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El africano

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Todo ser humano es el resultado de un padre y de una madre. Se puede no reconocerlos, no quererlos, se puede dudar de ellos. Pero están allí, con su cara, sus actitudes, sus modales y sus manías, sus ilusiones, sus esperanzas, la forma de sus manos y de los dedos del pie, el color de sus ojos y de su pelo, su manera de hablar, sus pensamientos, probablemente la edad de su ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Adriana Hidalgo Editora (first published 2004)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
L'Africain = The African, Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هجدهم ماه نوامبر سال 2006 میلادی
عنوان: آفریقایی ؛ نویسنده: ژان - ماری گوستاو لو کلزیو؛ مترجم: آزیتا همپارتیان؛ تهران، نیلوفر، 1387، 116 ص، شابک: 9789644483301؛ موضوع: سرگذشتنامه ژان ماری گوستاو لوکلزیو 1940 م - سیر و سیاحت نیجریه، قرن 21م
در سال 1387 با ترجمه آناهیتا تدین، انتشارات روزگار ، در 149 ص
هر انسانی حاصل یک پدر و مادر است. میشود نشناختشان، دوستشان نداشت، میشود به آنها شک کرد. اما آنها اینجایند، با چهره هاشان، حالاتشان،
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Sidharth Vardhan
There are some juicy bits in this really short memoir of the Nobel laureate of his childhood spent in Colonial Africa but nothing memorable. I guess best writers of fiction struggle to write about truth, that is why their memoirs are so unimpressive - first Coetzee and now Clezio.
Mohammad
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
هیجان کشف آفریقا از دید کودکی هشت ساله.واقعی ترین آفریقایی که تا به حال دیده بودم، واقعی تر از آفریقای نمایش داده شده در فیلم ها و مستندها.لوکلزیو حدود پنجاه سال به عقب باز میگردد تا پدر آفریقایی شدهاش را بفهمد و درک کند
ترجمه آنقدر بد بود که در بعضی موارد با چند بار خواندن هم نتوانستم متوجه منظور نویسنده بشوم.افسوس
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Joanka
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Once in a while I like reading a memoir written on a verge of poetry or just in a language so pretty it is more important than the actual content. Usually the central figure of the memories is one of the parents and I enjoy a portrait where love and fascination blends with all the regret, problems, bitterness and grudges. This is “The African” for me, a complex and yet short and impressionist history of the author’s father, a doctor who bounded his life with Africa in the dramatic time of wars ...more
Roya Shakeri
هر انساني حاصل يك پدر و مادر است. مي شود نشناختشان، دوستشان نداشت، مي شود به آنها شك كرد. اما آن ها اينجايند، با چهره هاشان، حالاتشان، عادات و وسواسشان، توهم هاشان، اميدهاشان، شكل دست ها و انگشتانشان، رنگ چشم ها و موهاشان، طرز حرف زدنشان، افكارشان، شايد سنشان هنگام مرگ، تمام اين ها در درون ما رخ داده است.

ترجمه بسيار بسيار ضعيف كتاب چند باري از خواندن منصرفم كرد و بي شك اگر ترجمه اي ديگر از كتاب بشود آن را خواهم خواند تا از لذت بخشهاي بسياري كه از ضعف ترجمه بي آن كه بدانم چه شده از آن گذشتم
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Laura Florand
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written memoir that looks at identity, colonialism, and a man's effort to understand the father he never understood as a boy.
Alireza
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
در انتهای کتاب -به رسم همه کتابهایی که نویسنده برای خواننده فارسی زبان ناشناختهتر است و مترجم مقالهای یا مصاحبهای از نویسنده را پیوست میکن- و در مصاحبهای نویسنده میگوید من ارتباطم با جهان را مینویسم. سعی در مکاشفه خودم از طریق این ارتباط با پیرامونم دارم و حرفهایی دیگر با این مضمون. حالا برای منی که سخت در حال کشف خودم و پیرامون خودم هستم، میتوانید تصور کنید که برخورد به این کتاب و شیوه و نگرش نویسنده چقدر برایم جالب و جذاب بود. از اینها که بگذرم نویسنده با وجود اینکه خودش میگوید که اینها ...more
ilona
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Topla autobiografska priča u kojoj su glavni likovi piščev otac i Afrika, oboje predstavljeni na poetičan način pun ljubavi.
مِستر کثافت اسکیزوفرنی
کتاب حس جالبی داره و زیباست
Peregrino
Dec 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008
Da gusto leer a este autor y se comprende fácilmente el porqué ha logrado los galardones que jalonan su carrera, y especialmente el último Premio Nóbel.

Breve ensayo en el que se nos describe la vida del padre del autor, un médico que, probablemente marcado por su infancia, se rebela ante lo que parece ser una vida acomodada como médico gris en algún hospital de suburbio en Inglaterra, para dedicar su vida a curar en Africa. "Africa es más cuerpo que cara" dirá en algún momento del ensayo, y eso
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Mohammad Ali
پیش از هر چیز تاسف می خورم برای ترجمه. واقعا ترجمه کار رو مشکل می کرد و بخش های فراوانی بود که باید بدون فهم می گذشتی ازشان.
اما جدای از این رویه ی آزار دهنده بسیار جذاب و تکان دهنده بود این اثر و گویی روح زندگی جریان داشت در تک تک سطورش، روح آزادی، و روح سرگردانی و تعلق.
حیث واقع گو و زندگی نوشت گونه بودنش می افزود به این افسون و گره می زد خواننده را به داستان عجیب آن پدر و این پسر آفریقایی...
Tim
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-french
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Wow, I'm not a big fan of biographies or memoirs, but this short autobiographical essay really impressed me.

It really surprised me the insight of the author as an alienated child who is able to get into the mind of his father, understanding his motivations, his fears, joys and choices that made him what he is, and what he became.

Le Clézio is a great observer and I really enjoyed the reconstruction he made of Africa of his childhood and it's people, and this huge opposition between
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Rob
This is an exceedingly well-written little memoir in which Le Clezio, then in his 60s and just a few years away from being awarded the Nobel Prize, decided to muse on his relationship with Africa and his father, inextricably and symbiotically linked in the writer's formative years. He recalls his time as a child in Nigeria and how all the human reality of Africa, its nakedness and wounds and smiles, clashed so deeply with the hidden or veiled truths and polite fictions of his French years. As a ...more
Agnes elle
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Admito a minha eterna e incondicional Paixão por África. Sobretudo a chamada Subsariana, incluo o deserto do Sahaara e parte do Magrebe. A energia e vibrações em constante apelo, invadem-me e permanecem no corpo, sentidos e alma. Faz parte de mim!

Le Clézio traduz magnificamente esta África, numa escrita depurada, real, poética, sentida, lírica, concisa, por vezes chocante, melancólica ___ suporte fotográfico realizado pelo pai e a sua Laika.
L'Africain é uma dupla homenagem ao Pai e a África .
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Gláucia Renata
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Essa novela de cunho auto biográfico é uma terna e comovente homenagem do autor a seu pai, um médico inglês que dedica sua vida a um ideal de liberdade e amor a África, sacrificando conforto e aconchego familiar. Vejo esse livro como uma espécie de testemunho, onde o autor demonstra que depois de muitos anos, pode compreender quem foi seu pai, até então um completo e austero estranho. Comovente de forma sutil, sem ser piegas em momento algum.

"E é então que eu pai descobre, depois de todos
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Tuck
le clezio won nobel prize in 2008, i believe. his fiction is detailed meditations on what it mean to be a human while using place to explain.
he has done the same thing writing about his family and his dad specially (and of course himself probably more so) living in what is now nigeria and cameroon.
his da was a pretty harsh dude, but also embittered by seemingly lack of progress in colonies, lack of compassion, lack of truth-telling, lack owing up,
his boy observed very well his father;s
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Shaimaa Ali
الفكرة عن هذا الأب الذى كره بريطانيا وفرنسا الإستعماريتين وأحب أفريقيا حتى لم يعد له لقباً عند ابنه الا : الإفريقى
اللغة عذبة والتفاصيل مليئة بالشجن .. وان عابها تشتت الأفكار والترجمة غير الموفقة
metaphor
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am forever yearning to go back to Africa, to my childhood memory. To the source of my feelings, to that which molded my character. The world changes, it’s true, and the boy who is standing over there on the plain amidst the tall grasses in the hot breath of wind bearing the odors of the savannah, the shrill sound of the forest, the boy feeling the dampness of the sky and the clouds upon his lips, that boy is so far from me that no story, no journey will ever make it possible for me to reach ...more
L.S.
Nov 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009
Cred ca Anca va fi incantata sa citeasca aceasta carticica, despre Africa, africani si copaci. De remarcat si propozitia de la pag. xx "Am plecat in Africa si am schimbat lumea". Do that!

Carticica este uimitoare, constituind o lectura aparent simpla. Am fost uimit de multele planuri pe care se desfasoara aceasta biografie(?): copilaria autorului plecat in Africa sa-si intalneasca tatal care era medic, biografia tatalui, istoria tumultoasa a unor tari africane, sentimentele anti-colonialiste,
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الأفريقي

أول قراءة للنوبلي الفرنسي لوكليزو، وقد صادف – فقد سحبتها من رفوف مكتبتي بلا أي تدقيق – أنها مذكرات عن والده – وهو الذي يشير له بالأفريقي حيث عاش أغلب حياته في أفريقيا وتأثر كثيراً بثقافتها -، وعن طفولته هو في أفريقيا عندما انتقل مع والدته وأخيه ليعيشا هناك لفترة بعد الحرب، حيث جرب العيش حراً طليقاً في السافانا.
Sergio
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A hipnotizante paisagem africana junto a uma narrativa agradável e fluída torna este livro uma passagem para uma dimensão de sensações prazerosas e ricas de uma vivência única.
Violeta Petrovska
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, books-i-own, slovo
Ми ја задоволи страста....овој Африканецот!!!
David R. Godine
Le Clézio is ever the master at rendering existence at the level of sensation with a daring and admirable freshness of language.
—Peter Brooks, New York Times

For many years now, the publishing house of David R. Godine has been producing some of the most attractive books of our time. Witness this little volume of reminiscences by J.M.G. Le Clézio, the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature. [...] Apart from award-winning novels, starting with The Interrogation, J.M.G. Le Clézio has
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Sandra
Jan 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: francia
Un coacervo di ricordi, che danno l’impressione di essere stati scritti di getto, senza ordine logico, dell’infanzia africana dello scrittore: così posso descrivere questo romanzo. Il fine è ricostruire la figura paterna, l’africano, un medico originario delle isole Mauritius che ha lasciato l’Europa per esercitare la professione di specialista in malattie tropicali in Africa, vivendoci fino alla pensione, prima in Camerun, poi in Nigeria. Lì si è fatto raggiungere, dopo la seconda guerra ...more
Luis Rolando
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Termino este libro de LeClezio justo unos minutos antes de aterrizar en Africa.
La lectura es imposible de dejar. Hay una tremenda nostalgia de lo cotidiano, de lo simple, que a la vez es exótico y maravilloso. Una forma de vivir África a través de la vivencia infantil y de la historia/testimonio de un padre ausente.
Sentí la raíz de Africa, en la pluma de alguien que se debate en la duda del origen, de la identidad. Las imágenes que acompañan la remembranza agregan esa forma de recordar que se
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Liviu
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For once a Le Clezio English translation that works and captures the lyrical but also realistic prose of the author; a (very) short autobiography dealing especially with the author sojourn in Africa from age 8 (after the war in 1948 meeting his father for the first time really as he, a doctor in the English colonial service - as Mauritius the ancestral island of his French extraction father was under English rule - was separated by the war from his mother in occupied France where she went to ...more
Alberto
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Este libro me fue recomendado como continuación de una línea que empieza en Camus (El primer hombre)y pasa por Coetzee (Infancia). No ha producido en mi la impresión de los otros dos (sobre todo el de Coetzee), aunque sí resulta un libro muy evocador y de buena lectura.
Silvia
Nov 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uma boa surpresa numa madrugada de insonia. Incrivel como em tao poucas paginas Le Clezio consegue falar em profundidade sobre pais e filhos, encontros e partidas, exodo, guerras, colonialismo, depressao, africa... Ja preciso ler de novo pra ver se nao deixei escapar nada.
Salome Berechikidze
აფრიკამ ლე კლეზიოს მოძრაობის, ფიქრის და ემოციის იმგვარი თავისუფლება მიანიჭა, როგორიც მას შემდეგ არასდროს ქონია და ოგაჟაში გატარებული 2წლიანი ცხოვრების გარეშე იგი ვერასდროს იქცეოდა იმ ადამიანად, რომელიც არის.
ვფიქრობდი ლიტერატურის რომელ ჟანრს შეიძლება უფრო მეტად მიეკუთვნოს "აფრიკელი", თუმცა იგი უდაოდ ემოციების წიგნია. არის ისტორია, არის პოლიტიკა, არ არის კონკრეტული თავგადასავალი, მაგრამ ყველაზე მეტად არიან ორნი, ლე კლეზიო და მამამისი, ნამდვილი აფრიკელი, რომელთაც აფრიკამ ცივილიზაციისა და
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Rezvan
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
نمیخواهم از حس سرزمینهای دور بگویم، بچهها با این عادت زشت مطلقا بیگانهاند، نه به این دلیل که از ورای ادمها و اشیاء میبینند، بلکه فقط خودِ آنها را میبینند، یک درخت، یک چاله، یکستون مورچهی معمار، بچههای شیطان در پی بازی، پیرمردی با نگاه کمسو، کوچهای در دهکدهای آفریقایی هنگام بازار روز، همهی اینها تمام پیرمردها، تمام کوچهها، تمام درختها و تمام مورچهها بودند. این گنج برای همیشه در عمق وجودم زنده است، نمیتوان بیرونش کشید، بیش از آنکه از جنس خاطرات ساده باشد از جنس یقین است.
اکنون با نوشتن است که آن
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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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