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Le jour du chien
Un chien court le long de l’autoroute. Des automobilistes et un cycliste s’arrêtent. Cette vision agira comme un révélateur sur ces témoins, accompagnant en filigrane leurs drames intimes. Six personnages en quête d’un chien.
Published August 7th 1996 by Les Editions de Minuit
(first published 1996)
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Mar 29, 2016 Jan rated it really liked it · review of another edition
The Belgian author Caroline Lamarche has written beautiful portraits of several people, catalyzed by a dog that runs along the highway after probably having been deserted. All of those people have seen this dog. All have their own thoughts, not only and not especially about this dog, but about their own lives, faiths, circumstances, being lonely and left alone by their social circle. Some of the characters are related, have seen each other on the highway and let some thoughts about this other ...more
This book won several prizes and I believe should be far better known than it is. The idea and how it is worked out is fresh and very much in line with the nostalgia and disconnectedness we collectively feel as a society, and how Lamarche paints some of the most memorable characters is touching and beautiful. Of the 6 people who saw the dog, I would say 2 are written in a slightly cliched way, but the writing itself and the other 4 more than make up for it.
un cane abbandonato sull'autostrada è il filo conduttore che lega questi racconti in forma di monologo - tutti ovviamente drammatici, e che vorrebbero essere pieni di pathos e raccontare la sofferenza di persone diverse tra loro. troppi sbadigli, nemmeno un po' di emozione però.
Caroline Lamarche werd geboren in Luik, 1955, waar zij haar studie Romaanse filologie voltooide. Zij publiceerde haar eerste werk, een dichtbundel getiteld L'arbre rouge (De rode boom), in 1991. Daarna richtte zij zich voornamelijk op het schrijven van proza. In 1996 verscheen Le jour du chien, gevolgd door onder andere La nuit l'après-midi in 1998 en J'ai cent ans in 1999. Voor De dag van de hond ...moreMore about Caroline Lamarche...