealista, pero un poco banal El tema fundamental de la novela es la muerte y el tr nsito que se da entre la vida y la muerte, los l mites entre ellas, la b squeda premeditada de la muerte en algunos personajes Y la muerte como fuente de vida.Sin dar spoilers, porque en el ndice sale nombrado qu ducede en cada cap tulo, hay 3 pasajes que me Es m s un 3,5 Es interesante el desenvolvimiento de Besson ante la vida A mi parecer, tiene algo de existencialista, y quiz atrevi ndome a decir surrealista, pero un poco banal El tema fundamental de la novela es la muerte y el tr nsito que se da entre la vida y la muerte, los l mites entre ellas, la b squeda premeditada de la muerte en algunos personajes Y la muerte como fuente de vida.Sin dar spoilers, porque en el ndice sale nombrado qu ducede en cada cap tulo, hay 3 pasajes que me gustaron mucho la de la ola inmensa, el cicl n que hay en una especie de bah a, que lo envuelve y lo empapa de realidad la muerte del perro, ese l mite y la agon a de la muerte la quema de todos sus papeles personales escritos y recibidos y el suicidio de Anna Hay tambi n otros temas como el rechazo hacia la religi n, a el amor, a la realidad y a su entorno, pero a n as , es interesante el detalle que se le pone a los personajes que van pasando, que ni siquiera tienen nombre y es como un impacto o una reacci n en la vida de Besson Lo hacen ser m s real.Ahora, lo que no me gust no s si por la traducci n es que el lenguaje es muy repetitivo Usa adverbios y florituras exageradamente En serio, hay como 60 dulcemente, 35 muellemente y 20 lentamente Una cosa exagerad sima A pesar de esto, la parte antes del primer cap tulo y despu s del ltimo cap tulo, es muy poema narrado y muy hermoso Tiene una belleza por s sola incre ble, como un despojamiento del universo y del cuerpo Me gustar a leer m s a Le Cl zio, porque las dos cosas que he le do de l, me parecen muy diferentes entre s Entr en la escritura como en un paisaje, sin buscarlo, sin entretenerse Vio como las palabras iban lloviendo a frases enteras, hilando r pidamente hacia la derecha, como si fueran animales min sculos p.140 Remember the letters we used to write each other in the old days Funny the way we invented excuses to send a letter, anything would do Remember But that s all over and done with now I can t use dodges like that anyEven with you Even if I could be certain you d understand Even if I was sure you wouldn t tell me I was trying to play arty poetic tricks with past memories Anyway, my position nowadays is very simple on that score I just can t write any , not a word It s it s a Remember the letters we used to write each other in the old days Funny the way we invented excuses to send a letter, anything would do Remember But that s all over and done with now I can t use dodges like that anyEven with you Even if I could be certain you d understand Even if I was sure you wouldn t tell me I was trying to play arty poetic tricks with past memories Anyway, my position nowadays is very simple on that score I just can t write any , not a word It s it s a kind of illness The mere sight of a blank white sheet of paper s enough to depress me half out of my mind Frankly, it beats me how anyone still manages to go in for writing novels, poetry, that kind of kick Because in the last resort it s quite useless Pure dumb egotism Plus the urge to expose yourself, let other people gobble you up Anyway it s so exhausting Honestly, I just don t get it I tell you, I can understand people writing letters and postcards better than I can someone settling down to a novel It serves no purpose, there isn t any truth in it I mean, you don t make any discoveries or isolate any area of knowledge, you just wallow in illusion I just don t believe in it anyOne can get along very well on one s own, don t you agree What s really needed, I feel, is the ability to detach oneself, stand aside Anyway as far as I m concerned it s the end of the road I can t stomach lies and poetry any longer Sure, this book is going to make you roll your eyes plenty of times the first 40 pages in particular and some of the themes have been explored by better writers Sartre Camus , but give Le Clezio credit for creating a meticulously detailed world of despair The book serves as a warning against consciousness as nearly every object our narrator observes pinball games, a story written when he was in grade school, a piece of chicken arrives back to the paradox of how everything can feel so lifel Sure, this book is going to make you roll your eyes plenty of times the first 40 pages in particular and some of the themes have been explored by better writers Sartre Camus , but give Le Clezio credit for creating a meticulously detailed world of despair The book serves as a warning against consciousness as nearly every object our narrator observes pinball games, a story written when he was in grade school, a piece of chicken arrives back to the paradox of how everything can feel so lifeless when surrounded by a world filled of it.The universality of this feeling is what makes Le Clezio s prose so eclectic and riveting human flotsam but the novel ultimately unrewarding The book never really deviates much from its initial premise and at times it comes off as hilariously morose the oppressing smell of bread hunger thoughts of suffocation death is one such sequence

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