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by Marguerite Duras,R. Seaver

eBook Moderato Cantabile download ISBN: 0714503819
Author: Marguerite Duras,R. Seaver
Publisher: Calder Publications Ltd (1997)
Language: English
Pages: 120
ePub: 1681 kb
Fb2: 1392 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Literary

Cuarenta y un años después de publicar su primera novela, Marguerite Duras se convierte de la noche a la mañana, con el amante, en una autora solicitada por todos los públicos. Y, además, recibe poco después, en noviembre de 1984, el prestigioso pre. Writing.

Moderato cantabile book. Having taken a keen interest in the work of Marguerite Duras after reading 'The Lover' and 'Hiroshima mon amour' I gave this beguiling novella a go. And wasn't disappointed

Moderato cantabile book. And wasn't disappointed. It is a book that is hard to pin down in terms of genre, and I am not even entirely sure I made full sense of it. What I do know, is that I couldn't put it down, and was strangely transfixed through to it's conclusion. The story first appears a very simple one.

Cuarenta y un años después de publicar su primera novela, Marguerite Duras se convierte de la noche a la mañana, con el amante, en una autora solicitada por todos los públicos

Emily L. by Marguerite Duras · شيرين بني احمد. Cuarenta y un años después de publicar su primera novela, Marguerite Duras se convierte de la noche a la mañana, con el amante, en una autora solicitada por todos los públicos.

Moderato Cantabile (Paperback). Marguerite Duras (author), Richard Seaver (translator). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Moderato Cantabile is a carefully woven tapestry of emotion, in which the characters' inner lives are reflected by the story's spaces and landscapes Added to basket.

Moderato Cantabile is a carefully woven tapestry of emotion that begins with a jealous lover murdering the woman he loves. Fascinated by the crime, Anne returns several times to the bistro where it took place, drinking through the afternoon with the worker who patiently answers her eager questions, inventing what he does not know. Read associated article: Moderato Cantabile.

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Title: Moderato Cantabile (Calderbooks) Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Author: Marguerite Duras, R. Seaver ISBN 10: 0714503819. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Moderato Cantabile by Marguerite Duras (Paperback, 1972). Pre-owned: lowest price.

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Comments: (7)
A great book with some twists and a steady pace.
The book was in very bad shape
At first, you may find yourself a tad confused when you start reading this book. I have to say the blurb does not do the book justice at all, so I started reading it with a completely different idea in mind only to be faced with a much more complex and profound read. As you go on, you will start to notice and understand the symbolism and depth and irony evident in the book, and appreciate the brilliance of its execution.

I did not know this when I read the book, but when I did a bit of research afterwards, I came to the understanding that this is considered a "musical novel". Now, I had no idea what that meant, but technically - and as one reviewer had explained - it is a technique that explores the duality of human experience. Therefore, the book starts out by following the form of the first movement of a sonata. The first movement moves in a specific count or meter, which the story follows, this one being "moderato" (in control) and following the four-four meter. As such, Duras begins by introducing us to the character, Anne, whose life is very structured and proper. Almost boring. As she takes her son to piano lessons every Friday, forcing him to learn how to play the instrument even though he has no interest. She soon meets Chauvin, in the same bar that a man had publicly murdered his lover, and their bizarre liaison begins. At meeting Chauvin, Anne is slowly leaving behind her boring existence and replacing it with a more scandalous life. She goes back to see this man every day, at the same time, and same place. Ending with a final note of climax, mimicking the end of a movement.

This book is heavy with symbolism and detail that one almost needs several readings for you to understand the story as a whole. I was personally very confused at first, and kept coming up with different conclusions for it, for instance as you start with the murder, and then Anne meets Chauvin, the way the book was ending I almost started to think that they are the couple that were involved in the crime at the beginning of the book and Chauvin was going to publicly murder Anne.

You start to learn more about the characters through their strange, and at times inappropriate, conversations. You begin to notice little details, such as when the sirens go off and the men begin to file into the bar and why Anne gets fidgety, or why she has to go home at a certain hour. The finale is so intense, that you end up reading every line twice just to make sure you're not missing anything. I absolutely loved the final lines of the novel, and Anne's decision at the end.

Definitely worth a read. Brilliant in every way, albeit a bit confusing.
This novelette (~58 pages) is one of the most technically perfect pieces of fiction I have ever encountered. The "plot" is fairly conventional (but in many ways is inconsequential to the textual developments). The amount of detail hidden away in the narrative structure is incredible and the construction and crafting are about as perfect as could be desired. The story is interesting on so many levels that repetitive readings continue to illuminate and expand understanding.

Consider how Duras plays with objectivity in the first central theme of the novel. After the first reading you'll conclude that a man murdered a woman in a cafe--presumably by shooting her through the heart upon her own request. And yet a closer reading reveals the problems with this assumption: a scream is heard, but no gunshot; blood comes from the victim's mouth, but not her heart; nobody (notably including the primary characters) actually witnessed anything; the man's behavior is unindicative of definitive guilt--perhaps he's simply distraught; the woman was the man's wife (we are told as one of the only "omniscient" acts of the unknown narrator)--but later an acquaintance notes that the woman "was married". In short, even the objective "murder" presented is anything but objective.

Instead of reading a story you will end up inventing a plausible reality--just as Anne and Chauvin (the primary characters) invent a plausible reality to explain their unsatisfied (and unsatisfiable) desire.

Ever wonder why Anne ignores the closest end-of-work-day siren but pays attention to the farthest-away end-of-work-day siren? Remember that her husband manages a factory. Remember that her husband's factory is the furthest away from the cafe, on the opposite side of town of her house. Remember that she has to beat her husband home from work. Details like this abound, but of course are left to a careful reader to pick them out and assemble them into a larger understanding.

Such a beautiful novelette--so well crafted, so enjoyable to read and re-read. Thoroughly recommended. Fiction as it was meant to be.
Considered a "musical novel" and better than Virgina Wolf's "The Waves" (though "The Waves" is quite incredible in its own right and should not be over looked). If you are not famillar with the genuis of a musical novel the idea is incredible. It brings upon an interesting form for exploring the duality of human experience. "Moderato Cantabile", follows the form of the first movement of a sonata, presenting and developing in two contrasting themes in different keys. "Moderato" the word it self indicating a measure of control taken with the time signaure of a sonata being a square four-four outlines the meter the book follows. Anne's (the main character) life in the first theme starts out structured and boring. In the second chapter she begins her strange affair with Chauvin. Chauvin, or the the second theme is Ann's quest for the "cantabile" (the lyrical impulse, or exit from the first theme of boredom). They meet again and again, at the same bar and always at the same time of day, unitl the eighth chapter. Then, just as the eighth note of a musical scale is the same as the first (but an octave higher) the final resolution comes in the form of a symbolic reenactment of the murder that occurs at the end of the first chapter: Chauvin: "I wish you were dead." Anne: "I already am." --And Anne returns permanently to her boring life.
Brillantly written and a must have in any book collection.
I sent in a review relating this book to music but not sure if i did it under my account name or not?