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The Opposing Shore

Oriane rated it it was ok Dec 26, Its old ways and inaction seem cowardly. You wander around in the grafq, somnolent streets as you battle with yourself. The day is just beginning…….

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You still feel the intoxication of the feverish dreams that kept you up all night. His rich, metaphoric language twists and turns in ways that destabilizes us.

Back Catalogue #2 Julien Gracq, “Le Rivage des Syrtes” (1951)

Quite seriously, a useful exercise for a writing class would be to pick one of the more turgid sections of the book and re-write into something entertaining or at least comprehensible. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products rivagf a warranty.

Its stability calms you.


Previous Post Previous Pierre Senges: I did not have to look up any of the words in the book in a dictionary. Fragments de Lichtenberg Fragments of Lichtenberg.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The Opposing Shore French: Will most likely re-read this book, discovering even more in it.

Back Catalogue #2 Julien Gracq, “Le Rivage des Syrtes” () | Blog | Sul Romanzo

La scrittura come percorso di redenzione? But the prose in translation, of course is often quite wonderful. Open Preview See a Problem? He describes Orsenna as stagnant and rotting, old and turned inward, resting on old glory, and it feeds back into the plot and why other people act the way they do. I did not enjoy it as much as some books I have read but I did enjoy it more than some other books I have read.

Julien Gracq, Le Rivage Des Syrtes by Gérard Cogez

Except here, in this book, rlvage the end of the road is the dying southern city of Maremma, slowly being reclaimed by the dark water surrounding it, the air ripe with swamp fumes. You wonder about the possibilities and that which lies ahead. Under the tang of fresh ssyrtes and white paper lurks a faint, lingering smell of old things. That said, still very well recommended but you might need to ILL it The writing here is exceptional; both elegant and oppressive.


An old bottle of port translated into a story. Intervista a Laura Marshall. It’s what happens to something that’s felt itself gathered together too long, too exclusively. It does, though, ask a lot of the reader, and needs to be hit in a mood that allows for submission jullen its style.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The action is very low key and sometimes it is seen only in allusions that raise in intensity as the book goes on, while of course on the second read you will really get their full meaning. I vacillated on what grade to give this book, how much I really liked it, because while there were some things that I nulien liked there were also things that really annoyed me.

His dreamlike palette of silence, shadows, and gargantuan masses lurking in the distance the Fortress, the volcano… is sometimes reminiscent of metaphysical and surrealist imagery.

It is an astonishing novel.