In The Cafe Of Lost Youth

Author: Patrick Modiano
Homepage 9781590179536

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  • : $26.95(AUD)
  • : 9781590179536
  • : New York Review of Books
  • : New York Review of Books
  • : March 2016
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  • : Patrick Modiano
  • : Paperback / softback
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Barcode 9781590179536
9781590179536

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NYRB Classics OriginalWinner of the Nobel Prize in Literature"In the Cafe of Lost Youth "is vintage Patrick Modiano, an absorbing evocation of a particular Paris of the 1950s, shadowy and shady, a secret world of writers, criminals, drinkers, and drifters. The novel, inspired in part by the circle (depicted in the photographs of Ed van der Elsken) of the notorious and charismatic Guy Debord, centers on the enigmatic, waiflike figure of Louki, who catches everyone s attention even as she eludes possession or comprehension. Through the eyes of four very different narrators, including Louki herself, we contemplate her character and her fate, while Modiano explores the themes of identity, memory, time, and forgetting that are at the heart of his spellbinding and deeply moving art."