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Un Secret (Ldp Litterature) [French] [Mass Market Paperback]

Philippe Grimbert
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Librairie generale francaise (26 April 2006)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2253117188
  • ISBN-13: 978-2253117186
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.9 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 289,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Growing up in Paris just after World War 2, a sickly only child imagines having the kind of athletic, successful brother in whom his father could have taken pride. Keen to integrate into French society, to the extent of changing "Grinberg" to "Grimbert", his Jewish parents ironically conform to an Aryan stereotype of physical beauty and fitness. It is not until his mid-teens that the narrator learns "a secret", which dramatically alters his perception of his family.

Based on a true story, although you have to research this fact for yourself, it presents a poignant, at times harrowing, situation, perhaps too short on detail for a simple autobiography. Grimbert is creative to the extent of imagining two alternative paths by which his parents met, fell in love and married. He imagines them on one hand living relatively unscathed through the Nazi occupation of France, on the other suffering the ignominy of having to wear yellow stars and seeking escape to the "Zone Libre". He also chooses to change the identity of the person who reveals the secret to him.

Although I admired the stark brevity of his style, and appreciated the full horror of the family tragedy, some aspects disappointed me. Grimbert does not feel the need to develop the personalities of his parents' relatives, so they remain a sometimes confusing set of names. The story is based on a large amount of "telling" of events, with little revelation through dialogue or acting out of scenes. In the process, a good deal of potential drama is left untapped.

So, I rate it highly not as a piece of fiction but rather as a mixture of autobiography and therapeutic exercise by a man whose experience of psychological trauma in his own family prompted him to become a psychoanalyst as an adult. This story lends itself to study at school to enable teenagers to understand moral dilemmas particularly in Nazi-occupied France
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value 5 Oct 2013
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This was the cheapest of the textbooks I had to buy for my university lectures. Excellent value for money, in very good condition and arrived in time for my lectures.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing state 15 July 2013
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This book was not in as good a condition as I had understood would be the case; however I am still looking forward to reading it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Collins French to English Dictionary 15 Feb 2013
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I am finding the Collins French to English Dictionary extremely useful when used in conjunction with my kindle. It allows me to move through the text of Un secret Le film more quickly than if I had to stop and look up the translation as one would in a traditional dictionary.
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Amazon.com: 3.5 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic to be reread in pleasure. 28 April 2009
By Susan - Published on Amazon.com
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This little French book has a powerful tale. It is a story that you read once and come away feeling that you have read something of substance. It is a magical little book that gives the reader the power to discover more upon each read. The title does not translate well as it is not a story of THE SECRET but rather a story of a secret. A tiny difference, and there are a lot of little secrets in this book. I would not buy this addition as the footnotes are in German and the publisher does makes no mention of this in the sales tag. But do seek out the French version with English footnotes as it is well worth the read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars poor 7 Oct 2010
By H. Hirose - Published on Amazon.com
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Not very satisfied. The book is in poor condition. More wwite-ins than expected and pages are falling apart.
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