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3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  755 Ratings  ·  113 Reviews

Modiano, winner of the Prix Goncourt, constructs "a haunting tale of quiet intensity" (Review of Contemporary Fiction). It parallels the story of Jean B., a filmmaker who abandons his wife and career to hole up in a Paris hotel, with that of Ingrid and Rigaud, a refugee couple he'd met twenty years before, and whose mystery cont
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by David R. Godine (first published 1990)
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Jeffrey Keeten
May 12, 2015 Jeffrey Keeten rated it really liked it
”It does also happen that one evening, because of someone’s attentive gaze, you feel a need to communicate to him not your experience, but quite simply some of the various details connected by an invisible thread, a thread which is in danger of breaking and which is called the course of life.”

Jean B. is in the wrong place at the wrong time, or maybe it is the right place at the right time. He chases the ghosts of lost explorers for a living so he is used to going to places much more uncomfortabl
Jan 01, 2016 Seemita rated it it was ok
I felt a vague twinge of remorse: has a reader the right to criticize certain details under the pretext that she considers them superfluous?

Beginning my review by borrowing a line from the novel and infusing it with my words means two things: one, the novel did not leave me without anything and two, the novel did not stay with me enough.

Honeymoon; the title alone was a powerful catalyst to tilt the scales in its favour, overpowering its more compelling cousins namely Missing Person and The Searc
Jul 05, 2015 Forough rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
مرور خاطره ای دور در میان مقطع ی از زندگی که تردید دمار از روزگار آدمی در می آورد!!...

کل رمان همان حس بالاست برای راوئی که اسیر خاطرست و تردید...
متن بسیار عالی ، پر احساس و زنده. نوشته ای مثل نوک انگشتانی نرم که گونه ات را نوازش می کند!

از متن کتاب:
مگر نه اینکه مسیر یک زندگی، روزی که به پایان می رسد،خودش را از تمام چیزهای بی فایده و تزئینی پاک می کند. پس تنها موارد اصلی باقی می ماند: جاهای خالی، سکوت ها و مکث ها....
Jan 31, 2015 Corey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like Camus' The Stranger in its brevity and intensity. A powerful meditation on the past and how memory can both separate us from and connect us to our present life. He says, “There’s no frontier between the seasons anymore, or between the past and the present.” If all his books are this good no wonder he won the Nobel.
Attenzione: in questa recensione potrebbero esserci quelli che vengono solitamente definiti “spoiler” o che voi potreste considerare tali, benché ci sia poco o nulla da rivelare, perché è un viaggio dell’anima e nell’anima, più che un romanzo, e ciascuno trarrà, ovviamente, le conclusioni che crede. Ad ogni modo, prestate la dovuta cautela.

Non posso assolutamente affermare che quest’opera di Modiano mi sia piaciuta, però ne ho molto apprezzato il ritmo e l’andamento. Ho commesso un errore nel no
Eva Luna
Dec 17, 2014 Eva Luna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: letture-2014
Tanto era l'entusiasmo iniziale quanto la delusione a fine lettura.
La sinossi non mi aveva colpito in modo particolare, ma la curiosità di scoprire un nuovo autore, per di più appena insignito del Nobel per la letteratura, mi ha avvicinato al testo con, forse, troppe aspettative.
La lettura è stata veloce: ho bevuto il breve racconto nell'arco di una mattinata, spinta dall'incontrollata speranza che prima o poi qualcosa sarebbe successo, narrativamente parlando. Così non è stato. Neanche nel fina
Nov 15, 2015 arcobaleno rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Omaggio a Parigi
A qualcuno può sembrare ripetitivo, noioso, o confuso; ma per me Modiano è diventato un amico con cui passare volentieri il tempo, da ascoltare in silenzio; un amico che ormai conosco e apprezzo proprio per quelle atmosfere pacate e nebbiose; per le sensazioni di vaghezza e mistero; per l'alternarsi di ricordi e sogni, di realtà e fantasie. E anche questa volta la sua storia ogni tanto confonde, sembra fluttuare e sfuggire. Anche questa volta riflette ansie, inquietudini, disagi
Cercando Dora.

Quando nel 1988 Patrick Modiano trova una vecchia copia del giornale Paris-Soir del 31 dicembre 1941, resta colpito da un annuncio, un piccolo trafiletto che i genitori di Dora Bruder, una quindicenne ebrea, hanno fatto pubblicare nella speranza di riuscire a ritrovare la figlia, scomparsa qualche tempo prima.

«PARIGI Si cerca una ragazza di 15 anni. Dora Bruder, m. 1,55, volto ovale, occhi castano-grigi, cappotto sportivo grigio, pullover bordeaux, gonna e cappello blu marina, scar
Apr 14, 2015 Roberto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jean, narratore e protagonista del romanzo, lascia improvvisamente la famiglia e il lavoro alla ricerca delle tracce lasciate da una donna francese che si è uccisa diciotto anni. Jean aveva incontrato la donna da ragazzo in Costa Azzurra ed aveva condiviso, con lei e con l’uomo che era con lei, un breve periodo di tempo. I due erano in Costa Azzurra per ricordare il loro viaggio di nozze fatto nel 1942 in seguito al finto matrimonio fatto per evitare alla donna, ebrea, le persecuzioni naziste.

Nov 25, 2014 Aseel rated it it was ok

life is too short to read a book you are NOT enjoying
that is why i read half the book even if am really bored
so i force myself till the half or maybe the a little less.
with little number of pages, the established Nobel winner writer knows how to take his time to build the story. after deciding to stop reading after page turned interesting somehow
so Jean leaves his wife and wander France and Brazil till his wife thinks he is dead and remarry
Jean is sick of his old life routine which is ex
Sahar Hamed
ما جوان تر نمی شیم، گذشته برنمیگرده،درعوض همیشه مارو دنبال می کنه و اگه روزی بلاخره گیرمون بندازه،دیگه از حس پوچی
گریزی نخواهیم داشت
We are not getting any younger, the past won't return, instead it will always haunt us, and if one day it catches us, there will be no escape from the emptiness inside.
Ali Arabzadeh
وقتی روی جلد کتابی مینویسند برندهی نوبل ادبیات کار اظهارنظر دربارهاش اگر به ریاکاری نکشد قطعاً خیلی سخت میشود. من ترجیح میدهم همان کار سخت را انجام بدهم.
خب، شروعش خوب است و میگیرد. زبانش پخته است. بیتکلف، آرام و صیقل خورده. البته ترجمه هم خوب و هموار و درست است و این جای خوشحالی دارد. یعنی اگر چیزی به کتاب اضافه نکرده باشد بعید میدانم ضربهای زده باشد. درستترش این است که متن را مقابله کنیم تا بفهمیم چه کرده که چون متن اصلی فرانسه است فعلاً از من برنمیآید.
نقطهی قوت دیگرش این است که لحنش به درستی ل
Jan 23, 2015 Eugene rated it really liked it
at first a little disappointed as if this style and concern were overly familiar, maybe even a little derivative... but by the end I thought it was beautiful, not a little devastating. a different way to tackle memory, aging and war than Sebald but in a similarly lateral, indirect manner. and maybe such a book has to be read at a particular time and in a particular frame of mind (probably that's always true but here particularly). here, what seemed best for reading it was when nostalgia and ...more
Dec 21, 2014 Seth rated it liked it
Modiano has an annoyingly imprecise writing style. He alludes and hints, but never makes things explicit. Some of the details seem extraneous. Character development is very superficial. The type of philosophical discussion typical of authors like Hesse is completely missing. Finally, the novel is provincial in the sense that it seems to be directed at a French readership intimately familiar with Parisian streets and landmarks.

The style reminds me of the stereotypical French movie: endless talkin
Yasaman A
Jul 31, 2015 Yasaman A rated it liked it
نویسنده ی نوبل برده ی کتاب "سفر ماه عسل" درباره ی احساس حسرت، پشیمانی، اتصال به گذشته، بی هدفی و تردیدی صحبت می کنه که با گذر از سالهای پرشور جوانی به سراغ آدم میاد. کتاب یک متن عاشقانه درباره ی پاریس و شهرای اطرافشم هست، پر از اسمای با تلفظ سخت که برای من که تصوری از پاریس ندارم، خوندنشون لطف چندانی نداشت و خسته کننده بود.
داستان می تونه به خوبی دلواپسی قهرمان های کتابو به شما منتقل کنه. پایان بندی کتاب هرچند درست و به موقع به نظر می رسید، ناامیدم کرد. شاید چون به سه تا قهرمان اصلی داستان دل بست
Aug 02, 2016 Aloke rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, france, fiction
I first heard of Patrick Modiano in a Times review, from December '15. Modiano won the Nobel Prize in 2014 and a translation of Modiano's autobiography was being reviewed along with four of his other books. Despite that the review doesn't mention Honeymoon at all (It turns out he is quite prolific although most of his English translations have come out since winning the Nobel). Instead I picked my first Modiano from a tripadvisor post on the topic "fiction set in Provence and Côte d'Azur". (Yes, ...more
i read the david r. godine 'verba mundi' edition. i think godine is STILL publishing and has lots and lots of modiano in their back shed, and now are unpacking and dusting them off to sell for the new nobel prize winner.
this quiet and tortured (the men and women in novel the ones being and doing the torture, the writing itself is elegant, smart, funny dialog, and beautiful description) short novel gives one more edition/episode/facet/book/story/example of modiano's one and only topic: what are t
Oct 12, 2014 kasia rated it really liked it
Wavering between 4 and 5 stars. The book definitely has a certain something; a hypnotic quality such that it commands all of your attention as you read, and completely absorbs you into its world. The narrative construction is reminiscent of Sebald's novels -- a kind of hazy effort to grasp at something ineffable, which makes you decide you'll need to re-read the book to properly appreciate it, even before you've finished it.
Definitely looking forward to reading more of his work.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Voyage de noces, Patrick Modiano
عنوان: سفر ماه عسل؛ نویسنده: پاتریک مودیانو؛ مترجم: نسرین اصغرزاده؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، افراز، 1388، در 176 ص، شابک: 9789642432127؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی قرن 20 م
عنوان: ماه عسل؛ نویسنده: پاتریک مودیانو؛ مترجم: حسین سلیمانی نژاد؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، چشمه، 1393، در 126 ص، شابک: 9789643627973؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی قرن 20 م
دنبال دختر جوانی می گردیم به نام انگیرید تیرسن،شانزده ساله ، یک و شصت قد ، صورت بیضی شکل ، چشمهای خاکستری، مانتو ورزشی کوتاه ، ژاکت آبی روشن،دامن و کلا بژ ، کفشهای ورزشی مشکی،لطفا هر خبری از او دارید به آدرس پاریس ، بلوار اورنانو ، شماره سی و نه دوم ،آقای تیزسین ارسال کنید.
Обичам изказът на Модиано, защото е страшно елегантен и премерен, но имам лек проблем със сюжетите му.
Viji  (Bookish endeavors)
"Then I told myself that she would telephone me,and that only the sound of the phone ringing in my room could put an end to my dream."

He had gone back to the past,to dwell in those memories and find some answers. He tried to unravel the mystery of those two persons he had met twenty years back.. Past has a eery way of calling us,the illicit pleasure of something dark and haunting.. And that it can't be had again makes it more enjoyable.. Though it brings back tears in those dried eyes.. Those it
Marcello S
Mar 25, 2015 Marcello S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, Modiano mi piace davvero parecchio. Questo è l’ennesimo centro.

La storia, anche qui, è semplice e surreale, ma i diversi piani temporali tendono ad ingarbugliarla un po’.

La scrittura è poco appariscente ma ti tiene lì incollato. Le frasi ad effetto sono centellinate, le parole fuori posto nessuna. Forse potrebbe apparire troppo pulita e asciutta, troppo priva di cambi di ritmo. Io la vedo più come il risultato finale di una sintesi estrema, con parecchio lavoro alle spalle.

Ritornano divers
GD Dess
Nov 04, 2016 GD Dess rated it it was amazing
"Honeymoon" (Voyage de noces) is one of Modiano’s novels in which the mystery proposed at the commencement of the book is more or less solved (spoiler alert). The plot is straightforward: it is told in a series of shifting scenes and time warps that provide a sense of depth that a linear narrative would not be able to accomplish.

Jean B, a documentary film-maker, is on his way to Paris by train. He has a stopover in Milan. While there, he learns that a Frenchwoman killed herself in his hotel jus
Știți picturile suprarealiste ale lui Giorgio de Chirico, cu piețe largi, clădiri în perspectivă, statui, trenuri, ziduri, contraste puternice de umbre și lumini și câte o mogâldeață de om (în cazul în care apare)? Ei, cam asta am avut senzația că văd în timp ce citeam Călătorie de nuntă, a lui Patrick Modiano, francezul recompensat anul trecut cu Nobel pentru literatură.

Neavând o intrigă spectaculoasă – în căutările unui documentarist care vrea să afle mai multe despre trecutul unui cuplu pe ca
David Ranney
Nov 24, 2014 David Ranney rated it really liked it
I was alone again. Naturally, I was expecting to get a message from Annette shortly. But I was certain that she wouldn't turn up unexpectedly. She knew me too well. For twenty years she had found me a good teacher in the art of concealing oneself, of avoiding bores, or of giving people the slip: cupboards you hide in as a last resort, windows you climb out of, back stairs or emergency exits you take at the double, escalators you race down in the wrong direction . . . And all those far-off journ
Dec 16, 2015 Afkham rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, french
شرایط و موقعیت کنونی شما هرچه باشد، روزی حس خلا و ندامت گذشته شما را فراخواهد گرفت. سپس مثل یک موج عقب می کشد و ناپدید می شود. اما سرانجام بازمی گردد و اینگرید نمی توانست از آن خلاص شود. من هم.

همانطور که از جمله بالا مشخصه، داستان درباره گذشته است و اثری که گذشته افراد می تواند در حال و آینده خود و دیگران داشته باشد. نثر و موضوع خاصی که نویسنده از آن بهره گرفته جذابیت زیادی دارد. روند داستان به گونه ایست که هر لحظه می تواند تمام شود و شما حس ناتمام ماندن ندارید اما در عین حال وقتی کتاب به پایان
Kasa Cotugno
Scanning through the reviews, curious at the low ratings, I discover that many of the lowest reviews are based on other translations, that the English translation has garnered higher praise. I was mesmerized by this book as I was by Suspended Sentences, the only other Modiano novel I have read. This spare book contains more atmospheric menace and existential question than many novels twice its length. The reader has to pay attention because of the shifts of place and time run throughout, but ...more
Jul 02, 2016 Martha rated it it was amazing
At the end of this book I had to return to the beginning to close the loop. The book is best read beginning to end in one sitting. Like a beautiful dream state. If you can read it on a summer day, with the sun dancing off the leaves a year after your first trip to Paris you will be lucky indeed. If you read it the day that Elie Weisel passes away you are sure the universe is sharing an important story with you. If this is also the same day that Donald Trump unexplainably uses the star of Davis ...more
Nov 25, 2014 Bruno rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Un uomo in crisi di mezza età rievoca l'incontro, avvenuto vent'anni prima, con una coppia di sposi molto gentile che gli aveva offerto un passaggio. Pur conoscendo ben pochi dettagli della loro vita, appresi anni dopo dalla donna, è ossessionato a tal punto da voler scrivere un libro di memorie che racconti la loro storia. Perché? A chi dovrebbe interessare?
Seguono pagine in cui il protagonista vaga per le strade di Parigi, trascinandosi da un albergo all'altro, per poi regalarci dei soporifer
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Patrick Modiano is a French language novelist and winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.

He is a winner of the Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1972, the Prix Goncourt in 1978 for his novel Rue des boutiques obscures and of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2014.

Modiano's parents met in occupied Paris during World War II and began their relationship in semi-clandestinity. Modian
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“Then she lowered her arm and the gate closed behind her. That arm suddenly falling and the metallic clank of the gate shutting made me understand that from one moment to another one can lose heart.” 6 likes
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