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A Winter s Journal (Hardback)

Emmanuel Bove

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ISBN 10: 0810160463 / ISBN 13: 9780810160460
Edité par Northwestern University Press, United States, 1998
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Paris in the 1930s: Louis Grandeville has a beautiful wife, a nice home, a loyal servant, and a large circle of well-placed friends. His financial situation doesn t require him to work. Yet Louis is obsessed by the nagging reality that he never has and never will amount to anything. He believes his life is devoid of any affection, of any goal, filled instead with a thousand trifles intended to relieve its monotony, populated with human beings he seeks out to avoid being alone but for whom he cares little. The Winter of the title is in fact a period of four months during which, every few days, Louis commits to paper the minute details of his unhappy marriage. Although his wife, Madeleine, is the focal point of his journal, and his preoccupation with the minutiae of her life, mind, and body is dangerously obsessive, his painstakingly rendered analyses of her behavior tell us far more about him than about her, and about the harm two people can do to each other. In its exploration of one of the riskiest of all human transactions - a stable relationship between two people of the opposite sex - A Winter s Journal is one of the most unsparing novels ever written on the self-destructive impulse present in all marriages. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780810160460

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Titre : A Winter s Journal (Hardback)

Éditeur : Northwestern University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 1998

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : Translated ed..

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Paris in the 1930s: Louis Grandeville has a beautiful wife, a nice home, a loyal servant, and a large circle of well-placed friends. His financial situation doesn't require him to work. Yet Louis is obsessed by the nagging reality that he never has and never will amount to anything. He believes his life is devoid of any affection or goal, filled instead with a thousand trifles intended to relieve its monotony, and populated with human beings he seeks out to avoid being alone but for whom he cares little.

Every few days for one winter, Louis writes down the details of his unhappy marriage. Although his wife, Madeleine, is the focal point of his journal, his painstakingly rendered analyses of her behavior tell us more about him than her, and about the harm two people can do to one another. Unsparing and insightful, A Winter's Journal remains one of the most devastating novels ever written on the self-destructive impulse present in all marriages.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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