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Patrick Modiano
Jean Patrick Modiano (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ paˈtʁik ˌmɔdjaˈno]; born 30 July 1945) is a French novelist and recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. He previously won the 2012 Austrian State Prize for European Literature, the 2010 Prix mondial Cino Del Duca from the Institut de... show more



Jean Patrick Modiano (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ paˈtʁik ˌmɔdjaˈno]; born 30 July 1945) is a French novelist and recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. He previously won the 2012 Austrian State Prize for European Literature, the 2010 Prix mondial Cino Del Duca from the Institut de France for lifetime achievement, the 1978 Prix Goncourt for Rue des boutiques obscures, and the 1972 Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française for Les Boulevards de ceinture. His works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have been celebrated in and around France, but most of his novels had not been translated into English before he was awarded the Nobel Prize. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Frankie Fouganthin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: July 30, 1945
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Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it 3 years ago
Life during World War II through the eyes of a polish women that sells french books in Berlin and then is hunted down like an animal for the simple reason of being Jewish. A most powerful memoir.
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it 3 years ago
Thanks to Net Galley and to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Mariner Books for providing me a free ARC copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This is the first of Patrick Modiano’s novels I read, so I can’t comment on its similarities or differences with the rest of his oeuvre or how well...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
I get why Modiano won the Nobel Prize, but for some reason he really isn't to my taste. There is music in the writing, but I really don't care about what happens to anyone or anything in this book. It's not you Modiano. It's me. We are just not meant to be.(NYRB Bookclub selection for March 2016)
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 4 years ago
Η μοναξιά, ο χρόνος, η μνήμη, η αναζήτηση, η γονεϊκή εγκατάλειψη· μοτίβα που, διατρέχοντας όλα τα έργα του, δε θα μπορούσαν να λείπουν από τον πυρήνα του συγκεκριμένου νουάρ.
M's blog.
M's blog. rated it 5 years ago
#booksiboughtonsummervacationcuzijustcantresistthetemptationduh no.5Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue is a splendid presentation of Guy Debord's philosophy. Although all of the character failed to leave an impression on me, I can't help but think that was Modiano's intention: the Bohemians, their e...
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