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Oster, Christian

Overview
Works: 128 works in 324 publications in 4 languages and 3,426 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Director, Creator
Classifications: PQ2675.S698, 843.914
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Publications about Christian Oster
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Most widely held works by Christian Oster
Mon grand appartement by Christian Oster( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Je ne retrouvais plus mes clefs. Et Anne n'était pas rentrée. J'ai donc dormi à l'hôtel. Pas de message sur mon répondeur, hormis celui de Marge qui me donnait rendez-vous à la piscine. C'est là que j'ai rencontré Flore. Elle attendait un enfant. Ca tombait bien : moi aussi
The unforeseen : a novel by Christian Oster( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
The unnamed narrator claims that he lives with a constant low-level cold, and that he inevitably infects every woman with whom he is in a relationship. He loves his partner, Laure, who has, for the past year, proven impervious to infection. As the two set off in their car for a friend's birthday party on the distant island of Braz, Laure is seized with cold symptoms. It shocks her, and the resulting chain of events, closely observed from the narrator's perspective, makes up the rest of the book
My big apartment = Mon grand appartement by Christian Oster( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Winner of the prestigious Prix Medicis and a bestseller in France, My Big Apartment is a humorous and ironic look at the serious subject of growing up. Always accessible but never facile, Christian Oster's books tell of the endless human quest for love and equilibrium in the world. Oster's gift is to make this timeless theme new through deadpan humor, a slyly cerebral style, and a deeply ingrained sense of melancholy. Gavarine, the gentle but immature protagonist of My Big Apartment, is ambitious only in the search for love. When he loses the keys to his apartment, he loses much more than access to his home. Yet through a true comedy of errors Gavarine ends up finding everything he was looking for, in a way he could never have expected. Though My Big Apartment can be read purely as a wry romantic comedy, the language is unfailingly rich in implications; there is always more going on in this story than meets the eye. At once unapologetically sentimental and overtly intellectual, Oster's writing belongs to that particular strain of French literature in which seriousness and jest, or passion and the cerebral, fruitfully coexist without effort or contradiction
Une femme de ménage by Christian Oster( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman d'amour
Dans le train by Christian Oster( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman psychologique (intime). Roman d'amour
Loin d'Odile by Christian Oster( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in French and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Dans la cathédrale by Christian Oster( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Récit des relations, compliquées, du narrateur avec une série de personnages qui entrent et sortent de sa vie : Elisabeth, qui réapparaît vingt ans après, Paul, qui habite chez lui avant de disparaître, Marianne, qu'il ne veut plus voir, et enfin Anne, qu'il n'a pas encore rencontré mais dont il sait qu'il ne se passera plus
Trois hommes seuls by Christian Oster( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Marie invite un homme, le narrateur, qu'elle a côtoyé deux ans plus tôt, à venir la voir en Corse. Il part la rejoindre en compagnie de son ami Marc, qu'il connaît depuis trois semaines, et d'un troisième homme, que Marc a invité
Les rendez-vous by Christian Oster( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Le narrateur accepte d'attendre avec son ami Simon le retour d'Audrey, la femme de celui-ci qui a disparu, d'autant plus que Clémence ne vient jamais aux rendez-vous imaginaires qu'il lui donne
Sur la dune by Christian Oster( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Le narrateur est en route vers la Côte landaise pour aider ses amis à désensabler leur maison. Il rêve de s'installer à Bordeaux. Sur la dune, il rencontre Charles Dugain-Liedgester
A cleaning woman by Christian Oster( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
"This novel offers the unique perspective of a heartbroken man desperately infatuated with a woman he has just met. We hear his wistful appreciation of her every tuft of hair and catch each dust mote that hovers over them. Meanwhile, the narrator's possessive gaze blinds his ability to see himself at all. His dryness teases the reader into believing in his modesty, while we see him hilariously exposed when the story unravels around him."--BOOK JACKET
L'imprévu by Christian Oster( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Une succession de situations imprévues perturbe l'existence du narrateur
Le pique-nique by Christian Oster( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in French and held by 92 libraries worldwide
"Louis ne trouve pas les anciens amis avec qui il a rendez-vous en forêt de Sénart pour un pique-nique. A force de les chercher, il finit par se perdre, puis par perdre sa petite fille. En revanche, il rencontre une femme, très belle et très séduisante
Le Pont d'Arcueil : [roman] by Christian Oster( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Rouler by Christian Oster( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 87 libraries worldwide
""J'ai pris le volant un jour d'été, à treize heures trente." On ne sait pas grand-chose des raisons qui poussent le narrateur à quitter Paris et à rouler en direction de Marseille, ville qui s'est imposée à lui comme un mot plus que comme une destination. Le seul besoin de fuir? Ce serait trop simple. N'a-t-il pas plutôt l'intuition que c'est justement en s'en remettant au hasard que la vie peut enfin apporter du neuf? "La géographie n'a jamais été mon fort", apprendrons-nous plus loin. Avec ce road-novel d'un genre très particulier, Christian Oster signe l'un de ses romans les plus forts."--Page 4 of cover
Le chevalier qui cherchait ses chaussettes by Christian Oster( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 86 libraries worldwide
"L'histoire d'un chevalier qui découvre en se réveillant de sa sieste qu'il a perdu ses chaussettes. Il se demande alors où sont passées ses chaussettes et surtout comment il va pouvoir enfiler ses bottes pour aller délivrer la princesse
En ville by Christian Oster( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Volley-ball by Christian Oster( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in French and held by 72 libraries worldwide
"Les règles, tu les apprendras en nous regardant jouer. Elles ne sont pas si compliquées que ça. Il y a pas mal de coups interdits, bon. Et peu d'autorisés."
L'abominable histoire de la poule by Christian Oster( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Thématique : humour noir, dans l'esprit des Contes du chat perché
L'aventure by Christian Oster( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 63 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Oster, Christian Marcel Germain 1949-
Osṭer, Krisṭian 1949-
オステール, クリスチャン
Languages
French (122)
English (11)
Italian (2)
German (1)
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