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The Most Beautiful Book in the World: Eight Novellas

The Most Beautiful Book in the World Eight Novellas One of Europe s most popular and best loved authors Eric Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his spirited buoyant style and enchanting stories that move effortlessly from the everyday to the

  • Title: The Most Beautiful Book in the World: Eight Novellas
  • Author: Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt Alison Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781933372747
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of Europe s most popular and best loved authors, Eric Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his spirited, buoyant style and enchanting stories that move effortlessly from the everyday to the fantastical The eight stories in this collection, his first to be published in English, represent some of his best writing and most imaginative storylines from the love stoOne of Europe s most popular and best loved authors, Eric Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his spirited, buoyant style and enchanting stories that move effortlessly from the everyday to the fantastical The eight stories in this collection, his first to be published in English, represent some of his best writing and most imaginative storylines from the love story between Balthazar, wealthy and successful author, and Odette, cashier at a supermarket, to the tale of a barefooted princess from the moving story of a group of female prisoners in a Soviet gulag to the entertaining portrait of a perennially disgruntled perfectionist Here are eight contemporary fables, populated by a cast of extravagant and affecting characters, about people in search of happiness Behind each story lies a simple, if elusive, truth happiness is often right in front of our eyes, though we may frequently be blind to it.

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    About Author

    1. Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt Alison Anderson says:
      A popular contemporary French author and dramatist, his plays are translated and staged in than 30 countries all over the world.He studied at the Lyc e du Parc in Lyon and was accepted at the famous cole normale sup rieure in Paris 1980 1985 , where he received a doctorate in philosophy As the theme for his dissertation, he chose Diderot and metaphysics He spent three years teaching in Cherbourg and at the university of Chamb ry.He is of Alsation extraction Both of his parents were physical education teachers Growing up under the influence of his parents atheist outlook, Schmitt eventually professed himself a Christian, after years of being an agnostic.Initially he became known as a scriptwriter for the stage His debut work, La nuit de Valognes , was produced a number of times in 1991 1992, both in France and abroad His breakthrough theatre work came with his second script, Le Visiteur , which won Moli re prizes for best author and best show in 1993.The following years were littered with theatrical successes such as Golden Joe 1995 , Variations nigmatiques 1996 , Le Libertin 1997 , Milarepa 1997 , Fr d rick ou Le Boulevard du Crime 1998 , H tel des deux mondes 1999 and Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran 1999.Schmitt covers a variety of themes in his work Golden Joe takes a look of the cynical attitudes to life of those involved in high finance In Variations nigmatiques , the author gives voice to two very different men, who discuss their own philosophies of life and love as it turns out, both were in love with the same woman Le Libertin is a historical drama about the life of philosopher Denis Diderot and a film version was released in 2000.In 2001, Schmitt was awarded the Grand Prix du th tre de l Acad mie Fran aise His plays have been performed in 35 countries and translated into many languages They show influences from Samuel Beckett, Jean Anouilh and Paul Claudel, among others.In addition to his plays, Schmitt has written a number of successful novels, including La Secte des go stes 1994 , Oscar et la dame rose 1999 , L vangile selon Pilate 2000 , La Part de l Autre 2001 , Lorsque j tais une uvre d art 2002 , L enfant de No 2004 , Ma vie avec Mozart 2005.World religions play an important role in Schmitt s writing In Le Cycle de l Invisible , Schmitt attempts a harmonization of religions and cultures Milarepa is the first issue in this series and depicts Tibetan Buddhism The second volume, Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran is dedicated to Sufism, a subset of Islam, also referencing Judaism Oscar et la dame rose the third volume concerns Christianity L enfant de No a comparison of Judaism and Christianity rounds off the series Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran English M Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran received the German prize for fiction in 2004 and a film version was produced in 2003, directed by Fran ois Dupeyron with Omar Sharif in the title role.Persian

    Comment 995 on “The Most Beautiful Book in the World: Eight Novellas

    1. Jacob says:
      This book.This book does NOTHING.I mean, the title was promising, and the woman on the cover seems to love the book she s reading, and Europa Editions seems to publish nice books seems to, at least I haven t had much luck with them yet , so I thought, well, maybeNope Didn t work Maybe my expectations were a bit too high, maybe I m reading too many other things at the moment and I wasted my time on this when I could have been reading Doris Lessing or Gertrude Stein Ack , maybe I m just losing int [...]

    2. Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly says:
      The reviews here are on opposite extremes from the 1 2 stars extremely annoying, does absolutely nothing, etc to the 4 5 stars excellently written, highly recommended , etc with a vast international audience who made reviews in English, Polish, French, German, Italian and perhaps a few other languages I don t recognize.This is not a full length novel but a collection of eight novellas or maybe eight short stories but longer than the usual, or eight novels much shorter than the usual So not tied [...]

    3. Elizabeth La Lettrice says:
      There are writers and there are storytellers Eric Emmanuel Schmitt is now on my list of storytellers.I loved this book so much that I didn t know how to put it into words Easily one of my favorite books this yearSo I read some reviews positive and negative just to get some outside perspective Here s what I came up with when I was done First of all, this is a collection of stories about women, most of which are narrated by women Unlike another book that I read recently that was narrated by a wome [...]

    4. Erma Odrach says:
      The 8 stories, written in simple prose, are all stories about women women dealing with heartbreak, love affairs, death, dementia In The Intruder , an elderly journalist, Odile, living alone in an apartment, keeps seeing an old lady She calls out to her, What are you doing in my house How did you get in When she phones the police and they arrive, there is no one there Was Odile s mind playing tricks on her It s a very sad story The Forgery is about an aging mistress left abandoned by her lover in [...]

    5. Pio says:
      Th t k di u khi t i c c h i c c m t quy n s ch tuy t v i trong m t th i i m c ng th ng nh th n y N x ng ng c c l i t nh t m i n m m t l n, v l m t ng i b n ng h nh th v cho b t k ai ang i t m h nh ph c.

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    7. Anne-Sophie says:
      spoiler dans la suite Forc ment, je n aurais pas du lire ce livre au moment de ma vie o je d couvre que le sexisme ordinaire est partout L , j ai t servie Le pire est dans la derni re nouvelle, celles sur les prisonni res Dans tous les histoires de prisonniers que j ai pu lire jusque l , le h ros tente de s enfuir et il r ussit d ailleurs Ici non, les femmes souhaitent juste crire leurs enfants pour s excuser d tre en prison En effet, elles se sont battues pour leurs convictions dans un r gime s [...]

    8. Ahmad Sharabiani says:
      Odette Toulemonde et autres histoires, ric Emmanuel Schmitt 1386 141 9789643416997 1388 1392 1392 146 9786001196911 1388 152 9789642431212

    9. Rowena says:
      I could hardly put this book down what a great storyteller Schmitt is All the stories featured women who were dealing with different things in their lives loves, death, dementia, disappointments, etc , and their stories truly fascinated me.

    10. Shannon (Giraffe Days) says:
      Wanda Winnipeg is a beautiful, rich, demanding woman who s made a successful career out of marrying rich men and then divorcing them But what happens when she sees her first lover on the beach, now an old man and a failure of a painter H l ne likes everything just so, including her men, but has never been satisfied with what she s got including her man It is only after she loses something she didn t realise was so important to her, that she learns about the beauty of imperfection But is it too l [...]

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    12. Teresa says:
      The lack of subtlety in these stories is just not to my taste The penultimate story seems very self serving, as if the author is both answering his own literary critics and perhaps also trying to feed the romantic fantasies of his female readership, which come to think of it might be what most of these stories try to do There were several stories I didn t intend to finish, but I went back and did so, because this was the last unread book I had in my backpack while on sleepless flights the end of [...]

    13. Lucie Tobin says:
      4.5 5 J ai ador ces petites histoires qui explorent la psychologie f minine L auteur a une tr s belle criture et a su me surprendre parfois Je pense que j irai relire quelques unes de ces nouvelles, juste pour retrouver les ambiances qui m ont marqu e Je recommande ce recueil ceux qui cherche de la l g ret , du contemporain et de l motion.Ma chronique lecturesetcie 201

    14. Alina says:
      3.5 A collection of 8 stories, some of them pretty good, some not so much.

    15. Gabriela says:
      8 stories about happiness and how one should not look too far away to find it, happiness is in front of your eyes and these imaginative stories portray it too well I enjoyed the simple style, the forward way of characters, the somewhat unbelievable happenings, yet down to earth A mixture of feelings cannot tell how this book made me feel.

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