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Title My friends / by Emmanuel Bove ; translated by Janet Louth ; introduction by Garnette Cadogan.
Author Bove, Emmanuel, 1898-1945, author.
Publication New York : New York Review Books, [2019]
Copyright date ©1986
Description 1 online resource.
Call # eBOOK
Series New York Review Books Classics
New York Review Books classics.
Summary Bove's tale of a World War I veteran living in postwar Paris, searching for friendship and warmth, is an ironic, entertaining masterpiece by one of France's favorite authors.My Friends is Emmanuel Bove's first and most famous book, and it begins simply, though unusually, enough: "When I wake up, my mouth is open. My teeth are furry: it would be better to brush them in the evening, but I am never brave enough." Victor Baton is speaking, and he is a classic little man, of no talent or distinction or importance and with no illusions that he has any of those things, either; in fact, if he is exceptional, it is that life's most basic transactions seem to confound him more than they do the rest of us. All Victor wants is to be loved, all he wants is a friend, and as he strays through the streets of Paris in search of love or friendship or some fleeting connection, we laugh both at Victor's meekness and at his odd pride, but we feel with him, too. Victor is after all a kind of everyman, the indomitable knight of human fragility. And, in spite of everything, he, or at least his creator, is some kind of genius, investing the back streets and rented rooms of the city and the unsorted moments of daily life with a weird and unforgettable clarity.
Contents First -- Lucie Nunois -- Henri Billard -- Neveu the Bargeman -- Monsieur Lacaze -- Blanche -- Last.
Note Print version record.
Subject Paris (France) -- Fiction.
FICTION / Friendship.
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Addl. Author Louth, Janet, translator.
Cadogan, Garnette, writer of introduction.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Addl. Title Mes amis. English
Related To Print version: Bove, Emmanuel, 1898-1945. Mes amis. English. My friends. New York : New York Review Books, [2019] 9781681373133 (DLC) 2018036765 (OCoLC)1043182297
ISBN 9781681373140 (electronic bk.)
1681373149 (electronic bk.)

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