(KINDLE) La vie d'un homme inconnu author Andreï Makine

  • Hardcover
  • 250
  • La vie d'un homme inconnu
  • Andreï Makine
  • English
  • 22 February 2018
  • 9780340998786

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characters · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Andreï Makine La vie d'un homme inconnu Read & Download ✓ 104 Andreï Makine ↠ 4 Read & Download Jilted by his girlfriend and disillusioned by modern France the writer Shutov revisits St Pet. There is so much to say about this novel that I am completely bereft of words There are so many beautiful extracts to uote that I had best not uote any I am deeply impressed by this novel Parts III IV and V were particularly poignant Whew Deep breath

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characters · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Andreï Makine La vie d'un homme inconnu Read & Download ✓ 104 Andreï Makine ↠ 4 Read & Download His youth But she and the brash new Russia that greets him are not what he was expecting at a. 13 stars The Life of an Unknown Man was unusually unsatisfying this novel about an emigre writer who lives in France gets dumped by his young girlfriend and then takes a trip to Saint Petersburg in the hopes of rekindling a old flame feels obvious awkward and sentimental Unfortunately even the writer s acuaintance with an elderly veteran of World War 2 and Stalin s camps feels contrived a clunky novelistic device to give the writer new perspectives on life and the old man s story and lessons on life felt pasted together from Soviet and Leningrad Petersburg myth There s on my blog about The Life of an Unknown Man here

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characters · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Andreï Makine La vie d'un homme inconnu Read & Download ✓ 104 Andreï Makine ↠ 4 Read & Download Ersburg after 20 years in exile hoping to reconnect with his roots and the woman he loved in. Author Andre Makine is Russian born but has lived in France since the 1980s and writes in French His main character in this novel Ivan Shutov is also a Russian born writer who has lived in France since the 80s although unlike his creator Shutov is a rather unsuccessful writer The novel which is in 5 parts opens with Shutov feeling distinctly sorry for himself having been dumped by his much younger French girlfriend After a lot of self indulgent whining which I think the author introduces as a contrast to what comes later Shutov decides on a whim to visit his old home city of St Petersburg and contact Yana an old flame from his youth This opens the second part of the novel as Shutov a Soviet Dinosaur finds the new Russia so unfamiliar that he struggles to find Russian words to describe much of what he encounters He contacts Yana who has become a smart well dressed and wealthy businesswoman Although welcoming to her old acuaintance she spends most of her time on her mobile and only half listens to Shutov s nostalgic ramblings One of her projects is to remove the residents of a former workers communal apartment to create an oversized private residence Most of the residents have already left having been offered swaps but one remains a bedridden old man whose transfer to a care home has been delayed by some bureaucratic glitch Shutov gets roped into looking after the old man on his last night in the apartment This opens Part 3 as the old man Volsky tells Shutov the story of his extraordinary life taking in the years of WWII and his life in the post war Soviet Union By the end Shutov s self pitying is put into perspective I read this novel in its English translation which is beautifully written and the story itself is very movingVolsky s story is of course fiction but many of those born in the Soviet Union in the first half of the last century would have experienced famine a cataclysmic war and a life under constant threat of arbitrary arrest and torture Their stories nearly incredible whilst being nothing unusual perished or will perish along with the lives of the unknown people who lived them but in some way Andre Makine has written the story of all of them A novel that is simultaneously an adventure story a love story and a book about what matters in life