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Fever (Penguin Modern Classics) [Kindle Edition]

J.M.G. Le Clézio
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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'So convincing a descent into hell that we are completely caught up in Kafkaesque horror ... The author's verbal felicity is amazing.' New York Times

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In these nine unforgettable and impressionistic 'tales of little madness', the Nobel Prize-winning author Le Clézio explores how the physical sensations we experience every day can be as strong as feelings of love or hate, with their power to bring chaos to our lives. In 'The Day that Beaumont became Acquainted with his Pain', a man with toothache spends the night seeking ways to disown his throbbing jaw; in 'Fever', Roch finds his mind transported by sunstroke; while in 'A Day of Old Age' little Joseph tries to comprehend the physical suffering of a dying old woman. Set in a timeless, spaceless universe, these experimental and haunting works portray the landscape of the human consciousness with dazzling verbal dexterity and power.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1153 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (27 Nov 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003FXCS6S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #683,569 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.7 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars stunning physicality 4 Jan 2013
Format:Paperback
This is the only time I've felt compelled to review something after seeing the other reviews given. Anyone to dismiss this as boring would be an idiot. The stories in Fever display stunning descriptions of the physicality of our lives, the bodies and world we live in.
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1.0 out of 5 stars ... must have won the Nobel in a lean year 26 Dec 2012
Format:Paperback
A human being lives - roughly - 650,000 hours in an average lifetime. I have just wasted two or three or these precious units wading through this pretentious rubbish. Are readers allowed to sue authors who defraud them in this way?
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2.0 out of 5 stars hardly prize-winning writing 4 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am shocked that this won such an elite award..it is, in short, downright boring!
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