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Annie Ernaux's father died exactly two months after she passed her practical examination for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his labor, Ernaux's father had grown into a hard, practical man who showed his family little affection. Narrating his slow ascent towards material comfort, Ernaux's cold observation reveals the shame th ...more
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Published June 5th 2012 by Seven Stories Press (first published 1983)
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Orsodimondo
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, francia
L’AMORE SEPARATO
L’amore separato è quello tra padre e figlia: se ne parla nella seconda metà di questo breve memoir, quando la giovane ha raggiunto un’età che dovrebbe avvicinarla all’adulto e invece si accorge che non hanno più niente da dirsi, quando la figlia comprende che per lei il padre non può più fare nulla. Le sue parole e le sue idee non erano quelle che circolavano nelle lezioni di letteratura o di filosofia, nei soggiorni con i divani di velluto rosso dei miei compagni di classe, Ann
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Huda Aweys
و إن كان ثمة تحرر عبر الكتابة ، فهو ليس في الكتابة ذاتها بل في هذه المشاركة مع أناس مجهولين في تجربة مشتركة

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المكان .. المكان الاجتماعي
و تخطي الحواجز الاجتماعيه الوهميه .. الفلاح ممكن يغير مكانه و يبقى عامل .. و بعدها تانى ممكن يغير مكانه و يبقى تاجر (برجوازي) يعني :) .. ، ممكن كمان بعدها يتعلم و يصبح احد افراد البرجوازية المثقفة ! .. و بخطوة كمان يبقى من افراد الطبقة الأرستقراطية !!
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الانسان .. الكيان البشري .. معجزة .. ماهواش نمط ثابت
و بامكانه التغير دايما و تخطي .. حتى الحواجز النفسية
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Sawsan
May 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
جزء صغير من حياة الكاتبة الفرنسية آني إرنو
بعد وفاة والدها تبدأ في الكتابة عن حياته البسيطة الفقيرة والشاقة
علاقتها به وانفصالها عن عالمه وابتعادها عنه بالدراسة والقراءة والعمل
السرد بسيط, لكن الجميل أنها تُعيد اكتشاف ما بداخلها من ذكريات ومشاعر وألم
تقول الكاتبة في المقدمة" هذا الكتاب وُلد من وجع, وجع آتاني فترة المراهقة, عندما قادتني المتابعة المستمرة للدراسة, إلى الابتعاد عن أبي العامل السابق ومالك البقالة"
mark monday
these french writers and their fragile lives enclosed in steely armour. the cliche is Passion but my experience has been Passionless Renderings of Puppet Lives. intellectual, tres intellectual. Ernaux does write beautifully. she also writes like the Queen of Insects, studying her insect kingdom, watching and reporting on their movements, their scurrying, their little lives. how can such a good writer be a writer who leaves me so cold? still, the style is compelling if not particularly moving. Sp ...more
Cosimo
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il mio primo mondo

“Mi portava da casa a scuola sulla sua bicicletta. Traghettatore tra due sponde, con la pioggia e con il sole. Forse il suo più grande motivo di orgoglio, o persino la giustificazione della sua esistenza: che io appartenessi a quel mondo che l'aveva disdegnato”.

Normandia, un padre contadino, operaio, commerciante. La madre al suo fianco. La figlia scrive con memoria onesta e elegante essenza verbale. Riesce a emozionare, a trasmettere la percezione di quel legame intimo e poeti
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Fionnuala
This is brave and beautiful writing but...
The author grieves for her dead father by assembling words on paper, words which slowly take the form of a portrait of the father from his childhood at the turn of the twentieth century, through his years as a farm labourer, as a factory worker and eventually as the proprietor of a little café cum grocery shop on the edge of a small town in Normandy. Like many of his generation, he wished for a better life for his daughter and hoped that she would get th
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Marcello S
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oggi ho comprato delle scarpe che inseguivo da un po’.
Bello contento vado in libreria. Volevo prendere “Gli anni” (sempre della Ernaux).
Sono convinto sia fantastico ma le prime due pagine mi hanno infastidito un po’.
Non era la sua giornata.
A fianco c’era “Il posto”. Le prime quattro pagine mi son sembrate impeccabili. Preso.

Breve e abbastanza spettacolare.
Scrittura piana, precisa. Che non cerca di sorprenderti ma alla fine lo fa uguale.
La storia di un padre (ma più in generale di una famigl
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jana
Jan 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read_2012
رواية غنيّة.
ومفتوحة على أكثر من حالة تدور حول فكرة قريبة من إنسانيّة الأدب. رغم أن الكاتبة ليست على مستوى عالٍ من اللغة ولا تملك ثراء مفردات وأسلوب إلّا أنها نجحت بتميّز, لها أسلوب متفرّد لا يتبعه الكثيرون خصوصًا من الفرنسيين.
التخييل الذاتي, والكتابة التي تخوضها كأنها معركة بينها وبين نفسها, ومن أجل نفسها أيضًا. كتابتها لا تعتمد على المفردات الأدبية وجمالية التصوير إنما هي تفريغ عن النفس في أغلب الأحوال, اعترافات ذاتيّة تسحب معها كل الترسبّات داخلها,
تتعامل مع الكتابة كحالة علاجيّة داخل إطار الق
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فهد الفهد
المكان

عن والدها تكتب آني أرنو، بعدما كتبت عن والدتها في (امرأة) وعن عشقها في (عشق بسيط)، ببساطة وبقدرة مميزة على التقاط اللحظات الأهم، على التقاط المشاعر التي كانت تغمر البيت، وخاصة كفاح والديها أثناء وما بعد الحرب العالمية.
Huy
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
cuốn sách gây ấn tượng bởi sự giản dị và đi vào lòng tôi bởi sự chân thành, tình yêu của người con gái đối với bố nhưng lại cứ tỏ ra dửng dưng, chối bỏ tình cảm ấy. Nếu không có tình yêu, làm sao có thể có những quan sát tỉ mỉ và thấu hiểu như thế?
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Annie Ernaux is a French writer.

She won the Prix Renaudot in 1984 for her book La Place, an autobiographical narrative focusing on her relationship with her father and her experiences growing up in a small town in France, and her subsequent process of moving into adulthood and away from her parents' place of origin.
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“J'ai glissé dans cette moitié du monde pour laquelle l'autre n'est qu'un décor.” 2 likes
“Puisque la maîtresse me "reprenait", plus tard j'ai voulu reprendre mon père, lui annoncer que "se parterrer" ou "quart moins d'onze heures" n'existaient pas. Il est entré dans une violente colère. Une autre fois : "Comment voulez-vous que je ne me fasse pas reprendre, si vous parlez mal tout le temps!" Je pleurais. Il était malheureux. Tout ce qui touche au langage est dans mon souvenir motif de rancœur et de chicanes douloureuses, bien plus que l'argent.” 0 likes
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