Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue

Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue Paris, Anos No Caf Cond Re Nem Se Poetas Malditos, Futuros Situacionistas E Estudantes Nostalgia Que Impregna Aquelas Paredes Junta Se Um Enigma Personificado Numa Mulher Todas As Personagens E Hist Rias Confluem Na Misteriosa Louki Quatro Homens Contam Nos Os Seus Encontros E Desencontros Com A Filha De Uma Empregada Do Molin Rouge Para Quase Todos Eles, Ela Encarna O Inalcan Vel Objecto De Desejo Louki, Tal Como Todos Os Bo Mios Que Vagueiam Por Uma Paris Espectral, Uma Personagem Sem Ra Zes, Que Inventa Identidades E Luta Por Construir Um Presente Perp Tuo Modiano Recria Em Redor Da Fascinante E Comovente Personagem Desta Mulher A Paris Da Sua Juventude, Enquanto Constr I Um Maravilhoso Romance Sobre O Poder Da Mem Ria E A Busca Da Identidade

Patrick Modiano is a French language novelist and winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.He is a winner of the Grand prix du roman de l Acad mie fran aise in 1972, the Prix Goncourt in 1978 for his novel Rue des boutiques obscures and of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2014.Modiano s parents met in occupied Paris during World War II and began their relationship in semi clandestinity Modian

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  • 111 pages
  • Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue
  • Patrick Modiano
  • Portuguese
  • 02 March 2019
  • 9789892304540

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  1. says:

    There were two entrances to the caf , but she always opted for the narrower one hidden in the shadows

    Paris, 1950s We re inside a caf called Cond Bohemian youth and some older men form the crowd of this Cond , where our central character walks in She s a young lady, mysterious, elegant and awkwardly quiet in her ways The regulars at the caf call her Louki, but no one apparently knows her real name.Where did Louki come from What was her past like What is with this enigma surrounding her It appears that no one really knows In the Caf of Lost Youth is a glimpse into post war France, when celebrations and parties are galore Bohemians come up with fresh perspectives and ideologies to define the new times We walk among drunks, shady detectives, gangsters and junkies We drift from alley to alley, walking along the streets of a Paris long lost in time The story constantly reminds us of the cruel hand time plays to our urban souvenirs Caf s and apartments lost in time, replaced by new shops and labels without a trace from their past An ephemera of urban existence.The story is told from the perspectives of four different narrators, each of them with their own degree of mystery Louki is one of the narrators, recounting chapters of her past with a certain vagueness that leaves that continues the foggy train of thought of the novel.

    In this life that sometimes seems to be a vast, ill defined landscape without signposts, amid all of the vanishing lines and the lost horizons, we hope to find reference points, to draw up some sort of land registry so as to shake the impression that we are navigating by chance So we forge ties, we try to find stability in chance encounters

    The story explores a theme where every character s journey is essential marked with a start and and end point with many such reference points in between The story also explains a concept of neutral zones

    There was a series of transitional zones in Paris, no man s lands where we were on the border of everything else, in transit, or even held suspended Within, we benefited from a certain kind of immunity

    These zones are continuously referred to, along with references to Nietzche s Eternal Recurrence, giving a notion that our fates are inescapable As usual, Modiano brings Paris to life in his story, writing about it like a living, breathing mechanism where the lifeblood are the people, the characters drifting throughout time.

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    She had known right from the outset that things would turn out badly for us Young, disaffected students along with the failed and weary are the patrons of the cafe Cond collectively known as the lost Youth, gathering throughout day and night to pass time.War is over, there is a new calm throughout Paris, but meaning has been drained from life, and lost souls seem to be in every direction But then there s Louki to provide a pick me up, young, elegant, mysterious and heavenly quiet Who is she , where does she come from who s the brown haired guy in the suede jacket With a minor obsession a small number of the Cond crowd look back on the past with bittersweet sadness around the time she entered their lives, touched in one way or another little does Louki realise just the effect she had on this band of patrons Louki s identity, always hazy, takes clearer form as the slender narrative progresses towards a most tragic end Some of the entanglements feel like floating on air, whilst others have a deep and meaningful purpose Central to the novel is the circle run by the now canonical philosopher Guy Debord, whose double in this novel is himself obsessed by the escapist novel Lost Horizons Modiano casts a spell of deft touches, on themes of intellectual despair and nostalgia but never crosses the border into a darker bleakness More so, he writes with a passion for memory, impression, and our cursed inability to truly know what reality is, to say nothing of the person across the table from us, while drawing your own sharp picture as to who they are.Paris becomes a character in it s own right, but it feels a Paris off the beaten track and by the still of night, evoking tenderness as one looks at the sad characters, lonely journeys, that last metro, empty wide boulevards, and late night rendezvous, he uses the city to complement the tone of the novel to perfection.Modiano s few characters tip toed through my consciousness like despondent ghosts pining for their lives again, searching for that longing, sifting through thoughts of a departed adolescence, craving for what once was.This is how to write of melancholy and human destinies, and he pulls it of remarkably well 4.5

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    Set against the backdrop of the sixties in Paris, In the Caf of Lost Youth explores the idea of a safe haven for those who wander through the neutral zones of a city where past, present a future are disquietingly interconnected Bohemians, undergraduates, writers and philosophers find common ground in the Cond , a caf where the four narrators struggle to set straight their half remembered lives while navigating the turbulent waves of an elusive present But unlike Proust s recherche , time and memory can t be recaptured again, they disappear along with the list of names, set of addresses and Metro stations that try to give permanence to the passers by that populate this story In the end, we are felt to aimlessly roam the meandering streets of Paris, maybe lingering in its transitional zones, in the no man s lands that border on everyting and merge with nothing and leave us suspended in limbo, not knowing exactly where that feeling of emptiness has come from but blinded with the radiant light of a fleeting moment of happiness, of lost youth, never regained.P.S I read this novella in Catalan, hence, my original review view spoiler L escena s el Par s dels anys seixanta En el caf de la joventut perduda explora la idea d un punt de trobada per aquells que deambulen les zones neutrals d una ciutat on el passat, el present i el futur es donen la m d una manera inquietant.Bohemis, universitaris, escriptors i fil sofs es troben al Cond , un caf on quatre narradors intenten recordar les seves vides mentre naveguen a la deriva del seu present Per a difer ncia de la recerca de Proust, el temps i la memoria s n irrecuperables, ja que es dissolen juntament amb les llistes de noms, adreces i estacions de metro que intenten, futilment, donar un cert sentit de perman ncia als vagabunds existencials que habiten aquesta hist ria.Al final, el lector es troba caminant sense dest pels carrers de Par s, potser aturant se en les zones de transici , les zones de ning que es toquen amb tot sense fondre s amb res i que et deixen en eterna suspensi , en el limbo, sense saber exactament d on ve aquest buit que t empapa l nima per encegat per la llum radiant d un moment de felicitat fuga , vist i no vist, un moment de joventut perduda, que mai m s tornar hide spoiler

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    Paris in the 1950 s If I could choose a time travel destination, it might just be there and then The War was history, the city was beautiful, and a Bohemian lifestyle existed in a cafe culture that I would have loved to experience.That s the setting for this melancholic story by Modiano The story of Louki, the enigmatic young woman who is emotionally and spiritually lost She is constantly on the move through the streets and cafe s of Paris, seeking out others like herself.This is my second novel by Patrick Modiano the Nobel laureate of 2014 He has written 30 novels, most of them only recently translated to English There is something about his writing style, his themes and his characters, that strike the right note with me.4 solid stars.

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    This is my second experience of Patrick Modiano I read Dora Bruder a few years ago and to be honest didn t really enjoy it or quite get the point of it It has been chosen as a group read this month by the 21st Century Literature group.It is only a short book, and perhaps I made the mistake of reading it in several sessions over four days because other commitments meant my reading time was limited, so I feel I missed some of the resonances It is quite an elusive story what plot there is concerns a cafe in 1950s Paris called Le Cond popular with bohemian artists, and a mysterious young woman who the regulars there nickname Louki Louki, whose real name is Jacqueline Delanque, is refracted through the accounts of four different narrators one of them herself , none of whom create a whole picture The strongest impression formed is the portrait of the city itself.I did find this an enjoyable read, but I don t feel capable of reviewing it properly.

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    At the halfway point of the journey making up real life, we were surrounded by a gloomy melancholy, one expressed by so very many derisive and sorrowful words in the cafe of lost youth With this epigraph by Guy Debord I feel ready to dig into my first mystery novel by Patrick Modiano and discover what is so special about his stories to merit a Nobel Prize in literatureThe central mystery of this slim yet multi layered novel is the eternal cherchez la femme the quest to unlock the mystery of the beautiful stranger nicknamed Louki, a quiet young woman who used to come to a small cafe near the Place de l Odeon in Paris She was taking refuge here, at the Conde , as if she were running from something, trying to escape some danger This thought came to me upon seeing her alone, all the way at the back where no one would notice her Louki s portrait is sketched by four narrators, each of them in his or her own way a drifter through life who seeks refuge among the friendly and slightly decadent atmosphere of a bar at night First there is a student at the nearby Sorbonne, then a private investigator hired by the woman s abandoned husband, followed by Louki herself and concluded by an artist companion I ve always believed that certain places are like magnets and draw you towards them should you happen to walk within their radius And this occurs imperceptibly, without you even suspecting All it takes is a sloping street, a sunny sidewalk, or maybe a shady one Or perhaps a downpour And this leads you straight there, to the exact spot you re meant to wash up I fell under the spell of Modiano s prose right from the start almost like coming home to my own version of Paris, constructed out of those black white movies of Truffaut and Goddard from the 60 s and fleshed out during day long walks through the streets of the town as I returned year after year to this city that has become my favorite destination in Europe I know all about magnets, and my favorites are not very far from the haunts of Louki and her friends Boul St Michel going to Jardin de Luxembourg and climbing the hill of Montmartre, from Pigalle to Place du Tertre Modiano fills his pages with the name of these streets that may sound confusing to a stranger in the city, but are filled with history and romance for the true boulevardier.Step by step though, the author guided me from the tourist view to the disturbing, sad inner landscape of people living at the edge of society misfits, bohemians, loners a group of mostly young people who meet at the Conde to hide from the world than to plan to take it by storm In this life that sometimes seems to be a vast, ill defined landscape without signposts, amid all of the vanishing lines and the lost horizons, we hope to find reference points, to draw up some sort of land registry so as to shake the impression that we are navigating by chance So we forge ties, we try to find stability in chance encounters One of these ties Louki hopes will give her direction in life is marriage to a wealthy businessman Yet, despite the showroom apartment in posh Neuilly and the attentions of her husband, Louki feels imprisoned by the bourgois lifestyle and runs away Two photo booth snapshots, one facing the camera, one in profile And that s what we re supposed to forge links with Louki s escapes started years before as a lonely child left to fend for herself by an unknown father and a mother working long evening hours at a cabaret in Pigalle She started to walk the night streets alone as a teenager, got in trouble with the police and sought help from a friendly woman casually met on the street, ending in the circle of local drug smugglers from another small cafe It was without the slightest trace of lightheartedness that I returned to that apartment each night I knew that sooner or later I would leave it for good I was counting a great deal on the people I would eventually meet, which would put an end to my loneliness This girl was my first encounter and perhaps she would help me take flight on my own Further attempts at flight from reality, from herself, from toxic friends and family ties define Louki s journey, illustrated by her favorite books Lost Horizon , Louise, Sister of the Void , her occasional drug use and her tentavive relationship with Roland, a young man she meets at a bookshop for esoteric material and the final narrator of her story Our having met, when I think about it now, seems like the meeting of two people who were completely without moorings in life I think we were both alone in the world Roland, an aspiring poet and novelist, spends time in bars and roaming the streets than working, yet he is atuned to the central theme of the novel, that of lost youth and of the places where it can be found buried Neutral zones have at least one advantage They are only a starting point and we always leave them sooner or later Roland is also providing us with the epitaph for the Louki mystery She wanted to escape, to run farther and farther away, to break violently with her everyday life, to finally be able to breathe As far as I am concerned, Patrick Modiano deserves all the praise and the awards that he gets he is a master stylist who can combine mood and mystery into a compelling tale of human frailty I plan to read from his catalogue.

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    This has been a very emotional trip to Paris, touching on so many levels.I picture myself walking the streets of Paris My then girlfriend was studying and working near the Opera, and I had too much spare time.It is morning, midday, afternoon, evening and night At all hours I am exploring, new streets and new quarters, going by the Metro to the last station on the line, some times walking back.I have seen all the characters who might have lost their youth, and those clinging hard to what s left of it.Stopping at a Tabac buying Le Parisien and exchanging the obligatory courtesies, sitting in Parc des Buttes Chaumont watching life pass by Taking in the facades of the buildings in the Quartier Tolbiac, almost expecting to bump into Nestor Burma when I turn the next corner.At that time I felt I could easily disappear into Paris I felt the pulse and went with the flow Stranger in a strange land we seek sympathy in faces that pass by and those that stop and step into our lives for a while.To me, this is what the Cafe of My Lost Youth is about.How we grow from young to mature and how the urge to belong one day meets with the feeling of integrity, and give birth to the knowledge that you belong wherever you want to.

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    Lots of things have been written about Modiano s little music , and once again it is his little music a certain way of writing, a unique way of creating a special atmosphere, etc that holds this novel together and makes its undeniable charms Not by any means Modiano s best book, it is nevertheless as delightful, dreamy, bitter sweet, vaguely melancholy and extremely nostalgic, as most of his novels are Nothing much happens, in this story about a mysterious young woman whose portrait emerges through the voices of different men, but, as usual with Modiano, what s important is what s untold and what the reader can sense in between the lines a world of lost youth, murky pasts, shadows from years gone by, feelings once felt and now slowly fading, memories Nobody depicts this elusive, in between world better than Modiano He may do that in each of his books, and some people may find him repetitive and boring, but he does it with such style, elegance, and emotion, that it s truly hard to resist This short novel is elegiac and deceptively simple it s like a sad, little refrain coming from far away, that you keep humming, and can t remember where or when you heard it first.

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    Dans Le Caf De la Jeunesse Perdue In the Caf of Lost Youth, Patrick ModianoIn the Caf 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 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 2010 1388 182 9789643695446 1390 1392 1393 1394 1396 21 1389 9789643628178 50 60 .

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