Open Question: Could anybody please help me
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The book i read is "Les Combustibles" by Amelie Nothomb. This book is very interesting. I liked it very much.
The book is based on a theathre with only 3 actors: Marina, The theacher & Daniel.
Even if the action takes place in only one room,the "actors" manage to create an image of the war outside and of the university.
The whole book's idea is about dehumanization and about the importance of books,and the three "actors",with completely different opinions,debate the subject about using or not books for combustibles for getting some heat in their room because they were freezing.
The one i liked the most was The teacher. About him is observable that he is losing the "war against dehumanization". I also liked Marina because she already considered the war lost and she came with the idea of burning the books.
I loved one of the teacher's quotes : "when we will burn the books,that's when we will lose the war!"
In conclusion,Amelie's book surprised me with a very original theme.
Posted on 8 December 2014 | 5:05 pm
Resolved Question: Are there any good
I really feel like reading a book lately, can you suggest some good books in English or French. I rather read Drama books, not romance, drama. Thanks :)
Posted on 12 January 2013 | 6:50 pm
Resolved Question: I'm trying to find this
The author is female and I think her name starts with an N. She is pretty famous in France, but the book I read was in English (or at least had an English translation. The book is about this girl who is an amazing dancer, and has anorexia. It follows her through childhood, and leads up to when she is married. In the very end of the book her and the author end up fighting, and I think she kills the author in the end. It has a pair of ballet slippers on the cover. If anyone even knows the author, that would be most helpful!
Posted on 4 September 2012 | 5:30 am
Resolved Question: PLEASE HELP! Cultural
I'm currently doing an awful French uni assignment (due soon!) and have to talk about the above after having studying Layla Metssitane's theatrical version of the book 'Stupeur et Tremblements' by Amélie Nothomb.
Any suggestions/opinions welcome. Thanks in advance :)
Posted on 30 April 2012 | 6:48 am
Resolved Question: I need a good wedsite for
i need a really good website that is like spark notes but in french, its a book i have too read, but its for my pregnant teacher so she do not have to read it. So please help!!!! I beg you!!! Ok the name of the book is "Mercure" by Amélie Nothomb. Can you help now?
Posted on 25 May 2011 | 12:33 pm