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Concerto A LA Memoire D'UN Ange [French] [CD-ROM]

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
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  • CD-ROM
  • Publisher: Imprint unknown (21 July 2010)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2356412255
  • ISBN-13: 978-2356412256
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 13.8 x 0.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Rival to Maupassant 29 Sep 2012
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His ingenious plots on a wide variety of original themes, each ending with an unpredictable twist combine with his uncluttered prose to make the French-Belgian Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's short stories gripping and memorable. His success as a dramatist assist him in creating tight structures and dramatic scenes with realistic dialogues.

For me, "The Poisoner" (L'Empoisonneuse) is a near perfect short story in its structure and style. Marie Maurestier, acquitted of the murder of three husbands and a young lover, is the object of speculation and some fear in the local community. The local butcher beckons her to the front of the queue to get her out of his shop as fast as possible. She arouses neither sympathy nor affection because of her sharp tongue, but is also valued as a local tourist attraction. Then, Gabriel, a handsome and dedicated young priest comes to take charge of the church, with dramatic results. Schmitt cleverly manipulates our changing attitudes to Marie and Gabriel. Examining motives and moral issues from every angle in his fluid prose, he builds up a sense of tension and compulsion to read quickly to the end to learn the outcome.

In the shortest tale, a tough seaman receives a message to the effect that one of his daughters has died - but which one is it? In a prize-winning novella which gives the book its title, an ambitious young pianist is driven almost mad with jealousy over the superior technique of an impossibly virtuous and unworldly violinist. In some ways this story is too contrived but still absorbing. Finally, we see the effects of a woman's decision to tolerate no longer the philandering of her corrupt husband who just happens to be the President of France.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another marvellous collection of short stories 15 Jan 2014
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an author whose short stories always refresh our sense the mystery of life and enable us to see life's wonder through child-like eyes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific read 27 Jun 2013
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This book won't disappoint. Four absorbing tales, each providing plenty of food for thought into the nature of redemption.
An added bonus: At the end, Schmitt has included a writing diary charting his progress in creating this prize-winning collection.

(Note for readers in French: whilst requiring a good level of understanding of the language ( minimum AS/A level), nevertheless the text is straightforward and accessible).
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Past Master of the Short Story 9 Oct 2012
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Although I read this in French, Schmitt's prose reads as if it would translate easily into English. I cannot vouch for the quality of this translation.

His ingenious plots on a wide variety of original themes, each ending with an unpredictable twist combine with his uncluttered prose to make the French-Belgian Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's short stories gripping and memorable. His success as a dramatist assist him in creating tight structures and dramatic scenes with realistic dialogues.

For me, "The Poisoner" (L'Empoisonneuse) is a near perfect short story in its structure and style. Marie Maurestier, acquitted of the murder of three husbands and a young lover, is the object of speculation and some fear in the local community. The local butcher beckons her to the front of the queue to get her out of his shop as fast as possible. She arouses neither sympathy nor affection because of her sharp tongue, but is also valued as a local tourist attraction. Then, Gabriel, a handsome and dedicated young priest comes to take charge of the church, with dramatic results. Schmitt cleverly manipulates our changing attitudes to Marie and Gabriel. Examining motives and moral issues from every angle in his fluid prose, he builds up a sense of tension and compulsion to read quickly to the end to learn the outcome.

In the shortest tale, a tough seaman receives a message to the effect that one of his daughters has died - but which one is it? In a prize-winning novella which gives the book its title, an ambitious young pianist is driven almost mad with jealousy over the superior technique of an impossibly virtuous and unworldly violinist. In some ways this story is too contrived but still absorbing. Finally, we see the effects of a woman's decision to tolerate no longer the philandering of her corrupt husband who just happens to be the President of France. This last story seems most influenced by Schmitt's embracing of Catholicism in later life. Yet, although all the stories perhaps inevitably have a strong moral basis, he never preaches, and is often unflinching in subjecting his characters to fate, yet is essentially positive.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read 13 May 2014
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I bought the book as part of an assignment for an advanced French Class--probably the equivalent of French 3 or French 4. The author's style, grammar usage, and vocabulary are challenging enough to need a dictionary, but not overwhelming. One can enjoy the story line as one admires the flow of the language.

Each story is haunting in its own way--very "French," in the turn of plot. Characters are well developed, old plots from mythology to the Bible are revisited in modern guise, so there is plenty of grist for in-class conversation.

Since my use of this book was for language study, my review reflects that usage. I'm sorry to disappoint those who would have preferred a more literary approach.
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