Suspended Sentences : Three Novellas PDF
Part of the The Margellos World Republic of Letters series
Although originally published separately, Modianoâ€™s three novellas form a single, compelling whole, haunted by the same gauzy sense of place and characters. Modiano draws on his own experiences, blended with the real or invented stories of others, to present a dreamlike autobiography that is also the biography of a place. Orphaned children, mysterious parents, forgotten friends, enigmatic strangersâ€”each appears in this three-part love song to a Paris that no longer exists.
Shadowed by the dark period of the Nazi Occupation, these novellas reveal Modianoâ€™s fascination with the lost, obscure, or mysterious: a young personâ€™s confusion over adult behavior; the repercussions of a chance encounter; the search for a missing father; the aftershock of a fatal affair. To read Modianoâ€™s trilogy is to enter his world of uncertainties and the almost accidental way in which people find their fates.
- Format: PDF
- Pages: 232 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 11/11/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780300213379
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