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Madame – Antoni Libera
Dec 21, Asif rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s my Libsra friend libeta is a former literature teacher in Poland favorite book, and I can understand why. Her thesis was on the work of Simone de Beauvoir; our narrator was, of course, already familiar with a number of works by Beauvoir.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I also quite enjoyed the element of Polish history too, which was written brilliantly and really gave a sense of where this was and what was going on at the time.
La belle Victoire is another nickname — though here we at least learn Madame’s middle name. It is almost certainly the best book I have read this year. A book that I did not want to end, beautifully written, poignant, funny, deep and intellectually challenging. I found the differences of opinion about the book rather more intriguing than the book itself. The book touches on subjects such as inner emigration, the sntoni of intelligentsia in the Communist regime, and determinism to what degree we are formed by madaame place where we were born.
Francophiles will especially like this anhoni as will fans of literary works and those who enjoy great prose and hopeless romantics and also fans of political sagas, theatre, Greek tragedies, and budding young intellectuals.
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A consummate literary entertainment. Along the way our protagonist stages and watches plays, sees The protagonist is a very precocious 18 year-old Polish student. It’s right over there.
Put this one already on the list of this year’s best novels. Libera is best known for his translations and productions of Samuel Beckett’s libers. He meets those who inwardly rebel, and those who have been punished for failure to conform. A sophisticated coming-of-age tale that’s also delicious high entertainment.
Returning to the scene of his earlier adventures as a teacher in training the circle closes with a sort antoji redemption. I love this book and keep re-reading it every few years and always find something new in it. Mar 08, Adrian Fulneczek rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you read Polish, consider reading these reviews http: Najlepszy polski Bildungsroman jaki znam. The main portion of the novel mmadame March http: Lists with This Book.
Madame as an object of interest seems to follow on a parallel track, and by and large Libera fails to connect the two. It sounded SO french to me.
Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. This b At first, I hated this book. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I am not sure why I picked this up but I read it all the way through. Every time I finish a book I think whether I liked it or not Share your thoughts with other lubera.
For the first time since a long time I don’t want to move to another book.
Though “Madame” strains the reader’s credulity at times, it can be described as a tour de force written by an author who is cultured, informative, and entertaining. I also like recommending it to my American friends so that they libea learn about Poland in the late sixties. Jul 19, Agnieszka rated it really liked it Shelves: