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Missing Person A detective story where the the missing person is the detective himself an amnesiac searching for clues about his lost identity His style is subtle, and often relies on soundless gestures or little details in the background Each place is understated, and there is only a blank observation of every place as the narrator tries to Rue des boutiques obscures Missing Person, Patrick Modiano 1380 219 964926840 1388 247 9789642430086Rue des boutiques obscures Missing Person, Patrick Modiano 1380 219 964926840 1388 247 9789642430086 WINNER OF THE 2014 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Winner Of The Prix GoncourtIn This Strange, Elegant Novel, Winner Of France S Premier Literary Prize, Patrick Modiano Portrays A Man In Pursuit Of The Identity He Lost In The Murky Days Of The Paris Occupation, The Black Hole Of French Memory.For Ten Years Guy Roland Has Lived Without A Past His Current Life And Name Were Given To Him By His Recently Retired Boss, Hutte, Who Welcomed Him, A Onetime Client, Into His Detective Agency Guy Makes Full Use Of Hutte S Files Directories, Yearbooks, And Papers Of All Kinds Going Back Half A Century But His Leads Are Few Could He Really Be The Person In That Photograph, A Young Man Remembered By Some As A South American Attach Or Was He Someone Else, Perhaps The Disappeared Scion Of A Prominent Local Family He Interviews Strangers And Is Tantalized By Half Clues Until, At Last, He Grasps A Thread That Leads Him Through The Maze Of His Own Repressed Experience.On One Level Missing Person Is A Detective Thriller, A 1950s Film Noir Mix Of Smoky Caf S, Illegal Passports, And Insubstantial Figures Crossing Bridges In The Fog On Another Level, It Is Also A Haunting Meditation On The Nature Of The Self Modiano S Sparce, Hypnotic Prose, Superbly Translated By Daniel Weissbort, Draws His Readers Into The Intoxication Of A Rare Literary Experience Librarian S Note See An Alternate Cover Edition For This ISBN Here. Patrick Modiano, recent awardee of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2014, deserves his place among the greats After one novel, I m captivated What I love about him is his writing style It is quite similar to that of fellow Nobel laureates J.M Coetzee and Ernest Hemingway Modiano writes in a compact, reserved voice His style does not bombard you with loads of compound sentences nor drops on you a barrel full of adjectives, unlike most accomplished writers of this generation In fact, it might Patrick Modiano, recent awardee of the I had never heard of Patrick Modiano until he won the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature The press release suggested that Missing Person was one of his best novels and a good place to start, so that s what I did It s a mystery novel with the setting in Paris during, I believe, the 1970 s, although I don t recall that being stated Guy Roland is a private detective and his boss is retiring, which will leave Roland free to embark on the most important case of all, to find out who he really is Hi I had never heard of Patrick Modiano until he won the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature The press release suggested that Missing Person was one of his best novels and a good place to start, so I am nothing Nothing but a pale silhouette that evening, on the terrace of a caf Main protagonist ofRue des Boutiques obscures , we could as well call him Guy, suffers from amnesia He works at detective agency and after his boss retirement decides to know the truth about himself With this end in view meets many people, frequently emigrants and stateless persons and gathering vague hints, following blurred instructions, tries to solve the riddle of own past From shards and snatches, elusiI am nothing Nothing but a pale silhouette that evening, on the terrace of a caf Main protagonist ofRue des Boutiques obscures , we could as well call him Guy, suffers from amnesia He works at detective agency and after his boss retirement decides to know the truth about himself With this end in view meets many people, frequently emigrants and stateless persons and gathering vague hints, following blurred instructions, tries to solve the riddle of own past From shards and snatches, elusive memoirs, old photos, addresses and phone numbers, attempts to build himself anew and reclaim lost identity One track leads him to another sometimes Guy comes close the truth, another time track appears to be dead end All the charm of that novel resides in its atmosphere In foggy weather mirroring Guy s state of mind, in the maze of dark alleys which he traverses looking for own footprints, in strange apartments, in dangerously looking staircases, in carefull n existential mystery novel about an amnesiac detective investigating himself An allegory about the end of collective amnesia, reminiscent of Sebald s Austerlitz Very well written, pared down and quietly disturbing my favorite kind of novel.The author, Patrick Modiano was the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature This novel won the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 1978 It s the story about a detective who loses his memory and, for his final case he sets out to uncover his true identity Amnesia is often the result of some tragic occurrence in a person s past So, I felt a sense of heightening tension when he gradually uncovers fragments of his myst Very well written, pared down and quietly disturbing my favorite kind of novel.The author, Patrick Modiano was the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature This novel won the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 1978 It s the story about a detective who loses his memory and, for his final case he sets out to uncover his true identity Amnesia is often the result of some tragic occurrence in a person s past So, I felt a sense of heightening tension when he gradually uncovers fragments of his mysterious past history As he follows leads going back to the 1940 s Nazi Occupation of Paris which may or m Here I am, writing from behind my proxy, protecting my identity.But who knows whether I do have one What if I were a multitude or a composite of anonymous voices Or what if my self was nothing but an entanglement of separate lifelines Could my identity be a broken prism of distorting mirrors Engrossed in this magnificent novel, I certainly would forget myself.Under the gui Scraps, shreds have come to light as a result of my searches But then that is perhaps what a life amounts to It seems fitting that a fog has just rolled in as I began writing here Fog, an essential element to the atmosphere of noir and the essence of Missing Person by 2014 s Nobel Prize of Literature recipient Patrick Modiano Here is a mystery where everything is shrouded in fog from the evening Paris streets to the narrator s own memory Modiano has created a mystery where the detective is Scraps, shreds have come to light as a result of my searches But then that is perhaps what a life amounts to It seems fitting that a fog has just rolled in as I began writing here Fog, an essential element to the atmosphere of noir and the essence of Missing Person by 2014 s Nobel Prize of Literature recipient Patrick Modiano Here is a mystery where everything is shrouded in fog from the evening Paris streets to the narrator s own memory Modiano has created a mystery where the detective is the subject of his own case as he tracks down his past lost in a haze of amnesia Through his purely elegant, lyrical prose, Paris comes alive in a


About the Author: Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano is a French language novelist and winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.He is a winner of the Grand prix du roman de l Acad mie fran aise in 1972, the Prix Goncourt in 1978 for his novel Rue des boutiques obscures and of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2014.Modiano s parents met in occupied Paris during World War II and began their relationship in semi clandestinity Modian Patrick Modiano is a French language novelist and winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.He is a winner of the Grand prix du roman de l Acad mie fran aise in 1972, the Prix Goncourt in 1978 for his novel Rue des boutiques obscures and of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2014.Modiano s parents met in occupied Paris during World War II and began their relationship in semi clandestinity Modiano s childhood took place in a unique atmosphere between the absence of his father of which he heard many troubled stories and his mother s frequent tours, he had to complete his secondary education by government aid This brought him closer to his brother, Rudy, who died of a disease at age 10 the works of Patrick Modiano from 1967 to 1982 are dedicated to him This disappearance announced the end of the author s childhood, who continued to hold a marked nostalgia for this period.Modiano studied at the cole du Montcel primary school in Jouy en Josas, at the Coll ge Saint Joseph de Th nes in Haute Savoie, and then at the Lyc e Henri IV high school in Paris While he was at Henri IV, he took geometry lessons from writer Raymond Queneau, who was a friend of Modiano s mother He received his baccalaureate at Annecy but didn t proceed with his higher education.His meeting with Queneau, the author of Zazie dans le m tro, is crucial Modiano was introduced to the literary world by Queneau, and this gave him the opportunity to attend a cocktail party given by publishing house ditions Gallimard He published his first novel, La Place de l toile, with them in 1968, after having read the manuscript to Raymond Queneau Starting that year, he did nothing but write.On September 12, 1970, Modiano married Dominique Zerhfuss I have a catastrophic souvenir of the day of our marriage It rained A real nightmare Our groomsmen were Queneau, who had mentored Patrick since his adolescence, and Malraux, a friend of my father They started to argue about Dubuffet, and it was like we were watching a tennis match That said, it would have been funny to have some photos, but the only person who had a camera forgot to bring the film There is only one photo remaining of us, from behind and under an umbrella Interview with Elle, 6 October 2003 From their marriage came two girls, Zina 1974 and Marie 1978.Modiano has mentioned on Oct 9, 2014, during an interview with La Grande Librairie, that one of the books which had a great impact on his writing life was Le c ur est un chasseur solitaire The Heart is a Lonely Hunter , the first novel published by Carson McCullers in 1940 Arabic


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