Three French Novels You Should Read - The
Three French Novels You Should Read The New York TimesNew translations include a lush historical novel about Michelangelo, a hybrid memoir/novel from a Nobel Prize winner and a mother-daughter melodrama.
Posted on 28 December 2018 | 12:00 am
50 best fiction books of 2018 - The Seattle
50 best fiction books of 2018 The Seattle TimesThe most notable fiction works of the year, as selected by The Washington Post book editors. “An American Marriage,” by Tayari Jones Roy and Celestial are ...
Posted on 7 December 2018 | 12:00 am
50 notable works of fiction in 2018 - The
50 notable works of fiction in 2018 The Washington PostMost will break your heart. A few will help put it back together.
Posted on 13 November 2018 | 12:00 am
The Books Of September 2018 We Can't Wait To
The Books Of September 2018 We Can't Wait To Read Refinery29Spy novels! True crime books about classic novels! The history of the Myers-Briggs exam! You're in for some good reads this September.
Posted on 11 September 2018 | 12:00 am
Amélie Nothomb is a must-read author in
Amélie Nothomb is a must-read author in France. ‘Strike Your Heart’ shows why. The Washington Post“Strike Your Heart” is a disarmingly simple yet deeply complex study of a mother-daughter relationship and its lifelong implications. The title is apt: The reader ...
Posted on 10 September 2018 | 12:00 am
The summer-is-still-not-over reading list -
The summer-is-still-not-over reading list European Council on Foreign RelationsWelcome to your summer reading list! No, summer is not over yet, and no, you won't be tested on these. Here at ECFR we have scoured our international ...
Posted on 20 August 2018 | 12:00 am
10 French Novels to Read Now - The New York
10 French Novels to Read Now The New York TimesFrance is the “guest of honor” at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Here are recent novels by some of the French writers who will be there.
Posted on 10 October 2017 | 12:00 am
Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels -
Derek Blyth's hidden secrets of Brussels The Brussels TimesDerek Blyth is the former editor of The Bulletin and author of the bestselling The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels. He picks out ten of his favourite h...
Posted on 4 February 2016 | 12:00 am
Pétronille by Amélie Nothomb review – a
Pétronille by Amélie Nothomb review – a literary take on cinema’s Manic Pixie Dream Girl The GuardianWhat saves this slight work from being toxically winsome are the flashes of vicious comedy and an ending that demands a rereading.
Posted on 27 November 2015 | 12:00 am
Bad days at the office: the novels that turn
Bad days at the office: the novels that turn work into a private hell The GuardianIntense rivalries, horrible bosses, secretaries at war … desk jobs prove fertile psychological territory for novelists, as these fine examples show.
Posted on 21 July 2015 | 12:00 am
Film Review: ‘Tokyo Fiancee’ - Variety
Film Review: ‘Tokyo Fiancee’ VarietyA Belgian free spirit recalls a winsome cross-cultural romance with her Japanese French-language student in “Tokyo Fiancee,” a charming if sometimes ...
Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:00 am
'Tokyo Fiancee': Toronto Review - Hollywood
'Tokyo Fiancee': Toronto Review Hollywood ReporterBelgian director Stefan Liberski's adaptation of the Amelie Nothomb novel plays like "Amelie" meets "Lost in Translation"
Posted on 13 September 2014 | 12:00 am
Like Amélie Nothomb's books? See the film
Like Amélie Nothomb's books? See the film version of Stupeur et tremblements, Friday afternoon at the Cinémathèque Québécoise Montreal GazetteI have wanted to watch Stupeur et tremblements since I saw a little snippet of it in the documentary Amélie Nothomb, une vie entre deux eaux, at the 2012 ...
Posted on 9 May 2013 | 12:00 am
Hygiene and the Assassin, by Amélie Nothomb
Hygiene and the Assassin, by Amélie Nothomb Globe and MailBefore cracking the spine of Amélie Nothomb's playful noir, beware: Your credentials as a reader, your folly in having allowed yourself to grow up and, for at ...
Posted on 17 December 2010 | 12:00 am
Hygiene and the Assassin by Amélie Nothomb,
Hygiene and the Assassin by Amélie Nothomb, translated by Alison Anderson BookslutThe book is ubiquitous in France. For nearly two decades, Amélie Nothomb's debut novel Hygiène de l'assassin has enjoyed prime display real estate in French ...
Posted on 6 December 2010 | 10:46 am
Liberty, Equality, Envy - New York Times
Liberty, Equality, Envy New York TimesIn Europe, and especially in France, there is envy for the faith that Americans have in their president.
Posted on 4 April 2009 | 12:00 am
Small Talk: Amélie Nothomb - Financial
Small Talk: Amélie Nothomb Financial TimesAmélie Nothomb, 41, has published a novel every year since Hygiène de l'Assassin (1992). A phenomenally popular writer in France, Nothomb was born in ...
Posted on 19 December 2008 | 12:00 am
Open Question: Could anybody please help me
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The book i read is "Les Combustibles" by Amelie Nothomb. This book is very interesting. I liked it very much.
The book is based on a theathre with only 3 actors: Marina, The theacher & Daniel.
Even if the action takes place in only one room,the "actors" manage to create an image of the war outside and of the university.
The whole book's idea is about dehumanization and about the importance of books,and the three "actors",with completely different opinions,debate the subject about using or not books for combustibles for getting some heat in their room because they were freezing.
The one i liked the most was The teacher. About him is observable that he is losing the "war against dehumanization". I also liked Marina because she already considered the war lost and she came with the idea of burning the books.
I loved one of the teacher's quotes : "when we will burn the books,that's when we will lose the war!"
In conclusion,Amelie's book surprised me with a very original theme.
Posted on 8 December 2014 | 5:05 pm
Resolved Question: PLEASE HELP! Cultural
I'm currently doing an awful French uni assignment (due soon!) and have to talk about the above after having studying Layla Metssitane's theatrical version of the book 'Stupeur et Tremblements' by Amélie Nothomb.
Any suggestions/opinions welcome. Thanks in advance :)
Posted on 30 April 2012 | 6:48 am
Resolved Question: What is the word for
When you drink excess amounts of water, you are in a state of something. I think it begins with hydro. I'm not really sure. I remember reading it in Amélie Nothomb's 'life of hunger' and now I can't remember what it was!! Can anyone help me?
thank you x It's not what it leads to, it's the desire to drink a lot of water
Posted on 20 October 2011 | 1:11 am
Resolved Question: I need a good wedsite for
i need a really good website that is like spark notes but in french, its a book i have too read, but its for my pregnant teacher so she do not have to read it. So please help!!!! I beg you!!! Ok the name of the book is "Mercure" by Amélie Nothomb. Can you help now?
Posted on 25 May 2011 | 12:33 pm
Resolved Question: Help me please, any good
I am in my 4th year of learning french but am very capable and am at an a-level standard! Does anyone know any good books that are originally french (in french)! I don't mind if they are literature (that would be interesting) or modern - ITS ALL COOL!
Thanks in advance! Hi ephy,
thanks for your help; I should have mentioned that I have already read the series! Haha! Thank you anyway! :)
Posted on 27 April 2011 | 5:56 am