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Leonardo da Vinci`nin projesini reddettikten sonra, kendisinden Haliç üzerinde yapılacak bir köprü planı isteyen II. Bayezid`in davetini kabul eden Michelangelo, 13 Mayıs 1506 günü İstanbul`a ayak basar. İtalya`yı, ardında yarım kalmış bir anıtmezar projesi, kızgın ve eli sıkı bir Papa bırakarak terk eden Michelangelo, hiç tanımadığı, tehlikeler ve güzelliklerle dolu yeni ...more
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Published April 2011 by Can Yayınları (first published 2009)
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Vasco Simões
Oct 24, 2016 Vasco Simões rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fiquei curioso ao saber que o autor tinha conquistado o Goncourt mas antes de me aventurar na obra gigantesca com que foi premiado joguei pelo seguro e comecei com algo mais pequeno. E ainda bem que o fiz. Este livro de 150 páginas conta-nos a aventura de Miguel Ângelo por Constantinopla onde foi convidado a projectar e construir uma ponte...mas as coisas acabam por correr de forma diferente ao que o artista florentino tinha imaginado. Está muito bem escrito com frases elegantes e no fim ganha t ...more
Stephen Durrant
Oct 03, 2010 Stephen Durrant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Again, 4.5 if the half-star were available! This is a fine example of compelling fiction built up from a few tantalizing historical facts. The facts are that Michaelangelo was invited by the Ottoman Sultan in 1506 to submit a proposal for a bridge across the Golden Horn. Michaelangelo's earliest biographer claims that he refused this offer, but a recent discovery in the Ottoman archives indicates that he did submit a sketch for a bridge and may even have paid a short visit to Istanbul at the inv ...more
Tijana
Kad se sve sabere i izbace beline između ultrakratkih poglavlja (kao u Svili, ali ovde je više trik a manje potreba), ovo nije roman već novela od šezdesetak strana, za prijatno čitanje u komadu. Kao svaka dobra novela, okreće se oko jednog događaja - šta bi bilo da je Mikelanđelo otišao u Carigrad da sultanu sagradi most preko Bosfora, i zašto bi taj poduhvat propao. Autor piše besprekorno&savršeno, svaka rečenica je na svom mestu, uglačana do smrti, samo... pa, iskreno, ko je čitao "Most n ...more
Margot
Sep 02, 2014 Margot rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Le dormeur quitte l'univers des songes comme il le ferait des bras d'un amant: avec résignation et tristesse. Ce magma obscur et informe qu'est le sommeil nous étreint, parfois avec tendresse, souvent avec violence, et nous arrache à notre condition d'homme. Nos paupières deviennent lourdes, la lumière semble se dissoudre, alors que la frontière entre illusion et réalité se fait de plus en plus ténue. C'est l'heure de tous les possibles. L'heure du marchand de sable et des lunes enchanteresses, ...more
Oliver Twist & Shout
Mar 05, 2012 Oliver Twist & Shout rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: france

Un rasgo que a mi entender empobrece el común de novelas históricas comerciales es la pobre construcción de sus personajes, inevitablemente tópicos, planos o higienizados sin remedio, consigna secreta necesaria para poder extraer del temperamento más extraño o anacrónico un personaje comprensible y asequible para grandes audiencias. La recreación histórica suele parecer bien documentada, pero desfallece frente a la pobreza de sus figuras. Lo habitual es encontrarse a actores de cartón piedra en
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Delphine
Sep 23, 2010 Delphine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J'ai tendance à beaucoup aimer les romans publiés par Actes Sud et Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants de Mathias Enard ne m'a pas déçue, loin de là. Il s'agit d'un texte poétique, remarquablement bien écrit. En 1506, Michel-Ange décide de fuir Rome où le pape ne lui paie plus ni ses émoluments, ni les matières premières qu'il utilise pour le Vatican. Il se demande en outre si sa vie n'est pas menacée.

Un nouveau contrat, bien loin de Rome, tombe donc à pic. Le sultan Bajazet lui dema
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Uyuyan Adam
I had very high expectations for this book because it was set in 16th century Istanbul, Michelangelo was its protagonist, and the book won the 2010 Goncourt des Lyceens award. However, this combination somehow did not work out. The plot was dull and in my opinion poorly developed. The setting and the starting point (Michelangelo secretly called by the Ottoman emperor for a bridge project). Characters lacked depth and they were not "real". Still there were a few positive sides to this book as wel ...more
luadprata
Feb 17, 2016 luadprata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gostei da história e gostei da escrita do autor. A boa tradução também ajuda. Aprendi uma série de novas palavras, o que é sempre um bonus. A história em torno da construção de uma ponte desenhada por Miguel Ângelo é na verdade uma história sobre o ego dos artistas e sobre o amor. Recomendo.
Amandine
Jun 28, 2011 Amandine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amandine by: Sarah K.
4,5 étoiles (presque un coup de cœur, mais...)

Marathon ABC recommandations (E)

Puisque ce sont des enfants, parle-leur de batailles et de rois, de chevaux, de diables, d’éléphants et d’anges, mais n’omets pas de leur parler d’amour et de choses semblables. [Kipling]
Mathias Enard n’omet pas un de ces éléments dans son roman Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d’éléphants, ravissant de cette manière la lectrice (tous les lecteurs n’ont-ils pas gardé une âme d’enfant avide d’histoires ?) que je suis
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João Carlos
May 25, 2013 João Carlos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Carta e Projecto da Ponte de Leonardo da Vinci apresentado ao Sultão Bayazid II

O livro “Fala-lhes de Batalhas, de Reis e de Elefantes” foi escrito pelo francês Mathias Énard (n. 1972), publicado originalmente em 2010 e recebeu o Prémio Goncourt des Lycéens (2010) e o Prémio do Livro em Poitou-Charentes (2011)
O romance começa com Miguel Ângelo a desembarcar no porto de Constantinopla (actual Istambul – Turquia), a 13 de Maio de 1506, a convite do Sultão Bayazid.
Miguel Ângelo está em litígio com
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Luis Lite
Apr 15, 2015 Luis Lite rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta fantasía histórica que nos propone Enard en su novela es una joyita literaria. Nos traslada al viaje que Miguel Ángel Buonarrotti nunca realizó a Constantinopla en 1506. La belleza de un estilo preciso, lírico y ágil transporta a un mundo y una cultura otomana que se enfrenta al renacimiento italiano y en el que los personajes de Miguel Ángel y el poeta Mesihi juegan un papel muy atractivo para el lector.
Owlseyes
Jun 03, 2013 Owlseyes marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Istambul,....Turkey,....how timely* a novel on that area....



To many, Michelangelo, Italian painter,poet,sculptor and architect had always had that allure as the Master-artist of the Renaissance, notwithstanding the fecund rivalry vis-a-vis another illustrious contemporary one: Leonardo Da Vinci.A Master too.



But the present book is about the former. Contrary to expectations of a sedentary M (contrasting with a Leonardo often “moving” throughout Italy), it seems that the supreme artist made
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Geraldine
Un livre surprenant...
J'avoue ne pas m'être renseigner sur ce livre, je me suis fiée à la couverture, au titre et au prix qui lui avait été attribué (goncourt des lycéens). Je m'attendais à un récit "oriental", ce qui est effectivement présent dans le livre mais conjugué à une partie de la vie de Michel-Ange, l'artiste.
Ce livre est lu très aisément et rapidement (ce qui aide à comprendre en partie le gain du prix Goncourt des Lycéens; je suppose), mais il est aussi intéressant car il présente Mi
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Mehmet Öklü
Oct 27, 2015 Mehmet Öklü rated it really liked it
Prix Goncourt des lycéens...İstanbul Notr Dame de Sion Fransız Lisesinin ,Türk edebiyatına katkısı olan eserlere verdiği gelneksel edebiyat ödülü alan Mathias Enard romanı Savaşları,Kralları ve Filleri Anlat Onlara.Ödülün yazara takdim töreninde 15.5.2012 tarihinde Şişli Kaymakamı olarak bulundum.Jürinin isabetli bir kararla ödüle layık gördüğü bu roman Halic üzerine yapılacak tarihi yarımadayı Peraya bağlayacak ilk köprünün inşa serüveninin hikayesidir.Sultan 2.Bayezıd ressam Michelangeloyu Pro ...more
Ikebukuro
Jul 28, 2012 Ikebukuro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La force de ce livre, peut-être plus que l'histoire décrite par l'auteur, c'est cette écriture époustouflante. C'est un texte plutôt court mais d'une force poétique incroyable, un récit d'une beauté lumineuse et puissante où les mots trouvent leur place et s'ajustent pour créer cette musicalité d'une fluidité joyeuse qui court à travers les lignes.

L'histoire nous emmène sur les traces de Michel-Ange qui pendant quelques semaines partira à la rencontre de ce monde Ottoman si riche et si surprena
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Miguel
Jul 11, 2013 Miguel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Um livro breve, mas muito evocativo, que ficcionaliza a hipótese de Miguel Ângelo ter estado em Constantinopla, para desenhar, para o Sultão Bayezid Segundo, uma ponte sobre o Corno de Ouro. Um romance que é tanto sobre a genialidade e os processos criativos, como sobre a relação entre o amor, a liberdade e a arte. Admirável, e lê-se num ápice.
Eibhileen
Mar 05, 2016 Eibhileen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Une lecture qui vaut le détour car dépaysante. Elle nous permet également de découvrir à travers les yeux de Michel-Ange les magnificences de la culture ottomane. Mathias Enard possède une plume très lyrique, riche et captivante, qui porte le récit.

La chronique sur mon blog : https://sweetalmondandbooks.wordpress...
DayDreamer
Не останах особено впечатлена. Микеланджело ката личност, както е описан тук, не ми допада. Но ми беше интересно описанието на живота в Истанбул през 1506г.
Много бегло споменавани на еничарите, исках по-подробно обяснение, от османска гледна точка.
Мезихи беше интересен, донякъде...
Горката маймунка. :(

I probably won't pick it up again soon.
Leslivresdedune
May 03, 2015 Leslivresdedune rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. J'ai lu ce roman pour l'école et j'ai littéralement été subjuguée par l'écriture.
C'est un roman rapide à lire qui nous plonge dans le monde de l'art à Constantinople.
C'est prenant, bien écrit...Bref que demander de plus ?
(Pour une fois que j'aime un livre scolaire é.è)
J'ai vraiment adoré !
Victor Morosoff
Nov 24, 2015 Victor Morosoff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Au-delà de l'histoire en soi (débordant d'intrigues et d'histoires passionnantes, d'ailleurs), c'est l'atmosphère - fine comme un crépuscule - d'un Constantinople vivant, odorant, plein de bruit que j'ai adorée dès le début. Avant tout, Mathias Enard est un conteur, et c'est visible. 4,6/5
Paulo Santos
A nice little tale about beauty, love and the meeting of different cultures, in a way that shows how men from different backgrounds are not that different anyway. It's an ingenious story and well written, definitely worth reading.
Fionnuala
May 27, 2011 Fionnuala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-french
Michaelangelo in Constantinople
A beautiful piece of fiction about a little know period of Michaelangelo's life when he went to Constantinople to design a bridge for the Sultan of the time.
Margarida
Oct 21, 2013 Margarida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
gostei das notas finais, históricas. a história está muito bem escrita.
Elizabeth
Je trouve l'écriture beaucoup plus impressionnante que le récit. Ceci dit, les faits historiques derrière la fiction sont fascinants.
Clémence
Feb 12, 2017 Clémence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Coup de coeur !
Jonathan Fryer
Jan 04, 2017 Jonathan Fryer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing novella based on the short stay in Constantinople of Michelangelo when he was invited to design a bridge over the Golden Horn. A beautifully measured tale of intrigue and unrequited love against a backdrop redolent of the mysteries of the Orient.
Vicente Fino
Apr 04, 2016 Vicente Fino rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
É (quase) possível aperceber a qualidade de um livro por aquilo que nos fica de uma leitura em relação com o número de páginas. Exemplo claro desta sentença é o livro que trago aqui hoje: “Fala-lhes de Batalhas, Reis e de Elefantes”, de Mathias Énard.

Depois do tão aclamado e multi-premiado “Zona”, o escritor francês (há uns anos a viver em Barcelona, cidade onde dá aulas na universidade local) brinda-nos com um texto breve onde relata a passagem (documentada) do pintor italiano Miguel Angelo por
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Susanne
"Erzähl ihnen von Schlachten, Königen und Elefanten" ist eine historische Novelle, die ich schon wegen des Titels spannend fand. Klar, es muss um Abenteuer gehen! Die Geschichte umfasst die relativ kurze Zeitspanne vom Mai-Juni 1506, in der Michelangelo (genau, der berühmte Renaissancebildhauer und -maler) einen Auftrag am Hof des türkischen Sultans annimmt, um eine Brücke zu entwerfen, die den europäischen und asiatischen Teil Konstantinopels miteinander verbinden soll.
Michelangelo flüchtet si
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Deep
Aos 31 anos, depois de ter criado a sua obra “David”, Miguel Ângelo Buonarroti é considerado, por muitos, o melhor artista do seu tempo.
Por falta do prometido pagamento e por ter sido escorraçado pelo papa, como um indigente, o escultor deixa a meio o monumental túmulo papal que Júlio II lhe encomendara para a Basílica de São Pedro, ainda em construção. Como desforra, decide aceitar o pedido do sultão Bayazid, que lhe promete avultado pagamento em troca de um projecto para uma ponte que ligue a
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French fiction author. He mainly writes novels with Arabic themes. At university he studied Arabic and Persian. In 2000 he moved to Barcelona (Spain), where he writes all his works.
His first novel was La Perfection du tir, released in 2003. Two more books were released before his first success, Zone, appeared in 2008. This book, written as a single sentence that continues along more than 500 pages
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