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The latest recipient of the Prix Goncourt - France's most prestigious literary prize. The turbulent marriage of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald from Zelda's perspective.
Paperback, 189 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Mercure de France (first published 2007)
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Ahmed
Oct 10, 2014 Ahmed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
دى صورة زيلدا فتزجيرالد الحقيقية : وهى الشخصية المستوحى منها العمل :



هذا العمل هو العمل الفائز بجائزة الجونكور (أعرق جوائز فرنسا الأدبية ) لعام 2007 , وولحق فإنى قد أحسست أنه عمل عظيم ولكن لم تصلنى عظمته كاملة , لم أستطع تذوقه بالكامل ولا أعرف لماذا ,
المهم أن فكرة العمل مبدعة : وهى تَخيّل سيرة ذاتية لشخصية ما عاشت فى أزمان غابرة (فى هذا العمل الشخصية المُختارة كانت زيلدا فتزجيرالد زوجة الروائى الأمريكى سكوت فيتزجيرالد صاحب جاتسبى العظيم ) وقد قال المؤلف فى ختام روايته أن الرواية خيالية تماماً و
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Λίνα Θωμάρεη
Μια μυθηστοριματική βιογραφία για την Ζέλντα Φίτζεραλντ....

Το βιβλίο μας περιγράφει την Ζέλντα ως μια νεαρά κοπέλα με όνειρα και ελπίδες για την ζωή, ως μια νεαρή γυναίκα τρελή από έρωτα για τον Φίντζεραλντ και με τρελή επιθυμία να φύγει από το οικογενειακό της κλοιό, ως μια γυναίκα σύζυγος, μητέρα, ερωμένη, ως μια γυναίκα δυστυχισμένη, μπερδεμένη, απογοητευμένη που μπαινοβγαίνει σε κλινικές και νοσοκομεία και ως μια ασθενής πια, που χάνει την ζωή της με το πιο σκληρό τρόπο.

Denis
Feb 01, 2012 Denis rated it did not like it
I have written it a few times - as a rule, I dislike writing here, on Goodreads, about books that have disappointed, bored, or annoyed me. There are too many of them - and most of the time, I don't even bother finishing them. But this novel has actually infuriated me a great deal, it deserves to be trashed, and I'll happily do it. Maybe what has me so angry is that this book won the most prestigious literary prize in France, when, really, all it deserves is to end up in a trashcan. The concept i ...more
Huy
Feb 05, 2016 Huy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
26/01/2016: Lúc dọn dẹp kệ sách, tình cờ thấy cuốn này năm gần cuốn Người tình, đều đoạt giải Goncourt, đều kể chuyện tình của những người phụ nữ có thật và đều được mình đọc cách đây hơn 5 năm, vì vậy sau khi đọc xong "Người tình" tôi quyết định đọc lại cuốn sách này. "Alabama Song" chủ yếu là độc thoại nội tâm của Zelda - nàng thơ của F. Scott Fitzgerald - từ khi nàng gặp nhà văn của "The Great Gatsby" đến khi nàng qua đời. Cuốn sách là những dằn vặt trùng điệp không dứt khi tình yêu cuốn hai ...more
Natalie
Oct 16, 2013 Natalie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
Pridružih se i ja čitanju ove zanimljive knjige. Nisam uopće imala predodžbu kakva je bila Zeldina sudbina i kako je završila, doslovno me iznenadila, dirnula i nakon pročitanih stranica sam razmišljala o samom životu. Ime njenog supruga F. Scott Fitzgeralda sam znala po njegovom djelu ''Veliki Gatsby'' i to je sve. Ova knjiga otkriva puno intimnih dijelova pa dobivam dojam da je autor sam sebe umiješao u lik samog Gatsbya, i živio životom svog junaka.
U romanu upoznajemo Zeldu koja traži sreću,
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Muhammad Nusair
Mar 11, 2015 Muhammad Nusair rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
Once upon a time in my teenage I read about a very interesting young writer called Zelda. She was very talented, very rich, and very beautiful that she became Miss Alabama. She fell deeply in love with a fellow-writer and they got married. But unfortunately, he was one hell of a big narcissist who treated her like shit; he insulted her, he mocked her, he isolated her, and he stole some of her literary text. She ended up dying in an institution before she turns fifty. This asshole's name was F. S ...more
Anastasia Tsalikidou
Ξεκίνησα να το διαβάζω όντας αρνητικά προκατειλημμένη, καθώς είχα διαβάσει μια κριτική που το κατηγορούσε ως κακογραμμένο και κυρίως ως παραπλανητικό και γεμάτο λάθη και ανακρίβειες σχετικά με τη ζωή της Ζέλντα και του Σκοτ Φιτζέραλντ.
Ωστόσο είναι ξεκάθαρο πως πρόκειται για μυθιστόρημα, προϊόν μυθοπλασίας βασισμένο ίσως σε ορισμένα πραγματικά στοιχεία, γι' αυτό δεν πιστεύω οτι θα έπρεπε να κατηγορηθεί για αναλήθειες.
Η Ζέλντα ήταν αναμφισβήτητα γυναίκα με συναρπαστική προσωπικότητα, γι' αυτό άλλω
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Janet
This book is about Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. A lot has been written about this famous couple. One could make a thorough study into both of them and still be amazed and shocked. So what did the French author Leroy do? Did he come up with new insights? Does he show a new light on all the facts that are known today?
Well, he decided to write a novel about the Fitzgeralds, written from Zelda's point of view, based on 'some' facts but for the main part fictionalised. Does that make sense? Yes and n
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جلجامش Nabeel
Alabama Song أنشودة ألاباما
Gilles Leroy جيل لوروا
France فرنسا
firt published in 2007
I finished it in 28th July 2012 - 8:30 am

في الحقيقة لم أكن لأتخيل نهاية هذه الرواية التي أشعرتني بالملل في أوّل الأمر، كانت قصّة حب مراهقة وساذجة دافعها الشهرة، بين زيلدا إبنة القاضي و حفيدة السيناتور وحاكم الولاية وملكة جمال ألاباما وبين الشاب الطموح سكوت فيتزجيرالد. لم يوافق أهلها على زواجها منه بإعتباره من عائلة بسيطة من الشمال إلاّ إنّها تزوّجته رغما عنهم. كانت زيلدا مغرورة ونظر إليها الناس على أنّها مثال
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أحمد أبازيد Ahmad Abazed
ربما عربتها - زيلدا - طويلا في حياتك يا سكوت فيتزجيرالد ... و كان عريها شهيّا بهيّا نقيّا
أمّا هي فقد عرّتك بعد موتك و بقلم الغريب ... و كان عريك بشعاً
علينا أن نستفظعك حضرة الكاتب .. فهذا ما يكلّفنا به الكتاب , إذ لم يتح لك أن تكتب رواية ما بعد الموت .. و تبقى الحقيقة لما كان بين الجدران .. لك الحقيقة و لنا ما هو هنا
رغم اعترافها بهلوسات كثيرة - حيث تستحيل الحياة مزيجا من الوهم و الحقيقة - لكنّ زيلدا ساير كانت عميقة و دقيقة و حكيمة جدّا حين أشاروا لجنونها كسبب للفراق بينهما فقالت :
الجنون هو ما
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Mai Lien Nguyen
Dec 13, 2014 Mai Lien Nguyen rated it really liked it
Lâu lâu mới đọc được cuốn sách đoạt giải mà không cảm thấy không chịu nổi.
Đoạn cuối có đoạn viết về việc dành tặng cho người ngưỡng mộ cặp đôi kỳ quặc Scott và Zelda làm mình nhớ lý do đã bắt đầu đọc cuốn sách này.
À, với cả thích Hermingway mà ổng bị vùi dập quá chừng theo lời kể của Zelda trong hư cấu.
Nói chung là buồn ơi là buồn, và đột nhiên nghĩ tới lời của Madame Stein, lost generation.
Hồi học kdqt, thầy tôi có nói đùa "thế hệ các em là thế hệ dễ bị tổn thương và thiếu định hướng. Trên fb
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Johnny(My Realm Of Books)
Ενα σχετικα καλο βιβλιο.Σε αυτην την μυθιστορηματικη βιογραφία της Ζελντα Φιτζέραλντ λειπει η ζωντανια και η λαμψη που ηταν το κυριο χαρακτηριστικο του διασημου ζευγαριού! Αρκετα καλη συνοχη και ροη ,ομως γενικα δεν ηταν ενα βιβλίο που μου αρεσε ιδιαιτερα...
Woody
Mar 30, 2013 Woody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
mélange de fiction et de réalité, j'ai eu un peu de mal à accrocher au début, mais les dernières pages sont très belles et donne donc tout son relief à ce prix Goncourt 2007.
Sanja_Sanjalica
3.5
Alaa Ahmed
الترجمة و ما أسوء ان تظلم الترجمة كتاباً -_-
Gilgamesh  Nabeel
Alabama Song أنشودة ألاباما
Gilles Leroy جيل لوروا
France فرنسا
firt published in 2007
I finished it in 28th July 2012 - 8:30 am

في الحقيقة لم أكن لأتخيل نهاية هذه الرواية التي أشعرتني بالملل في أوّل الأمر، كانت قصّة حب مراهقة وساذجة دافعها الشهرة، بين زيلدا إبنة القاضي و حفيدة السيناتور وحاكم الولاية وملكة جمال ألاباما وبين الشاب الطموح سكوت فيتزجيرالد. لم يوافق أهلها على زواجها منه بإعتباره من عائلة بسيطة من الشمال إلاّ إنّها تزوّجته رغما عنهم. كانت زيلدا مغرورة ونظر إليها الناس على أنّها مثال
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Xuan-Quang
J'ai dû rater quelque chose , je ne comprends pas pourquoi il a eu le prix Goncourt . Ce livre est une énigme .
Anne Claire
Jan 02, 2015 Anne Claire rated it it was ok
Mon rsum : Ce roman-biographie de Gilles Leroy nous retrace la vie (les vies, devrais-je dire) de Zelda Sayre et de Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
Zelda est fille et petite-fille de notables de l'Alabama, et malgr son contexte d'ducation et l'poque encore trs conservatrice, cherche se rebeller et se laisse sduire par les jeunes soldats amricains la veille de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale et par une certaine ide de dbauche.
Elle rencontre alors F.S. Fitzgerald, qui au-del de vouloir la sduire, n'a qu'une
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Helena
Jun 07, 2016 Helena rated it it was amazing
Alabama song je fiktivna avtobiografija Zelde Fitzgerald, žene F. Scotta Fitzgeralda, ki temelji na resničnih odsekih zakonskega para. To je zgodba Zelde Sayr, femme fatale iz Alabame, in njenega moža, pisatelja S. F. Fitzgeralda. Zgodba se prične junija 1918. Samozavestna Zelda se zaljubi v poročnika Scotta, ki nenehno sanja o tem, da bo nekoč postal najvplivnejši ameriški pisatelj. Ne mine leto, ko se poročita in začneta živeti življenje polno eskapad in zabav, brez miru in vedno v pogonu. Nen ...more
Inge Vermeire
Oct 29, 2013 Inge Vermeire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘Alabama Song’ moet gelezen worden als een roman en niet als een biografie van Zelda Fitzgerald – zo schrijft de auteur, Gilles Leroy, in zijn nawoord. De schrijfstijl, de thematiek, het inlevingsvermogen in het vrouwelijk hoofdpersonage van ‘Alabama Song’ doen me sterk denken aan de romans van Arthur Japin. Beide auteurs beschrijven de levens van getormenteerde, gekwetste vrouwen met zeer veel mededogen en sympathie. Gilles Leroy doet dit ook in zijn roman ‘Zola Jackson’.
Je voelt dat ze écht h
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Miss Alfie

Dans ce roman non biographique comme le précise son auteur, Gilles Leroy, Zelda Fitzgerald raconte son histoire, passant du passé au présent, de New York aux plages du sud de la France, évoquant sa relation complexe avec son père et sa fille qu'elle semble si peu connaître, sa passion pour la peinture et les spoliations littéraires de son mari.
L'écriture est fluide lorsqu'elle se sent bien, devient hachée et arythmique quand l'angoisse ou la haine l'étreint, et l'on se trouve entrainée à sa suit
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Elsa
Jul 29, 2011 Elsa rated it liked it
La folie passionnelle de Zelda valait-elle un Goncourt ?

Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Alabama Song - Prix Goncourt 2007 (Broché)
Un roman du feu qui brûle telle l'héroïne Zelda, faisant apparaître au fil des pages la jeunesse dévergondée, les espoirs rapidement déçues de la jeune femme et enfin le carcan de folie dans lequel elle se laisse enfermée par son mari. Un couple passionné , dans l'acception douloureuse qu'il faut lui accorder, bref, intense et douloureux. Un style agré
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Elie
Jul 24, 2016 Elie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd been told to read this book for a long time before I finally decided to give it a try.
I didn't know anything about S. Fitzgerald or Zelda and went to this reading only because someone of my family had warmly recommended it to me.

So apart from expecting to have in my hands a good-read I didn't know what kind of story I was going to discover.

I opened it and didn't put my hands away from it until I reached its end. What I discovered was the sad story of a woman, a woman who could have had anot
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Geraldine
Jul 25, 2011 Geraldine rated it liked it
Les annees folles sont generalement une periode qui me fascine donc ce livre remporte mon adhesion de ce cote-la. L'ecriture est fluide et sans trop de chichi et porte une histoire interessante et meme captivante. On s'entiche de Zelda, de ses frasques, de sa folie malgré tout. L'ecrivain maintient ce flou quant a la folie et/ou realisme de son heroine qui est interessant: le lecteur ne sait plus qui suivre, qui croire,... Zelda et F. Scott Fitzgerald incarne toute la folie d'une epoque desincar ...more
Kirk
Feb 16, 2008 Kirk marked it as to-read
I'm waiting with some trepidation for the English translation of this. My understanding is that it ends in Montgomery at the house S&Z shared here in the 30s. It's not far from my house. I guess I'm a little protective of the Fs, but I've also read/sat through/been subjected to dozens of adaptions, whether films, stage plays, musicals, etc., and they've all been pretty surface-y. I'm hoping I'm pleasantly surprised.... Can anybody confirm what I've said about the book's end? No other details ...more
Laurence Petit
Jul 27, 2011 Laurence Petit rated it it was ok
Je voyais à son dos raidi que je l'agaçais. C'est étonnant, l'expressivité d'un dos - qu'une nuque crispée puisse vous dire Je ne t'aime plus quand le visage encore n'y arrive pas.
C'est comme vivre dans une sphère de lumière, une aura qui nous enrobe tous deux et se déplace avec nous. Dans ces instants-là, nous sommes éternels.
T'en souviens-tu, toi que j'ai aimé à m'en rendre folle ? Qui désormais se souviendra de nous ? Qui ? Comme si, de notre vie, rien ne devait rester. Cendres amères et pous
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Simona
Jan 27, 2013 Simona rated it it was ok
Twisted couple, twisted relationship and thus twisted book. At first I though this is a waste of my time, but in the end I found out a few things about Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald as a couple. Little did I know about their relationship, about their love and madness, about their drinking problem, this novels and her paintings, his charm and her beauty and brought them together and in the same time torn them apart.
Claire
Jan 14, 2008 Claire rated it liked it
Excellent book for those who are F.Scott Fitzgerald fans. LeRoy gives us a fictional insight to the life of Fitzgerald's wife, Zelda Sayre. Her trials of being one of the hottest couple defining the 1920's and the tribulations of life alongside the talented writer. After reading this book, it allows me to reconsider Fitzgerald's famous protagonists and find the underlying meaning of his novels which usually mirror in some fashion his beloved Zelda.
Tatjana
Jul 31, 2013 Tatjana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Ein sehr schönes und eher ruhiges Buch.
Es ist durchweg sehr schön geschrieben und verschafft dem Leser, obwohl es keine Biographie oder ein biografischer Roman ist, einen kleinen Einblick in das Leben der Fitzgeralds.

4 von 5 Sternen, da es etwas kurz ist und ich gerne noch mehr gelesen hätte :)
Gold Standard
May 05, 2014 Gold Standard rated it it was ok

El desarrollo de los personajes es absolutamente arbitrario. Leroy quiere crear un efecto, quiere dar mucha vida a las emociones de la protagonista y paradójicamente eso hace que todo el libro sea terriblemente irreal, porque no explica de donde salen esas emociones, solo lo intensas qué son (por favor...).
Incomprensible (por lo gratuito) Epílogo con la voz del escritor.
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Gilles Leroy (born in Bagneux, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French writer.[1] He studied at the Lycée Lakanal in Sceaux, which appears in his 1996 novel, Les Maîtres du monde, as the "Lycée Ducasse". His novel Alabama song, won the Prix Goncourt in 2007.
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