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The author of a scorching novel about the nuclear weapons industry, RadianceScholz turns out to be an inventive and philosophical short story writer. Le Clezio, a distinguished French writer with 20 novels to his credit, including The Prospectorwrites moody and menacing short stories set in a fallen universe.

International delivery varies by country, please see the Wordery store help page for details. Obviously, the feelings of solitude and a certain seclusion evoked by many writers give testimony on behalf of millions of human beings and there is no question that cities bring to the last consequences some of the most brutal and cruel aspects of modernity, capitalism and industrialism.

This single location in Queensland: The sig ht of apartments building makes me feel at ease, it has the power to awake in me a feeling of well-being; far from disliking those enormous towers built in the seventies in most European cities in the midst of a crazy urban speculation, they make me think of the child I was, looking at them from my balcony on a summer afternoon.

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You are commenting using your Clio. These 4 locations in New South Wales: An unrelenting monotony is in fact the real theme of the book; not suffering, but a sullen existence. It may be said that the stories are unremarkable in the sense that they describe daily events that cause suffering or spring from suffering: For the protagonists of the stories they certainly are.

Mornington Faihs Library Service. Secure payment via PayPal. What my pretended poetic language aims is to be a humble homage to cities because I am an urbanite and, as such, I love cities. Thank you for using the catalog. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Proven customer service excellence. This site uses cookies. In “A Catastrophe Machine,” a lonely prodigy becomes obsessed with a “mathematics of loss,” and in “The Menagerie of Babel,” a beleagured biologist befriends an outsider artist and recognizes that they’re both appalled by life’s monstrous fecundity.


Be the first to add this to a list. Te Locations and Hours. All our books are dispatched from the UK. Images of streets at night laa something poetic and nostalgic for me. In the dlzio title story, electricity, new and miraculous on Coney Island inis used as a lethal weapon against Topsy the elephant, a towering force of nature killed in an instant by man’s ingenuity; then, in “Electric Fence,” a man attempts to cordon off an Edenic safe zone for his orphaned grandson, but here nature prevails.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Set largely in locations near the French Riviera, these eleven short stories depict the harsh realities of life for the less-privileged rronde of this very privileged region.

In each keenly metaphysical fable, Scholz, a connoisseur of the imagination, parses the languages of science, literature, art, and music as he ponders the quintessentially human habit of telling stories, a valiant attempt to render sense out of the delirium of existence. D Book English Show 0 more libraries Proven customer service excellence 30 days return policy Huge range Over 7 million titles and growing, all at extremely competitive prices.

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University of Nebraska Press, c The other story is that of the two girls who almost without planning it leave their home and embark in a sort of road trip towards freedom or adventures: There was an error while adding the following items. I feel attached to them, not auutres of the possibilities and diversions they offer, but because they embody the core of my physical existence and they are the location, the scenery and the background of my doings. Notify me of new comments via email.


But literature must, in my opinion, endow that very banality with a vitality and authenticity that may render it an experience for the reader. Literature must address one of the most important phenomena of the last two centuries.

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One narrator is certain that her mother has come back from the dead, another riffs hilariously on the complications of having a much younger lover, and yet another documents her experiences dating various men named Dave. In others a man stands by helplessly as a place of great beauty and deep childhood memory is slowly consumed and destroyed by a quickly developing city, an illegal immigrant desperate for work finds himself the prisoner of a ring trafficking in human beings, and two girls risk everything by running away from home and raits dead-end factory jobs in search of a more meaningful life.

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They are the places where I have grown up, been a teenager and learned to live. La ronde et autres faits divers. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Separate different tags with a comma.

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