The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover. Was Esther kidnapped,... show more
The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover. Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that left her unfulfilled? The narrator doesn't have any answers, but he has plenty of questions of his own. Then one day Mikhail finds the narrator and promises to reunite him with his wife. In his attempt to recapture a lost love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.
Publish date: July 3rd 2006
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
I've heard great things about this author, from people who I consider to have good taste in writing. I have a feeling I just picked the wrong book to start on from him. Looking at the other reviews I see the indication that this is not as good as his other work. So, I'll try something else at some p...
Un beau parcours, une belle recherche, une introspection et beaucoup de questionnements sur l'amour et nos relations. Un peu dur à aborder au début, le livre devient plus aisé à lire ensuite. Certains passages m'ont touchés, certaines phrases interpellés mais j'ai eu du mal à m'attacher à l'histoire...
This book was something of a drag. A man's wife leaves him. There are no arguments and she does not explain anything. She just leaves and, of course, he is wondering why. His description of the courtship explains it pretty well to me. He had expended a good deal of effort to get her interested in hi...
Zahir w języku arabskim znaczy: widoczny, obecny, niemogący ujść uwagi. Może to być istota lub przedmiot. Gdy napotkamy go na swej drodze zajmuje stopniowo cały nasz umysł, aż do momentu, kiedy nie jesteśmy już w stanie myśleć o niczym innym. Może to być postrzegane jako oznaka świętości lub szaleńs...
Kolejna filozoficzna odsłona twórczości autora. Opisuje zmagania z wewnętrznym Zahirem oraz wędrówkę służącą ponownemu spotkaniu się z samym sobą i odkryciu na nowo właściwego oblicza miłości.