In the Café of Lost Youth

In the Café of Lost Youth

Book - 2016
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NYRB Classics Original
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

In the Caf#65533; 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, 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, including Louki herself, we contemplate her character and her fate, while Modiano explores the themes of identity, memory, time, and forgetting that are at the heart of his spellbinding and deeply moving art.
Publisher: New York :, New York Review Books,, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781590179536
Branch Call Number: FICTION MOD
Characteristics: 118 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Clarke, Chris (Translator),- Translator


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Jun 09, 2016

Similar to "Paris Nocturne."

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