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Modiano, Patrick 1945-

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Missing person by Patrick Modiano( Book )

98 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For ten years Guy Roland has lived without a past. His current life and name were given to him by his recently retired boss, Hutte, who welcomed him, a one-time client, into his detective agency. Guy makes full use of Hutte's files - directories, yearbooks, and papers of all kinds going back half a century - but leads to his former life are few. Could he really be that person in a photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attache? Or was he someone else, perhaps the disappeared scion of a prominent local family? He interviews strangers and is tantalized by half-clues until, at last, he grasps a thread that leads him through the maze of his own repressed experience."
So you don't get lost in the neighborhood : a novel by Patrick Modiano( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Daragane has built a life of total solitude in his Paris apartment. Then a surprising phone call shatters the silence, and the threatening voice on the other end of the line leaves Daragane entangled with a shady gambler and a beautiful, fragile young woman, who draw Daragane into the mystery of a decades-old murder. The investigation will force him to confront the memory of a trauma he had all but buried
Voyage de noces : roman by Patrick Modiano( Book )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean B., the narrator of Patrick Modiano's Honeymoon, is submerged in a world where day and night, past and present, have no demarcations. Having spent his adult life making documentary films about lost explorers, Jean suddenly decides to abandon his wife and career, and takes what seems to be a journey to nowhere. He pretends to fly to Rio to make another film, but instead returns to his own Parisian suburb to spend his solitary days recounting or imagining the lives of Ingrid and Rigaud, a refugee couple he had met twenty years before, and in whom he had recognized a spiritual anomie that seemed to reflect and justify his own. Little by little, their story takes on more reality than Jean's daily existence, as his excavation of the past slowly becomes an all-encompassing obsession.--Back cover
Paris nocturne by Patrick Modiano( Book )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This uneasy, compelling novel begins with a nighttime accident on the streets of Paris. The unnamed narrator, a teenage boy, is hit by a car whose driver he vaguely recalls having met before. The mysterious ensuing events, involving a police van, a dose of ether, awakening in a strange hospital, and the disappearance of the woman driver, culminate in a packet being pressed into the boy's hand. It is an envelope stuffed full of bank notes. The confusion only deepens as the characters grow increasingly apprehensive; meanwhile, readers are held spellbound." -- Provided by publisher
After the circus by Patrick Modiano( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the hallmarks of French author Patrick Modiano's writing is a singular ability to revisit particular motifs and episodes, infusing each telling with new detail and emotional nuance. In this evocative novel the internationally acclaimed author takes up one of his most compelling themes: a love affair with a woman who disappears, and a narrator grappling with the mystery of a relationship stopped short. Set in mid-sixties Paris, After the Circus traces the relationship between the narrator, a young man not quite of legal age, and the slightly older, enigmatic woman he first glimpses at a police interrogation. The two lovers make their uncertain way into each other's hearts, but the narrator soon finds himself in the unsettling, ominous presence of others. Who are these people? Are they real, or simply evoked? Part romance, part detective story, this mesmerizing book fully demonstrates Modiano's signature use of atmosphere and suggestion as he investigates the perils and the exhilaration of young love
Lacombe, Lucien by Louis Malle( Visual )

55 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in occupied France, summer of 1944. Lucien Lacombe, an 18 year-old, expesses an interest to join the local resistance movement. He is turned down and, through a series of circumstances, finds himself working for the German police instead
Out of the dark = Du plus loin de l'oubli by Patrick Modiano( Book )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Frenchman's romance with a woman who lives off men. After stealing some money from a dentist, they go to London where she sleeps with various characters while he writes his first novel. One day she disappears for fifteen years. A study in character
Villa triste by Patrick Modiano( Book )

103 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a quiet French resort town near the Swiss border, the relationships between young Victor Chmara, actress Yvonne Jacquet, and homosexual physician René Meinthe become the lens through which the social unrest of French society is viewed
La Place de l'Etoile by Patrick Modiano( Book )

124 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modiano's debut novel is a sardonic, often grotesque satire of France during the Nazi occupation. We are immediately plunged into the hallucinatory imagination of Raphaël Schlemilovitch, a young Jewish man, torn between self-aggrandisement and self-loathing, who may be the heir to a Venezuelan fortune, may have lived during the Nazi Occupation, may have rubbed shoulders with the most notorious collaborators and anti-Semites of the time, may even have been the lover of Eva Braun ... or he may have been none of these things. But at the centre of this vortex is 'La Place de l'Étoile'--the Place of the Star--which is both the geographical and moral centre of Paris, and that place next the heart where French Jews were compelled to wear the yellow star, the symbol of their persecution
Night rounds by Patrick Modiano( Book )

88 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Patrick Modiano was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for LIterature he was praised for using the 'art of memory' to bring to life the Occupation of Paris during the Second World War. The Night Watch is his second novel and tells the story of a young man of limited means, caught between his work for the French Gestapo informing on the Resistance, and his work for a Resistance cell informing on the police and the black market dealers whose seedy milieu of nightclubs, prostitutes and spivs he shares. Under pressure from both sides to inform and bring things to a crisis, he finds himself driven towards an act of self-sacrifice as the only way to escape an impossible situation and the question that haunts him--how to be a traitor without being a traitor.In this astonishing, cruel and tender book, Modiano attempts to exorcise the past by leading his characters out on a fantasmagoric patrol during one fatal night of the Occupation
Bon voyage by J.-P Rappeneau( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the premiere of her latest picture Viviane finds herself with a dead man in her apartment. Frédéric is a writer who's been falsely accused of murder, thanks to Viviane. Viviane has fled Paris for Bordeaux with a cabinet minister, and once Frédéric escapes from prison, he is not far behind. Once they reach the city, which is in chaos, they become entangled in a plot involving a rickety physicist, his endlessly resourceful assistant, an amiable ex-con, a shady reporter and several bottles of heavy water that absolutely, positively must not fall into the hands of the Germans
Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue : roman by Patrick Modiano( Book )

44 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris dans les années 1960. Quatre habitués du Condé, café de l'Odéon, choisis parmi les artistes et étudiants bohèmes qui constituent sa clientèle, révèlent en quatre narrations l'enfance de Louki, alias Jacqueline Delanque, alias Mme Choureau, ses fugues, ses amours, son mal de vivre
Quartier perdu : roman by Patrick Modiano( Book )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un dimanche de juillet, Ambrose Guise arrive à Paris. Personne. Sauf les statues. Une ville fantôme, lui semble-t-il, après un bombardement et l'exode de ses habitants. Auteur de romans policiers anglais, il vient rencontrer son éditeur japonais. Mais il va profiter de ce voyage pour élucider les mystères de son passé, du temps où il était français et s'appelait Jean Dekker, il y a vingt ans. Il fait alors surgir dans un Paris crépusculaire, halluciné, des lieux étranges : une chambre secrète rue de Courcelles, en face d'une pagode ; un grand rez-de-chaussée donnant sur un jardin, place de l'Alma. Il réveille les spectres de Georges Maillot, au volant de sa voiture blanche, de Carmen Blin, Ghita Wattier, des Hayward... Tout un quartier perdu de la mémoire est ainsi revisité, et délivre le secret de ses charmes, et de ses sortilèges
L'horizon : roman by Patrick Modiano( Book )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een schrijver probeert een vrouw met wie hij veertig jaar eerder een relatie had, op te sporen
Une jeunesse : [roman] by Patrick Modiano( Book )

68 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over het ontnuchterende leven in Parijs van drie jonge mensen, dat uiteindelijk toch gelukkige gevolgen heeft
Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano( Book )

59 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1988 Patrick Modiano stumbles across an ad in the personal columns of the New Year's Eve 1941 edition of Paris Soir: "Missing, a young girl, Dora Bruder, age 15, height 1 m 55, oval-shaped face, gray-brown eyes, gray sports jacket, maroon pullover, navy blue skirt and hat, brown gym shoes." Placed by the parents of Dora, who had run away from her Catholic boarding school, the ad sets Modiano off on a quest to find out everything he can about her and why, at the height of German reprisals, she ran away from the people hiding her. There is only one other official mention of her name: on a list of Jews deported from Paris to Auschwitz in September 1942. What little Modiano discovers about Dora in official records and through remaining family members becomes a meditation on the immense losses of the period: lost people, lost stories, and lost history. Modiano delivers a moving account of the ten-year investigation that took him back to the sights and sounds of Paris under the Nazi Occupation and the paranoia of the Pétain regime. In his efforts to exhume her from the past, Modiano realizes that he must come to terms with the specters of his own troubled adolescence. The result, a montage of creative and historical material, is Modiano's personal rumination on loss, both memoir and memorial
Catherine Certitude by Patrick Modiano( Book )

59 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watching her daughter attempt some jazz steps in her ballet school on a snowy afternoon in New York reminds Catherine of her own childhood in Paris, where she and her rather mysterious father lived happily together
Des inconnues by Patrick Modiano( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman psychologique (intime)
De si braves garçons by Patrick Modiano( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Next to Paris, there is a boarding school where rich or ruined boys are sent to. Twenty years pass and the narrator, perhaps Modiano himself, recomposes the past and wonders what has become of his friends. (loosely translated from the back cover)
Lacombe Lucien : the complete scenario of the film by Louis Malle : text by Louis Malle( Book )

52 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juin 1944, un jeune paysan devient auxiliaire français de la Gestapo et tombe amoureux de France, une jeune Juive. Ce scénario dédié à l'adaptation cinématographique initie les élèves aux rapports entre littérature et cinéma. Le dossier insiste sur les conditions de son écriture et le met en perspective à travers des groupements thématiques
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Alternative Names
Jean Patrick Modiano

Modiano, .. 1945-

Modiano, Jean Patrick

Modiano, Patrick

Modiano, Patrik 1945-

Modiano, Patriks 1945-

Modijano, Patrik 1945-

Mūdiyānū, Bātrīk 1945-

Mūdiyānū, Pātrīk 1945-

Patricius Modiano

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Patrick Modiano francuski pisac i nobelovac

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Patrick Modiano Frans schrijver

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Модиано, Патрик

Модиано, Патрик французский писатель

Патрик Модиано

Патрик Модијано француски писател и нобеловец

Патрик Модјано

Патрык Мадыяно

Патрік Модіано

Պատրիկ Մոդիանո

מודיאנו, פטריק 1945-

מודינו, פטריק 1945-

פטריק מודיאנו סופר צרפתי

باتريك موديانو

باتريك موديانو، 1945-

موديانو، پاتريک

موديانو، پاتريک، 1945-

پاتریک مودیانو فیلمنامه‌نویس و نویسنده فرانسوی

پاتریک مۆدیانۆ

پیتریک مودیانو

پیٹرک موڈیانو

पैत्रिक मोदियानो

प्याट्रिक मोदियानो

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모디아노, 파트리크 1945-

모디아노, 파트릭 1945-

모디아노, 패트릭 1945-

패트릭 모디아노


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Voyage de noces : romanParis nocturneAfter the circusOut of the dark = Du plus loin de l'oubliNight roundsBon voyageDora BruderCatherine Certitude