!!> Reading ➽ Zone ➶ Author Mathias Énard – Anguillais.us

Zone Francis Servain Mirkovic, A French Born Croat Who Has Been Working For The French Intelligence Services For Fifteen Years, Is Traveling By Train From Milan To Rome He S Carrying A Briefcase Whose Contents He S Selling To A Representative From The Vatican The Briefcase Contains A Wealth Of Information About The Violent History Of The Zone The Lands Of The Mediterranean Basin, Spain, Algeria, Lebanon, Italy, That Have Become Mirkovic S Specialty.Over The Course Of A Single Night, Mirkovic Visits The Sites Of These Tragedies In His Memory And Recalls The Damage That His Own Participation In That Violence As A Soldier Fighting For Croatia During The Balkan Wars Has Wreaked In His Own Life Mirkovic Hopes That This Night Will Be His Last In The Zone, That This Journey Will Expiate His Sins, And That He Can Disappear With Sashka, The Only Woman He Hasn T Abandoned, Forever.One Of The Truly Original Books Of The Decade And Written As A Single, Hypnotic, Propulsive, Physically Irresistible Sentence Mathias Nard S Zone Provides An Extraordinary And Panoramic View Of The Turmoil That Has Long Deviled The Shores Of The Mediterranean.

!!> Reading ➽ Zone  ➶ Author Mathias Énard – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 517 pages
  • Zone
  • Mathias Énard
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 1934824267

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➽ Zone ➶ Author Mathias Énard – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    Since the time of Troy the Mediterranean Basin, which Mathias nard simply calls Zone, has been being torn apart and racked with wars and atrocious historical cataclysms And his novel, heavy with the references and allusions to The Iliad, is a history of violence in the area told in the single, excruciatingly dark sentence I had forgotten ...


  2. says:

    One last suitcase and I ll join Sashka with the transparent gazenolists notorturers victims investigationsI m changing my lifeSuch recalls Umberto Eco s definition of a polymath, one that is interested in everything and nothing else Enard s gripping novel punches this reader with the weight ...


  3. says:

    nard is the spiral architect par excellence, conceiving and bringing forth something truly exceptional an epic maelstrom of interiority, a narrative storm of bruising power, a breathless, beautiful, benumbing barrage of Mediterranean mounted memories whose track tied onrushing spans the tide ticked sea of time from the basest, the ugliest of materials the limitless human capacity for violence, irrationality, depravity, savagery, and self deception.Conceits exist within the book s framework and nard ...


  4. says:

    A discontinuous sentence broken up by chapters, a few of which relate a traditionally formatted story many sentences, paragraphs, etc the narrator reads while on the train from Milan to Rome Not really a single sentence, folks, but the formal aspects of this one only superficially interest, the way each comma delineated phrase is like a train track tie, which the book associates with bodies piled up on the horizontal Like a cut up of an encyclopedia of the secret history of 20th century Euro A discontinuous sentence broken up by chapters, a few of which relate a traditionally formatted story many sentences, paragraphs, etc the narrator reads while on the train from Milan to Rome Not really a single sentence, folks, but the formal aspects of this one only superficially interest, the way each comma delineated phrase is like a train track tie, which the book associates with bodies piled up on the horizontal Like a cut up of an encyclopedia of the secret history of 20th century European Mediterranean atrocities, seamlessly streaming from the consciousness of a veteran of endless armed conflict and endless psychic wars whenever at rest if nev...


  5. says:

    The Limits of the Modernist Long SentenceThe reviews, pre publication reviews, and endorsements of this novel all focused on the notion that it is a single long sentence For example Patrick Reardon in the Chicago Tribune, December 9, 2008, which was included in the publisher s press pack But this book is not one sentence, for at least four reasons Two of them are listed in an excellent short survey of long sentences by Tim Parks New York Times, December 24, 2010, in the Book Review, p 27 The Limits of the Modernist Long SentenceThe reviews, pre publication r...


  6. says:

    Mathias Enard s Zone is a novel that while it can t be said that it is breaking new ground, but it is synthesizing various threads of narrative experimentation and presenting them in a maximalist style that resembles a grand claiming of new territory W.G Sebald s Rings of Saturn, Homer s Illiad and Odyssey, David Markson s later work, Bernhard s endless paragraph and symphonic repetition, Pound and Eliot s poetry, Joyce s dreams, and even contemporary journalism on the middle east Robert Fisk Mathias Enard s Zone is a novel that while it can t be said that it is breaking new ground, but it is synthesizing various threads of narrative experimentation and presenting them in a maximalist style that resembles a grand claiming of new territory W.G Sebald s Rings of Saturn, Homer s Illiad and Odyssey, David Markson s later work, Bernhard s endless paragraph and symphonic repetition, Pound and Eliot s poetry, Joyce s dreams, and even contemporary journalism on the middle east Robert Fisk for example are evoked here This book if it resembles anything it is a meditation on the bloodstained his...


  7. says:

    Very much worth your time Not perfect, and I share some of the concerns set out by other reviewers about its lack of focus, and the arbitrary nature of the conceit governing its prose, but there is much here that is just fantastic


  8. says:

    An excellent book It could be a superb book, but it has 3 problems IMHO 1 it s too long I usually prefer shorter books, I rarely see the point in adding some 300 extra pages to a perfect story, but that s just my opinion 2 sometimes nard is just plain pretentious he s no doubt a man of culture and he clearly knows the Mediterranean basin as few, but he shows off all his knowledge, and I don t ...


  9. says:

    Zone is a remarkable book The premise of the whole thing will seem like an almost eye rolling cliche, a jaded intelligence operative is on a train from Milan to Rome to sell a handcuffed suitcase full of intelligence secrets before he leaves the spy business forever That train ride is all that happens, conventionally speaking But the torrent of memories, historical facts, and nightmarish complicities that unfold in an unstoppable bum rush from his head is as delerious and sweeping as almost Zone is a remarkable book The premise of the whole thing will seem like an almost eye rolling cliche, a jaded intelligence operative is on a train from Milan to Rome to sell a handcuffed suitcase full of intelligence secrets before he leaves the spy business forever That train ride is all that happens, conventionally speaking But the torrent of memories, historical facts, and nightmarish complicities that unfold in an unstoppable bum rush from his head is as delerious and sweeping as almost anything I ve ever read Like W.G sebald, Enard is interested in worming down into the bizarre resonances of history, by showing the cross linkages between cycles of destruction, war, and erasure Yet unlike...


  10. says:

    This book is amazing Enard s prose is hypnotic, insightful, and bold in its unconventional presentation The story that he tells weaves together a vast amount of the history behind numerous wars such as those in Yugoslavia, the Gaza strip, Algeria, etc that have rolled across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for centuries all told through the voice of a man who is obsessed with these obsessive wars In fact, if I had to describe this bo...

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