Mathias Énard


Born
in Niort, France
January 11, 1972

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French fiction author. He mainly writes novels with Arabic themes. At university he studied Arabic and Persian. In 2000 he moved to Barcelona (Spain), where he writes all his works.
His first novel was La Perfection du tir, released in 2003. Two more books were released before his first success, Zone, appeared in 2008. This book, written as a single sentence that continues along more than 500 pages, is an internal monologue of an ex veteran from the war between Israel and Palestine.

His next oeuvre was an even a greater success: Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants, a historical novel where Enard talks about the true experience of Michelangelo Buonarroti in Constantinople (Istanbul).

In 2012 he published with Actes Sud Rue des voleu
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Street of Thieves

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L'Alcool et la Nostalgie

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La Perfection du tir

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Remontando el Orinoco

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“A pošto su to deca, pričaj im o bitkama
i kraljevima, đavolima, slonovima i
anđelima, ali ne zaboravi da im pričaš
o ljubavi i sličnim stvarima.

(epigraf, Radjard Kipling - Životna smetnja)”
Mathias Énard, Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants
tags: ljubav

“Night does not communicate with the day. It burns up in it. Night is carried to the stake at dawn. And its people along with it—the drinkers, the poets, the lovers. We are a people of the banished, of the condemned.”
Mathias Énard, Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants

“Beauty comes from abandoning the refuge of the old forms for the uncertainty of the present.”
Mathias Énard, Parle-leur de batailles, de rois et d'éléphants

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