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Le livre des nuits Free download À eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ä Sylvie Germain traces a century in the life of the Peniel family and the cycle of birth and death triumph and loss madness and passion from the Franco Prussian War to World War II that envelops and buffets their lives Blending the historical with the supernatSylvie Germain traces a century in the life of the Peniel family and the cycle of birth and death triumph and loss madness and passion from the Franco Prussian War to World War I. Original and compelling Takes magic and realism to the outer limit and then fearlessly hurls one against the other— New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year 1993It's hard to avoid thinking of One Hundred Years of Solitude but the comparison does no disservice to Germain's novel so powerful is itA brilliant book beautifully translated— Literary ReviewLittle by little the novel's miraculous births and deaths project archetypal family situations as unflinchingly as the tales of the Brothers Grimm— Robert Tayler Boston Globe

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I that envelops and buffets their lives Blending the historical with the supernatural the comic with the grotesue the lyrical with the brutal Sylvie Germain tells the story of hu. While this novel did not capture my imagination it has interesting aspects like a sweep of French history in terms of a let's say very fabulous and metaphoric family over generations of chaos loss dismemberment and forging on All the characters are like symbols than people but I doubt that the intention of the author was to write in anyway a realistic novel

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Le livre des nuitsManity's strivings and vanity of the profound injustices that govern our relations and of the fundamental strength that allows us ultimately to triumph over carnage and degradati. Good writing and the good use of magical realism are eclipsed by an excessive reliance on repetition I rated it one star lower for what struck me as a gratuitous and highly offensive resort to homophobia in the narrative