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Modiano, Patrick 1945-

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So you don't get lost in the neighborhood : a novel by Patrick Modiano( Book )

50 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] single, unexpected phone call to a man living quietly in Paris launches a chain of menacing encounters and events, unlocking a dark secret he had erased from memory"--
In the café of lost youth by Patrick Modiano( Book )

74 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who was Louki? Did anyone really know? She made her mark on all of us in different ways. We all remember her, some of us more than others, but did any of us truly know her? Can anyone honestly say they know another person? In the Cafe 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, which includes vignettes of a number of historical figures and is inspired in part by the circle (depicted in the photographs of Ed van der Elsken) 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, we contemplate Louki's character and her fate, while Modiano explores the themes of identity, memory, time, and forgetting that are at the heart of his hypnotic and deeply moving art"--
Villa triste by Patrick Modiano( Book )

110 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator of Villa Triste, an anxious, roving, stateless young man of eighteen, arrives in a small French lakeside town near Switzerland in the early 1960s. He is fleeing the atmosphere of menace he feels around him and the fear that grips him. Fear of war? Of imminent catastrophe? Of others? Whatever it may be, the proximity of Switzerland, to which he plans to run at the first sign of danger, gives him temporary reassurance. The young man hides among the other summer visitors until he meets a beautiful young actress named Yvonne Jacquet, and a strange doctor, René Meinthe. These two invite him into their world of soirees and late-night debauchery. But when real life beckons once again, he finds no sympathy from his new companions
Paris nocturne by Patrick Modiano( Book )

46 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,029 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
Voyage de noces : roman by Patrick Modiano( Book )

58 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,015 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
The black notebook by Patrick Modiano( Book )

50 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A writer's notebook becomes the key that unlocks memories of a love formed and lost in 1960s Paris. In the aftermath of Algeria's war of independence, Paris was a city rife with suspicion and barely suppressed violence. Amid this tension, Jean, a young writer adrift, met and fell for Dannie, an enigmatic woman fleeing a troubled past. A half century later, with his old black notebook as a guide, he retraces this fateful period in his life, recounting how, through Dannie, he became mixed up with a group of unsavory characters connected by a shadowy crime. Soon Jean, too, was a person of interest to the detective pursuing their case--a detective who would prove instrumental in revealing Dannie's darkest secret. The Black Notebook bears all the hallmarks of this Nobel Prize-winning literary master's unsettling and intensely atmospheric style, rendered in English by acclaimed translator Mark Polizzotti. Once again, Modiano invites us into his unique world, a Paris infused with melancholy, uncertain danger, and the fading echoes of lost love"--
Young once by Patrick Modiano( Book )

111 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Odile and Louis are leading a happy, bucolic life with their two children in the French countryside near the Swiss mountains. It is Odile's thirty-fifth birthday, and Louis's thirty-fifth birthday is a few weeks away. Then the story shifts back to their early years: Louis, just freed from his military service and at loose ends, taken up by a shady character who brings him to Paris to do some work for a friend who manages a garage; Odile, an aspiring singer, at the mercy of the kindness and unkindness of strangers. They move through a Paris saturated with the crimes and secrets of the past but breathing hopes for the future; they find each other and struggle together to create what, looking back, will have been their youth"--
After the circus by Patrick Modiano( Book )

46 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 891 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
Out of the dark = Du plus loin de l'oubli by Patrick Modiano( Book )

60 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 889 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
Little jewel by Patrick Modiano( Book )

61 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day in the corridors of the metro, nineteen-year-old Thérèse glimpses a woman in a yellow coat. Could this be the mother who long ago abandoned her? Is she still alive? Desperate for answers to questions that have tormented her since childhood, Thérèse pursues the mysterious figure on a quest through the streets of Paris. In classic Modiano style, this book explores the elusive nature of memory, the unyielding power of the past, and the deep human need for identity and connection
Sundays in August by Patrick Modiano( Book )

62 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stolen jewels, black markets, hired guns, crossed lovers, unregistered addresses, people gone missing, shadowy figures disappearing in crowds, newspaper stories uncomfortably close and getting closer . . . this ominous novel is Patrick Modiano's most noirish work to date. Set in Nice--a departure from the author's more familiar Paris--this novel evokes the bright sun and dark shadow of the Riviera. Modiano's trademark ability to create a haunting atmosphere is here on full display: readers descend precipitously into a world of mystery, uneasiness, inevitability. A young couple in hiding keeps close watch over a notorious diamond necklace known as the Southern Cross. Its provenance is murky, its whereabouts known only to our hero and heroine, who find themselves trapped by its potential value--and its ultimate cost. Deftly Modiano reaches further and further into the past, revealing the secret histories of the two even as the pressurized present threatens to overwhelm them
Lacombe, Lucien by Louis Malle( Visual )

60 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German Occupation, Louis Malle?s brave and controversial Lacombe Lucien traces a young peasant?s journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of a nation and one troubled boy?s horrific coming of age, the film is a disquieting portrait of lost innocence and guilt
Such fine boys by Patrick Modiano( Book )

57 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a boarding school student in the early 1960s, Patrick Modiano lived among the troubled teenage sons of wealthy but self-involved parents. In this mesmerizing novel, Modiano weaves together a series of exquisitely crafted stories about such jettisoned boys at the exclusive Valvert School on the outskirts of Paris: abandoned children of privilege, left to create new family ties among themselves. Misfits and heroes, sports champions and good-hearted chums, the boys of Valvert misbehave, run away, get expelled, and engage in various forms of delinquency and disappearance. They emerge into adulthood tragically damaged, still tethered to their adolescent selves, powerless to escape the central loneliness of their lives in an ever-darkening spiral of self-delusion and grim consequence"--Back cover
La Place de l'Etoile by Patrick Modiano( Book )

124 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 745 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
Missing person by Patrick Modiano( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 742 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." "On one level Missing Person is a detective thriller, a 1950s film noir mix of smoky cafes, illegal passports, and insubstantial figures crossing bridges in the fog. On another level, it is also a haunting meditation on the nature of the self."--Jacket
Rue des boutiques obscures by Patrick Modiano( Book )

140 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this strange, elegant novel, winner of France's premier literary prize, Patrick Modiano portrays a man in pursuit of the identity he lost in the murky days of the Paris Occupation, the black hole of French memory. 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 onetime 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 his leads are few. Could he really be the person in that photograph, a young man remembered by some as a South American attaché? 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. On one level this is a detective thriller, a 1950s film noir mix of smoky cafés, illegal passports, and insubstantial figures crossing bridges in the fog. On another level, it is also a haunting meditation on the nature of the self
Night rounds by Patrick Modiano( Book )

94 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 641 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 )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 603 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
L'horizon : roman by Patrick Modiano( Book )

50 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een schrijver probeert een vrouw met wie hij veertig jaar eerder een relatie had, op te sporen
Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano( Book )

117 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Missing a young girl, Dora Bruder, 15, height 1.55m, oval-shaped face, grey-brown eyes, grey sports jacket, maroon pullover, navy blue skirt and hat, brown gym shoes. All information to M. and Mme Bruder, 41 Boulevard Ornano, Paris.' The author chanced upon this notice in a December 1941 issue of Paris Soir. The girl has vanished from the convent school which had taken her in during the Occupation. She had apparently run away on a bitterly cold night at a time of especially violent German reprisals. Moved by her fate, the author sets out to find all he can about her. Eventually he discovers her name in a list of Jews deported to Auschwitz in September 1942 and what further fragments he is able to uncover about the Bruder family become a meditation on the immense losses of the period - people lost, stories lost, human history lost. Modiano delivers a moving survey of a decade-long investigation that revived for him the sights, sounds and sorrowful rhythms of occupied Paris. And in seeking to exhume Dora Bruder's fate, he in turn faces, and must come to terms with, his own family history
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Alternative Names
Jean Patrick Modiano francoski pisatelj, nobelovec

Modiano, .. 1945-

Modiano Jean Patrick

Modiano, Patrick

Modiano, Patrick Jean‏, 1945-

Modiano, Patrik 1945-

Modiano, Patriks 1945-

Modijano, Patrik 1945-

Mūdiyānū, Bātrīk 1945-

Mūdiyānū, Pātrīk 1945-

Mūdyānū, Bātrīk, 1945-

Patricius Modiano

Patrick Modiano écrivain français

Patrick Modiano escriptor francès

Patrick Modiano escritor francés

Patrick Modiano escritor y dramaturgo francés

Patrick Modiano francouzský spisovatel

Patrick Modiano francuski pisac i nobelovac

Patrick Modiano francuski pisarz

Patrick Modiano Frans schrijver

Patrick Modiano fransk författare och manusförfattare

Patrick Modiano fransk skribent og manusforfattar

Patrick Modiano fransk skribent og manusforfatter

Patrick Modiano fransk skribent og manuskriptforfatter

Patrick Modiano französischer Schriftsteller

Patrick Modiano French writer

Patrick Modiano Pranses a mannurat

Patrick Modiano ranskalainen kirjailija

Patrick Modiano scriitor francez

Patrick Modiano scrittore francese

Patrick Modiano skrivagner gallek

Patrik Modiano

Patriks Modiano

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-

باتريك موديانو كاتب فرنسي

موديانو، پاتريک

موديانو، پاتريک، 1945-

پاتریک مودیانو فیلمنامه‌نویس و نویسنده فرانسوی

پاتریک مۆدیانۆ

پیتریک مودیانو

پیٹرک موڈیانو

पैत्रिक मोदियानो

प्याट्रिक मोदियानो

मोदियानो, पाट्रिक, 1945-

প্যাট্রিক মোদিয়ানো ফরাসি লেখক

ਪੈਤਰਿਕ ਮੋਦੀਆਨੋ

பத்திரிக்கு மொதியானோ

పేట్రిక్ మోడియానో

ಪ್ಯಾಟ್ರಿಕ್‌ ಮೊಡಿಯಾನೊ

പാട്രിക് മോഡിയാനോ

ปาทริก มอดียาโน

모디아노, 빠트릭 1945-

모디아노, 파트리크 1945-

모디아노, 파트릭 1945-

모디아노, 패트릭 1945-

패트릭 모디아노


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Voyage de noces : romanAfter the circusOut of the dark = Du plus loin de l'oubliLittle jewelMissing personRue des boutiques obscuresNight roundsBon voyageDora Bruder