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Toussaint, Jean-Philippe

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

56 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 801 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
La salle de bain : [roman] by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

82 editions published between 1985 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 781 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
Running away by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 742 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
Camera by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 662 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
La vérité sur Marie by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 634 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
Making love by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 575 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 1900 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 518 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 réticence by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man vacationing in an island village believes himself to be under surveillance
Naked : a novel by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 424 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 clé USB by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in French and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lorsqu'on travaille à la Commission européenne dans une unité de prospective qui s'intéresse aux technologies du futur et aux questions de cybersécurité, que ressent-on quand on est approché par des lobbyistes? Que se passe-t-il quand, dans une clé USB qui ne nous est pas destinée, on découvre des documents qui nous font soupçonner l'existence d'une porte dérobée dans une machine produite par une société chinoise basée à Dalian? N'est-on pas tenté de quitter son bureau à Bruxelles et d'aller voir soi-même, en Chine, sur le terrain?"--Page 4 de la couverture
L'urgence et la patience by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French writer writes about the process of writing
La mélancolie de Zidane by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le 9 juillet 2006, Jean-Philippe Toussaint était à Berlin pour assister à la finale de la Coupe du monde, entre la France et l'Italie
Self-portrait abroad by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Self-Portrait Abroad, our narrator#x97;a Belgian author much like Toussaint himself#x97;travels the globe, finding the mundane blended everywhere with the exotic: With his usual poker face, he keeps up on Corsican gossip in Tokyo and has a battle of nerves in a butcher shop in Berlin; he wins a boules tournament in Cap Corse, takes in a strip club in Japan's historic Nara, gets pulled through Hanoi on a cycle rickshaw, and has a chance encounter on the road from Tunis to Sfax. Tales of a cosmopolitan at home in a strangely familiar world, Self-Portrait Abroad casts the entire globe in a cool but playful light, reminding us that, wherever we go, we take our own eyes with us
Les émotions by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

7 editions published in 2020 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorsque Jean Detrez, qui travaille à la Commission européenne, a commencé à s'intéresser de manière professionnelle à l'avenir, il s'est rendu compte qu'il y avait une différence abyssale entre l'avenir public et l'avenir privé. La connaissance, ou l'exploration, de l'avenir public, relève de la prospective, qui constitue une discipline scientifique à part entière, alors que la volonté, ou le fantasme, de connaître son propre avenir relève du spiritisme ou de la voyance. Mais a-t-on toujours envie de savoir ce que nous réservent les prochains jours ou les prochaines semaines, a-t-on toujours envie de savoir ce que nous deviendrons dans un futur plus ou moins éloigné, quand on sait que ce qui peut nous arriver de plus stupéfiant, le matin, quand on se lève, c'est d'apprendre qu'on va mourir dans la journée ou qu'on va vivre une nouvelle aventure amoureuse ou sexuelle dans les heures qui viennent ?
Harry Gruyaert : TV shots by Harry Gruyaert( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication looks at the work of Harry Gruyaert
Urgency and patience by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La patinoire by Jean-Philippe Toussaint( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 75 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
Le début et la fin du récit : une relation critique( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jérôme Leuba : battlefield by Jérôme Leuba( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La main et le regard, Livre/Louvre est un ouvrage qui, par l'image et non par l'écrit, entend rendre hommage au livre ; mise en abyme apparemment paradoxale et pourtant naturelle pour un écrivain, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, qui est aussi cinéaste et plasticien
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Television : [a novel]
La salle de bain : [roman]Running awayCameraLa vérité sur MarieMaking loveMonsieur : a novelSelf-portrait abroadHarry Gruyaert : TV shots
Alternative Names
Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Jean-Philippe Toussaint Belgian writer and filmmaker

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Jean-Philippe Toussaint Belgisch schrijver

Jean-Philippe Toussaint belgischer Schriftsteller und Regisseur

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Toussaint, Jean-Philippe, 1957-

Toussaint, Jean-Phillipe

Toussaint, Philippe 1957-

Toussaint'as J.-P.

Жан-Филип Тусен

Жан-Філіпп Тусcен

Туссен Жан-Филипп

جان فيليب توسان

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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トゥーサン, ジャン=フィリップ‏ 1957-