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Modiano, Patrick 1945-

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Paris nocturne by Patrick Modiano( Book )

57 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,920 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
After the circus by Patrick Modiano( Book )

56 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,759 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
So you don't get lost in the neighborhood : a novel by Patrick Modiano( Book )

63 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,715 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" --
Little jewel by Patrick Modiano( Book )

58 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day in the corridors of the metro, nineteen-year-old Thérèse glimpses a woman in a yellow coat. Could this be the mother who long ago abandoned her? Is she still alive? Desperate for answers to questions that have tormented her since childhood, Thérèse pursues the mysterious figure on a quest through the streets of Paris. In classic Modiano style, this book explores the elusive nature of memory, the unyielding power of the past, and the deep human need for identity and connection
A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis by Françoise Frenkel( Book )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1921, Françoise Frenkel--a Jewish woman from Poland--fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. In 1935, the scene continues to darken. First come the new bureaucratic hurdles, followed by frequent police visits and book confiscations. Françoise's dream finally shatters on Kristallnacht in November 1938, as hundreds of Jewish shops and businesses are destroyed. La Maison du Livre is miraculously spared, but fear of persecution eventually forces Françoise on a desperate, lonely flight to Paris. When the city is bombed, she seeks refuge across southern France, witnessing countless horrors: children torn from their parents, mothers throwing themselves under buses. Secreted away from one safe house to the next, Françoise survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her
Villa triste by Patrick Modiano( Book )

124 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,229 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
The black notebook by Patrick Modiano( Book )

66 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A writer's notebook becomes the key that unlocks memories of a love formed and lost in 1960s Paris. In the aftermath of Algeria's war of independence, Paris was a city rife with suspicion and barely suppressed violence. Amid this tension, Jean, a young writer adrift, met and fell for Dannie, an enigmatic woman fleeing a troubled past. A half century later, with his old black notebook as a guide, he retraces this fateful period in his life, recounting how, through Dannie, he became mixed up with a group of unsavory characters connected by a shadowy crime. Soon Jean, too, was a person of interest to the detective pursuing their case--a detective who would prove instrumental in revealing Dannie's darkest secret. The Black Notebook bears all the hallmarks of this Nobel Prize-winning literary master's unsettling and intensely atmospheric style, rendered in English by acclaimed translator Mark Polizzotti. Once again, Modiano invites us into his unique world, a Paris infused with melancholy, uncertain danger, and the fading echoes of lost love"--
Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano( Book )

138 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in 17 languages and held by 1,095 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<U+2014>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
Voyage de noces : roman by Patrick Modiano( Book )

61 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,067 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
Out of the dark = Du plus loin de l'oubli by Patrick Modiano( Book )

70 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under en tur i metroen får Gerard van Bever et glimt af en kvinde, han tidligere har kendt, og minderne fra den tid fylder ham
Sundays in August by Patrick Modiano( Book )

70 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stolen jewels, black markets, hired guns, crossed lovers, unregistered addresses, people gone missing, shadowy figures disappearing in crowds, newspaper stories uncomfortably close and getting closer ... this ominous novel is Patrick Modiano's most noirish work to date. Set in Nice--a departure from the author's more familiar Paris--this novel evokes the bright sun and dark shadow of the Riviera. Modiano's trademark ability to create a haunting atmosphere is here on full display: readers descend precipitously into a world of mystery, uneasiness, inevitability. A young couple in hiding keeps close watch over a notorious diamond necklace known as the Southern Cross. Its provenance is murky, its whereabouts known only to our hero and heroine, who find themselves trapped by its potential value--and its ultimate cost. Deftly Modiano reaches further and further into the past, revealing the secret histories of the two even as the pressurized present threatens to overwhelm them
Such fine boys by Patrick Modiano( Book )

64 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a boarding school student in the early 1960s, Patrick Modiano lived among the troubled teenage sons of wealthy but self-involved parents. In this mesmerizing novel, Modiano weaves together a series of exquisitely crafted stories about such jettisoned boys at the exclusive Valvert School on the outskirts of Paris: abandoned children of privilege, left to create new family ties among themselves. Misfits and heroes, sports champions and good-hearted chums, the boys of Valvert misbehave, run away, get expelled, and engage in various forms of delinquency and disappearance. They emerge into adulthood tragically damaged, still tethered to their adolescent selves, powerless to escape the central loneliness of their lives in an ever-darkening spiral of self-delusion and grim consequence"--Cover page 4
Young once by Patrick Modiano( Book )

100 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 902 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"--
Sleep of memory by Patrick Modiano( Book )

30 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisits moments of the author's past to produce a spare yet moving reflection on the destructive underside of love, the dreams and follies of youth, the vagaries of memory, and the melancholy of loss. Writing from the perspective of an older man, the narrator relives a key period in his life through his relationships with several enigmatic women--Geneviève, Martine, Madeleine, a certain Madame Huberson--in the process unearthing his troubled relationship with his parents, his unorthodox childhood, and the unsettled years of his youth that helped form the celebrated writer he would become
La place de l'́etoile by Patrick Modiano( Book )

129 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Patrick Modiano's 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, as well as the place next to the heart where French Jews were compelled to wear the yellow star, the symbol of their persecution
Lacombe, Lucien by Louis Malle( Visual )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in occupied France, summer of 1944. Lucien Lacombe, an 18 year-old, expesses an interest to join the local resistance movement. He is turned down and, through a series of circumstances, finds himself working for the German police instead
Rue des boutiques obscures by Patrick Modiano( Book )

141 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this strange, elegant novel, winner of France's premier literary prize, Patrick Modiano portrays a man in pursuit of the identity he lost in the murky days of the Paris Occupation, the black hole of French memory. 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 onetime 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 his leads are few. Could he really be the person in that photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attaché? 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 this is a detective thriller, a 1950s film noir mix of smoky cafés, 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
Lacombe, Lucien by Louis Malle( Book )

53 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lacombe, Lucien the title derives form the seventeen-year old her's habit of responding to one authority or another by giving his last name fist relates to the story of a peasant boy living in Nazi-occupied France who, rebuffed in his efforts to enter the marquis for a taste of war, joins a sordid and pathetic group of Fascist Frenchmen who collaborate with the Gestapo in preying upon their countrymen. the course of events brings Lucien into contact with the Horns, a Jewish family from Paris hiding in his provincial town -- Back cover
Night rounds by Patrick Modiano( Book )

93 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a young man of limited means, caught between his work for the French Gestapo informing on the Resistance, and his work for a Resistance cell informing on the police and the black market dealers whose seedy milieu of nightclubs, prostitutes and spivs he shares. Under pressure from both sides to inform and bring things to a crisis, he finds himself driven towards an act of self-sacrifice as the only way to escape an impossible situation and the question that haunts him - how to be a traitor without being a traitor. In this astonishing, cruel and tender book, Modiano attempts to exorcise the past by leading his characters out on a fantasmagoric patrol during one fatal night of the Occupation
Missing person by Patrick Modiano( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 649 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."
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After the circusLittle jewelDora BruderVoyage de noces : romanOut of the dark = Du plus loin de l'oubliRue des boutiques obscuresLacombe, LucienNight roundsMissing person
Alternative Names
Jean Patrick Modiano francoski pisatelj, nobelovec

Modiano, .. 1945-

Modiano Jean Patrick

Modiano, Jean Patrick 1945-

Modiano, Patrick

Modiano, Patrick Jean‏, 1945-

Modiano Patrickas

Modiano, Patrik 1945-

Modiano Patrikas

Modiano, Patriks 1945-

Modijano, Patrik 1945-

Mūdiyānū, Bātrīk 1945-

Mūdiyānū, Pātrīk 1945-

Mūdyānū, Bātrīk, 1945-

Patricius Modiano

Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano écrivain français, prix Nobel de littérature

Patrick Modiano escriptor francès

Patrick Modiano escritor francés

Patrick Modiano escritor francés, Premio Nobel de Literatura

Patrick Modiano francouzský spisovatel

Patrick Modiano francuski pisac i nobelovac

Patrick Modiano francuski pisarz

Patrick Modiano francúzsky spisovateľ

Patrick Modiano Frans schrijver

Patrick Modiano franséische Schrëftsteller

Patrick Modiano fransk författare och manusförfattare

Patrick Modiano fransk skribent og manusforfattar

Patrick Modiano fransk skribent og manusforfatter

Patrick Modiano fransk skribent og manuskriptforfatter

Patrick Modiano französischer Schriftsteller

Patrick Modiano French writer

Patrick Modiano Pranses a mannurat

Patrick Modiano Prantsusmaa kirjanik

Patrick Modiano ranskalainen kirjailija

Patrick Modiano scríbhneoir Francach

Patrick Modiano scriitor francez

Patrick Modiano scrittore francese

Patrick Modiano shkrimtar francez

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Patriks Modiano

Πατρίκ Μοντιανό Γάλλος συγγραφέας

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

Պատրիկ Մոդիանո ֆրանսիացի գրող

מודיאנו, פטריק 1945-

מודינו, פטריק 1945-

פטריק מודיאנו סופר צרפתי

باتريك موديانو

باتريك موديانو، 1945-

باتريك موديانو كاتب فرنسي

مودىانو، پاترىک.

موديانو، پاتريک.

موديانو، پاتريک، 1945-

پاتریک مودیانو

پاتریک مودیانو فیلمنامه‌نویس و نویسنده فرانسوی

پاتریک مۆدیانۆ

پیتریک مودیانو

پیٹرک موڈیانو

पैत्रिक मोदियानो

प्याट्रिक मोदियानो

मोदियानो, पाट्रिक, 1945-

প্যাট্রিক মোদিয়ানো ফরাসি লেখক

ਪੈਤਰਿਕ ਮੋਦੀਆਨੋ

பத்திரிக்கு மொதியானோ

పేట్రిక్ మోడియానో

పేట్రిక్ మోడియానో ఫ్రెంచ్ రచయిత

ಪ್ಯಾಟ್ರಿಕ್‌ ಮೊಡಿಯಾನೊ

പാട്രിക് മോഡിയാനോ

ปาทริก มอดียาโน

პატრიკ მოდიანო

모디아노, 빠트릭 1945-

모디아노, 진 파트릭 1945-

모디아노, 파트리크 1945-

모디아노, 파트릭 1945-

모디아노, 패트릭 1945-

패트릭 모디아노


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