- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Gallimard (1 Jan. 2009)
- Language: French
- ISBN-10: 2070391655
- ISBN-13: 978-2070391653
- Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.7 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 441,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
L'elegance Du Herisson (Folio) (French) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jan 2009
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I only half feel I wasted my time, though, because I'm currently reading Barbery's Une gourmandise, which focuses on one of the minor characters in L'elegance du herisson - the obnoxious food critic - and reading it with great pleasure. This is partly because of the evocativeness of the prose, but partly because perspectives are constantly shifting in ways that delight and surprise, and because it's imaginatively stretching and liberating to be made to see things from the point of view of a character so far from being automatically or sentimentally sympathetic.
There is another edition in the series "nrf" of Gallimard, more expensive but worth it for the appropriately elegant plain beige cover with its geometric edging, satisfyingly thick paper and the use of different fonts for the interwoven chapters with their differing points of view. I collect these editions and have never found a dud read amongst them but, if you want to buy one, contact the seller first as the photo is not always accurate.
building. She's shy, reticent, does the bidding of all the snobs in the
apartments - but this is only surface. Underneath, she is life and thought,
blessed by an inquisitive mind.
She is witty and philosophical, but the one thing missing from her life is love.
Enter a new tenant, a Japanese man who sees her for what she really is: an elegant
woman, ready for love, and wise. I won't betray the ending. Anyone reading this book will
be taken on some mind-provoking asides into art, music, history and the stratification of French
Funny, sad, a delightful book!
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