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La Fin de la nuit

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The portrait of a woman in her decline, her last love.
Heroin belongs to a period in the life of the author and is standing witness to a concern exceeded.
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When Thérèse, with a trembling hand, spreads her hair swept across his forehead, so that the boy she charm, takes into horror and away from her, this gesture gives meaning to the whole book.
The unfortunate part of the v
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Paperback, 156 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Livre de Poche (first published 1935)
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Rosanna
I started reading this book a few years ago for a French book group. It is very well written. The French was difficult enough to be a challenge, but not so hard that I had to use a dictionary constantly.

Honestly, I do not like the character of Thérèse. She bothers me and her thoughts in this book seem to run in circles. I realize that she is supposed to be a bit crazy and the author does a great job of expressing that, I just do not like reading about it. I have also read "Thérèse Desqueroux" t
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Andrey Ossipov
And they dare say that Russian literature is depressing... "End of the Night" finishes the story of Therese Desqueyrox, but it's not a happy ending: no faith or love found, not even hope. Life goes on and children are destined to repeat their parents' mistakes.
Roxa
Slăbuţ, de un patos exagerat, la fel ca prima parte. Un titlu prea fain pentru o carte atât de submediocră.
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François Charles Mauriac was a French writer and a member of the Académie française. He was awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the deep spiritual insight and the artistic intensity with which he has in his novels penetrated the drama of human life." Mauriac is acknowledged to be one of the greatest Roman Catholic writers of the 20th century.
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