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|Titre :||My life as a Russian novel : a memoir|
|Auteurs :||Emmanuel Carrère|
|Type de document :||texte imprimé|
|Editeur :||Picador, 2007|
|Format :||276 p.|
|Index. décimale :||ROM (Romans / Novels)|
In work after work, the critically acclaimed author Emmanuel Carrère has trained his unblinking gaze on the lives of others as they fight a losing battle with that most fearsome of adversariesthe self. Now, determined to escape the bleak visions of his narratives, he takes on a film project in the heart of Russia while also embarking on a new love affair back home in Paris. But soon enough, the diversion he seeks eludes him, intimacy proves too arduous, and Carrv®re is left peering into the dark mirror of his own life.
Set in Paris and Kotelnich, a small post-Soviet town, My Life as a Russian Novel traces Carrère's pursuit of two obsessionsthe disappearance of his Russian grandfather and his erotic fascination with a woman he loves but cannot keep from destroying. In prose that is elegant and passionate, Carrère weaves the strands of his story into a travelogue of a journey inward. Road trip, confession, erotic tour de forcethis fearless reckoning illuminates the schemes we devise to evade ourselves and the inevitable payment they exact.
|Author's country of origin (fiction/CDs/movies) :||Russia|