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`Read Epub ⚶ Odette Toulemonde º Otto incantevoli favole contemporanee nello stile dell autore di Monsieur Ibrahim e i fiori del Corano lievi, profonde, divertenti, malinconiche Il tema la felicit un paradossale miraggio a portata di mano che spesso non vogliamo o non possiamo raggiungere Eppure l , presente anche in una giornata di pioggia, come nel racconto in cui H l ne, perfezionista sempre insoddisfatta, incontra Antoine, che vede ovunque bellezza ed equilibrio Le ci vorranno molti anni per capire che aveva ragione lui il tempo di un a prima distratto, poi stupito, dopo ancora tragico e infine convinto e beneficoOtto racconti, otto donne, otto storie d a Dalla commessa alla spietata miliardaria, dalla trentenne delusa a una misteriosa principessa scalza, passando per mariti ambigui e amanti vigliacchi, una galleria di personaggi indimenticabili che Eric Emmanuel Schmitt racconta con tenerezza nella loro ricerca della felicitOdette Toulemonde, oltre a essere uno dei racconti di questa raccolta, anche un film realizzato dallo stesso Schmitt 8 stories about happiness and how one should not look too far away to find it, happiness is in front of your eyes and these imaginative stories portray it too well I enjoyed the simple style, the forward way of characters, the somewhat unbelievable happenings, yet down to earth A mixture of feelings cannot tell how this book made me feel. Odette Toulemonde et autres histoires The Most Beautiful Book in the World Eight Novellas, ric Emmanuel SchmittThe eight stories in this collection, his first to be published in English, represent some of his best writing and most imaginative storylines from the love story between Balthazar, wealthy and successful author, and Odette, cashier at a supermarket, to the tale of a Barefooted Princess from the moving story of a group of female prisoners in a Soviet gulag to the Odette Toulemonde et autres histoires The Most Beautiful Book in the World Eight Novellas, ric Emmanuel SchmittThe eight stories in this collection, his first to be published in English, represent some of his best writing and most imaginative storylines from the love story between Balthazar, wealthy and successful author, and Odette, cashier at a supermarket, to the tale of a Barefooted Princess from the moving story of a group of female prisoners in a Soviet gulag to the 2008 1386 141 9789643416997 1388 1392 1392 146 9786001196911 1388 152 9789642431212 This book.This book does NOTHING.I mean, the title was promising, and the woman on the cover seems to love the book she s reading, and Europa Editions seems to publish nice books seems to, at least I haven t had much luck with them yet , so I thought, well, maybeNope Didn t work Maybe my expectations were a bit too high, maybe I m reading too many other things at the moment and I wasted my time on this when I could have been reading Doris Lessing or Gertrude Stein Ack , maybe I m just This book.This book does NOTHING.I mean, the title was promising, and the woman on the cover seems to love the book she s reading, and Europa Editions seems to publish nice books seems to, at least I haven t had much luck with them yet , so I thought, well, maybeNope Didn t work Maybe my expectations were a bit too high, maybe I m reading too many other things at the moment and I wasted my time on this when I could have been reading Doris Lessing or Gertrude Stein Ack , maybe I m just losing interest in short fictionIt had better not be the last one Save me, Louis Auchincloss Save me from these uninspiring stories The reviews here are on opposite extremes from the 1 2 stars extremely annoying, does absolutely nothing, etc to the 4 5 stars excellently written, highly recommended , etc with a vast international audience who made reviews in English, Polish, French, German, Italian and perhaps a few other languages I don t recognize.This is not a full length novel but a collection of eight novellas or maybe eight short stories but longer than the usual, or eight novels much shorter than the usual So The reviews here are on opposite extremes from the 1 2 stars extremely annoying, does absolutely nothing, etc to the 4 5 stars excellently written, highly recommended , etc with a vast international audience who made reviews in English, Polish, French, German, Italian and perhaps a few other languages I don t recognize.This is not a full length novel but a collection of eight novellas or maybe eight short stories but longer than the usual, or eight novels much shorter than the usual So not tied up in a coherent whole, it may easily happen that the disgust one feels after the first of these novellas which I found very close to mediocrity Wanda Winnipeg could dictate the reader s mood in his reading of the remaining Overall, I could pass judgement on it simply narrated, straightforward, fast paced, markedly plot driven, bereft of any attempt towards sophistication or composition gimmickry That could very well be a criticism But it is not Except for Wanda Winnipeg I enjoyed each and every story like I was a small boy tasting one exotic candy after another I expected stories and was given delightful ones, each with distinct flavor and often with unexpected twists and turns The last two I found the best, both of them having to do with the book s cover you see here Odette Toulemonde the 7th novella happily reading her favorite author s Balthazar Balsan s Silence of the Plain but of course that s not the title the book carries The eight was deemed to beeye catching, The Most Beautiful Book in the World This was originally written in French and it may be that some faults for the book s imperfections may have been brought about by poor translation For a lot can be gained OR lost in translation To illustrate, take a look at this poem This great toil to go through things undonePlodding as if tied by foot and hand, Recalls the uncouth walking of the swan Death, the loss of grip upon the shelfWhereon every day we used to stand,Mimes the anxious launching of himselfOn the floods where he is gently caught,Which, as if now blessedly at naught,Float aside beneath him, ring by ring While he, infinitely sure and calm,Everof age and free of qualm,Deigns to fare upon them like a king Then take a look at this one This clumsy living that moves lumberingas if in ropes through what is not donereminds us of the awkward way the swan walks.And to die, which is letting goof the ground we stand on and cling to every day,is like the swan when he nervously lets himself downinto the water, which receives him gailyand which flows joyfully underand after him, wave after wave,while the swan, unmoving and marvelously calm,is pleased to be carried, each minutefully grown, like a king, composed, farther and farther on You d think, at a cursory glance, that they are two poems But no They are just two different English from the original German translations of Rainer Maria Rilke s Der Schwan The Swan , the first one by Walter Arndt and the second one by Robert Bly.Aside from the given possibility of the translation contributing negatively to this book, there is also a hint in one of the stories here which show that it may be indeed the case I found it in Odette Toulemonde itself, the paragraph which reads When the Filipino maid found him lying there lifeless, it was not too late The emergency services managed to revive him and then, after a few days under observation, he was sent to a psychiatric hospital Now unless Eric Emmanuel Schmitt really intended to write the next literary resurrection of the dead after Jesus Christ in French, I think this may be attributed to a faulty translation.Yet it is good if the dead can really come back to life So happy Easter everyone