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Gisele Pineau

Autor(a) de Un papillon dans la cité

29 Works 225 Membros 3 Reviews

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Obras de Gisele Pineau

Un papillon dans la cité (1992) 51 cópias, 1 resenha
Exile According to Julia (1996) 50 cópias, 1 resenha
The Drifting of Spirits (1993) 34 cópias, 1 resenha
Macadam Dreams (1995) 17 cópias
Chair piment (2002) 14 cópias
L'âme prêtée aux oiseaux (1998) 7 cópias
Fleur de barbarie (2005) 5 cópias
Spel der geesten (1993) 5 cópias
Morne Câpresse (2008) 5 cópias
Mes quatre femmes (2007) 4 cópias
Caraïbes sur Seine (2000) 4 cópias
L'Odyssée d'Alizée (2010) 3 cópias
La Grande drive des esprits (2017) 2 cópias
les colères du volcan (2004) 2 cópias
Nouvelles de Guadeloupe (2009) 2 cópias
Terug naar Guadeloupe (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
L'Esprance macadam 1 exemplar(es)
Le Cyclone Marilyn (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Taste Of Eternity 1 exemplar(es)
case mensonge (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Guadeloupe Découverte (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Fuoco 1 exemplar(es)
C'est la règle (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
A taste of eternity : a novel (2014) 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1956
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
France
Local de nascimento
Paris, France
Locais de residência
Paris, France
Martinique, France
Guadeloupe, France
Educação
Université de Nanterre (literature)
Ocupação
Psychiatric nurse

Membros

Resenhas

This manages a number of stylistic and tonal shifts quite smoothly, has a very autobiographical feel. A deeply loving portrait of a Guadalupean grandmother through the eyes of a maturing child whose perspective shifts as she ages and moves to France and then Guadalupe. Googling I learned the author is a psychiatric nurse.
 
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Latkes | May 24, 2019 |
Guadalupe.

The appended essay on Créolité ("Afterword") notwithstanding, I didn't find The Drifting of Spirits compelling or especially interesting. Perhaps it was a translation issue, but I never felt emotionally engaged with any of the characters. They seemed more cartoonish than I was expecting as well. In this way it reminded me of many of Kim Stanley Robinson's books (such as the Mars trilogy). Also an award winner, Robinson has the same distanced style in which the characters, no matter how vividly they are described, retain a cool distance from the reader; his plots, like this one, sprawl and are unpredictable, forcing the reader to be passive in relation to the story. The message of The Drifting of Spirits seems to be that no matter how good or decent you are, evil will take you down. I don't mind the fatalism, but I am left thinking that if this was the point, it might be better served by a poem than a novel.… (mais)
 
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OshoOsho | Mar 30, 2013 |
As a second-language learner, this book had a lot of new vocabulary for me. However, I enjoyed the story and how it crossed cultures. It is only 5 chapters long, but they are long chapters.
 
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SDando | Feb 20, 2012 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
29
Membros
225
Popularidade
#99,815
Avaliação
3.2
Resenhas
3
ISBNs
52
Idiomas
5

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