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Mondo et autres histoires

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«Personne n'aurait pu dire d'où venait Mondo. Il était arrivé un jour, par hasard, ici dans notre ville, sans qu'on s'en aperçoive, et puis on s'était habitué à lui. C'était un garçon d'une dizaine d'années, avec un visage tout rond et tranquille, et de beaux yeux noirs un peu obliques. Mais c'était surtout ses cheveux qu'on remarquait, des cheveux brun cendré qui changeai ...more
Paperback, Folio, 310 pages
Published March 1st 1982 by Editions Gallimard
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Mar 05, 2014 Aliaa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أعتقد انه من النادر أن أصادق كتاباً لكنه حدث .. منذ القصة الاولي و التي يحمل الكتاب عنوانها و أنا اسير في رحلة يزيد فيها الرفاق مع كل خطوة .. عالم رائع مليء بسحر نادر الحدوث .. سحر يقبع في عيوننا وقلوبنا و عقولنا و أرواحنا التي يبدوا في بعض الأحايين أننا نسيناها في عبورنا لهذا العالم .. في هذا الكتاب يكشف لوكيزو رهافة القشور التي أحطنا بها أنفسنا في عالم زائف ليرينا عالم آخر أكثر سحرا و أعمق علما عالم يراه من لا يملك إلا قلبه و روحه .. و يغلفنا الكاتب في سحره الرائع الذي يلف خمس قصص رائعه حزينه ...more
Jun 30, 2011 Tuck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much better book for beginners than "The Round". All the stories deal with the world through the eyes/lives of children. Most, sure, turn out bad, but it is also a fascinating lesson in the hopefulness of children, the ridiculous and destructive nature of adults, and how one "progresses" from beauty to putridnes.
Nathan Long
Do you remember how everyone and their mom read Life of Pi a couple of years ago? After everyone told me that I simply had to read it,and after it won the Man Booker prize, I gave it a shot. I didn't enjoy it at all. In fact, I started telling everyone that I hated it, and I got told again and again that I just "didn't get it". People would take this high and mighty tone and explain to me why I was a failure for not finding the answers to all the mysteries of the universe in it. I'm still pret ...more
فاطمة الشيشينى
موندو .. وقصص أخرى
جان ماري جوستاف لوكليزيو
الحاصل على جائزة نوبل في الآداب عام 2008
عبارة عن مجموعه قصصية تبدأ بموندوا وتتوالى بقية القصص ، أعجبنى كثيرا حب الكاتب للطبيعة الواضح عليه ^_^
الكتاب اصدار الهيئة العامة للكتاب
Francis Bruynseels
Oct 05, 2014 Francis Bruynseels rated it it was ok
Extraordinary that a mainstream book by a Nobel winning author could have so few readers. The Nobel is awarded for 'positive' writing and you can see that this book ticks all the boxes.

There are three baleful influences on the character of Mondo - the little prince, the hippy/new age movement and the noble savage (Rousseau). Mondo has no character defects (unlike normal small boys), loves contemplating stones, flowers, the sky, you name it and loves posing charming, naive questions.

This book is
Czarny Pies
Oct 12, 2015 Czarny Pies rated it it was ok
Shelves: french-lit
This is a book of dreamlike stories dealing with children who arrive from nowhere in a city and then float about ethereally possibly hoping to put down roots. LeClezio creates an unearthly and charming atmosphere but his point is vaporous.
James F
Feb 04, 2015 James F rated it liked it
A collection of eight short stories, published in 1978. Most of the stories were much better than his earlier novels; they had interesting characters, and some point, although he still avoids real plots. "Mondo", "Lullaby", and "Celui qui n'avait jamais vu la mer" were good stories about freedom vs. conformity; "Hazaran" had some social commentary; "Les bergers" was strange but interesting; the other three were somewhat mystical and I didn't really understand what he was trying to say -- these t ...more
Chloe Rattray
Jun 20, 2014 Chloe Rattray rated it it was amazing
SO GOOD. So, so good. The best, even.
Lucy G. DE Llaguno
Jul 28, 2015 Lucy G. DE Llaguno rated it really liked it
Lenguaje bellísimo mientras los niños nos cuentan cómo descubren las maravillas de la Creación . la conciencia de ser en ella sin tiempo entra por todos sus sentidos.

Me gustaría beber el agua que El Niño de la montaña le da a Jon : ¡bebe! Dijo. El Niño obedeció. ...nunca había bebido un agua como esa. Estaba dulce y fresca, pero densa y pesada también, y parecía recorrer todo su cuerpo como un manantial. Era un agua que saciaba su sed y el hambre, que se movía en las venas como una luz". Y desp
Apr 18, 2014 Torie rated it liked it
I saw the film version of the title story when I was a teenager and I remember thinking that it was like a less depressing "Vagabond" (Agnes Varda). Most of the stories in this book appealed to my deep and lifelong affinity for stories about runaway children. Some of them were more engaging and beautiful than others.
Manuel Domínguez s
Aug 16, 2015 Manuel Domínguez s rated it it was ok
Una obra fruto de La croisade des enfants de Marcel Schwob. La escritura sobre la mirada de los niños ante el caótico mundo construido por los adultos ha derramado mucha tinta; dentro de este canon se encuentran obras como: El barón rampante de Calvino, en Italia, y El ejercito iluminado de Toscana, en México.
Resulta curioso también pensar que dentro de la literatura para niños, la rebeldía de estos sea también un tema, ahí nos encontramos con La autopista sanguijuela, de Juan Villoro.
Todo est
Ana Albutiu
Sep 18, 2013 Ana Albutiu rated it it was ok
Shelves: français
Le livre comprend des petites histoires qui ont des enfants pour protagonistes. Franchement, je ne me souviens plus ce qui se passe dans chacune, premièrement parce que je les ai trouvées si peau mémorables, mais aussi parce que j’ai mis beaucoup de temps á finir le livre. Le langage utilisé est très particulière, comme s’il était écrit pour et par des enfants, la choix des mots est simple, les phrases sont courtes et parfois répétitives et il y a beaucoup de descriptions de l’environnement avec ...more
Aug 07, 2009 Mazel rated it really liked it
Shelves: contes, roman
prix nobel de littérature 2008.

Les contes de Le Clézio, qui semblent nés du rêve et du recueillement, nous parlent pourtant de notre époque.

Venu d'ailleurs, Mondo le petit garçon qui passe, Lullaby la voyageuse, Jon, Juba le sage, Daniel Sindbad qui n'a jamais vu la mer, Alia, Petite Croix, et tant d'autres, nous sont délégués comme autant d'enfants-fées.

Ils nous guident.

Ils nous forcent à traverser les tristes opacités d'un univers où l'espoir se meurt.

Ils nous fascinent par leur volonté t
May 06, 2015 Eman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
في بدايتها لم أكن مستمتعة اردت احداثاً كثيرة وشخصيات معقدة وبعدها بلحظات قلت لنفسي لوكليزيو يريدني أن أنظر داخل قلبي وأستمتع بجمال الطبيعة من حولي
Jun 07, 2014 Sami777 rated it liked it
La inocencia de la niñez y la realidad se mezclan de manera conmovedora en este libro
Lena Valerio
May 30, 2014 Lena Valerio rated it really liked it
Reflète la vie ordinaire avec une touche de gaieté. C'est la vie de tous les jours à partir de la perspective des enfants, ce qui rend tout belle, drôle, fantastique et irréel. Comme nous passons les histoires, nous voyons que les désirs meurent lentement.
Le Clézio nos presenta 8 cuentos, fantasiosos sobre la vida cotidiana. Refleja la vida común y corriente con un toque jovial. Es la vida cotidiana vista desde la perspectiva de los niños, lo que hace que todo parezca bello, divertido, fantasioso e irreal. A medida que transcurren los cuentos, se observa que los deseos mueren poco a poco.

Es un texto tranquilo, fácil de leer. El libro más vendido de este autor, con más de 1 millón de copias.

the gift
in retrospect after reading short-stories in Fever, I decide that I should note the stories found that are very good, so they might be found in other collections. the one here, my definite favourite, is Daniel who has never seen the sea. in this story, Le Clezio captures for me the beauty, the desire, the pure emotions of the growing boy, and this is what matters, nothing else, nothing more.
They were ok. Mostly just not my thing, pretty New Age-y. This isn't necessarily bad in and of itself, but most of the stories didn't really gel for me, and their sentiment seemed a little forced (that could be a result of the translation, though.) However, the ones that did work, especially the title story, were great, and I'll still probably check out some of the writer's other works.
Basim Mahmoud
Jan 17, 2014 Basim Mahmoud rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, خراء

قرأت مندو
و لم أستطع إكمال باقي القصص
Colin Hogan
Feb 25, 2009 Colin Hogan rated it it was ok
I read these because I really enjoyed the last short story collection I read of Le Clezio's, but I don't know what it was this time. There were too many stories about the same theme over and over, and I got really tired really quickly. Whereas his other book was more honest and chilling, this sometimes came off as corny and too new-age. Not for me.
Le Clézio recrea un mundo indeterminado nunha paisaxe mediterránea ou desértica onde os nenos e adolescentes conectan coas formas máis básicas de vida, lonxe dos formalismos da sociedade e da educación pautada da escola. Acadan así unha maior comprensión do mundo, unha existencia máis plena en unión coa natureza.
Jun 04, 2012 A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: franceses
Los pequeños protagonistas de estas historias son "ellos y sus circunstancias" sin embargo enfrentan cada día con la mirada ingenua, optimista y rebelde de los niños.

Varias historias. Mondo y su forma de ver el mundo. Mondo y el mar. Una escritura pausada, bella y mística. Una voz para escuchar.
It was alright; in spite of different settings and plots, all of the stories seemed to be telling the same tale. (Maybe that was the purpose of the project, though.) "The Mountain of the Living God" was fantastic-- but other than that, I wasn't terribly moved.
Mahmoud Tawheed
Feb 11, 2013 Mahmoud Tawheed rated it liked it
لوكليزيو له مدرسة خاصة فى الكتابة ، يسهب فى الوصف و التفاصيل ، كما أن أسلوبه لايخلو من لغة شاعرية . المجموعة تتطلب قارىء نفسه طويل
Jan 14, 2013 Terry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: translation, fiction
Stories of children on the borderlines: lost children, homeless children, poor children.
Jan 08, 2014 Brad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french
These are the types I stories I hope to read to my children one day.
Jun 14, 2011 Meadow rated it liked it
I am technically reading the English translation.
Jul 20, 2009 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, better known as J.M.G. Le Clézio (born 13 April 1940) is a Franco-Mauritian novelist. The author of over forty works, he was awarded the 1963 Prix Renaudot for his novel Le Procès-Verbal (The Interrogation) and the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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“La nuit, tout sent bon", disait Mondo.
"C'est parce qu'on ne voit pas", disait Thi Chin.
"on sent mieux, et on entend mieux quand on ne voit pas".”
“Most people don't know how to ask the right questions. Mondo knew how to ask questions, just at the right time, when you weren't expecting it. People paused for a few seconds, they stopped thinking about themselves and their own business, they thought, and their eyes seemed to blur, because they remembered asking those questions themselves, long ago.” 3 likes
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