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By Geneviève Bergé

Un tableau très attendu

Messine, 1654. D’un second à l’autre, un navire en provenance de Hollande va accoster. Et c’est peu dire qu’il est attendu ! Il transporte, en effet, los angeles toile d’un peintre hollandais célèbre en son can pay, mais méconnu en Italie et en Sicile, que Giacomo di Battista, le courtier du prince Antonio Ruffo, a commandée il y a trois bonnes années. Giacomo, vieux et malade, attend cette toile avec une ferveur que personne, ou presque, ne peut imaginer. Il n’en est pourtant pas à sa première commande, mais celle-ci revêt pour lui, et bientôt pour son entourage, une size exceptionnelle.

Une étonnante plongée dans le XVIIe siècle italien, mais aussi dans los angeles vie et l’âme d’un collectionneur par procuration.

EXTRAIT

Cette histoire se passe en 1654. Mais peut-on vraiment parler d’histoire quand les personnages sont installés depuis si longtemps dans leur vieillesse, ou dans leur folie, que les accrocher l’un derrière l’autre, dans l’ordre adéquat et selon certaines règles éprouvées, ne suffit peut-être plus pour fabriquer un récit en bonne et due forme ? Si l. a. query se pose, et aussi rapidement, dès l. a. première ligne même, c’est parce qu’en 1654, on arrive tard dans l. a. vie des personnages. Le calcul est vite fait : ils sont tous nés au siècle précédent. Enfin, presque tous, si bien qu’on aperçoit déjà le element d’arrivée de leur cheminement. Les jeux sont faits, et l. a. distance qui reste à parcourir est dérisoire, trois pas sur un jeu de marelle et voilà le paradis !

CE QU'EN PENSE l. a. CRITIQUE

Geneviève Bergé est une grande conteuse ; il se dégage de son livre un charme intemporel, une écriture ciselée, une approche détaillée de los angeles psychologie des différents personnages, vraiment que du bonheur dans cette lecture. - Marie-Christine, Babelio

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Geneviève Bergé est née en 1957 à Bruxelles. Secrétaire de rédaction et assistante d’édition, lectrice passionnée, animatrice de groupes de lecture, critique, traductrice occasionnelle, revuiste, écrivaine, los angeles littérature est bien au cœur de son appréhension du monde.

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By William Trevor,Laura Pignatti

È un’estate sul finire degli anni Cinquanta a Rathmoye, cittadina nella campagna irlandese, e tutto scorre come sempre, tra l. a. fiera del bestiame e qualche acquisto sulla through principale.
Ma basta poco in line with spezzare l’equilibrio. los angeles presenza in paese di un giovane sconosciuto che si aggira in bicicletta con los angeles macchina fotografica al collo genera sospetti e chiacchiere. Il suo nome è Florian Kilderry ed è giunto a Rathmoye consistent with vendere los angeles vecchia villa di famiglia. Un’attempata signorina come to a decision di tenerlo d’occhio, ed è proprio lei che, da poche parole innocenti scambiate in keeping with strada sotto gli occhi di tutti, intuisce il fiorire di un sentimento tra il misterioso Florian ed Ellie. Ellie è sposata da qualche anno con Dillahan, un agricoltore che vive tormentato dal dolore according to una tragedia che l’ha colpito in passato e che si dedica solo al suo lavoro consistent with attutire lo strazio. Il silenzio assordante della vita solitaria che conduce, l. a. nostalgia di un amore vero mai sperimentato, los angeles monotonia della quotidianità accendono nell’animo innocente di Ellie una scintilla di passione verso Florian. E l’estate acquista nuovi, pericolosi colori.
Grazie a una scrittura essenziale, rarefatta ma di estrema precisione, William Trevor coglie con los angeles consueta sensibilità i dilemmi morali dei suoi personaggi, attraverso uno sguardo delicato e specialty, pudico e profondo, sapiente ma sempre capace di stupore dinanzi alle gioie e alle disgrazie della vita di tutti i giorni.

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By Javier Marías,Aline Glastra van Loon

Marías goochelt virtuoos met taal en stijlregisters en geeft blijk van een solide gevoel voor humor

Welk geheim ligt er verscholen achter het ongelukkige huwelijk van Eduardo en Beatriz? Zelfs Juan de Vere, vriend en vertrouweling, kent de waarheid niet. In het bruisende Madrid van 1980 werkt hij voor de filmregisseur en zijn vrouw. Deze positie stelt hem in het staat het vreemde en onevenwichtige leven van dit echtpaar te bestuderen. Wanneer hij Beatriz’ minnaar wordt, volgen de schokkende gebeurtenissen elkaar in hoog pace op. Jaren later beseft Juan dat we ons verleden onder ogen moeten zien, om niet in een leugen te blijven leven. Maar bovenal ontdekt hij dat onze kijk op de gebeurtenissen uit het verleden altijd gekleurd is door persoonlijke observaties; niet omdat we dat willen maar omdat we niet anders kunnen.

Javier Marías is een genadeloos kenner van het menselijk hart en is niet blind voor de duistere kanten en de verborgen hoeken ervan. Zo begint het slechte is een intelligente diepgravende roman over begeerte, trouw, gewetensbezwaren en appreciate. Liefde, passie en een mysterieus sterfgeval – de grote Spaanse romancier en bestsellerauteur Javier Marías is in Zo begint het slechte in topvorm.

De pers over Zo begint het slechte

'Met een roman van Marías in de hand lezen we niet, maar leven we.' *****  Het Parool

'Sterke plotwendingen, intrigerende zijpaden en weemoedige gedachten kenmerken dit nieuwe meesterwerk van Javier Marías.' ***** de Volkskrant

‘Een filosofische roman, jazeker, maar dan wel in de beste betekenis van het woord. [...] Een verhaal dat je ademloos uitleest.’ *****NRC Handelsblad

'Het gaat bijna als vanzelfsprekend over passie, liefde en de dood. Maar de Spaanse auteur gaat nog veel verder, dieper.' Nederlands Dagblad


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By Nicole Lundrigan

With brilliant and unflinching prose, Nicole Lundrigan has created a riveting and deeply human saga of the endurance of evil and the depths and boundaries of love.

When Roy Trench is killed in a drunken prank long past fallacious, his brother Lewis sees blood at the arms of the fellow in charge: the abusive alcoholic, Eli Fagan. even though the courts rule the loss of life an coincidence, the development opens a seam of hate among the 2 households of Knife's element, Newfoundland.

Desperate to smother the painful prior with love, Lewis marries Wilda, and the excitement he's taking of their young children -- Melvin and Toby -- recollects the happier days of his early life with Roy. yet as he watches his small relatives fracture, the darkness of the earlier starts to cloud the current, best Lewis again to Eli Fagan -- and his watchful stepson, Garrett Glass.

In the fashion of Newfoundland literature, demonstrated through Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore, Glass Boys is the haunting tale of an unforgivable crime that brings households to the brink.

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By Arnaldo Colasanti

«Ma cosa è successo di strano agli italiani?».

Cattivo, struggente, definitivo. los angeles Magnifica è los angeles storia di Piero Aprile, scrittore e critico, convocato in line with un viaggio premio a brand new York insieme advert altri autori italiani, I migliori scrittori italiani, scelti dalla Vecchia, l’operatrice culturale che ha trovato i soldi al ministero in step with finanziare il viaggio in enterprise category. Siamo dentro l’aeroporto di Fiumicino, e Piero, nell’attesa dell’imbarco, si guarda dentro, riattraversa tutta los angeles sua esistenza passata a studiare in solitudine, osserva i suoi compagni di viaggio e si domanda chi siano in keeping with davvero gli scrittori italiani. Eccoli, gli intellettuali chiusi nelle loro piccole miserie, pronti a tutto consistent with garantirsi un effimero successo, natural a massaggiare i piedi della Vecchia – che make a decision del bene e del male di ognuno di loro, che conosce le loro debolezze, che ne decreta los angeles gloria o l. a. sconfitta. Piero entra nei pensieri dei suoi colleghi, dando loro una voce. los angeles Puerpera incinta, accompagnata dal Maritino, il quale parla troppo ed è continuamente fulminato dagli sguardi punitivi della moglie. L’Esordiente belloccio, vincitore del maggiore Premio Letterario Nazionale, irrimediabilmente superficiale, fresco di una scuola di scrittura che gli ha insegnato che l’importante è non sapere, dimostrare di non sapere. Poi il Professorino, che giudica tutti dalla sua altezza fasulla e appunta in un taccuino osservazioni in step with il suo inutile canone della contemporaneità. Il Servo, l’accompagnatore della Vecchia, insolitamente rilassato, perché anche in keeping with lui è finalmente vacanza. Il Narratore Padano, che zoppica perché le scarpe nuove comprate appositamente according to il viaggio gli hanno fatto venire un callo. Lo Scrittore Impegnato, civile perché getta una gomma masticata solo dopo averla avvolta in un pezzetto di carta. los angeles Spilungona, frigida, che sembra nata in step with intrattenere los angeles Vecchia.
Eppure, mentre osserva e si osserva, Piero non smette di confessarsi. Cos’è realmente un romanzo? los angeles risposta: «Una disputa sulla verità». Ma alla verità sono ancora votati gli scrittori e i lettori? Cosa è successo di strano agli italiani? los angeles Magnifica racconta anche come il costruirsi di un romanzo sia un conflitto con se stessi, tra quello che si è e quello che avevamo sognato d’essere, tra le proprie viltà e los angeles consapevolezza delle nostre più profonde ferite – che sono ciò che svela los angeles realtà nuda della nostra esistenza.

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An idyllic white, two-storey, appealing apartment in Sweden. within, a relations has been brutally murdered – mom, father and kids all shot in large sunlight. And the killer has obtained away.

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Until he discovers that there has been a witness to the crime. a tender woman who observed all of it take place, and he or she has disappeared.

Bergman has to trace the younger lady down earlier than it’s too overdue. however the killer is chasing her too – and he's made up our minds to complete what he started.

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By Luc Mercure

Ce qui nous séparait était irrémédiable. Il serait un objet ou bien ce serait moi le sien mais nous ne serions jamais le sujet l’un de l’autre simultanément.

Un professeur à l. a. retraite s’éprend d’un jeune homme en détresse. Mais peut-il vraiment aider celui qu’il voudrait aimer, aimer celui qui réclame son aide? Pascal est-il avec lui sincère ou manipulateur – ou les deux en même temps? Écartelé entre ses désirs et ses craintes, il ne sait plus remark réagir lorsque les besoins des autres se heurtent à ses propres limites, outrepassent ce qu’il peut, ce qu’il veut accomplir. Devrait-il sacrifier sa tranquillité émotive, ou plutôt se sauver au bout du monde avant d’y laisser sa peau?

Luc Mercure signe avec ce nouveau roman un suspense psychologique qui nous entraîne dans l. a. psyché d’un homme raisonnable et tourmenté, en quête de sens et d’amour.

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By Kathleen Novak

As a tender guy, Gigi Paulo arrives in long island and is instantly attracted to a lady he sees in a bar close to Penn Station. prior to he can technique her, she is long gone. He returns to the bar for weeks, hoping to work out her back, goals of her at evening and searches the crowds for her face. Quiet and cautious, he isn't the kind to turn into obsessed through a stranger. yet obsessed he is.

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Dark and poetic, don't locate Me strikes among the voices of Gigi Paulo and his daughter with a compelling grace, its haunting undercurrents last lengthy after the tale has ended.

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By Meyer Levin,Marcia Clark,Gabriel Levin

Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have all of it: wealth, intelligence, and the realm at their ft as a part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish neighborhood of Nineteen Twenties Chicago. Artie is good-looking, athletic, and well known, yet he possesses a hidden, strong sadistic streak and a wish to dominate. Judd is a weedy introvert, a genius who longs for a significant other whom he can idolize and worship. passionate about Nietzsche’s notion of the superhuman, either boys choose to turn out that they're above the legislation of guy through arbitrarily picking out and murdering a Jewish boy of their neighborhood.

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