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Odette i inne historie miłosne

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  2,672 ratings  ·  237 reviews
Osiem historii miłosnych, osiem narracji, osiem kobiet – od sprzedawczyni po twardą milionerkę, od zawiedzionej trzydziestolatki po tajemniczą bosonogą księżniczkę. Po drodze kochankowie i stęsknione matki… Wanda, Helena, Isabelle, Donatella, Odette – oto galeria nowych postaci odmalowanych przez Erica-Emmanuela Schmitta. Baśniowa opowieść o miłości, a zarazem przypowieść ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published December 9th 2009 by Znak (first published November 1st 2006)
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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
The reviews here are on opposite extremes: from the 1-2 stars (extremely annoying, does absolutely nothing, etc.) to the 4-5 stars (excellently written, highly recommended!, etc.) with a vast international audience who made reviews in English, Polish, French, German, Italian and perhaps a few other languages I don't recognize.

This is not a full-length novel but a collection of eight novellas (or maybe eight short stories but longer than the usual, or eight novels much shorter than the usual). So
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Jacob
This book.

This book does NOTHING.

I mean, the title was promising, and the woman on the cover seems to love the book she's reading, and Europa Editions seems to publish nice books (seems to, at least--I haven't had much luck with them yet), so I thought, well, maybe...

Nope. Didn't work. Maybe my expectations were a bit too high, maybe I'm reading too many other things at the moment (and I wasted my time on this when I could have been reading Doris Lessing or Gertrude Stein? Ack!), maybe I'm just
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Miss Ravi
این مجموعه، داستانهای متفاوتی داره که از عالی تا افتضاح تغییر میکنند

به نظر من داستانِ غریبه و زیباترین کتاب دنیا داستانهای عالی این کتاب بودند که فارغ از تکنیکی که نداشتن بازهم میتونستن با طرح پرکشششون من رو جذب کنند اما داستان اودت معمولی داستان افتضاحی بود از قصهی قدیمیِ خوشبختی پیشِ آدمای بدبخته و اونا به خاطر نداشتن پول دلِ صاف و سادهای دارند. گمون میکنم این داستان اونقدر توی فیلمهای هندی و کتابای بازاری تکرار شده که لازم نباشه یکی مث امانوئل اشمیت اون رو دوباره بنویسه.

داستان یک روز قشنگ بار
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Wanda Winnipeg is a beautiful, rich, demanding woman who's made a successful career out of marrying rich men and then divorcing them. But what happens when she sees her first lover on the beach, now an old man and a failure of a painter?

Hélène likes everything just so, including her men, but has never been satisfied with what she's got - including her man. It is only after she loses something she didn't realise was so important to her, that she learns about the beauty of imperfection. But is it
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Христо Блажев
Когато хората се отчуждават, то е по-скоро заради дните, отколкото заради нощите: http://knigolandia.info/book-review/o...

Светлината, която струи от тази книга, е поразяваща. Разказите се реят като балони в летния въздух, а герои(ни)те на Шмит сякаш не са подчинени на естествената и приковаваща гравитацията на битието – в един миг се откъсват от него, от натрупаните житейски несполуки, и отлитат там, където ги води любовта. “Одет Тулмонд и други истории” е пиршество на красивото, леко писане, ко
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Anne-Sophie
* spoiler dans la suite*

Forcément, je n'aurais pas du lire ce livre au moment de ma vie où je découvre que le sexisme ordinaire est partout. Là, j'ai été servie...
Le pire est dans la dernière nouvelle, celles sur les prisonnières. Dans tous les histoires de prisonniers que j'ai pu lire jusque là, le héros tente de s'enfuir (et il réussit d'ailleurs). Ici non, les femmes souhaitent juste écrire à leurs enfants pour s'excuser d'être en prison. En effet, elles se sont battues pour leurs convictio
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Toni
Не знаех, че английското заглавие на книгата е Най-хубавата кинга на света. Колкото и да съм скептична към обобщенията и посочването на едно-единствено велико нещо, сред множеството от красоти на света, спокойно мога да заявя, че тази книжка се доближава до идеала за най-хубава книга чрез своята поетичност, простота и красота. Предполагам, че ако и българските издатели бяха променили заглавието от Одет Тулмонд и други истории на Най-хубавата книга на света – 8 новели, щеше да удари класацията на ...more
Erma Odrach
The 8 stories, written in simple prose, are all stories about women - women dealing with heartbreak, love affairs, death, dementia.

In 'The Intruder', an elderly journalist, Odile, living alone in an apartment, keeps seeing an old lady. She calls out to her, "What are you doing in my house? How did you get in?" When she phones the police and they arrive, there is no one there. Was Odile's mind playing tricks on her? It's a very sad story.

'The Forgery' is about an aging mistress left abandoned by
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Teresa
Jan 17, 2012 Teresa rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Teresa by: gift from a friend
The lack of subtlety in these stories is just not to my taste. The penultimate story seems very self-serving, as if the author is both answering his own literary critics and perhaps also trying to feed the romantic fantasies of his female readership, which come to think of it might be what most of these stories try to do. There were several stories I didn't intend to finish, but I went back and did so, because this was the last unread book I had in my backpack while on sleepless flights -- the e ...more
Rowena
I could hardly put this book down; what a great storyteller Schmitt is! All the stories featured women who were dealing with different things in their lives (loves, death, dementia, disappointments, etc.), and their stories truly fascinated me.
yashar
چه دسته گل هایی که همدلی می جویند و تنها گلدان نصیبشان می شود
Elizabeth La Lettrice
There are writers and there are storytellers. Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is now on my list of storytellers.

I loved this book so much that I didn't know how to put it into words. Easily one of my favorite books this year...

...So I read some reviews -positive and negative- just to get some outside perspective. Here's what I came up with when I was done:

First of all, this is a collection of stories about women, most of which are narrated by women. Unlike another book that I read recently that was narrat
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Thy Ngân
Vốn không thích các kiểu tự tạo bi kịch cho bản thân, và những người "có tất cả để được hạnh phúc" nhưng lại chọn không, nhưng cuốn sách dễ thương, dễ chịu này vẫn cuốn hút mình hơn bao giờ hết. Để mà vào một chiều mưa đẹp trời không ở nhà, điều mong mỏi nhất là chạy về đọc câu chuyện tiếp theo, hay sáng vừa thức dậy đã nhớ ra, lấy sách nằm đọc trước khi bước chân khỏi giường.
Gabriela
8 stories about happiness and how one should not look too far away to find it, happiness is in front of your eyes and these imaginative stories portray it too well. I enjoyed the simple style, the forward way of characters, the somewhat unbelievable happenings, yet down-to earth. A mixture of feelings cannot tell how this book made me feel.
Arman Azadniya
I've read some of Schmitt's best books (which,of course,all of 'em have been plays and NOT novellas or short stories) and I can say this is 100% his most ordinary book.
Just like Balthazar Balsan in the 'Odette Toulemonde' story, I think Schmitt must had been worried that this book of him might be too much of a mediocre book.The most annoying story to me was the last story,"The most beautiful book in the world".The most annoying page of the book to me was the last one and the most annoying line o
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ضهرا درعلی
یکی از بارزترین خصوصیات اشمیت اینه که پایان داستان جدا غیرقابل پیش بینیه،از اون دسته نویسنده هایی که هرچقدراز کتاباش رو هم که بخونی بازم تقریبا نمیتونی پایان داستان بعدی رو پیش بینی کنی.
دوس دارم این نویسنده رو ها،ولی بعضی وقتا پایاناش اذیتم میکنه،در حدی که میگم دیگه از این نویسنده نمیخونم:| البته که بعدش باز هم میخونم:-"

+تو این مجموعه غریبه رو خیلی پسندیدم،پایانش جدا جالب بود:))
کتابخانه گوگولی
البته نسخه فارسي ،با نام "يک روز قشنگ باراني" که نام يکي از پنج داستان است مي باشد.لشخصيت اصلي هر داستان يک زن است و پايان هر داستان هم بر اساس همان نگاه آقاي اشميت به زندگي تمام مي شود،در کل خوب بود.تو ضيحات بيشتر را اينجا داده ام http://ketabgle.blogfa.com/post/257
Andre Dumitru
It trully is the most beautiful book in the world
MajinFox
OPINIA Z 13 LIPCA 2010

Ostatnio stwierdziłem, że powinienem raz na jakiś czas otworzyć się na książki, które innym sie podobały, a których nawet ze względu na tytuł, nigdy bym nie wziął do ręki. W taki sposób otrzymałem tę książkę, w zamian za "Paragraf 22". Z tego co pamiętam, koleżanka stwierdziła, że "Odette" to ciekawa książka, której nie miała czasu do końca przeczytać.

Autora zupełnie nie rozpoznałem, po głębszej analizie przypomniałem sobie, że jest to ta sama osoba, która stworzyła uwielb
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Laraemilie
Huit nouvelles sur le thème de l'amour et du bonheur. Huit personnages féminins très différents. Huit lieux servant de cadre à des actions variées. Dans Odette Toulemonde et autres histoires, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt nous présente des scènes de la vie quotidienne peuplées de personnages attachants et hauts en couleur. Chaque petite histoire possède ses spécificités, mais toutes sont touchantes et surprenantes.
"Wanda Winnipeg" nous montre qu'il suffit d'un geste pour changer la vie d'une personne, e
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Jeffrey
In this collection of short stories, by the French author and filmmaker, character is held to the highest esteem. More importantly, though, these are stories about love. People in love. Marriages working and not working. Affairs are known and unknown, truths are revealed and in the process lives are altered. Wanda Winnipeg struggled out of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and most desirable women in the world, but she never forgot where she came from. The main character of "Every Reason t ...more
Nazanin Alipour

"داستان آدمهایی است که به دنبال خوشبختی هستند و پیدایش نمیکنند. اگر در این راه شکست میخورند، برای اینه که از خوشبختی مفهومی در ذهن دارند که از دیگران برگفته اند و با واقعیت آنها همخوانی ندارد. مثل پول، قدرت، ازدواج موفق، ... . مفاهیم قراردادی. این آدمها علی رغم موفقیتشون، خوشبخت نیستند چون خوشبختی دیگران رو زندگی میکنند، خوشبتی از نظر سایرین."
با بهترین کتاب دنیا و غریبه زیاد ارتباط برقرار نکردم.
یک روز قشنگ بارانی، ادت معمولی و بعد تقلبی خوب بودن.
Manika
Perfection!
Ce recueil de nouvelles est d'une perfection que je ne retrouve que dans les recueil d'Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt.
"Odette Toutelemonde" et "Le plus beau livre du monde", sont d'une beauté et d'une perfection difficilement concevables.
Willow
I don't see how this book could have been an international bestseller and the librarians thought it a good idea to display it at their main table so that peer pressured pees like me would glance at it, walk past it, and then pick it up again! Annoying run on sentences aside, I didn't like this book. period. The stories were nothing new and the themes were unrelated; it was anything but organized. I know some authors don't intend to link one story to another but this is a wish wash work of a scat ...more
Rousse
Comme dans "La femme au miroir", la vision des femmes de Schmitt m'insupporte... Nous ne sommes pas des êtres magiques qui "arrivent enchâssées dans le chaton d'une énigme et cessent de plaire sitôt qu'elles intriguent moins", nous sommes des êtres humains qui, croyez-le ou non, existent par elles-mêmes et en dehors des hommes et du regard qu'ils daignent poser sur elles. Tous les personnages féminins présentés ici, en plus d'être peu aimables et souvent à moitié fous (je devrais probablement di ...more
Pat
Scelgo un libro breve per alleggerire le letture degli ultimi tempi, alcune per dovere altre per piacere, tutte dense e impegnative. Lo scelgo per quella voglia di levità che talvolta ci prende, la voglia di pagine che scorrano con la leggerezza di un volo di farfalla. Inizio la lettura. Al terzo racconto - sono otto in tutto - penso che se dovessi tradurlo in musica diverrebbe una bella suite. Chi conosce le “forme musicali” sa che la suite si compone una successione di danze accomunate dalla s ...more
Kaloyana
Въпреки че на моменти обратите в сюжета, а и самите случки ми се струват малко не обосновани и неподплътени, ми беше много приятно да ги прочета и нито за миг не исках да се откажа. Всъщност си дадох сметка, че има нещо "вълшебно" и "като по чудо", което става там, но пък понеже вярвам в чудеса, знам, че е възможно. Може и да не е най-слината книга на света и най-изключителния стил, но със сигурност ще прочета още от този автор. Искам да разбера как ще се промени или затвърди мнението ми.
Vesselin Georgieff
В този сборник кратки разкази единствено въображението на пишещият извинява склонността му да морализира. И въпреки това ми остави един леко неприятен вкус в устата -- вероятно фриволността да разкажеш автобиографична история, с моралистични бележки върху останалите персонажи, ми се стори безвкусна поза. Колко по-вълнуващо би било да прочетем повече за неговите автокритики. Иначе, прекрасни метафори и чудесно изградени образи, с изключение на неговият собствен.
Svetla Angelova
Давам една звездичка по-малко, защото не ме трогна, колкото "Концерт в памет на един ангел". Пак е Шмит, пак жени, пак любов, пак лудост, но ... някак си задъхано. Очаквах ярки образи, които те зашеметяват с истинноста си, но, уви, усещах, че чета. Нямаше я тази тайнствена магия, която те засмуква и не те пуска, докато не изчетеш и последната страница. Въпреки това си признавам, че не съм разлюбила Шмит. Обожавам го!
Maryam Shahriari
اين كتاب شامل 5 داستان كوتاه از اريك امانوئل اشميت بود.
همهي داستانها راوي زن داشت و زندگي يك زن توش شرح داده شده بود. از 5 تا داستان اين كتاب، يك روز قشنگ باراني و ادت معمولي بيشتر مورد پسندم قرار گرفت.
البته 3 داستان ديگه يعني غريبه و تقلبي و زيباترين كتاب دنيا هم جالب بودند ولي يه جورايي سر كاري بوند! تو تا آخرش با يه فكر ديگه ميخوندي و بعد اصلاً به يه چيز ديگه ميرسيدي!
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