[Epub] ➛ Compass ➜ Mathias Énard – Airdomains.co.uk

Compass As Night Falls Over Vienna, Franz Ritter, An Insomniac Musicologist, Takes To His Sickbed With An Unspecified Illness And Spends A Restless Night Drifting Between Dreams And Memories, Revisiting The Important Chapters Of His Life His Ongoing Fascination With The Middle East And His Numerous Travels To Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, And Tehran, As Well As The Various Writers, Artists, Musicians, Academics, Orientalists, And Explorers Who Populate This Vast Dreamscape At The Center Of These Memories Is His Elusive Love, Sarah, A Fiercely Intelligent French Scholar Caught In The Intricate Tension Between Europe And The Middle EastWith Exhilarating Prose And Sweeping Erudition, Mathias Nard Pulls Astonishing Elements From Disparate Sources Nineteenth Century Composers And Esoteric Orientalists, Balzac And Agatha Christie And Binds Them Together In A Most Magical Way


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10 thoughts on “Compass

  1. says:

    Finished this finally, unintentionally in the perfect way, reading from three to five in the morning when I couldn t sleep It s the perfect way to finish because this is an insomniac s diary, orso, its conceit involves an Austrian insomniac s cognitive perambulations in bed in Vienna as he makes his way, only ordered by the increasingly late hour, through the occidental experience of alterity the novel s keyword in the orien...

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    Now on the outstanding longlist for the 2017 Republic of Consciousness Prize for gorgeous prose and hardcore literary fiction from small, independent presses In Germany they impose the Scriptures on you in the back of the bedside table drawer, in Muslim countries they stick a little compass for you into the wood of the bed, or they draw a wind rose marking the direction of Mecca on the desk, compass and wind rose that can indeed serve to locate the Arabian Penisula, but also, if you re so in Now on the outstanding longlist for the 2017 Republic of Consciousness Prize for gorg...

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    We Europeans see them with the horror of otherness but this otherness is just as terrifying for an Iraqi or a Yemenite Even what we reject, what we hate, emerges in this common imaginal world What we identify in these atrocious decapitations as other , different , Oriental , is just as other , different , and Oriental for an ...

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    I remembered the beginning of Salammb C tait Megara, faubourg de Carthage, dans le jardin d Hamilcar In only one sentence, I live in the Mysterious Orient, there is the color, the scent, the wet suffocating heat in french we name it touffeur of the luxuriant vegetation I was already in love with Salammb.I did not want to read this book It belongs to the short list for the Goncourt Prize then which the best french book Laurent Binet has been eliminated.And I read the beginning of t I remembered the beginning of Salammb C tait Megara, faubourg de Carthage, dans le jardin d Hamilcar In only one sentence, I live in the Mysterious Orient, there is the color, the scent, the wet suffocating heat in french we name it touffeur of the luxuriant vegetation I was already in love with Salammb.I did not want to read this book It belongs to the short list for the Goncourt Prize then which the best french book Laurent Binet has been eliminated.And I read the beginning of this novel in the bookseller There is a brilliant text on Sadegh Hedayat Enard compares him to Kafka and it is well seen So I decided to read it.Pitch An austrian musicol...

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    I mille e un OrienteVincitore nel 2015 del prestigioso premio letterario francese Goncourt, Bussola non un romanzo di facile recensione Che cosa racconta Una storia d a, anzi due storie d a prima di tutto, quella tra una donna e un uomo, due orientalisti che per anni s incontrano, fuggono e s inseguono tra Europa, Turchia, Siria e Iran sullo sfondo, superba e affascinante cornice, la seconda storia d a che per gran parte del libro sembra offuscare la prima quella tra Occident I mille e un OrienteVincitore nel 2015 del prestigioso premio letterario francese Goncourt, Bussola non un romanzo di facile recensione Che cosa racconta Una storia d a, anzi due storie d a prima di tutto, quella tra una donna e un uomo, due orientalisti che per anni s incontrano, fuggono e s inseguono tra Eu...

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    nard has written a masterwork, a long meditation on the Other, as embodied in his two main characters and their lifelong study of the idea and reality of the Orient and the West The entire work consists of the reminiscences of insomniac, fiftyish Franz over one night as he wrestles with the knowledge that he has a fatal disease and has failed in a lifelong attempt to win Sarah, the object of his obsession The irony, we come to see, is that despite his long academic meditations on the ne nard has written a masterwork, a long meditation on the Other, as embodied in his two main characters and their lifelong study of the idea and reality of the Orient and the West The entire work consists of the reminiscences of insomniac, fiftyish Franz over one night as he wrestles with the knowledge that he has a fatal disease and has failed in a lifelong attempt to win Sarah, the object of his obsession The irony, we come to see, is that despite his long academic meditations on the necessity of recognizing the self in the other, Orient in Occident and vice versa, he is so self absorbed that he misses every chance to hear Sarah and to respond to her alterity, to absorb her being into himself and become vulnerable to her Sarah, a very successful academic, has her own weaknesses, a steely ambition and shell that prevent her from being honest with him Their story is interwoven integrally over the period of about twenty five ...

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    Compass takes place over the course of one, long night during which Franz Ritter, a Viennese musicologist, suffers from a terrible bout of insomnia The symptoms from his recently diagnosed illness, the memories of an unrequited love, and the dissatisfaction at his mediocre academic career all contribute to his sleepless night Instead of chapters, nard uses time stamps to denote the hours that are slowly ticking away as Franz runs through years of memories Sarah, a French Academic with whom F Compass takes place over the course of one, long night during which Franz Ritter, a Viennese musicologist, suffers from a terrible bout of insomnia The symptoms from his recently diagnosed illness, the memories of an unrequited love, and the dissatisfaction at his mediocre academic career all contribute to his sleepless night Instead of chapters, nard uses time stamps to denote the hours that are slowly ticking awa...

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    RE VISITED NOT FULLY RE READ SEE COMMENTS BELOW DUE TO ITS LONGLISTING FOR THE REPUBLIC OF CONSCIOUSNESS PRIZE Fitzcarraldo Editions is an independent publisher their words specialising in contemporary fiction and long form essays it focuses on ambitious, imaginative and innovative writing, both in translation and in the English languageTheir novels are my words distinctively and beautifully styled, with plain, deep blue covers and a French flap style And that serves as som RE VISITED NOT FULLY RE READ SEE COMMENTS BELOW DUE TO ITS LONGLISTING FOR THE REPUBLIC OF CONSCIOUSNESS PRIZE Fitzcarraldo Editions is an independent publisher their words specialising in contemporary fiction and long form essays it focuses on ambitious, imaginative and innovative writing, both in translation and in the English languageTheir novels are my words distinctively and beautifully styled, with plain, deep blue covers and a French flap style And that serves as something of an introduction to this novel distinctive, at times beautiful styled, but also very French a winner of the Prix Goncourt, the most prestigious French literary prize but perhaps a novel less designed obviously appealing to non French speaking literary tastes it was shortlisted for but did not win the 2017 Man Book...

  10. says:

    I made a start on this book several months ago when it was long listed for the Man Booker International prize I gave up after a third of the book because I felt like I was being tortured by being force fed Wikipedia articles.This time, I stuck with it and made it to 100%.I m not at all sure what it is I want to say about this book, so I took the unusual for me step of looking at some other reviews before writing my own There ar...

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