THE MAN WHO SAW EVERYTHING

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2019 'An utterly beguiling fever dream of a novel... Its sheer technical bravura places it head and shoulder above pretty much everything else on the [Booker] longlist' Daily Telegraph 'An ice-cold skewering of patriarchy, humanity and the darkness of the 20th century Europe' The Times 'The man who had nearly run me over had touched my hair, as if he were touching a statue or something without a heartbeat...' In 1988 Saul Adler (a narcissistic, young historian) is hit by a car on the Abbey Road. He is apparently fine; he gets up and goes to see his art student girlfriend, Jennifer Moreau. They have sex then break up, but not before she has photographed Saul crossing the same Abbey Road. Saul leaves to study in communist East Berlin, two months before the Wall comes down. There he will encounter - significantly - both his assigned translator and his translator's sister, who swears she has seen a jaguar prowling the city. He will fall in love and brood upon his difficult, authoritarian father. And he will befriend a hippy, Rainer, who may or may not be a Stasi agent, but will certainly return to haunt him in middle age. Slipping slyly between time zones and leaving a spiralling trail, Deborah Levy's electrifying The Man Who Saw Everything examines what we see and what we fail to see, the grave crime of carelessness, the weight of history and our ruinous attempts to shrug it off. 'Levy writes on the high wire, unfalteringly' Marina Warner 'It's clever, raw and doesn't play by any rules' Evening Standard 'Intelligent and supple...a dizzying tale of life across time and borders' Finanical Times

  • Auteur(s)

    Deborah Lévy

  • Éditeur

    Penguin Books Uk

  • Date de parution

    02/04/2020

  • EAN

    9780241977606

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    208 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.3 cm

  • Poids

    149 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

Deborah Lévy

  • Naissance : 6-8-1959
  • Age : 63 ans

Dramaturge, poétesse et romancière, Deborah Levy est l'auteure de trois romans remarqués, dont le dernier, The Man Who Saw Everything, a été finaliste du Man Booker Prize. L'œuvre de Deborah Levy est marquée par un vaste projet de trilogie autobiographique qu'elle nomme living autobiography, prix Femina étranger 2020 pour les deux premiers volets Ce que je ne veux pas savoir et Le Coût de la vie, et dont État des lieux constitue le dernier volet.

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