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  • Neun Tage in Lissabon
  • Hervé Le Tellier
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  • 23 January 2017

Neun Tage in Lissabon❮Reading❯ ➶ Neun Tage in Lissabon ➮ Author Hervé Le Tellier – Essayreview.co.uk Lissabon, Vincent Balmer, ein franz sischer Journalist, und der Fotograf Ant nio sollen gemeinsam ber den Prozess gegen einen Serienm rder berichten Doch interessiert die beiden vor allem ihr private Lissabon,Vincent Balmer, ein franz sischer Journalist, und der Fotograf Ant nio sollen gemeinsam ber den Prozess gegen einen Serienm rder berichten Doch interessiert die beiden vor allem ihr privates Lebensgl ck Ant nio hat Erfolg bei Frauen und ist zudem in Vincents Ex Freundin Ir ne verliebt Vincent t uscht eine Liebschaft vor und fl chtet sich in die Bekanntschaft mit Manuela, die ihn jedoch bald abweist Aus Neugier und aus Eifersucht macht sich Vincent auf, Ant nios seit langem verschwundene Jugendliebe Canard in Neun Tage PDF or Lissabon aufzusp ren Hintergr ndig erz hlt Le Tellier vom Gl ck und Ungl ck in der Liebe.


About the Author: Hervé Le Tellier

Herv Le Tellier is a writer, journalist, mathematician, food critic, and teacher He has been a member of the Oulipo group since and one of the papous of the famous France Culture radio show He has published fifteen books of stories, essays, and novels, including Enough About Love Other Press, , The Sextine Chapel Dalkey Archive Press, , and A Thousand Pearls Dalkey Archive Press, .


10 thoughts on “Neun Tage in Lissabon

  1. says:

    Two men meet in Lisbon to cover the story of the trial of an old man who is a serial killer They have worked together before but they have an on again, off again acquaintance Both have also fled Paris due to woman problems And mainly that is the focus of this book, a saga of two thirty ish men inept at dealing with women During their 8 day stay in Lisbon, they manage to get involved with four women, and, surprise, it all turns out badly one way or another Not to give away any plot, but we l Two men meet in Lisbon to cover the story of the trial of an old man who is a serial killer They have worked together before but they have an on again, off again acquaintance Both have also fled Paris due to woman problems And mainly that is the focus of this book, a saga of two thirty ish men inept at dealing with women During their 8 day stay in Lisbon, they manage to get involved with four women, and, surprise, it all turns out badly one way or another Not to give away any plot, but we learn early on that, unbeknownst to one of the men, one woman is involved with both of them The journalist is out main narrator He is a Frenchman who had a Portuguese mother the other man is a Lisbon native Because the native decides to show the other man around, we get quite a bit of local color of the city The title is taken from a tram line that used to run through old town Lisbon.So how inept are they The narrator decides to look up a childhood flame of the other man to get them reacquainted in hopes that he will lose interest in the woman they have joint affection for I m using the term affection loosely here As you can imagine, that ends badly The narrator tell us the only time I understand woman is when they break up with me He sums up his relationships with women as Let s say the ones I liked didn t like me enough, and the ones I could have attracted were too ready to be attracted by pretty much anyone Maybe it s genetic As we learn a bit about the narrator s life, we learn that his father, who committed suicide after his wife died, had been having an affair all during his wife s the narrator s mother final illness After she died he broke off the affair because he could no longer be unfaithful to his wife now that she was dead The narrator has a younger brother, from whom he is estranged, but we learn that he too has woman problems He married, had kids, but his wife left him after five years We are treated to vignettes of projects the narrator is working on One is a biography of Pescheux d Herbinville who killed the French mathematical genius, variste Galois, in a duel when the latter was only 20 years old True story The other is a translation, Contos aquosos, black humor tales by the Portuguese author Jaime Montestrela, which the author, Herve Le Tellier, actually did publish All in all, a good read with humor, some black humor, interesting twists, and a good manual for males of what not to do in the woman department

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    Somehow Lisbon has haunted my 2017 Inscrutably, it exists befogged but entices with only a half remembered tune Of course Pessoa is to blame for this condition as is his refracted double Tabucchi but Jim Gauer is responsible as well.This is Sebald type excursion, though onepersonable and less visual Two journalists arrive in Lisbon to cover a murder trial Each has baggage The protagonist is a bit of a shit I relate to him The debris of romance gone wrong litters not only their pas Somehow Lisbon has haunted my 2017 Inscrutably, it exists befogged but entices with only a half remembered tune Of course Pessoa is to blame for this condition as is his refracted double Tabucchi but Jim Gauer is responsible as well.This is Sebald type excursion, though onepersonable and less visual Two journalists arrive in Lisbon to cover a murder trial Each has baggage The protagonist is a bit of a shit I relate to him The debris of romance gone wrong litters not only their past but their present activities, perhaps polluting their agenda I was smitten The fact that the asshole protagonist is translating an obscure exiled author connected personally I only wish there wasdrinking This is a classic cleverly vague European novel, one which offers modernist ambiguity and thus market appeal

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    Let s talk about Oulipo It s a French movement that includes authors and mathematicians who use constraints when creating literature For example writing an entire novel without using the letter a Or using palindromes Or starting every sentence with the same word or phrase Or, my particular favorite, replacing every noun with the seventh noun after it in the dictionary this constraint has its own name N 7.Italo Calvino was a member of Oulipo which is why If On A Winters Night A Trave Let s talk about Oulipo It s a French movement that includes authors and mathematicians who use constraints when creating literature For example writing an entire novel without using the letter a Or using palindromes Or starting every sentence with the same word or phrase Or, my particular favorite, replacing every noun with the seventh noun after it in the dictionary this constraint has its own name N 7.Italo Calvino was a member of Oulipo which is why If On A Winters Night A Traveler is a book of only beginnings As was Oskar Pastior, Duchamp and Georges Perec I consider Julio Cort zar s novel Hopscotch Oulipian, but discovered he was not a member That book, though, shares Oulipo s fascination with puzzles so it s not surprising that Cort zar wrote it while living in Paris.Herv Le Tellier is a member Though, in terms of constraints the one he used for El ctrico W seems a bit weak The novel follows the structure of Homer s Odyssey And while I m by no means an expert, it does so in such a vague way that I couldn t find the parallels Be that as it may puzzles and games and Oulipo all put aside El ctrico W is an entertaining novel.In the opening paragraphs we are introduced to the narrator, a middle aged journalist named Vincent Balmer He s recently moved to Lisbon, leaving behind his life in Paris and an affair that had run its course He s kept his job, though The French newspaper, which still employs him, has him cover the trial of a serial killer He is partnered with a photojournalist, Antonio Flores, who he knows from the Paris office The two men spend nine days together One night Flores reveals to Vincent that he grew up in Lisbon eventually telling the story of his star crossed love for a girl called Duck The story captures Vincent s imagination imagination being the key word and he attempts to track down Duck with the vague idea of reuniting the pair El ctrico W is the story of Vincent s quest over those nine days he and Flores are assigned to the murder trial.Vincent s voice is introspective Sedate He does not seem to be subject to emotional peaks or valleys regardless of what he sometimes claims While he describes himself asconventionally handsome than Antonio Flores, he lacks that male version of jolie laide which makes the other man irresistable to women In face, Vincent learns that Flores is currently sleeping with the woman who had broken up with him Vincent in Paris She, Irene, eventually joins the two men in Lisbon Despite all of Vincent s professed passion for Irene his attempt at revenge seems half hearted at best Based on my previous reading experience, Vincent is part of that long tradition of utterly charming but romantically and otherwise inept Frenchmen whom French authors seem to adore A cross between Chaplin s Little Tramp and G rard Depardieu.Vincent also has a hobby Interspersed throughout the book are short stories which he is translating, written by the fictional Portuguese author Jaime Montestrela Montestrela who appears in many of Le Tellier s books In the town of Chiannesi Umbria, Italy , on Shrove Tuesday, it was customary for every inhabitant to swap minds with another, women played at being men, children being parents This swap included animals, and mice could be seen toying cruelly with cats The municipality brought a definitive end to this custom in 1819, when the swap between cows and flies led to a crisis A small step above flash fiction, these relatively straight forward tales we re told that Montestrela might have intended them as allegories, but as Vincent doesn t seem too worried about what they represent why should we provide air between the denser, atmospheric prose that makes up most of the novel.All the writing, as translated by Adriana Hunter, is stylistically elegant As are the characters Vincent, in particular, is a flawed but sympathetic protagonist And Le Tellier s plot nicely mirrors the tenets of the Oulipo movement Just like an Oulipian work isthan what is superficially apparent though El ctrico W still functions very nicely at that level if you aren t interesting in delving into it so is thereto the story of Antonio and Duck than meets the eye Early on Vincent tells us how at the end of their time together he looked at Antonio and no longer saw a thirty year old man in flesh and blood sitting beside me on that seat with its cracked leather, but a character, a character from a book He projects his own narrative onto these two people, much like Le Tellier has projected the structure of The Odyssey onto this book It complicates things, but not in a bad way It causes confusion and, at times, surprising reveals I wouldn t call Vincent an unreliable narrator, just a misguided one And, to my mind, all theinteresting because of it.Forreviews, please visit BookSexy Review

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    Neun Tage in Lissabon um passeio pelas ruas de Lisboa, mas tamb m por uma parte da hist ria e cultura portuguesas E aqui reside, no meu entender, a maior beleza deste livro extremamente agrad vel ler sobre autores portugueses conhecidos e menos conhecidos nas palavras de um autor estrangeiro ler no meio da escrita em alem o algumas palavras portuguesas de um poema pertencente a Fernando Pessoa Aquece a alma Sem entrar em detalhes acerca da hist ria n o me apetece fazer spoiler , est Neun Tage in Lissabon um passeio pelas ruas de Lisboa, mas tamb m por uma parte da hist ria e cultura portuguesas E aqui reside, no meu entender, a maior beleza deste livro extremamente agrad vel ler sobre autores portugueses conhecidos e menos conhecidos nas palavras de um autor estrangeiro ler no meio da escrita em alem o algumas palavras portuguesas de um poema pertencente a Fernando Pessoa Aquece a alma Sem entrar em detalhes acerca da hist ria n o me apetece fazer spoiler , este livro centra se na hist ria de dois amigos, cada qual, com a sua hist ria de insucesso na rela o com as mulheres Esta foi a parte que menos me fascinou porque estou cansada de hist rias que n o correm bem Mas v , isso um problema meu Por outro lado, a descoberta da namorada dos tempos de adolesc ncia juventude vividos aquando do Estado Novo e m e do filho de um deles, conhecida como Pata, mesmo no fim da hist ria tem um sabor agridoce, sendo simultaneamente um aspecto agrad vel para quem a descobre, mas desagrad vel para quem descoberto O que deixa o leitor a pensar em como o ser humano tudo complica quando se mete onde n o chamado e ou quando tudo compromete quando se acobarda assistindo imp vido, sereno e em sil ncio ao desmoronamento da s rela o es em que est metido Ambas as situa es est o presentes em Neun Tage in Lissabon Repito, por m, novamente a maior beleza deste livro est nos dias passados em Lisboa pelos dois amigos luso franceses, um jornalista e outro fot grafo, e na descoberta que v o fazendo da cultura portuguesa, dos anos do Estado Novo e da d cada de oitenta em Portugal Gostei bastante disso

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    So let s start with the simplest question What is Electrico W It s a rather ancient yellow and white Lisbon funicular train that unfailingly carries its cargo of housewives and office workers every workday morning It forks off, continues its way, enters into dark tunnels, and sputters its way into daylight once again.In short, it s a metaphor for love.Love and relationships are subjects that fascinate Herve Le Tellier, who focused on it in his prior book, Enough About Love Here he explores i So let s start with the simplest question What is Electrico W It s a rather ancient yellow and white Lisbon funicular train that unfailingly carries its cargo of housewives and office workers every workday morning It forks off, continues its way, enters into dark tunnels, and sputters its way into daylight once again.In short, it s a metaphor for love.Love and relationships are subjects that fascinate Herve Le Tellier, who focused on it in his prior book, Enough About Love Here he explores it once again in all its glorious and not so glorious aspects.Vincent Balmer middle aged journalist, writer, translator and lovesick fool moves to Lisbon after being spurned by Irene, a much younger woman who is the object of his obsessions There he partners with the photographer Antonio to report on an infamous serial killer s trial while at the same time, pursuing his own obsession of writing a book with the provisional title Electrico W Vincent is dense about love, unlike thejaded Antonio who harbors his own love for a girl he calls Duck, whom he met as an impressionable teenager and can t get out of his mind Irene may have a thing for Antonio But so does another girl he meets And is another woman about to shock Vincent out of his love addiction Yet in addition to the love theme, Herve Le Tellier is interested in relaying the stories we tell Vincent in addition to the novel he is working on is translating a number of quirky short shorts by Jaime Montestrela Fiction and fact, truth and perception, and love, obsession and languor all co exist simultaneously, leading the reader through his or her own journey Sometimes it seems slightly contrived, other times it works beautifully To quote Arthur Miller, Attention must be paid It s worth mentioning that Le Tellier is a member of a French literary group Oulipo, which is dedicated to finding new patterns and structures that writers can use in any way they enjoy As one story recedes and another begins, as stories overlap, it becomes evident that Electrico W is really about how we tell ourselves stories and which stories are true and false 4.5 stars

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    3.5

  8. says:

    This book went nowhere Just like the Okavango river.

  9. says:

    Herv Le Tellier s El ctrico W is a simple, quiet kind of novel It has a minimalist plot, keeping the main focus on its characters and their stories the stories that make them who they are.We experience these nine days through Vincent s narrative Vincent seems to be working through a lot of confusion regarding his affair with Irene He manipulates those around him, even those he has yet to meet, in order to reconcile and work through his conflicted feelings He also doesn t seem to have cons Herv Le Tellier s El ctrico W is a simple, quiet kind of novel It has a minimalist plot, keeping the main focus on its characters and their stories the stories that make them who they are.We experience these nine days through Vincent s narrative Vincent seems to be working through a lot of confusion regarding his affair with Irene He manipulates those around him, even those he has yet to meet, in order to reconcile and work through his conflicted feelings He also doesn t seem to have considered the natural consequences of his interference Vincent is definitely confused, still trying to figure out what he wants and how he feels.The novel seems to just drift along slowly, not a lot of action, but there s something kind of nice about it The characters are strongly developed, each one unique When the plot lulls, which to me felt often, the interest is shifted to exploring each character I especially liked Aurora s spirited energy she was by far the most entertaining personality in the book.El ctrico W is a nice character driven read that shows how our relationships can impact even those we meet briefly This book is due to be released by Other Press on June 18, 2013.http www.lovelybookshelf.comI received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I did not receive any other compensation for this review

  10. says:

    This is okay It took a while to get into, but finally I just read the last 2 3 through It isn t a very long novel Some of it feels a bit flabby and indulgent a lonely 40 something man caroming between encounters with one younger woman after another, all of whom are both magical, and ultimately disdainful of him Meh.The smaller stories and vignettes woven in were enough to sustain interest, though, at least for the book s modest page count.

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