IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

Grey Souls de Philippe Claudel
S'està carregant…

Grey Souls (2003 original; edició 2005)

de Philippe Claudel

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
1,0844514,249 (3.77)108
This is ostensibly a detective story, about a crime that is committed in 1917, and solved 20 years later. The location is a small town in Northern France, near V., in the dead of the freezing winter. The war is still being fought in the trenches, within sight and sound of the town, but the men of the town have been spared the slaughter because they are needed in the local factory. One morning a beautiful ten year old girl, one of the three daughters of the innkeeper, is found strangled and dumped in the canal. Suspicion falls on two deserters who are picked up near the town. Their interrogation and sentencing is brutal and swift. Twenty years later, the narrator, a local policeman, puts together what actually happened. On the night the deserters were arrested and interrogated, he was sitting by the beside of his dying wife. He believes that justice was not done and wants to set the record straight. But the death of the child was not the only crime committed in the town during those weeks. More than one record has to be set straight. Beautiful, like a fairy story almost, frozen in time, this novel has an hypnotic quality.… (més)
Membre:DGSBiblio
Títol:Grey Souls
Autors:Philippe Claudel
Informació:Weidenfeld & Nicolson (2005), Paperback, 208 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:fiction, crime, French fiction, First World War, mystery, France

Detalls de l'obra

Les ànimes grises de Philippe Claudel (2003)

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 108 mencions

Anglès (19)  Neerlandès (8)  Castellà (6)  Francès (6)  Italià (4)  Danès (1)  Finès (1)  Totes les llengües (45)
Es mostren 1-5 de 45 (següent | mostra-les totes)
I finished reading this book a couple of hours ago and maybe I should wait for it to sink in before I write a review. But I am so taken by it, perhaps verbalizing will help me process it.

The truth is that I feel cheated by the narrator, a police officer in a small town in France telling us in flashback the events around a murder during WWI. I am afraid to give spoilers, but I often find it unfair to be punched on the face by an ending. In this case though, the end was there all along, and I am the one to blame for being too credulous.

I expected that this book would defy genre, but it did much more than that. It is a mystery. It is certainly a book of war – WWI. But is more… It is a book about how death robs us, those left behind living, of a piece of ourselves, and we are left like the amputee in the book talking to his amputated limb. Not entirely whole and maybe smaller in our own humanity.

If I was now writing a review or essay for some college professor, I would be penalized some points if I didn’t mention the parallels between the private tragedies of the characters’ lives in the book and the much bigger social tragedy of war raging just 20 miles from it. The more I think of it, this is a great book of war, although the war remains always at the margins of the story.

I think that at this point I don’t have to warn you that it is a dark book. But I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading it either. It is a book to ponder, and one that takes a while to digest, but it is not disheartening or gory. It is just a good book to reflect on…
( )
  RosanaDR | Apr 15, 2021 |
Een gewurgd meisje van 10 jaar wordt gevonden.. ( )
  Heistaanzee83 | Sep 15, 2020 |
> Nous sommes en 1917 dans une petite ville de province. Toute la société des notables est présente et tient son rôle. Le maire, le juge, le procureur, le flic, le médecin… tous font rouler depuis des années l’agréable train-train de la comédie sociale faite d’amicaux échanges. C’est curieux, même la Grande Guerre ne semble pas avoir bousculé les positions et les habitudes de chacun. Tout reste bien en place dans l’immuable tranquillité de la bourgeoisie sûre d’elle-même. Pourtant tout bascule lorsqu’une fillette de 10 ans est retrouvée morte dans l’eau. La petite Belle-de-Jour, comme on l’appelle. Tous la connaissent, elle servait au Rébillon, la seule brasserie restaurant du coin. "Bien, bien, bien…" reprend le juge, tout content d’avoir un meurtre, un vrai à se mettre sous la dent, un meurtre d’enfant en plus, et de petite fille pour couronner le tout. Dès lors, le soupçon gagne et rogne les âmes grises de nos notables. En premier lieu le procureur qui habite au château, juste à côté du lieu du meurtre…
Philippe Claudel possède un grand talent de conteur. Auteur de plusieurs romans, de récits, de chroniques, de nouvelles, il sait imposer d’emblée un ton particulier, soit une forme assez conventionnelle et classique de la composition mêlée à une plongée psychologique subtile et noire dans le fond de chaque être. --Denis Gombert, Amazon.fr
  Joop-le-philosophe | Jan 29, 2019 |
Excerpts from my original GR review (Sep 2009):
- ..for all the lurking menace of evil-doing that hovers over this story, this novel is decidedly NOT a crime thriller in the genre sense. This is good literature, and it reads as if it were penned in 1925, let alone narrated in that year.
- An unnamed policeman relates the story of a small French village, and the intrigue occurring there, during the Great War. The "great slaughter" is always rumbling nearby, but the War itself is mostly an atmospheric bystander in the tale. A gloomy, unfeeling local prosecutor, Destinat, is the central character. His own personal tragedy renders him silent outside the courtroom. His startling discovery of another tragedy in an adjoining residence only pronounces his despair and hurries his retirement.
- Two years pass, and a gruesome discovery along a lovely canal in town deepens the nebulous shroud of mystery, or even mystique, that hangs over the village. Charges are trumped up against a war deserter by the despicable court judge..
- The author weaves the stories amongst each other, shifting time periods back and forth from "present" 1925 to the callous events of wartime. The narrator is a fly-on-the-wall to some extent, as the mutual disdain between he and the judge, added to an inept mayor and withdrawing prosecutor, leaves the policeman little room to investigate.
- The truth behind the tragedies is only discovered much after the war is over, and the revelation of the circumstances very near the book's end are told masterfully. The shades of evil, the atmospheric shadowing of reality, make this an old classic at its core. Phillipe Claudel is best known as a screenwriter, but this English translation of one of his first novels makes me hope for more. I resoundingly recommend. ( )
  ThoughtPolice | Mar 14, 2018 |
En un pequeño pueblo del norte de Francia, el cuerpo sin vida de una hermosa niña aparece flotando en el canal. A la escena del crimen acuden, acompañado por el incesante tronar de los cañones y el acre olor a pólvora de un frente que se desgarra a escasos kilómetros, un policía, un juez instructor y un militar. En el implacable relato del autor, donde la emoción aparece retenida por el pudor del narrador, nadie es inocente, y los culpables, de una forma u otra, son también víctimas.
El gris es el tono dominante, pero no es el gris de la muerte, ni el del duro clima invernal, ni siquiera el de la cobardía, sino el gris en que se desenvuelve la condición humana: la ausencia de certezas absolutas, las sombras, los claroscuros, en suma, el peso rotundo de la duda.
  GracielaG | Apr 15, 2016 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 45 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

» Afegeix-hi altres autors (38 possibles)

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Philippe Claudelautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Casassas, AnnaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hunter, AdrianaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Obstová, ZoraTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Sarkar, ManikTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Soriano Marco, José AntonioTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

Pertany a aquestes col·leccions editorials

rororo (23779)
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en neerlandès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en neerlandès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en neerlandès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Pel·lícules relacionades
Informació del coneixement compartit en neerlandès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en neerlandès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Sóc aquí. El meu destí és ser aquí.

Jean-Claude Pirotte, Un voyage en automne
Ser notari del temps
assessor qualsevol que es veu passar
quan es barregen l'home i la llum

Jean-Claude Tardif, L'Homme de peu
Dedicatòria
En memòria d'André Vers
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en neerlandès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Ik weet niet precies waar ik zal beginnen.
Citacions
Informació del coneixement compartit en neerlandès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Souls are never black or white; they're all gray in the end, Dadais. You're a gray soul for sure, just like the rest of us.
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llengua original
Informació del coneixement compartit en neerlandès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (1)

This is ostensibly a detective story, about a crime that is committed in 1917, and solved 20 years later. The location is a small town in Northern France, near V., in the dead of the freezing winter. The war is still being fought in the trenches, within sight and sound of the town, but the men of the town have been spared the slaughter because they are needed in the local factory. One morning a beautiful ten year old girl, one of the three daughters of the innkeeper, is found strangled and dumped in the canal. Suspicion falls on two deserters who are picked up near the town. Their interrogation and sentencing is brutal and swift. Twenty years later, the narrator, a local policeman, puts together what actually happened. On the night the deserters were arrested and interrogated, he was sitting by the beside of his dying wife. He believes that justice was not done and wants to set the record straight. But the death of the child was not the only crime committed in the town during those weeks. More than one record has to be set straight. Beautiful, like a fairy story almost, frozen in time, this novel has an hypnotic quality.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.77)
0.5 1
1 1
1.5 1
2 20
2.5 5
3 61
3.5 32
4 120
4.5 27
5 48

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 163,361,623 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible