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The Resource Occupation trilogy : La place de l'etoile, The night watch, Ring roads, Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Caroline Hillier, Patricia Wolf, and Frank Wynne

Occupation trilogy : La place de l'etoile, The night watch, Ring roads, Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Caroline Hillier, Patricia Wolf, and Frank Wynne

Label
Occupation trilogy : La place de l'etoile, The night watch, Ring roads
Title
Occupation trilogy
Title remainder
La place de l'etoile, The night watch, Ring roads
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Caroline Hillier, Patricia Wolf, and Frank Wynne
Title variation
  • Place de l'etoile
  • Night watch
  • Ring roads
  • occupation trilogy
Title variation remainder
la place de letoile/the night watch/ring roads
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Born at the close of World War II, 2014 Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano was a young man in his twenties when he burst onto the Parisian literary scene with these three brilliant, angry novels about the wartime Occupation of Paris. The epigraph to his first novel, among the first to seriously question Nazi collaboration in France, reads: "In June 1942 a German officer goes up to a young man and says: 'Excuse me, monsieur, where is La Place de l'Étoile?' The young man points to the star on his chest." The second novel, The Night Watch , tells the story of a young man caught between his work for the French Gestapo, his work for a Resistance cell, and the black marketeers whose milieu he shares. Ring Roads recounts a son's search for his Jewish father who disappeared ten years earlier, whom he finds trying to weather the war in service to unsavory characters. Together these three brilliant, almost hallucinatory evocations of the Occupation attempt to exorcise the past by exploring the morally ambiguous worlds of collaboration and resistance. Award-winning translator Frank Wynne has revised the translations of The Night Watch and Ring Roads --long out of print--for our current day, and brings La Place de l'Étoile into English for the first time. The Occupation Trilogy provides the perfect introduction to one of the world's greatest writers
Summary
When Patrick Modiano was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature he was praised for using the art of memory to bring to life the Occupation of Paris during the Second World War. Born just after the war, Modiano was an angry young man in his twenties when these three brilliant, angry novels burst onto the Parisian literary scene and caused a storm. The Night Watch tells the story of a young man, caught between his work for the French Gestapo, his work for a Resistance cell informing on the police and the black market dealers whose seedy milieu he shares. Ring Roads recounts Serge's search for his father, who disappeared from his life ten years earlier. He finds him trying to survive the war years in the unlikely company of spivs, anti-Semites and prostitutes, putting his meagre business skills at the service of those who have no interest in him or his survival. These brilliant, almost hallucinatory evocations of the Occupation, attempt to exorcise the past by exploring the morally ambiguous worlds of collaboration and resistance.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446765
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
la place de l'etoile/the night watch/ring roads
Label
Occupation trilogy : La place de l'etoile, The night watch, Ring roads, Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Caroline Hillier, Patricia Wolf, and Frank Wynne
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Publication
Note
  • La Place de l'Étoile originally published: Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 1968
  • The Night Watch originally published: Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 1969
  • Ring Roads originally published: Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 1972
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
La Place de l'Étoile -- The Night Watch -- Ring Roads
Control code
5752776
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9781632863720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn902020340
  • (OCoLC)902020340
Label
Occupation trilogy : La place de l'etoile, The night watch, Ring roads, Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Caroline Hillier, Patricia Wolf, and Frank Wynne
Publication
Note
  • La Place de l'Étoile originally published: Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 1968
  • The Night Watch originally published: Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 1969
  • Ring Roads originally published: Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 1972
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
La Place de l'Étoile -- The Night Watch -- Ring Roads
Control code
5752776
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9781632863720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn902020340
  • (OCoLC)902020340

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