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Toussaint, Jean-Philippe

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Television : [a novel] by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

53 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Toussaint's funniest antiheroes, the protagonist of Television turns daily occurrences into comic nightmares about the influence of television on our lives."--Jacket
Running away by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A European man arrives in Shanghai, ostensibly on vacation, yet a small task given him by his Parisian girlfriend Marie starts a series of complications. There is a mysterious Chinese man and a manila envelope full of cash. Later, he meets a woman at an art gallery and they agree to travel together to Beijing, yet when he joins her at the train station, the Chinese man is along. Events eclipse explanations, and soon he surrenders himself to the on-rush of experience. Toussaint's latest novel pulls the reader into a jet-lag reality, a confusion of time and place that is both particularly modern and utterly real. The Chaplinesque slapstick of his acclaimed early works The Bathroom and Camera is here replaced by an ever-unfolding fabric of questions, coincidences, and misapprehensions large and small. The mature Toussaint shows himself to be no less ingenious an inventor of existential dilemmas, but with a new, surprising tenderness, and a deepened concern for the inexpressible immediacy and sensuality of human experience
La salle de bain : [roman] by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

67 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menus faits de la vie d'un héros égocentrique et quelque peu "immature" qui se demande vraiment pour quoi ou pour qui il devrait prendre le "risque de compromettre sa vie abstraite". Style minutieux, maniaque et placide. Une oeuvre "moderne" qui a plu à la critique française. Cadre: Paris, Venise, Paris
Camera by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this improbable love story, we meet a man who is obsessed with himself: how he does things and all the ways he might have done them, how he thinks, why he thinks the way that he thinks, how he might do or think otherwise. What happens? He takes driving lessons, goes grocery shopping, slowly yet methodically battles an olive on a plate. It is all simple and amusing until life intercedes: there is love, suddenly, and change, a flurry of emotion, and an unexpected incident with a camera on a ship. Only Jean-Philippe Toussaint - master of poignant deadpan - could write a novel at once so aloof and so touching, where we come to know our narrator intimately while knowing almost nothing about him."--Back cover
Making love by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an original and daring retelling of a classic theme - the end of an affair. As much an exploration of setting and place as it is of the affair that comes apart in them, 'Making Love' follows a couple's final days together in Japan
Monsieur : a novel by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Monsieur, your hero, a succesful young executive in Paris whose daily life you will follow in precise detail. He is nothing if not unremarkable. Meet his secretary, his nieces, his fiancee and her parents, his neighbor whose scientific reports Monsieur unwittingly types out. What will happen? This and that. Monsieur will attend a party. He will babysit. But most of all, Monsieur will muse, and so will you muse, on everything from the night sky to a Rotring pen. And it will be very funny
La vérité sur Marie by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moving through a variety of locales and adventures, The Truth About Marie revisits the unnamed narrator of Jean-Philippe Toussant's acclaimed Running Away, reporting on his now disintegrated relationship with the titular Marie--the story switching deftly between first and third person as the narrator continues to drift through life, and Marie does her best to get on with hers."--Page 4 of cover
Naked by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""To write of her that which has never been written of any other woman." And with these words from Dante, Jean-Philippe Toussaint sets out once more to deepen and broaden his depiction of one of contemporary fiction's most fully realized female characters: haute couturière Marie Madeleine Marguerite de Montalte. Having traced the ups, downs, ins, and outs of Marie's relationship with the unnamed narrator through three previous novels, Toussaint brings his customary nuanced rumination and nimble wit to this concluding volume, which takes us back to the Tokyo of Making Love and the Elba of The Truth About Marie, through jealousy and comedy, irony and tenderness, and the meticulous accretion of details that engross and distract us even as life's larger changes shift the assumptions by which we live" --
La réticence by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man vacationing in an island village believes himself to be under surveillance
L'urgence et la patience by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French writer writes about the process of writing
Harry Gruyaert : TV shots by Harry Gruyaert( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fasciné par le pouvoir de la télévision, H. Gruyaert photographie de 1970 à 1972 la télévision anglaise. Face à l'écran, il saisit les jeux Olympiques de Munich, le vol d'Appolo X, des séries, des informations, des films et même des concours canins. Ce travail fut notamment présenté à la galerie Delpire en 1974 et publié ici. Le texte est extrait du livre Télévision de J.-P. Toussaint
La patinoire by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American actor arrives on a film set to find a wacky cast: a director willing to suffer for his art, the entire Lithuanian National Hockey Team, their ditzy interpreter, a crew that can't skate, and a persistent video crew
Urgency and patience by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mélancolie de Zidane by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le début et la fin du récit : une relation critique( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-portrait abroad by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragikomische impressies van reizen naar uiteenlopende streken
La salle de bain : suivi de Le jour où j'ai rencontré Jérôme Lindon by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorsque j'ai commencé à passer mes après-midi dans la salle de bain, je ne comptais pas m'y installer ; non, je coulais là des heures agréables, méditant dans la baignoire avec le sentiment de pertinence miraculeuse que procure la pensée qu'il n'est nul besoin d'exprimer
Jérôme Leuba : battlefield by Jérôme Leuba( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La main et le regard : livre-Louvre by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Dringlichkeit und die Geduld by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Für die Recherchen zu seinem Roman Die Wahrheit über Marie stieg er sogar zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben auf ein Pferd; für den gleichfalls in dem Buch beschriebenen Herzinfarkt wollte er es dann doch nicht so weit treiben, es auf einen Selbstversuch ankommen zu lassen", schreibt Bernard Pivot, Frankreichs Literaturpapst, in seiner begeisterten Kritik über dieses neue Buch Jean-Philippe Toussaints, das im März anlässlich seiner aktuellen Ausstellung im Pariser Louvre "Toussaint: La Main et le Regard - Livre/Louvre" erschien: luzide Aufsätze über Literatur, Lesen und das eigene Schreiben, eine charmante Hommage an die Literatur, brillante Texte, anekdotisch-unterhaltsame Miniaturen, die mit grosser intimer Kenntnis und Wissen über grosse Literatur sprechen.-
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Television : [a novel]
Alternative Names
Jean-Philippe Toussaint Belgian writer and filmmaker

Jean-Philippe Toussaint belgický spisovatel a režisér

Jean-Philippe Toussaint Belgisch schrijver

Jean-Philippe Toussaint belgischer Schriftsteller und Regisseur

Jean-Philippe Toussaint scrittore belga

Toussaint, Jean-Phillipe

Toussaint, Philippe 1957-

Жан-Филип Тусен

Жан-Філіпп Тусcен

Туссен, Жан-Филипп

ژان-فیلیپ توسن نویسنده و کارگردان بلژیکی

ژان-فیلیپ تووسەن

뚜생, 장 필립 1957-

투생, 장 필리프 1957-

투생, 장 필립 1957-


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Running awayLa salle de bain : [roman]CameraMaking loveMonsieur : a novelLa vérité sur MarieHarry Gruyaert : TV shotsSelf-portrait abroad