An ihrem Lebensabend wird ihr klar, dass ihr auch der Sohn fremd geworden ist. In einem schlichten, bewegenden Monolog erinnert sich die Frau an entscheidende Stationen ihres Lebens. Nein, das ist keine Rache. Ich will nicht mit ihr abrechnen. An diesen Tisch setzen sich keine Huren. Aber wenn sie Antonio oder jemand aus seiner Verwandtschaft traf, wurden ihre Augen feucht.
|Published (Last):||23 December 2006|
|PDF File Size:||19.93 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||15.54 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
From the Reviews: "Mr. The expatriate Europeans in this novel are at least as hard to fathom as Morocco itself, which in their troubled eyes is at once a mortal threat and a desolate refuge.
Instead, his tone is shot through with an eerie calm that many readers will find disturbing. Not to all tastes, but an impressive debut. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.
We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.
He finds a post at the University of Fez. The teaching load is undemanding and the students unambitious, making the job unfulfilling. Manuel decides also to escape Fez itself and moves to the small town of Mimoun, commuting to the big city the few days a week he has to teach. Manuel inevitably moves in a circle of other expats, Spaniards and Frenchman, some of whom have also come to teach. Manuel, however, in part tries to distance himself from them, and he also makes Moroccan friends.
Little comes of his literary aspirations. He spends a great deal of time in the local bars. He visits bordellos, and he becomes intimate with men as well. There is more talk of rain and snow than the beach. There are few distracting tourists. There is a police presence.
Manuel is always aware and constantly reminded of his outsider role, one to which he cannot adapt. A peculiar sliver of small-town Moroccan life is well-conveyed.
A decent small book to which there is not quite enough.
Diez cosas que aprendí de Rafael Chirbes
The Modern Novel