Magnus: roman

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Editions Albin Michel, 2005 - Fiction - 274 pages
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L'univers romanesque de Sylvie Germain est hanté par d'étranges forces, d'inquiétants personnages. Franz-Georg, le héros de Magnus, est né avant la guerre en Allemagne. De son enfance, " il ne lui reste aucun souvenir, sa mémoire est aussi vide qu'au jour de sa naissance ". Il lui faut tout réapprendre, ou plutôt désapprendre ce passé qu'on lui a inventé et dont le seul témoin est un ours en peluche à l'oreille roussie: Magnus. Dense, troublante, cette quête d'identité a la beauté du conte et porte le poids implacable de l'Histoire. Elle s'inscrit au cœur d'une œuvre impressionnante de force et de cohérence qui fait de Sylvie Germain, prix Femina pour Jours de colère, un des écrivains majeurs de notre temps.

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While employed by the Ministry of Culture in Paris, where shWhile employed by the Ministry of Culture in Paris, where she remained between 1981 and 1986, she produced her first nove remained between 1981 and 1986, she produced her first novel, Le Livre des Nuits in 1985. It won six French Literary Pel, Le Livre des Nuits in 1985. It won six French Literary Prizes as well as the Scott Moncrieff Translations Prize in Erizes as well as the Scott Moncrieff Translations Prize in English. The reception of the book established her as a signinglish. The reception of the book established her as a significnt new author.From Paris she moved to Prague, Czechoslovaficnt new author.From Paris she moved to Prague, Czechoslovakia, where, from 1987 to 1993, she taught philosophy at the kia, where, from 1987 to 1993, she taught philosophy at the French School, and continued to write. [1] In 1989, she publFrench School, and continued to write. [1] In 1989, she published Jours de Col re, (Days of Anger), which won the Prix Fished Jours de Col re, (Days of Anger), which won the Prix Femina.In 1993, Sylvie Germain returned to France. She then lemina.In 1993, Sylvie Germain returned to France. She then lived between Paris and La Rochelle. But Prague continued to ived between Paris and La Rochelle. But Prague continued to inspire her, a theme especially apparent in the novel Immensinspire her, a theme especially apparent in the novel Immensit s, as well as the cultural life of Czech Republic more geit s, as well as the cultural life of Czech Republic more generally, as reflected in her meditation on the life and worknerally, as reflected in her meditation on the life and work of Bohuslav Reynek. Since 1994 she has been involved only i of Bohuslav Reynek. Since 1994 she has been involved only in literary activities.In 1999, Sylvie Germain produced a bion literary activities.In 1999, Sylvie Germain produced a biography focusing on the life of Etty Hillesum, the young Dutcgraphy focusing on the life of Etty Hillesum, the young Dutch Jewish woman who died at Auschwitz in November 1943, leavih Jewish woman who died at Auschwitz in November 1943, leaving behind a journal. Germain explored her spiritual life andng behind a journal. Germain explored her spiritual life and, a year later, she published several books in various genre, a year later, she published several books in various genres: a travelogue, a spiritual text and a photo album. In 2002s: a travelogue, a spiritual text and a photo album. In 2002 she published a new novel, La Chanson des Mal-Aimants, tran she published a new novel, La Chanson des Mal-Aimants, translated in English as The Song of False Lovers.Her 2005 novelslated in English as The Song of False Lovers.Her 2005 novel Magnus was awarded the Prix Goncourt des Lyc ens (a prize v Magnus was awarded the Prix Goncourt des Lyc ens (a prize voted on by French high school students). Her most recent novoted on by French high school students). Her most recent novel, L'inaper u, was published by Albin Michel in August 2008el, L'inaper u, was published by Albin Michel in August 2008.In addition to novels, she has published essays on other ar.In addition to novels, she has published essays on other artists (Vermeer: Patience et songe de lumi re, 1993, for examtists (Vermeer: Patience et songe de lumi re, 1993, for example), spiritual meditations (Les Echos du Silence) and a chiple), spiritual meditations (Les Echos du Silence) and a children's book (L'Encre du Poulpe). Most of her novels have beldren's book (L'Encre du Poulpe). Most of her novels have been translated into English. en translated into English.

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