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Concerto à la mémoire d'un ange

Concerto à la mémoire d'un ange

Verhalen over levensbeschouwelijke kwesties.
Extra subject
Romans
Title
Concerto à la mémoire d'un ange
Author
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Language
French
Publisher
Paris: Albin Michel, 2010
229 p.
ISBN
9782226195913 (paperback)

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Bundel novellen gevolgd door werkaantekeningen uit zijn dagboek van de productieve, succesvolle schrijver van toneelstukken, romans, verhalen, die religieuze en levensbeschouwelijke kwesties voor een breed publiek toegankelijk weet te maken. Veel werk is in het Nederlands vertaald. In deze 4 samenhangende, maar ook los te lezen, novellen waarin de Heilige Rita, patrones van hopeloze zaken, op de achtergrond een verrassend rolletje speelt, gaat het om verandering ten goede of ten kwade en om de vrije wil. Geen zwaarwichtige verhandelingen maar vlot vertelde -wel opmerkelijke- verhalen, licht van toon en zonder veel opsmuk verwoord. Verzorgd taalgebruik, ook in de vele dialogen. De illustratie op het omslag geeft de sfeer goed weer. Pocket; normale druk.

About Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

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Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (born 28 March 1960) is a Franco–Belgian playwright, short story writer and novelist, as well as a film director. His plays have been staged in over fifty countries all over the world.

Life

Early years

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's parents were teachers of physical education and sport, and his father later became a physiotherapist and masseur in paediatric hospitals. He was also a French boxing champion while his mother was a medal-winning runner. His grandfather was an artisan jeweller.

The "Classiques & Contemporains" edition of La Nuit de Valognes (Don Juan on Trial) claims that Schmitt depicts himself as a rebellious teenager who detested received wisdom and was sometimes prone to violent outbursts. According to Schmitt, however, it was philosophy that saved him and taught him to be himself and to feel that he was free. One day, his mother took him to the Théâtre de…Read more on Wikipedia