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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She killed him as she loathed on how he want to name his child, Tanguy. The other kids are somewhat afraid of her but do look up to her.

Nineteen year old Lucette murders her husband, not because he was bad, but becuase he was mediocre. If I could give this one lower than a one-star rating I would. I believe it must be due to the fact that this makes something unusual, and unusual things make interesting things. Her dreams and magic are slowly being erased in the dance school where th Unusual and charming is definitely this author’s trademark.

Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Schon lange wollte ich mich ihrer Literatur witmen, aber wie es immer so ist, es kommt was dazwischen. Maybe it was the quality of the translation, but I doubt it. While in prison, Lucette gives birth to a daughter to whom she bequeaths the portentous name of an obscure saint, Plectrude, before hanging herself. The girl who was just about to jump from a bridge throws herself in the arms of her lover instead and finds solace there.

And we never see her laugh – on the contrary, all we are made to notice about her is her quiet, penetrating gaze. This is a pointed critique of a culture – in this case western girlhood and its relentless emphasis on beauty and romance. And here that’s a shame, because the ballet school part was really good.


Pero tampoco es tan grave. From a psichological point of view this story can be considered a horror story masked as a fairytale.

Destila cierto humor que la hace muy entretenida nithomb leer. I had very high expectations for this book. Although Nothomb claims to have been born in Japan, she actually began living in Japan at the age of two until she was five years old.

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Lucette calls the baby Plectrude and then commits suicide. I often find Nothomb a little bit too keen to shock. The mother committed suicide soon after.

Cover for Plectrude by Amelie Nothomb. La novela toca temas como el suicidio y la anorexia. While in Japan, she attended a local school and learned Japanese. When she was five the family moved to China. I think I’ve used the phrase “wit and diccionairo in about fifteen reviews so far. La leo, porque a pesar de todo lo que no dice, dice mucho con tan poco. A charming parable of childhood as a magical time that, it seems, must end when hormones begin to take charge. Au final, on s’en fout.

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. When the police officer arrives and slowly but surely realizes that Lucette killed her husband because she disagreed with his preferred choice of npthomb first name for their baby, I lost it completely. Dec 03, Neva rated it liked it.

Plectrude ist nich nicht geboren.


View all 4 comments. Quotes from The Book of Prope Plectrude fate lies with Lucette’s sister, Clemence. Refresh and try again. After some family tensions, she returned to Japan to work in a big Japanese company in Tokyo.


In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Plectrude es desde el principio el eje de nothhomb novela. Please add page numbers.


She is idealised wherever she goes. Luckily Plectrude has an inner strength which allows her to recognize the threats most of the time and survive.

The Book of Proper Names by Amélie Nothomb

Naturally Plectrude is bound to have a most singular destiny, enjoying childhood as if diccionxrio were a kind of magic kingdom wher Whimsical, playful, fairy-tale like, short, and lots of very natural sounding dialogue, an ideal read to take your mind away. The book had no flow, just bunch of shocking, weird, short sentences put together. Now that would’ve been really innovative. Es una pena que un personaje que promete tanto se quede en tan poco.

Each novella I read by Nothomb makes nombred skin go all bumpy.

Accepted at Paris’s most prestigious ballet school, Plectrude devotes herself to artistic perfection, giving dance her heart and soul – and pro;ios her body. Ci provo -anche se mi sembra che il pensiero sia ancora un po’ acerbo. Feb 12, Lisa rated it did not like it. Por lo general un autor no necesariamente deslumbra con todas sus creaciones y muchas veces nos topamos con una historia de nuestro autor favorito que no nos convence del todo.

Many ideas inserted in her books come from the conversations she had with an Italian man, from late eighties and during the nineties.

Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. I didn’t care much for the ending, but that’s the point – I’m a western woman and didn’t like that the story’s ending marred the “happily ever after” I yearned for.

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