The World More Or Less #2020

The World More Or Less Jean Rouaud The World More Or Less Jean Rouaud s power to evoke the past is incandescent His first two universally acclaimed novels Fields of Glory Remarkable New York Times Irresistible Boston Globe and Of illustrious Men Amazing Phi

  • Title: The World More Or Less
  • Author: Jean Rouaud
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  • Page: 254
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  • The World More Or Less Jean Rouaud Jean Rouaud s power to evoke the past is incandescent His first two universally acclaimed novels, Fields of Glory Remarkable New York Times Irresistible Boston Globe and Of illustrious Men Amazing Philadelphia Inquirer A lovingly written book New York Times , proved he was a worthy successor to the mantle of Proust The first was an elegy to his gJean Rouaud s power to evoke the past is incandescent His first two universally acclaimed novels, Fields of Glory Remarkable New York Times Irresistible Boston Globe and Of illustrious Men Amazing Philadelphia Inquirer A lovingly written book New York Times , proved he was a worthy successor to the mantle of Proust The first was an elegy to his grandfather and to the tragic ironies of World War I heroism the second an elegy to his father, an ordinary man thrown into the extraordinary chaos of World War II The World, More or Less is a portrait of the writer as a young man myopic, dreamy, lonely, still grieving the deaths of his father and grandfather and seeking for a way to bring the confusions of adolescent life into focus His nearsightedness gives him double vision closing one eye brings clarity, closing the other blurs Sharing this or less world are Theo and Gyf, lover and friend, one far whom life is mystery, the other who wants to frame it in a camera lens A crass between The Catcher in the Rye and Flaubert s Sentimental Education, The World, More or Less is a haunting story about growing up.
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    1. Early on I was reminded of WG Sebald as I read Rouaud, probably first in Fields of Glory, though Rouaud is focused limited in scope and funnier I m not sure exactly when the thought occurred to me if it was during my reading of Of Illustrious Men, or only early in the this title, the third in the trilogy Rouaud was reminding me not just of Sebald, a kind of high seriousness, but also of Gordon Lish, a kind of garrulousness that arced toward humor, but was an affect of a sort of roundabout way [...]

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