Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Solitaire” as Want to Read:
Solitaire
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Solitaire

by
3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 111 pages
Published 1988 by Quartet Books (first published September 13th 1976)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Solitaire, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Solitaire

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Bk
Nov 17, 2008 Bk rated it liked it
There are times when my inner prudishness gets in the way of my enjoyment of literature. This was one of those times. Ben Jelloun has poetic prose and gives insight into some of the troubles of N. African immigrants in France, but his insistence on describing ejaculation and masturbation over and over again bothered me. Maybe it was meant to. Maybe it's some literary device I'm missing out on. Either way, I found that it detracted from the story, taking away some of the power of his narrative.
Redouane
Aug 09, 2014 Redouane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
هذه ثاني رواية أقرأها للطاهر بن جلون, بعد رائعته "تلك العتمة الباهرة" التي أبهرتني للغاية.

في "غزالة... وتنتهي العزلة", يتحدث بنجلون عن الهجرة, ومعنى أن تكون مهاجراً في فرنسا. أسلوب الكتابة جميل و به الكثير من الرمزية و الاسقاطات, لكن الكتاب ككل غير مثير للاهتمام بالمرة. وجدت نفسي أقوم بتجاوز مقاطع عديدة في الرواية رغم انها قصيرة جداً.

هناك عدة اقتباسات اعجبتني في الرواية سأنشرها هنا.
Alex
Alex rated it really liked it
Oct 22, 2007
Betty Berberian
Betty Berberian rated it really liked it
Sep 17, 2011
Ghislain
Ghislain rated it it was amazing
Dec 06, 2015
Nadia
Nadia rated it really liked it
Jan 16, 2013
Donvez
Donvez rated it it was ok
Oct 05, 2015
Raïssa
Raïssa rated it it was amazing
Aug 28, 2012
Rebecca Léal
Rebecca Léal rated it really liked it
Aug 06, 2016
Tracy Jackson
Tracy Jackson rated it it was amazing
Nov 08, 2016
Jim
Jim rated it liked it
Oct 22, 2011
Rania
Rania rated it really liked it
Oct 29, 2016
Leila Montour
Leila Montour rated it really liked it
Sep 06, 2011
Luisa
Luisa rated it it was ok
Nov 16, 2015
Jesse K
Jesse K rated it really liked it
Nov 11, 2011
Jaxxjongmail.Com
Jaxxjongmail.Com rated it it was amazing
Nov 10, 2016
Sarah
Sarah rated it really liked it
Nov 24, 2016
Maha Mao
Maha Mao rated it liked it
Jun 07, 2016
Marck
Marck rated it it was amazing
Feb 28, 2013
Dario
Dario rated it it was amazing
Jul 07, 2009
Adam
Adam rated it liked it
Feb 18, 2012
Paolo del ventoso Est
Paolo del ventoso Est rated it it was ok
May 08, 2013
Mnemogenic
Mnemogenic rated it really liked it
Sep 13, 2011
Nawal Essahli
Nawal Essahli rated it really liked it
May 02, 2015
Laura Rajaa
Laura Rajaa rated it really liked it
Oct 24, 2015
Iman
Iman rated it liked it
Jul 30, 2016
Azeddine Bousyf
Azeddine Bousyf rated it really liked it
Aug 26, 2013
Francesco
Francesco rated it it was ok
Nov 13, 2016
Elena De vita
Elena De vita rated it did not like it
Jan 28, 2013
Pauline
Pauline rated it liked it
Jul 21, 2016
« previous 1 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: This topic has been closed to new comments. default edition for a work 11 109 Aug 15, 2015 08:54AM  
102194
Tahar Ben Jelloun is a Moroccan poet and writer. The entirety of his work is written in French, although his first language is Arabic.
After attending a bilingual (Arabic-French) elementary school, Ben Jalloun studied French in Tangier, Morocco until he was 18 years old. He continued his studies in philosophy at Mohammed-V University in Rabat, where he composed his first poems (1971).
After this poi
...more
More about Tahar Ben Jelloun...

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“يقال لي أن وطني يمنح جسده للسائحين, متنكراً مخضباً” 3 likes
“أرغب من أعماق قلبي أن أصبح شاهداً على مأساة ما, أو على حدث مهم. الشاهد الوحيد, الذي يتعهد بإطلاع الفرنسيين على لون عينيّ قاطع الطريق. ألتقي به في مرحاض عموميّ.. يبوح لي ببعض الأسرار.. يتقاطر عليّ رجال الصحافة.. يسألونني عن قامته, عن شعره, عن صوته.. ينصتون إليّ.. يسجلون نقطاً.. يلحّون في مقابلتي.. أجيب بأشياء كاذبة.. أقدم لرجال الشرطة بيانات متناقضة.. ومن حين لآخر, أطلب بيرة باردة. ولن يكون الحافز إلى مثل هذا التصرف رغبة في أن يذكر إسمي في الصحف بقدر ما هي رغبة في أن أعيش حياة مخالفة لحياة جورب مثقوب.” 1 likes
More quotes…