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In the Absence of Men

In the Absence of Men

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I had this idea that LGBT literature is all about superficial stories about the lives of LGBT people, arguing for acceptance from the straight world. The new edition of In the Absence of Men is a handsome edition, compact, seductive and elegantly type-faced. Vincent, que já disse umas dez vezes em 50 páginas que tem cabelo preto, olhos verdes e pele de menina, encontra-se com Marcel Proust (30 anos mais velho, nada creepy) à tarde e dorme com o filho da empregada (sim, esse cliché) à noite. Depois de Lie With Me, fiquei com vontade de ler mais do Besson e o escolhido foi esse seu primeiro romance.

The English translation received positive reviews from several publications including Kirkus Reviews, and the Washington Post.Sau khi đọc "Đừng tự dối mình", tôi bèn tìm những cuốn khác của Philippe Besson đọc và chỉ tìm thấy "In The Absence Of Men" là có bản tiếng Anh. The room is filled with our silence, filled with the sounds of bodies brushing against each other, with the sighs of mingled mouths. Dur de lire ce livre sans être bouleversé, touché, remué, dur de ne pas laisser couler des larmes devant une telle intensité, une si magnifique pureté. As I'm doing some reading summaries of 2018, I have decided that In the Absence of Men is the greatest disappointment of the year for me. Then, when we haul ourselves out of our makeshift shelters we see the corpses everywhere, these bodies in curious poses, sometimes entwined as in some love scene which seems incongruous here, the frozen image of war.

But when you have finished reading Lie With Me, I would urge you to dig deeper into Besson and enjoy prose as you rarely find it nowadays. The second part is written in the epistolary format, since both Arthur and Marcel leave Vincent in Paris.

Because you know we have to advance at all costs, win back inches of ground from the enemy, reach the barbed wire hundred meters ahead.

par les récits de cette guerre que je n'ai pas connu, par l'intimité des lettres échangées, par le discours de Vincent. Un Marie à bord duquel nous naviguons, sur des mers calmes ou déchainées, à la recherche de rivages paisibles ou accidentés. The inclusion of Marcel Proust in the novel is fascinating, adding literary cameos to the scenes already steeped in decadence. Yes, I was able to predict it, but only at the last minute, when I realized that all the math added up. O diário é de uma sensibilidade incrível, e traduz bem o que será um espírito de 16 anos, vivendo as circunstâncias que a personagem vive.

Seeing that his works aroused so much interest, Philippe Besson then decided to dedicate himself exclusively to his writing. Frustré par ce dénouement qui, pour moi, n'ajoute rien à la tristesse ressentie par les événements de la deuxième partie du livre, mais qui plutôt retire de la crédibilité à cette histoire pourtant si plausible et émouvante. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It also dares to introduce an asthmatic middle-aged Proust into its masterfully manipulated plot and invents a series of deeply felt letters written by him to the novel’s young protagonist, Vincent de l’Etoile. In the Absence of Men is a novel by Phillippe Besson published originally in French by Éditions Julliard in 2001.



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