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Modiano, Patrick 1945-

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So you don't get lost in the neighborhood : a novel by Patrick Modiano( Book )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] single, unexpected phone call to a man living quietly in Paris launches a chain of menacing encounters and events, unlocking a dark secret he had erased from memory"--
Voyage de noces : roman by Patrick Modiano( Book )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean B., the narrator of Patrick Modiano's Honeymoon, is submerged in a world where day and night, past and present, have no demarcations. Having spent his adult life making documentary films about lost explorers, Jean suddenly decides to abandon his wife and career, and takes what seems to be a journey to nowhere. He pretends to fly to Rio to make another film, but instead returns to his own Parisian suburb to spend his solitary days recounting or imagining the lives of Ingrid and Rigaud, a refugee couple he had met twenty years before, and in whom he had recognized a spiritual anomie that seemed to reflect and justify his own. Little by little, their story takes on more reality than Jean's daily existence, as his excavation of the past slowly becomes an all-encompassing obsession.--Back cover
Paris nocturne by Patrick Modiano( Book )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This uneasy, compelling novel begins with a nighttime accident on the streets of Paris. The unnamed narrator, a teenage boy, is hit by a car whose driver he vaguely recalls having met before. The mysterious ensuing events, involving a police van, a dose of ether, awakening in a strange hospital, and the disappearance of the woman driver, culminate in a packet being pressed into the boy's hand. It is an envelope stuffed full of bank notes. The confusion only deepens as the characters grow increasingly apprehensive; meanwhile, readers are held spellbound." -- Provided by publisher
In the café of lost youth by Patrick Modiano( Book )

59 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who was Louki? Did anyone really know? She made her mark on all of us in different ways. We all remember her, some of us more than others, but did any of us truly know her? Can anyone honestly say they know another person? In the Cafe of Lost Youth is vintage Patrick Modiano, an absorbing evocation of a particular Paris of the 1950s, shadowy and shady, a secret world of writers, criminals, drinkers, and drifters. The novel, which includes vignettes of a number of historical figures and is inspired in part by the circle (depicted in the photographs of Ed van der Elsken) of the notorious and charismatic Guy Debord, centers on the enigmatic, waiflike figure of Louki, who catches everyone's attention even as she eludes possession or comprehension. Through the eyes of four very different narrators, we contemplate Louki's character and her fate, while Modiano explores the themes of identity, memory, time, and forgetting that are at the heart of his hypnotic and deeply moving art"--
Villa triste by Patrick Modiano( Book )

108 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator of Villa Triste, an anxious, roving, stateless young man of eighteen, arrives in a small French lakeside town near Switzerland in the early 1960s. He is fleeing the atmosphere of menace he feels around him and the fear that grips him. Fear of war? Of imminent catastrophe? Of others? Whatever it may be, the proximity of Switzerland, to which he plans to run at the first sign of danger, gives him temporary reassurance. The young man hides among the other summer visitors until he meets a beautiful young actress named Yvonne Jacquet, and a strange doctor, René Meinthe. These two invite him into their world of soirees and late-night debauchery. But when real life beckons once again, he finds no sympathy from his new companions
After the circus by Patrick Modiano( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the hallmarks of French author Patrick Modiano's writing is a singular ability to revisit particular motifs and episodes, infusing each telling with new detail and emotional nuance. In this evocative novel the internationally acclaimed author takes up one of his most compelling themes: a love affair with a woman who disappears, and a narrator grappling with the mystery of a relationship stopped short. Set in mid-sixties Paris, After the Circus traces the relationship between the narrator, a young man not quite of legal age, and the slightly older, enigmatic woman he first glimpses at a police interrogation. The two lovers make their uncertain way into each other's hearts, but the narrator soon finds himself in the unsettling, ominous presence of others. Who are these people? Are they real, or simply evoked? Part romance, part detective story, this mesmerizing book fully demonstrates Modiano's signature use of atmosphere and suggestion as he investigates the perils and the exhilaration of young love
Out of the dark = Du plus loin de l'oubli by Patrick Modiano( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, is the author of more than thirty books and one of France's most admired contemporary novelists. Out of the Dark is a moody, expertly rendered tale of a love affair between two drifters. The narrator, writing in 1995, looks back thirty years to a time when, having abandoned his studies and selling off old art books to get by, he comes to know G?rard Van Bever and Jacqueline, a young, enigmatic couple who seem to live off roulette winnings. He falls in love with Jacqueline; they run off to England together, where they share a few sad, aimless months, until one day she disappears. Fifteen years later, in Paris, they meet again, a reunion that only recalls the haunting inaccessibility of the past: they spend a few hours together, and the next day, Jacqueline, now married, disappears once again. Almost fifteen years after that, he sees her yet again, this time from a distance he chooses not to bridge. A profoundly affecting novel, Out of the Dark is poignant, strange, delicate, melancholy, and sadly hilarious
Lacombe, Lucien by Louis Malle( Visual )

60 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German Occupation, Louis Malle?s brave and controversial Lacombe Lucien traces a young peasant?s journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of a nation and one troubled boy?s horrific coming of age, the film is a disquieting portrait of lost innocence and guilt
Missing person by Patrick Modiano( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For ten years Guy Roland has lived without a past. His current life and name were given to him by his recently retired boss, Hutte, who welcomed him, a one-time client, into his detective agency. Guy makes full use of Hutte's files - directories, yearbooks, and papers of all kinds going back half a century - but leads to his former life are few. Could he really be that person in a photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attache? Or was he someone else, perhaps the disappeared scion of a prominent local family? He interviews strangers and is tantalized by half-clues until, at last, he grasps a thread that leads him through the maze of his own repressed experience." "On one level Missing Person is a detective thriller, a 1950s film noir mix of smoky cafes, illegal passports, and insubstantial figures crossing bridges in the fog. On another level, it is also a haunting meditation on the nature of the self."--Jacket
Young once by Patrick Modiano( Book )

70 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Odile and Louis are leading a happy, bucolic life with their two children in the French countryside near the Swiss mountains. It is Odile's thirty-fifth birthday, and Louis's thirty-fifth birthday is a few weeks away. Then the story shifts back to their early years: Louis, just freed from his military service and at loose ends, taken up by a shady character who brings him to Paris to do some work for a friend who manages a garage; Odile, an aspiring singer, at the mercy of the kindness and unkindness of strangers. They move through a Paris saturated with the crimes and secrets of the past but breathing hopes for the future; they find each other and struggle together to create what, looking back, will have been their youth"--
La Place de l'Etoile by Patrick Modiano( Book )

125 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modiano's debut novel is a sardonic, often grotesque satire of France during the Nazi occupation. We are immediately plunged into the hallucinatory imagination of Raphael Schlemilovitch, a young Jewish man, torn between self-aggrandisement and self-loathing, who may be the heir to a Venezuelan fortune, may have lived during the Nazi Occupation, may have rubbed shoulders with the most notorious collaborators and anti-Semites of the time, may even have been the lover of Eva Braun...or he may have been none of these things. But at the centre of this vortex is 'La Place de l'Etoile' - the Place of the Star - which is both the geographical and moral centre of Paris, and that place next the heart where French Jews were compelled to wear the yellow star, the symbol of their persecution
Bon voyage by J.-P Rappeneau( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une actrice célèbre, harcelée par un maître chanteur, le tue dans un moment de panique. À la recherche d'un complice pour dissimuler le corps, elle appelle Frédéric, un jeune homme amoureux éperdu. Ce dernier est le coupable idéal lorsque la police retrouve la victime dans son coffre. Commence alors une course-poursuite fait de manipulations, de trahisons et de révélations
Quartier perdu : roman by Patrick Modiano( Book )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un dimanche de juillet, Ambrose Guise arrive à Paris. Personne. Sauf les statues. Une ville fantôme, lui semble-t-il, après un bombardement et l'exode de ses habitants. Auteur de romans policiers anglais, il vient rencontrer son éditeur japonais. Mais il va profiter de ce voyage pour élucider les mystères de son passé, du temps où il était français et s'appelait Jean Dekker, il y a vingt ans. Il fait alors surgir dans un Paris crépusculaire, halluciné, des lieux étranges : une chambre secrète rue de Courcelles, en face d'une pagode ; un grand rez-de-chaussée donnant sur un jardin, place de l'Alma. Il réveille les spectres de Georges Maillot, au volant de sa voiture blanche, de Carmen Blin, Ghita Wattier, des Hayward... Tout un quartier perdu de la mémoire est ainsi revisité, et délivre le secret de ses charmes, et de ses sortilèges
Catherine Certitude by Patrick Modiano( Book )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watching her daughter attempt some jazz steps in her ballet school on a snowy afternoon in New York reminds Catherine of her own childhood in Paris, where she and her rather mysterious father lived happily together
Des inconnues by Patrick Modiano( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman psychologique (intime)
De si braves garçons by Patrick Modiano( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Next to Paris, there is a boarding school where rich or ruined boys are sent to. Twenty years pass and the narrator, perhaps Modiano himself, recomposes the past and wonders what has become of his friends. (loosely translated from the back cover)
Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano( Book )

52 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1988 Patrick Modiano stumbles across an ad in the personal columns of the New Year's Eve 1941 edition of Paris Soir: "Missing, a young girl, Dora Bruder, age 15, height 1 m 55, oval-shaped face, gray-brown eyes, gray sports jacket, maroon pullover, navy blue skirt and hat, brown gym shoes." Placed by the parents of Dora, who had run away from her Catholic boarding school, the ad sets Modiano off on a quest to find out everything he can about her and why, at the height of German reprisals, she ran away from the people hiding her. There is only one other official mention of her name: on a list of Jews deported from Paris to Auschwitz in September 1942. What little Modiano discovers about Dora in official records and through remaining family members becomes a meditation on the immense losses of the period: lost people, lost stories, and lost history. Modiano delivers a moving account of the ten-year investigation that took him back to the sights and sounds of Paris under the Nazi Occupation and the paranoia of the Pétain regime. In his efforts to exhume her from the past, Modiano realizes that he must come to terms with the specters of his own troubled adolescence. The result, a montage of creative and historical material, is Modiano's personal rumination on loss, both memoir and memorial
Lacombe Lucien : the complete scenario of the film by Louis Malle : text by Louis Malle( Book )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juin 1944, un jeune paysan devient auxiliaire français de la Gestapo et tombe amoureux de France, une jeune Juive. Ce scénario dédié à l'adaptation cinématographique initie les élèves aux rapports entre littérature et cinéma. Le dossier insiste sur les conditions de son écriture et le met en perspective à travers des groupements thématiques
Pedigree : a memoir by Patrick Modiano( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En utilisant la première personne, P. Modiano raconte son enfance et sa jeunesse : tous les thèmes, les ambiances, les personnages qu'on a pu croiser fugitivement dans son oeuvre sont ici recousus par l'utilisation du "je". Mais loin d'être une autobiographie, ce récit est donné sur le ton du constat bref et s'apparente à un interrogatoire. Des clés pour lire ou relire l'ensemble de ses romans
Night rounds by Patrick Modiano( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealistic tale of a double agent during World War II
 
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Jean Patrick Modiano francoski pisatelj, nobelovec

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Modijano, Patrik 1945-

Mūdiyānū, Bātrīk 1945-

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Модиано, Патрик

Модиано, Патрик, 1945-

Модиано, Патрик французский писатель

Патрик Модиано

Патрик Модијано француски писател и нобеловец

Патрик Модјано

Патрык Мадыяно

Патрік Модіано

Պատրիկ Մոդիանո

מודיאנו, פטריק 1945-

מודינו, פטריק 1945-

פטריק מודיאנו סופר צרפתי

باتريك موديانو

باتريك موديانو، 1945-

موديانو، پاتريک

موديانو، پاتريک، 1945-

پاتریک مودیانو فیلمنامه‌نویس و نویسنده فرانسوی

پاتریک مۆدیانۆ

پیتریک مودیانو

پیٹرک موڈیانو

पैत्रिक मोदियानो

प्याट्रिक मोदियानो

প্যাট্রিক মোদিয়ানো ফরাসি লেখক

ਪੈਤਰਿਕ ਮੋਦੀਆਨੋ

பத்திரிக்கு மொதியானோ

పేట్రిక్ మోడియానో

ಪ್ಯಾಟ್ರಿಕ್‌ ಮೊಡಿಯಾನೊ

പാട്രിക് മോഡിയാനോ

ปาทริก มอดียาโน

모디아노, 빠트릭 1945-

모디아노, 파트리크 1945-

모디아노, 파트릭 1945-

모디아노, 패트릭 1945-

패트릭 모디아노

パトリック・モディアノ

モディアノ, パトリック

帕特里克·莫迪亚诺

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Paris nocturneAfter the circusOut of the dark = Du plus loin de l'oubliMissing personBon voyageCatherine CertitudeDes inconnuesLacombe Lucien : the complete scenario of the film by Louis Malle : textPedigree : a memoir