The Flood (2020)

The Flood Francois Besson listens to a tape recording of a girl contemplating suicide Drifting through the days in a provincial city he thoughtlessly starts a fire in his apartment attends confession and exa
  • Title: The Flood
  • Author: J.M.G. Le Clézio
  • ISBN: 9780141191409
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Flood
    Francois Besson listens to a tape recording of a girl contemplating suicide Drifting through the days in a provincial city, he thoughtlessly starts a fire in his apartment, attends confession, and examines, with great intentness but without affection, a naked woman he wakes beside.
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    1. Es m s un 3,5 Es interesante el desenvolvimiento de Besson ante la vida A mi parecer, tiene algo de existencialista, y quiz atrevi ndome a decir surrealista, pero un poco banal El tema fundamental de la novela es la muerte y el tr nsito que se da entre la vida y la muerte, los l mites entre ellas, la b squeda premeditada de la muerte en algunos personajes Y la muerte como fuente de vida.Sin dar spoilers, porque en el ndice sale nombrado qu ducede en cada cap tulo, hay 3 pasajes que me gustaron m [...]

    2. Sure, this book is going to make you roll your eyes plenty of times the first 40 pages in particular and some of the themes have been explored by better writers Sartre Camus , but give Le Clezio credit for creating a meticulously detailed world of despair The book serves as a warning against consciousness as nearly every object our narrator observes pinball games, a story written when he was in grade school, a piece of chicken arrives back to the paradox of how everything can feel so lifeless wh [...]

    3. The Flood was greater than Fever to the extent that Fever was greater than The Interrogations Were these three books Le Clezio s only books, they would be the literary equivalent of Warsaw Unknown Pleasures Closer.

    4. The last time I picked up a book solely because it was labeled Nobel Prize Winner the book was The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa That was a perceptive book about the legacy of dictatorship This is boring, pretentious, and uselessly difficult.

    5. Siento una especie de remordimiento al tratar de dar una rese a de la novela por que no la recuerdo del todo, pero me recuerda a la novela El Extranjero de Albert Camus, solo que una versi n m s extensa Una visi n existencial de un hombre, Fran ois Besson, que se derrumba tras cometer un asesinato y empieza a vagar por las calles de una ciudad, antes de aquel suceso llevaba una vida simple y vac a, sin ninguna especie de motivaci n, pero con una agon a interior que lo devora lentamente.B sicamen [...]

    6. Remember the letters we used to write each other in the old days Funny the way we invented excuses to send a letter, anything would do Remember But that s all over and done with now I can t use dodges like that any Even with you Even if I could be certain you d understand Even if I was sure you wouldn t tell me I was trying to play arty poetic tricks with past memories Anyway, my position nowadays is very simple on that score I just can t write any , not a word It s it s a kind of illness The m [...]

    7. The author was famous already as a young man in the 1960s, but it took him another forty years to win the Nobel Prize Almost as long The Deluge has been sitting unread in my bookshelf until I finally got around to read it in a Norwegian translation this summer It is a novel to test the reader s patience Especially the first forty pages or so written in the style of the New French Novel are almost unreadable, before the story of Francois Besson finally picks up and follows a conventional story l [...]

    8. Definitivamente me retiro por ahora, pasar un largo tiempo antes de que lo retome Las razones por las que decid abandonar esta lectura son 1 Me deprimi mucho pero de una manera autodestructiva y sin dejarme realmente un mensaje Hay libros que te ponen triste, pero te transmiten un mensaje Siento que ste s lo me dejo mucha palabrer a pero no un mensaje muy claro 2 Me desesper de sobremanera su abrumante descripci n Fue demasiado lejos con todo lo que pensaba sobre una cajetilla de cigarros tirada [...]

    9. this is not where to start reading le clezio, not where to end, not where to judge his worth if you can make it through a very difficult prologue, he does introduce characters, offer some happenings if not plot or story, offer some speech though this is mostly monologue on tape or elliptical dialog that describes characters and does not advance plotless plot if had not previously read and enjoyed his work would have never finished the prologue this is le clezio lyrical, imagistic, always a new w [...]

    10. well if that wasn t weird i don t know what is i m giving it three stars liked it , beacuse i understood way too little of it to really like it which would be four stars i ain t that smart yet what i did understand about this is how complex can language be it amazed me how a man can express himself page after page with constantly different words and incredibly complex sentences that twist and turn and make the reader have to go back beacuse he didn t quite grasp de idea i will surely have to rea [...]

    11. Extra a novela Las 50 primeras p ginas son una aut ntica mara a de descripciones, un aparente sin sentido El resto del libro sigue en la misma t nica, interrumpida de vez en cuando por pasajes perfectamente comprensibles, tradicionalmente comprensibles Pero qu magn ficas descripciones, qu magn fico mundo nuevo dibuja Le Cl zio Impactante, hipn tico, oscuro, muy oscuro, un paso m s all de Proust, un libro que te hace pensar en muchas preguntas, una lectura diferente a toda otra lectura.

    12. It would be hard to recommend this book widely as there s no story to speak of, which limits any popular appeal I wouldn t even describe it as a collection of short stories either There is a character, Besson, but we never really know anything about him He is simply a vehicle for Le Clezio to write long, languid descriptive passages about the universe, life and death Sometimes my eyes glazed over, sometimes I found the passages quite poetic ,

    13. Well, of course parts were incredibly beautiful But my god I was counting the pages It got so boring And when I think a book is boring, well, it is probably advisable to skip it Read Desert That was amazing.

    14. Not exactly a treat to read The beauty of the prose really swallows any momentum the plot may be developing, so you re left with a main character who is a little like some guy left at the end of a party, just sort of on your couch and not really all that fun to hang around with.

    15. Le Clezio s the Flood, while a bit difficult to read, is one of the apex in French Literature His Nobel Prize winning isn t a fluke It was well deserved.

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