The Notebook, The Proof, and The Third Lie. Three Novels. by Agota Kristof Translated from French by Alan Sheridan Translated from French. The Notebook (English and French Edition) [Agota Kristof] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Twin brothers, left with their evil grandmother. Ágota Kristóf was a Hungarian writer who lived in Switzerland and wrote in French. Kristof received the European prize for French literature for The Notebook.

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Ágota Kristóf

What about love, the universal elixir of happiness? Her unapologetic tale of woe provokes discomfort, her characters are deformed, both physically and morally: Se le bombe cadono sulle nostre case dobbiamo dire le bugie.

Is the second notebook a proof that the very truth is too overpoweringly painful to accept and therefore it needs to be reinvented in order to become bearable? Near to the Wild Heart Ndp; The desk is vacant, not a soul in sight. In The Proof, Lucas is challenged to prove his own identity and the existence of his missing brother, a defector to the “other side”. Jul 07, Declan rated it it was amazing Recommended to Declan by: The twins defy the terror around them.

She received the European prize for French literature for The Notebook. View all 28 comments. Chi sono questi gemelli? Thhe Ship Orders Internationally. So, yes, this is a novel or three novels in one — though it truly works best as a whole whose writing is sparse, crystalline, poetic.

Why can’t I write them for books like this? Grandmother is Mother’s mother. And to survive together: When Lucas listens to record noteboko the little girl. I haven’t lived through a war, I don’t know how bombardments feel like. With abandonment comes the wish for of a touch, an embrace; irrespective of the methods and act of achieving agkta idea of love. Kristof has wickedly captured the agony of people during WWII or simply War with her terse and refined prose. The twins are surrounded by a new town of Babel, where the law of survival prevails.


Mediante frases cortas, directas y desprovistas de adjetivos que valoricen las situaciones relatadas la autora nos transporta a esa realidad de manera envidiable. I’ll hold my breath.

Do I agotw bleeeeeeeed? Who is to decide the regulations of love? Unusually acute and cruel, gentle and sadistic, precociously mature and twisted, the twins unfold all kind of atrocious acts sticking to facts in a terrifying aseptic voice, devoid of thr feeling, mimicking the dehumanizing effects war inflicts on human beings.

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The story is that of two hyper-rational precocious twins joined into a single indistinguishable first person plural narrator surviving and probing at their broken, compromised world in a murky wartime. Words that define feelings are very vague; it is better to avoid using them and to stick to the description of objects, human beings and oneself; that is to say, to the faithful description of facts. This realization is what made me take a break from the inundation of WWII fiction, but when I saw the reviews for this book, I was reminded of Purge and Blood Meridian and thought, maybe, this would be different.

He says to me, “We’re all dying of one thing or another. Luego, con el correr del texto y de las propias explicaciones que este nos va dando, las cosas se ponen en su lugar.


La guerra li ha distrutti, e ora sono soli. You survived, but you’d rather be dead. View all 8 comments. Mysterious cities, incredible adventures. Mi sento come se mi avessero scaricato addosso un camion di dolore. It seems absent too in Lucas’ relationships with women.

Book Review: The Notebook by Agota Kristof, Author Grove/Atlantic $0 (p) ISBN

Essi sono un’unica persona. The twins go through some disheartening and monstrously difficult situations, notebiok always overcome and act as the “moral compass,” even if it means doing things more than unpleasant in order to get the job done.

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Still a pup, he loves to play and wrestle te, but at two-and-a-half year http: This novel was translated in more than 30 languages. When Harelip and her mother are able to survive on their own, they refuse further cash from the priest: At times, they would offer a vulnerable life the gift of death; if one mercifully begged.

Want to Read saving…. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. To the sound of the detective movie Klaus. All I ever want from a story is to be there and judge for myself from the community of expressions, movement, actions and words. I was one of them. They go even further – kgistof try to break their bond.