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Métaphysique des tubes

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"Il existe des êtres qui ne subissent pas la loi de l'évolution. Ce sont les légumes cliniques", ou des tubes par où circule seule la nourriture. Ces tubes ne sont pas pour autant sans cervelle puisqu'il arrive que celle-ci, suite à un "accident fatal", se réveille soudain, et déclenche la vie. C'est exactement ce qu'a vécu la (très) jeune narratrice de Métaphysique des tu ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 156 pages
Published January 10th 2004 by Le Livre de Poche (first published 2000)
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Petra Eggs
Nov 07, 2010 Petra Eggs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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York
Jan 28, 2013 York rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una bendita bomba!

Amélie Nothomb fue una niña genio, que creció para convertirse en una neurótica ejemplar. Plagada de ironía, desencanto y egocentrismo.

Hay muchos que no pueden soportar su estilo, tan autorreferenciado y contemplativo. Pero en verdad creo que eso tiene que ver más con issues o problemas emocionales del lector que con la propia autora, cada quien repelerá sus fantasmas, y en razón de ello es posible que odien este libro o intenten hacerlo menos.

Honestamente, intentar encontrar
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Clara Cortés
Apr 11, 2017 Clara Cortés rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me ha flipado.
Noce
Jan 01, 2012 Noce rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Anche io sono un tubo: digerente.

Ho iniziato e finito il libro della Nothomb il primo Gennaio.

Solo per questo motivo bisogna riconoscerle (alla Nothomb) una massiccia dose di originalità, se è riuscita a coinvolgermi nella lettura, nonostante da sempre il periodo delle feste mi faccia assomigliare a un gene della narcolessia ambulante. [Per i distratti vorrei ricordare che in casa siamo in tre. Due che mangiano come uccellini, e la sottoscritta che ha una funzione ufficiale: quella di frantoio.
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Nahibya
Oct 08, 2015 Nahibya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
Amé este libro, lo amé. El problema es que cuando vengo y veo las reseñas de Goodreads, me doy cuenta que la mitad de la gente lo aprecia como la obra que es y la otra mitad lo odia, no al libro en si, sino a la autora. Me parece fascinante eso y desearía poder comentar el motivo de ello con toda la gente posible. Es increíble, que cuando leo algo como esto, con una doble lectura tanto en la historia como en la narración (al igual que se puede hacer con El Extranjero) ... suscite tan diversas ex ...more
Ginny_1807
Sep 06, 2012 Ginny_1807 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romanzi
Deliziosa, ironica e irriverente "autobiografia" di una bambina dall'intelligenza precoce alla scoperta dei grandi segreti del mondo e dell'esistenza umana.
Il racconto ripercorre i primi tre anni di vita dell'autrice, nella cornice di un Giappone reso più incantevole e pieno di mistero dallo sguardo stupito dei suoi occhi infantili.
Nonostante il tono all'apparenza scanzonato, il primo impatto con le cose e gli eventi produce conclusioni sferzanti e tutt'altro che ingenue.

"Una rondine non fa p
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MJ Nicholls
Jul 23, 2011 MJ Nicholls rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book narrated by a two-year-old intellectual prodigy, slyly based on the author’s own upbringing in Japan. As the blurb states, the book looks at the Japanese notion of okosama, or the Lord Child, a piece of lore where children are revered as Gods until they are three. This is true of a toddler’s own outlook: there is no one more important in the world than themselves—attention lavished on others is downright insulting.

What transpires is a curious novel about a two-year-old experiencing the wo
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NAMIK SOMEL
“Yağmuru Seven Çocuk “, Amelie Nothom ‘un Japonya ‘da geçen ilk üç yılını anlatıyor. Kendini Tanrı zanneden bu çocuğun hayatı algılama biçimi, zeki ve felsefi bir yorumla anlatıyor. Yazarın daha önce okuduğum romanı “Katilin Temizliği “ muhteşemdi. Onun kadar olmasa da zekice kurgulanmış, eğlenceli  otibiyografik romanı keyifle okudum.

“Bir kırlangıçla bahar gelmez. Üç yaşındayken, bir şeylere inanmak için kaç kırlangıç gerektiğini bilmek istersin.

Bir çiçeğin solmasıyla güz gelmez.
Kuşkusuz iki
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Salam Ch
Jan 05, 2014 Salam Ch rated it it was amazing
just finished the French version so currently reading the English version before the rating till now it s quite better :-)

this is the weirdest autobiography I ever read!! starting reading it in French with a tube a god and a vegetable what the hell !!! either am not understanding or this writer is hyper crazy couldn't tie anything together so I decided to finish the French version and read the English version coz I didnt want any idea or word to slip without looking deeply to it and she rocked m
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Simona
Jul 21, 2012 Simona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Speravo da tantissimo tempo di leggere qualcosa della Nothombe e ora sono soddisfatta della lettura terminata.
In questo romanzo la Nothomb racconta i suoi primissimi anni di vita di bambina nata in Giappone da una famiglia di origini belghe. Una bambina che non piangeva mai, una bambina collerica che amava il cioccolato bianco del Belgio, una bambina che si è innamorata del linguaggio dicendo le prime parole, una bambina che ha avuto attrazione per la morte e la menzogna.
Un libro esilarante e di
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Lukasz Pruski
Nov 16, 2013 Lukasz Pruski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Writers create worlds in their books. These worlds may be reflections of the real, physical world, but they do not have to be. The only constraint writers are subject to while creating these worlds is to make them internally consistent (and original and captivating, of course). Amelie Nothomb has created in her books a world in which a little child (in "The Character of Rain" the narrator is Amelie herself at the age between two and three) is fully developed intellectually and emotionally, able ...more
Darius
Oct 31, 2011 Darius rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-belgium
This is a difficult book to describe. Put briefly, the novel attempts to capture the mind of an infant. It is occasionally engaging and sometimes witty, but is spoiled by numerous pseudo-philosophical musings. These supposed pearls of wisdom include the following:

"There isn't any point to remembering that which has no connection to pleasure". Really? No point in remembering your past mistakes, then?

"For children the only true pleasure lies in eating". Obviously no child enjoys playing in the par
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María Paz Greene
Feb 23, 2017 María Paz Greene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gusta cómo escribe esta galla. Es tan original, y tan enfática, y tiene un lenguaje tan sencillo, tan poco adornado, pero que aún así tiene tanta resonancia... realmente no necesita de trucos de magia para causar efectos, cuando se limita a contar su verdad, porque es fuerte. Y me gusta mucho que escriba así, sin tratar de moldearse a sí misma, sin dar justificaciones.

Esta historia loca, se supone que es una versión poetizada de la infancia de ella, que también vivió en Japón, que también tuv
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Arwen56

Spiazzante ‘sto libro. Lucidissimo ed onirico assieme. Porta l’eco di una di una civiltà, quella giapponese, che non è facile comprendere, ma di cui si intuiscono alcune motivazioni. E’ un piacere tutto “mentale” leggerlo, poiché l’emotività è completamente bandita. Sa giocare assai bene con le parole Amélie Nothomb, è indubbio.

Tuttavia il mio giudizio resta, come dire, sospeso. Mi è piaciuto per lo stile esatto, preciso con cui è stato scritto. Mi è piaciuto anche per i molti paradossi che vi
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Nina Rapsodia
Nov 17, 2013 Nina Rapsodia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo
Recommended to Nina by: Nadie
Los que me siguen desde los inicios del blog, saben que cuando cogí por primera vez un libro de Amélie Nothomb fue amor, puro amor. Esta mujer es de las autoras más originales que he leído, en el sentido que sus escritos autobiográficos demuestran su estilo tan hilarante y refinado y muestran su particular visión del mundo. Particularmente, en esta cortísima novela (no tiene más de 140 páginas) conoceremos los primeros momentos de un ser nacido para gobernar.



En 1967 en Kobe, Japón en el seno de
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T4ncr3d1
Jan 11, 2014 T4ncr3d1 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, belga
Come per l'altra parte della sua biografia romanzata (Biografia della fame, che io ho accidentalmente letto prima, ma non è poi una grande tragedia), un senso di incomprensione e incompletezza pervade l'intera lettura di questo libro. Esattamente come la seconda parte, la Nothomb prende avvio da una singolare idea con cui traduce, a modo suo, i temi dell'esistenza umana, della conoscenza, dello sviluppo psicologico e del linguaggio, che dà il titolo al libro: la metafisica dei tubi. E proprio co ...more
Núria
Tampoco no es un libro infumable (como sí que lo es 'Antichrista' de la misma autora), pero al cabo de un tiempo me di cuenta de que era un libro totalmente olvidable. Y al cabo de un poco más de tiempo me di cuenta de que toda la obra de Nothomb está escrita para que apreciemos lo especial y sobre todo lo sufrida que es la (pobre y especial) autora.

Nota: Quizás os habréis dado cuenta de que esta reseña es idéntica a la de 'Estupor y temblores'. Pero es que me parecen unas obras tan intranscend
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Daniel R.
Aug 10, 2016 Daniel R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amélie Nothomb ha conseguido de nuevo, con esta segunda novela suya que leo, no dejarme indiferente. Amélie Nothomb es un nuevo placer descubierto en este 2016 y tal y como ella dice: "El placer es una maravilla que me enseña a ser yo mismo."

"La mirada es una elección. El que mira decide fijarse en algo en concreto y, por consiguiente, a la fuerza elige excluir su atención del resto de su campo visual. Ésa es la razón por la cual la mirada, que constituye la esencia de la vida, es, en primera in
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Lavinia
Nov 06, 2010 Lavinia rated it really liked it
I certainly have no idea how much of it is fiction and how much real memories. I could argue about the impossibility of one remembering actual facts from birth till the 3rd birthday, but it's definitely not important and I can't expect everybody to have my poor memory. Anyway, she freely admits herself to be an ingenious liar, so...

I totally love this insane woman and I so needed this humorous book right now, I wish it worked as an anti-flu shot.
Olha Khilobok
книга, яка готує стати кращою мамою чи татом
Nadezda Kolokolova
Гениальна, как всегда! Бесподобный слог! Интересный сюжет! За один юмор только Букера дать можно! Всем советую! Здорово поднимете настроение)))
Dhia Bousselmi ( ضياء البوسالمي )
Amélie Nothomb raconte une partie de son enfance au Japon lorsqu'elle avait trois ans !
Surprenant, comme les autres bouquins de Nothomb!
Cecily
Really 2.5*: it's not a bad book, but I didn't really enjoy it (fortunately, it's very short).

This describes Nothomb's life from her birth until her third birthday. The youngest child of a Belgian diplomat in Japan, she tells it with the Japanese assumption that children are gods until their third birthday: "at three... you see everything and understand nothing" because you don't remember the previous year (though she claims to). Unfortunately, I quickly found the gimmick of the omniscient and
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Subhasree Basu
Mar 02, 2017 Subhasree Basu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-lib
A wonderful novella about the workings of the mind of a three-year old. A sterling example of magical realism where Nothomb attempts to answer a great deal of philosophical questions through the innocence and curiosity of a toddler.
Nick Klagge
Aug 15, 2011 Nick Klagge rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found reading this book to be a pretty unpleasant experience--surprising, as it was recommended by a good friend of mine.

The narrator is a child prodigy who goes from age 0 to age 3 in this book. I found her extremely unpleasant, and two main touchstones came to mind. One was Alia Atreides from the "Dune" novels, who is called "The Abomination" because she is born with the memories and mental capacities of an adult. The sense in which this is an "abomination" was left mostly tacit in the Dune
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Fernanda
¿Qué prefieres ser, un tubo - una carpa que engulle- o un vegetal que se pudre?

Este libro ha provocado sentimientos encontrados en mi. No estoy segura que tanto me ha gustado, pero puedo decir con seguridad que disfruté la mayor parte. Mis momentos favoritos eran cuando la pequeña Amélie analizaba el exterior y veía como la afectaba pues no podía controlarlo, pero había otras partes donde hablaba de todo su egocentrismo "infantil" que realmente me desesperaban.

Las ideas planteadas en la pequeña
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Adelina Gabriela
Jul 09, 2013 Adelina Gabriela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Ca s-o citeşti pe Nothomb, trebuie să n-ai prejudecăţi şi să poţi trece de aroganţa personajelor ei pentru a realiza cât de bine sunt conturate. Totuşi, este primul roman al autoarei de origine belgiană pe care îl citesc şi are ca personaj principal un copil.
Şi nu orice copil. Amélie (că romanul se vrea a fi o autobiografie – nu m-am documentat, dar dacă ar fi, unii l-ar putea considera un act de supraapreciere al scriitoarei) are doi ani şi se consideră Dumnezeu. Ceea ce cred că facem cu toţii
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Ariane Brosseau
Nov 19, 2016 Ariane Brosseau rated it really liked it
Ça, c'est une surprise!

La première fois dont j'ai entendu parler d'Amélie Nothomb, c'était lors de son passage à Tout le monde en parle il y a déjà quelques années. Elle était habillée tout en noir, portait un grand chapeau et avait tenu des propos qui lui avait valu des commentaires désobligeants de la part de mes parents (par ailleurs charitables) concernant sa santé mentale.
Horizon d'attente 1: Cette auteure est cinglée.

Ensuite, j'ai rencontré une fille à l'Université qui l'adorait pour le
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Diana
Dec 16, 2015 Diana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoritos
"La vida es lo que ves: membrana, tripas, un agujero sin fondo que exige ser rellenado. La vida es ese tubo que engulle y que permanece vacío."

Necesito calmarme para poder escribir algo que tenga sentido. UN SENTIDO. ¿Acaso lo tiene? Sí y no. Depende de cada persona, de cada lector... de cada alma humana, siendo las almas tan distintas.

Con este libro Amélie Nothomb consiguió ganar toda mi admiración. Se trata de una historia tan fascinante, desde mi punto de vista. ¡Con tantos mensajes ocultos!
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Marjolein
Oct 14, 2011 Marjolein rated it it was amazing
French is not my first language, nor my second. So the first times I started reading this I never got past page 17. For many months I ignored the book. Then a week ago I took it with me on the train and when I got home again I had reached page 57.

This is an amazing book, written from the point of view of a child between two-and-a-half and three years old, except for the first part of the book where the same child has a rather strange start in life which is told in third person (but still as muc
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Amélie Nothomb, born Fabienne Claire Nothomb, was born in Etterbeek, Belgium on 9 July 1966, to Belgian diplomats. Although Nothomb claims to have been born in Japan, she actually began living in Japan at the age of two until she was five years old. Subsequently, she lived in China, New York, Bangladesh, Burma, the United Kingdom (Coventry) and Laos.

She is from a distinguished Belgian political fa
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“En effet: je mourais déjà. Je venais d'apprendre cette nouvelle horrible que tout humain apprend un jour ou l'autre: ce que tu aimes, tu vas le perdre. "Ce qui t'a été donné te sera repris." Face à la découverte de cette spoliation future, il y a deux attitudes possibles: soit on décide de ne pas s'attacher aux êtres et aux choses, afin de rendre l'amputation moins douloureuse; soit on décide, au contraire, d'aimer d'autant plus les êtres et les choses, d'y mettre le paquet - "puisque nous n'aurons pas beaucoup de temps ensemble, je vais te donner en un an tout l'amour que j'aurais pu te donner en une vie.” 11 likes
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