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The Opposing Shore by Julien Gracq

To keep it to myself and try to figure out how to replicate some of its magick. Would you like to tell us gdacq a lower price? It quickly became apparent to me that Gracq and Buzzati’s works would be nothing alike, if for no other reason than differences in writing style. As things stand today, virtually no work by Julien Gracq can be purchased at Juluen online or physical bookstores.

Oh and that cover with the giant floating rock is a complete lie: In fact, this book contains what just might be the worst sentence ever written but don’t ask me what it is, because I don’t remember and can’t seem to find it Return to Book Page.

Now, at last, I can return to that fine work and see what compelled Badiou to include it. Flannery O’Connor, Wise blood. You wander around in the quiet, somnolent streets.

This however was a bit too much at times even for me. These essential elements were: Will most likely re-read this book, discovering even more in it. His duties are to be the eyes and ears of the Signory, to report back any rumours of interest to the State. Our hero is Aldo, a man from an influential family, the country is Orsenna and the remote outpost is the Syrtes of the French title. Jul 26, Sean rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Previous Post Previous Pierre Senges: It’s not very long, but it actually ds me months to read it, because I hated it so much I could only handle it in small doses.


Julien Gracq, Le Rivage Des Syrtes by Gérard Cogez

If I write that there is an apple on a table, you immediately form a mental image of that. The story is set at the border between two fictional Mediterranean countries, Orsenna and Farghestan, which have been at war for years.

He’s the catalyst for the plot, but unintentionally and without seeing or knowing what’s happening, and there were times when I wanted to knock his head against a wall and tell jjulien to think about what he was doing.

Definitely not for your average reader. Orsenna symbolizes history, tradition and order, while Farghestan stands for the irrational and ahistorical.

Later imitators have not fared that well. Does any one ever really make a decision?

The Opposing Shore

The Opposing Shore has been described as science fiction, but it takes place in an ancient kingdom that’s closer to Calvino’s Baron in the Trees if that book was more doomstruck and written in lusher prose.

Un progetto che crede nella forza delle parole e della letteratura. Opposing shore is set in a fictitious European-feeling country named Orsenna, in a time where there are cars and steamboats but no modern feeling to anything.

As suggested above, the rich pleasure it delivers is somewhat illicit, if not downright regressive. Something is clearly going on and Vanessa, Aldo and others are clearly tired of this uneasy peace.

And perhaps also because the dark rumors swirling through the streets are about to become true.

These respective ideas are embodied in the Princess Aldobrandi and Captain Marino, characters whose subtleties emerge from the verbiage with careful reading. Like several other works by Julien GracqThe Opposing Shore expresses its author’s fascination with expectation, the foreboding and apocalypse. No other character in the book disproves either theory.


The short answer is, not as well as Buzzati. Kirmizi rated it it was amazing Sep 02, However the Opposing Shore diverts completely from the Tartar Edit: Yvette rated it liked it Jan 24, He likes people who want to use him, he feels safe and free when things are out of his control, and he relies on his feelings to tell him what to do so at times he doesn’t do anything at all or exactly the wrong thing in that situation.

In syrhes room in Lyon, over the course of endless hours spent locked away, he devoted himself to a theory of the novel that, based on the lessons apparent to him the moment he opened Dfs Opposing Shore, established five elements he considered essential for the novel of the future.

The Opposing Shore has a quite unique atmosphere — it is written in the baroque language of the nineteenth century classical novels and at the same time it is fraught with the Kafkian surreal suspense of the kind that permeates The Castle and it even boasts some whiffs of beautifully enigmatic Gormenghast.

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