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Missing Person WINNER OF THENOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Winner of the Prix GoncourtIn this strange, elegant novel, winner of France s premier literary prize, Patrick Modiano portrays a man in pursuit of the identity he lost in the murky days of the Paris Occupation, the black hole of French memoryFor ten years Guy Roland has lived without a past His current life and name were given to him by his recently retired boss, Hutte, who welcomed him, a onetime client, into his detective agency Guy makes full use of Hutte s files directories, yearbooks, and papers of all kinds going back half a century but his leads are few Could he really be the person in that photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attach Or was he someone else, perhaps the disappeared scion of a prominent local family He interviews strangers and is tantalized by half clues until, at last, he grasps a thread that leads him through the maze of his own repressed experienceOn one level Missing Person is a detective thriller, a s film noir mix of smoky caf s, illegal passports, and insubstantial figures crossing bridges in the fog On another level, it is also a haunting meditation on the nature of the self Modiano s sparce, hypnotic prose, superbly translated by Daniel Weissbort, draws his readers into the intoxication of a rare literary experience Librarian s note See an alternate cover edition for this ISBN here


About the Author: Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano is a French language author and playwright and winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.He is a winner of the 1972 Grand prix du roman de l Acad mie fran aise, and the 1978 Prix Goncourt for his novel Rue des boutiques obscures.Modiano s parents met in occupied Paris during World War II and began a clandestine relationship Modiano s childhood took place in a unique atmosphere with an absent father of which he heard troubled stories of dealings with the Vichy regime and a Flemish actress mother who frequently toured His younger brother s sudden death also greatly influenced his writings.While he was at Henri IV lycee, he took geometry lessons from writer Raymond Queneau, who was a friend of Modiano s mother He entered the Sorbonne, but did not complete his studies.Queneau, the author of Zazie dans le m tro , introduced Modiano to the literary world via a cocktail party given by publishing house ditions Gallimard Modiano published his first novel, La Place de l toile , with Gallimard in 1968, after having read the manuscript to Raymond Queneau Starting that year, he did nothing but write.On September 12, 1970, Modiano married Dominique Zerhfuss I have a catastrophic souvenir of the day of our marriage It rained A real nightmare Our groomsmen were Queneau, who had mentored Patrick since his adolescence, and Malraux, a friend of my father They started to argue about Dubuffet, and it was like we were watching a tennis match That said, it would have been funny to have some photos, but the only person who had a camera forgot to bring a roll of film There is only one photo remaining of us, from behind and under an umbrella Interview with Elle, 6 October 2003 From their marriage came two girls, Zina 1974 and Marie 1978.Modiano has mentioned on Oct 9, 2014, during an interview with La Grande Librairie, that one of the books which had a great impact on his writing life was Le c ur est un chasseur solitaire The Heart is a Lonely Hunter , the first novel published by Carson McCullers in 1940 Arabic



10 thoughts on “Missing Person

  1. says:

    THIS AUTHOR IS THE WINNER OF THE 2014 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE I am nothing.Nothing but a pale shape, silhouetted that evening against the cafe terrace, waiting for the rain to stop Guy Roland does not know who he is His past has vanished behind a curtain of amnesia His made up name is


  2. says:

    Rue des boutiques obscures Missing Person, Patrick ModianoMissing Person French Rue des Boutiques Obscures is the sixth novel by French writer Patrick Modiano, published on 5 September 1978 In the same year it was awarded the Prix Goncourt The English translation by Daniel Weissbort was pu


  3. says:

    Here I am, writing from behind my proxy, protecting my identity.But who knows whether I do have one What if I were a multitude or a composite of anonymous voices Or what if my self was nothing but an entanglement of separate lifelines Could my identity be a broken prism of distorting mirrors


  4. says:

    Amnesia is a favourite mental disorder for those who exploit detective plots it at once provides a mystery and unlocks the wide open space for any manoeuvres.I am nothing Nothing but a pale shape, silhouetted that evening against the caf terrace, waiting for the rain to stop And the main hero


  5. says:

    I am nothing Finding a missing person is a challenge enough, but what if you, the person searching, happens to be looking for yourself Where the hell do you even begin in searching for the clues with no memories of the years gone by Delving into the past is obviously a good place to start, with


  6. says:

    Scraps, shreds have come to light as a result of my searches But then that is perhaps what a life amounts to. It seems fitting that a fog has just rolled in as I began writing here Fog, an essential element to the atmosphere of noir and the essence of Missing Person by 2014 s Nobel Prize of Liter


  7. says:

    I am nothing Nothing but a pale silhouette that evening, on the terrace of a caf The main protagonist of Rue des Boutiques obscures,we could as well call him Guy, suffers from amnesia He works at detective agency and after his boss retirement decides to learn the truth about himself With this end in


  8. says:

    Patrick Modiano, recent awardee of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2014, deserves his place among the greats After one novel, I m captivated What I love about him is his writing style It is quite similar to that of fellow Nobel laureates J.M Coetzee and Ernest Hemingway Modiano writes in a compact, rese


  9. says:

    Workin on mysteries without any clues Bob Seger Je ne suis rien I am nothing I am nothing Nothing but a pale shape, silhouetted that evening against the cafe terrace, waiting for the rain to stop Patrick Modiano was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2014 I had never heard of him before that Most


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