Diccionario de Nombres Propios (Spanish Edition). Amelie Nothomb. 2, ratings by Goodreads. ISBN / ISBN Published. Diccionario de Nombres Propios (English, Spanish, Paperback) / Author: Amelie Nothomb ; ; Modern fiction, General & literary fiction, Fiction. Libros de Segunda Mano (posteriores a ) – Literatura – Narrativa – Otros: Amelie nothomb. diccionario de nombres propios. anagrama primera edicion.

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Revoked the title as her mom, as a golden child, Clemence spilled out the dark truth diccioario her true mother, Plectrude crushed. Email address subscribed successfully. Und ein Buch das zum Nachdenken bringt kann so schlecht nicht sein!

La leo, porque a pesar de todo lo que no dice, dice mucho con tan poco. Famed author, intriguing title.

The Book of Proper Names

The voice, which at the beginning is mythic bordering with the poetic, quite suitable for the plot, changes into matter-of-factly and journalistic. She nombree raised and shaped Plectrude as her own among 2 of her own children. Enraged, not by herself but by her new mother.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That could have been developed into a much more powerful novel, but then Nothomb has to go and ruin it with e I often find Nothomb a little bit too keen to shock. Many ideas inserted in her books come from the conversations she had with an Italian man, from late diccionarii and during the nineties.

Schon lange wollte ich mich ihrer Literatur witmen, aber wie es immer so ist, es kommt was dazwischen. She wanted an exceptional name ins I had very high expectations for this book.


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The story had potential, but it left me with question marks, looks like a draft. Nothomb’s sweet yet incisive study of childhood turns into theory of ballet, the psychology of characters is subject to drastic changes, observations from childhood are mixed with ruminations on Moliere’s The Misanthrope and the author indulges in moralizing in an incongruous metafictional context. View all 4 comments. Plectrude, as the girl is unfortunately named by her mother, is adopted by her aunt and lives a fairy-like existence until she enrolls into the Paris Opera Peopios School, a rigorous institution portrayed as a “scalpel to slice away the last flesh of childhood.

If you want to be a ballerina you need to fly, in order to fly you need to be thin, to erase yourself for the normal existence, the existence of those who need food in order to survive.

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Nothing is too good for her and there is nothing that pleases her that her adoptive parent won’t offer her. Plectrude is trained to become a ballet dancer – the best of the best – and we follow the girl’s education in a Paris ballet school.

And by the end of this tale, death is inevitable, but not at the hands of her own mother, but at the hands of the author herself. The simple storybook narrative style of this piece is somewhat misleading.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Heartbroken and ashamed, she left her school and joined a dance school, Petit Rats. She is lazy and idle, yet gets hailed pdopios a genius and high flyer at school.


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The girl, Lucette carrying a baby of 8 months, rubs her belly and wish that soon she will have a baby that interest in the idea of becoming a dancer. At age 13, she was in love with a new transferred boy named, Mathieu Saladin.

After I turned the last page I was not sure what to make out of the title as no dictionary makes an appearance in the story besides the cameo at the beginning. Und trotzdem, Plectrude schafft es sich wieder aufzurappeln ob es wohl am Namen liegt?


Was macht unser Nun endlich: There are snippets of feminist critique on motherhood, on ideals of beauty, etcthere are pointed comments on the process of learning and the limitations of the educational system, as well as lighthearted yet profound insights into anorexia. For some reason I’m pulled in when a story contains anything twisted, dark and tragic. Was macht unser Name mit uns? To ask other readers questions about The Book of Proper Namesplease sign up.

The other kids are somewhat afraid of her but do look up to her. She is from a distinguished Belgian political family; she is notably the grand-niece of Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb, a Belgian foreign minister