Fever

If you really want to know, I’d rather not have been born at all. I find life very tiring. The thing’s done now, of course, and I can’t alter it. But there will always be this regret at the back of my mind, I shall never quite be able to get rid of it, and it will spoil everything. The thing to do now is to grow old quickly, to eat up the years as fast as possible, looking neither right nor left.When a book begins with the above...

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Wandering Star

Wandering Star tells two discrete stories of two young girls, one Jewish and one Palestinian, who meet once briefly by chance. Their stories are connected by substance, rather than plot. Each is a wandering star in search of a homeland—Esther escaping the Nazi Holocaust, and Nejma, who experiences the horrors of life in the camps. Yet through this novel of dark times and human suffering, affirmation shines as the characters...

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Raga, Approche Du Continent Invisible

Sakit okeanda minlərlə ada yerləşir. Bu adalardan Melaneziya adalar qrupuna daxil olan Yeni Hebrid ada­­sı, sonradan Vanuatu adı alaraq 1980-ci ildə müs­tə­qillik əldə etmişdir. Arxipelağın mirvari ada­ların­dan biri də Pentekost adasıdır, yerli əhali adaya “Ra­qa” deyir. Əsərin...

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Ourania

"Όταν κατάλαβα ότι ο Μάριο ήταν νεκρός, θυµήθηκα όλες τις λεπτοµέρειες. Οι άνθρωποι τα...

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Voyage a Rodrigues

En écrivant Le chercheur d'or, J.M.G. Le Clézio s'était inspiré d'aventures vécues par son grand-père. Dans ce Journal, Le Clézio raconte son voyage vers l'île Rodrigues sur les traces de son grand-père et de la légende qu'il a laissée.«Ai-je vraiment cherché quelque chose ? J'ai bien sûr soulevé quelques pierres, sondé la base de la falaise ouest, à l'aplomb des...

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The Round and Other Cold Hard Facts

Set largely in locations near the French Riviera, these eleven short stories depict the harsh realities of life for the less-privileged inhabitants of this very privileged region. Distinguished French writer J. M. G. Le Clézio lends his voice to the dispossessed and explores his familiar themes of alienation, immigration, poverty, violence, indifference, the loss of beauty, and the betrayal of innocence.In one story an adolescent...

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