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Fiction
Author: John Lambert,Jean-Philippe Toussaint
ISBN: 156478505X
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Pages 102 pages
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press (June 1, 2008)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 724
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by John Lambert,Jean-Philippe Toussaint


Jean-Philippe Toussaint's fidelity to The Bathroom is shaky and tenuous. I strolled into the book thinking that he (nameless Parisian man) was going to spend the entire novella in the bathroom

Ships from and sold by bookcultureny. Jean-Philippe Toussaint's fidelity to The Bathroom is shaky and tenuous. I strolled into the book thinking that he (nameless Parisian man) was going to spend the entire novella in the bathroom. He spent like two minutes in it.

Jean-Philippe Toussaint (29 November 1957, Brussels) is a Belgian novelist, photographer and filmmaker. Toussaint won the Prix Médicis in 2005 for his novel Fuir (Running Away), second volume of the Cycle of Marie , a four-tome chronicle published over ten years and displaying the separation of Marie and her lover.

Author/Artist et. jean philippe toussaint translator john lambert.

Jean-Philippe Toussaint (born 29 November, 1957, Brussels) is a Belgian prose writer and filmmaker. Toussaint won the Prix Médicis in 2005 for his novel Fuir. The 2006 book La mélancolie de Zidane (Paris: Minuit, 2006) is a lyrical essay on the headbutt administered by the Jean-Philippe Toussaint (born 29 November, 1957, Brussels) is a Belgian prose writer and filmmaker.

Jean-Philippe Toussaint is the author of nine novels, and the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Prix Decembre for "The Truth about Marie". His writing has been compared to the works of Samuel Beckett, Jacques Tati, the films of Jim Jarmusch, and even Charlie Chaplin. A native of Vancouver, John Lambert studied philosophy in Paris before moving to Berlin, where he lives with his wife and two children. Translator, journalist, philosophy teacher, and actor, he has translated Jean-Philippe Toussaint s Monsieur and Self-Portrait Abroad. Библиографические данные.

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Jean Toussaint, John Lambert. Meet Monsieur, your hero, a successful young executive in Paris whose daily life you will follow in precise detail. He is nothing if not unremarkable. Meet his secretary, his nieces, his fiancee and her parents, his neighbor whose scientific reports Monsieur unwittingly types out. What will happen? This and that. Monsieur will attend a party. But most of all, Monsieur will muse, and so will you muse, on everything from the night sky to a Rotring pen. And it will be very funny.

Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Jean-Philippe Toussaint. Moving through a variety of locales and adventures, The Truth about Marie revisits the unnamed narrator of Toussaint’s acclaimed Running Away, reporting on his now disintegrated relationship with the titular Marie - the story switching deftly between first- and third-person as the narrator continues to drift through life, and Marie does her best to get on with hers. Like all of Toussaint’s novels, The Truth about Marie ’s plot matters far less than its pace and tempo, its chain of images, its sequence of events.

JEAN-PHILIPPE TOUSSAINT is the author of nine novels, and the . He has also translated Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Monsieur and Self-Portrait Abroad.

JEAN-PHILIPPE TOUSSAINT is the author of nine novels, and the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Prix Décembre for The Truth about Marie. His writing has been compared to the works of Samuel Beckett, and the films of Jacques Tati and Jim Jarmusch.

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"Toussaint is a genuinely funny writer . . . small erotic moments are captured perfectly . . . makes me long for more by Toussaint." Kirkus Review
GODMAX
I thoroughly enjoyed this existential-tinged book and read it cover to cover in short order.

The journey of the main character while he journeys through a breakdown-like crisis is full of interesting characters that he interacts with while he goes about making some unusual life choices.

This was a quick, read - light but made me think and kept me engaged
Perilanim
Monsieur is a thirty something young French executive at a prestigious corporation. We meet him as he moves into a new office following a promotion. The most treasured perk of his new job is a machine that makes excellent coffee.

Monsieur arrives early at meetings so that he can grab the most inconspicuous seat. He can't seem to get out of typing a manuscript his neighbour insists on dictating. And of course Monsieur insists on serving a guest coffee when he visits his office.

Is Monsieur a French version of Mr. Bean? Not quite. He does move in with his ex-girlfriend's parents following a soccer injury. They expressed worry, he took it as an invitation. (Why not?). Occasionally Monsieur works out an overly complicated way of solving a problem, for instance how he splits the check on a first date. But when push comes to shove, Mr. Bean is callous while Monsieur is at worst passively insensitive. Mr. Bean's solutions fail spectacularly while Monsieur's succeed discretely.

Unassuming and self-effacing, Monsieur goes through life quietly and successfully. He's not really clueless, he knows he could lose it all which is why he hides. And his escapes, whenever the world tries to intrude, had me in stiches. Hilarious.

Vincent Poirier, Tokyo
Castiel
Jean-Philippe Toussaint's fidelity to The Bathroom is shaky and tenuous. I strolled into the book thinking that he (nameless Parisian man) was going to spend the entire novella in the bathroom. He spent like two minutes in it.

However, I did enjoy the part where he threw the dart at Edmondsson's forehead, his girlfriend/wife, and the Polish artists deskinning of the squids. His mediation on immobility was a fascination and later a fixation (for me), using Mondrian artwork, on rain, and most conspicuously, the bathroom. Also, the deterioration of the relationship between Edmondsson and the nameless Parisian man was an engaging read. Most interestingly its minimalistic/monochromatic/deadpan depiction.

I wonder though if Toussaint (probably a saint of the most obscure, Parisian sense or a type of pastry) had isolated his protagonist in the bathroom the entire time would I have rated the novel a 5? Instead of a four.
Fearlessrunner
This novella is entertaining, told simply. Not much action. He takes minimalism and adds a healthy does of humor. Surreal humor. Strange humor. A reclusive man who doesn't like the idea of growing older considers living life from the safety of his bathroom. Toussant could write a book about waiting on line at the post office and find ways to make it amusing. He's that clever. The ending is slightly disappointing, but in no way did I feel like my time was wasted. In fact, as soon as I finished this book, I went to the library and signed out two of his other books.
Jieylau
I really enjoyed this book's edgy and satirical take on a man who has taken up residency inside his bathroom as a way to cope with life. The existential theme is taken to the extreme in his quest for immobility and safety which is the perfect setting for humor. I think that the assessment that the writing reflects the films of Jim Jarmusch is spot on. I will be getting 'Television' next.
JUST DO IT
Unique contents , letting the reader get in touch and identify with warm feelings, brought with sincere love! A beautiful gift for your dear friends family or yourself and your home!I