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Jean Echenoz
Jean Echenoz won France's prestigious Prix Goncourt for I'm Gone (The New Press).He is the author of six novels in English translation and the winner of numerous literary prizes, among them the Prix Médicis and the European Literature Jeopardy Prize. He lives in Paris. show more

Jean Echenoz won France's prestigious Prix Goncourt for I'm Gone (The New Press).He is the author of six novels in English translation and the winner of numerous literary prizes, among them the Prix Médicis and the European Literature Jeopardy Prize. He lives in Paris.
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Birth date: December 26, 1947
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ferningur
ferningur rated it 6 months ago
Overall, "Cherokee" is a fun parody of hard-boiled novels, where a group of people woefully inadequate for the situation try to solve a case with relatively low stakes, while the narrator treats every thing that happens as seriously as possible. While I mostly liked it, especially the prose, it didn...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 4 years ago
Interessante l’idea di costruire una struttura narrativa simile alla partitura del Bolero. Un crescendo costante fino all’esplosione finale. Tuttavia m’è mancata quella ricchezza di armonici carichi di sensualità, intensità, calore. So che non è una biografia, ma un romanzo e l’ho letto senza diment...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 4 years ago
There are melodies so unique that it’s enough to hear their first notes to know what is coming. Without doubt the Boléro by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) is such a memorable piece of music. Although it’s a classical orchestra tune and not actually new – it premiered as a ballet in November 1928 –, virtu...
KOMET
KOMET rated it 4 years ago
When I began reading "I'M GONE" 3 days ago, I wasn't sure I was going to like it. At first reading, the writing style seemed too glib and casually crafted, bordering on the banal. But the author, I think, did a clever thing by inserting in the opening pages, Felix Ferrer leaving his wife Suzanne - i...
Leopard
Leopard rated it 6 years ago
[This book has been translated into English under the titles I'm Gone and I'm Off.] Jean Echenoz (b. 1947) is a French novelist weighted down by a dozen literary prizes, including the Prix Goncourt for Je m'en vais (1999), a cooly ironic intertwining of play with literary genres and of the emp...
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