O Que o Dia Deve à Noite
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Yasmina Khadra oferece-nos neste livro um grande romance da Argélia colonial (entre 1936 e 1962) — uma Argélia torrencial, apaixonada e dolorosa — e lança uma nova luz, numa escrita soberba e com a generosidade que se lhe reconhece, sobre a separação atroz de duas comunidades apaixonadas por um mesmo país.
O que o Dia Deve à Noite de Yasmina Khadra
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Paperback, 347 pages
Published April 2009 by Bizâncio (first published 2008)
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Steve

On the surface, this is an agonizingly thin story of love and renunciation. The events of the brutal war of liberation and the looming tragedy of the Algerian civil war color the novel, but are not the secret of its compelling inner life. This is a novel of lost love told without nostalgia. It is permeated by the spirit of forgiveness.

Younes/Jonas is a boy without a home, and later a young man without a clear place in the world around him. He stands with a foot in each camp that divides colonial...more
Teresa
...estou à cerca de uma hora a tentar escrever uma opinião sobre este livro...
Sinto-me incapaz de colocar em palavras as sensações, emoções, ensinamentos que este belíssimo livro me ofereceu.
Deixo apenas uma frase das tantas que me maravilharam:
“Se queres fazer da tua vida um elo de eternidade e manteres-te lúcido até no meio do delírio, ama... Ama com todas as tuas forças, ama como se não soubesses fazer mais nada, ama até causares inveja a príncipes e deuses... porque é no amor que qualquer fe...more
Baljit
am reading this in English- What the Day Owes the Night. this version is v recently published, and there does not seem to be an English entry in Goodreads. Just started yesterday and it seems promising already.

Having read other books by this writer, i have been activelt seeking out his new works. This book is not similar to others Ive read. It is the story of one man In Algeria, his life in the farms, of poverty, migration to the city, liivng in the slums, then his new life with his uncle. With...more
Rula Bilbeisi
What the Day Owes the Night

This novel starts on the right track. The first part is so promising and strongly captures the readers’ attention. You feel strongly attached to “Younes” as you drift through his world. The slums, the poor, and the hard working proud father who is trying so hard to provide for his family, and when he fails, he looses his dignity, and runs away from humiliation.

We get to know the Algeria we never new, Algeria before, during and after the revolution that lead to its ind...more
Ima.lotus
Dec 01, 2011 Ima.lotus rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: want to love histoy


Thinking about it, what I am going to write is not a review. It is just what I felt reading the book.


It is 4:52. I couldn’t stop reading till the last page.

I have never been found of history classes. I always hated dates. I understood history involvement in future, but never got over the idea of talking about famous people who were clearly a “nobody” to me. Let’s just say people I only knew their names, their faces, what they did in history, but I never felt related to any. I have always been pr...more
João Carlos
“O Que o Dia Deve à Noite” do argelino Yasmina Khadra (pseudónimo de Mohamed Moulessehoul)) é um daqueles livros que transcendem e alteram a percepção do leitor sobre a qualidade magistral de uma “história” escrita como uma prosa poética e sentimental, mas que reflecte sem subterfúgios os sentimentos humanos decorrentes dos condicionalismos educacionais e comportamentais das personagens – absolutamente memoráveis.
Nos primeiros capítulos (I - Jenane Jato) são acontecimentos trágicos que vão moti...more
Eva Dillner
Although we learn a lot about the history of Algier in this book, I found the main story of Younes/Jonas unsatisfying. He holds back, torments himself, doesn't find the courage to say yes to the love of his life, until it's too late, way way too late. I found his constant regurgitation of his sorrows to be quite depressing. The event in his life that supposedly kept him prisoner, feels rather insufficient to cause him such incapacity to live. I'm biased, I admit, I like people who despite circum...more
Claudia


E’ incredibile come alcuni libri vengano catapultati nella nostra vita senza che quasi ce ne rendiamo conto. Un sabato pomeriggio, uno scaffale di una biblioteca, lo sguardo che scorre sulle copertine e gli occhi che leggono un autore fino ad oggi a me sconosciuto. Una copertina scura, con una frase in bianco che spicca: “L’amore per una stessa ragazza, l’amore per uno stesso paese: il racconto delle passioni divoranti ed estreme di cui è fatta la Storia”. Ma con una presentazione così mica pote...more
Linda Pool
I loved this book. Such a great read. You can feel the emotions of the subject throughout. I could not put it down until the last paragraph.
Amandine
Cette fois encore, j’ai été charmée par l’écriture de cet auteur et par sa façon particulière de décrire les villes, en les personnifiant :
Oran ne manquait de rien, ni de charmes ni d’audace. Elle s’éclatait comme autant de feux d’artifice, faisant d’une boutade une clameur et d’une bonne cuite une liesse. Généreuse et spontanée, il n’était pas question, pour elle, de se découvrir une joie sans songer à la partager. Oran avait horreur de ce qui ne l’amusait pas. […] Belle, coquette, consciente d...more
Célia
Aqui está um livro que eu nunca teria lido se não fossem as excelentes opiniões que fui lendo pelos blogues e Goodreads. Quando o vi à venda na Feira do Livro por 5€, nem hesitei. Yasmina Khadra era um nome que desconhecia por completo - aliás, até pensei que fosse uma mulher, porque (descobri depois) o nome é um pseudónimo que o autor algeriano utilizou para não sofrer censura por parte do exército do seu país, onde permaneceu até 2001, altura em que a guerra civil no país ainda durava.

Este li...more
Senda Bouyahya
Un Coup de Cœur...! Vibrant, lumineux, époustouflant..Quel talent! Quelle éloquence! On dirait qu'il était inspiré par toutes les forces de l'univers en écrivant chaque phrase, chaque passage.. Une écriture merveilleusement musicale, un style très particulier...Yasmina Khadra sait très bien aller tout droit à son but. Au cœur du lecteur! Un roman profondément humain, généreux. Il parle des racines, de la dignité, du courage, de la sagesse, de l'ouverture et de la tolérance, de la vie et de toute...more
LaYinka Sanni
What the Day Owes the Night is a tale of a journey through life that begins in a shack in a deserted plain in Algeria and ends at an airport in France.

I was immediately drawn in by Khadra's photography of words, and my eyes pricked with tears as the story unfolded.

I found the first part of the book to be the strongest. It was intimate and crushing, and kept me turning pages in anticipation of what would happen next. The second part of the book, however, was frivolous and in some ways lacked dep...more
Francisco
Entre brumas, recuerdos, dolores y silencios, una severa historia de amor melancólica y sentida, dando la importancia que corresponde a amistades que perviven más allá de los años y de los enfrentamientos en una Argelia colonial que nos deja un magnífico sabor en los labios.
Muchas gracias a Mohammed Moulessehoul. De verdad.
Elizabeth
very interesting historical viewpoint about Algeria's independence through the eyes of an Arab. Built in with love story to keep the history going. I enjoyed both especially the descriptions of the poor.
Pierre-jean
Excellemment bien écrit et prenant.
Marwa marwoocha

"Celui qui passe à côté de la plus belle histoire de sa vie n'aura que l'âge de ses regrets et tous les soupirs du monde ne sauraient bercer son âme."


"Un jour, sans doute, on pourrait rattraper une comète, mais qui vient à laisser filer la vraie chance de sa vie, toutes les gloires de la terre ne sauraient l'en consoler."

"La vie est un train qui ne s'arrête à aucune gare. Ou on le prend en marche ou on le regarde passer sur le quai, et il n'est pire tragédie qu'une gare fantôme."

"Si une femme t'...more
Rusalka
Next!

Moving on from the wintry and chilling images of supernatural Muscovites, I picked up this novel of the Algerian revolution. The story starts with a boy called Younes, an Algerian boy, witnessing his family losing his family's lands. After a steep decline from that point onwards, his father ends up asking his uncle who has been educated in the West and married to a French woman, to look after Younes and raise him as his own. Younes then becomes Jonas, as he moves from a life of a poor Arab...more
Iceman
Sinceramente, face à beleza desta obra, aos sentimentos que me proporcionou a sua leitura, é complicado conseguir escrever uma opinião que transmita toda a sua excelência e o quanto mágica a terna é a sua prosa, pois essa magia, esse encanto e beleza flui pelas suas 350 páginas de uma forma, diria, como uma suave fragrância que nos vai hipnotizando e nos transporta, nos carrega e nos situa, não só nos locais, como, e isso só está ao alcance dos grandes escritores, nos faz sentir, cheirar, ouvir...more
Alain
Yasmina Khadra relate l?histoire de l?Alg?rie des ann?es 30 jusqu?? l?ind?pendance. Younes, le narrateur, ?g? d?une dizaine d?ann?es au d?but du r?cit, est issu d?un milieu paysan tr?s pauvre. Afin de lui offrir un avenir meilleur son p?re la confie ? son oncle, pharmacien ? Oran, qui vit dans la communaut? europ?enne. Toute sa vie, Younes sera tiraill? entre ces deux communaut? et voudra rester fid?le aux deux. Au moment de la guerre d?ind?pendance, beaucoup lui reprocheront son attitude et l?a...more
Maria Grazia
Un bambino prima, poi un ragazzo, poi un giovane uomo, gli anni passano, ma lui non sa chi è, arabo dagli occhi azzurri, cresciuto come un europeo, con amici francesi, nell'Algeria che da colonia francese, attraverso violenze indicibili, diventa nazione indipendente. Ma l'anima di Younes/Jonas è sospesa tra due mondi e tra due fedeltà, così come è sospeso il suo amore per una ragazza bellissima e proibita.
La cavalcata degli anni riunirà gli amici di un tempo, diventati nemici per le imperscrutab...more
Marga
I rarely review books I've read but this was disappointing enough to merit one. I think Khadra needs to stay away from romance and write more about jihadis and wars of independence. So much potential, but all the characters are one-dimensional and, frankly, pretty annoying. Aside from a few interesting twists right at the beginning, the story line is pretty flat, too. This was the fourth of his novels I've read and, so far, the only one I didn't love.


(Should probably add that I read this in the...more
Sarahinparis
I liked the book but it was hard for me to read it in French and it was slow and too descriptive in certain parts. I really enjoyed the first person narrative & the character of Younes, and I liked the way the major action points in the story just arrive, without tons of foreshadowing or big build up -- it's much more like life this way.

Reading this did make me want to read more by the same author, and also did give me more confidence to read in French -- although I think I'll stick with som...more
Tmarly
Superbe roman. Ne pas se baser sur la couverture ni sur le résumé !

L'auteur distille au travers des personnages un grand nombre de valeurs "vraies" et humbles.

La première partie du livre est riche en évènement, la seconde plus statique, et les dernières lignes nous donnent une émotion inattendue. C'est vraiment le fort de cet auteur.
Jovana Garovic
Un grand livre magnifique décrivant l'Algérie coloniale. Le regard critique sur les deux mondes différents: L'Orrient et l'Occident. J'ai apprécié la contemplation profonde du narrateur sur ses propres sentiments et réflexions.
Pauline
Un livre d'une saveur et d'une douleur presque indescriptibles, sublimement rendues sur le papier.
Yasmina Khadra excelle au maniement de la langue française, ne rendant que plus intense et animée la vie de Younes.
Amina Landjerit
Les mots m'échappent à chaque fois que j'essaye de décrire ce live. Cependant, j'ai pu trouver trois mots qui peuvent le décrire: IL EST FASCINANT!
Yasmine
Sans doute, le meilleur bouquin de Yasmina Khadra. Histoire très émouvante et très touchante.
Stefano
E' la storia di Younes, nato algerino e cresciuto forzatamente franco-algerino con il più francofono nome di Jounas. Una dicotomia sociale e morale che lo accompagnerà per tutta la vita, durante la guerra di indipendenza algerina e la successiva guerra intestina, e che lo segnerà per sempre, in ogni suo comportamento.
Una meravigliosa stora d'amore, a tutto tondo, mai melensa ma assolutamente vera, con punte di riflessione altissime.
L'amore per il padre e la famiglia orginale, purtroppo disgraz...more
Mazel
En ces années 30, après des années et des années de vaches maigres qui l’avaient conduit à s’endetter jusqu’à hypothéquer la terre ancestrale, Issa voit enfin arriver la récolte qui lui remet le sourire aux lèvres. La récolte qui va lui permettre de sauver ses terres et sa maison avec sa femme, sa fille et son fils dedans ! Après des années de labeur de brute non récompensées, dans la campagne montagneuse de l’arrière-pays oranais, Issa peut enfin rêver le bout du tunnel.

Pourtant, encore une fo...more
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Yasmina Khadra (Arabic: ياسمينة خضراء‎, literally "green jasmine") is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul.
Moulessehoul, an officer in the Algerian army, adopted a woman's pseudonym to avoid military censorship. Despite the publication of many successful novels in Algeria, Moulessehoul only revealed his true identity in 2001 after leaving the army and going into exile and secl...more
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