Libro de familia by Patrick Modiano PDF


By Patrick Modiano

Todo arranca con un nacimiento: un padre contempla tras el cristal de los angeles maternidad a su hija que duerme plácidamente. En los angeles mano, ese padre sostiene el libro de familia para inscribirla en el registro civil. Ese libro de familia es el punto de partida de una indagación en el pasado en los angeles que se entremezcla lo biográfico y lo novelesco. Una indagación en los angeles que se suman recuerdos, documentos oficiales, viejas fotografías, testimonios de otras personas y lugares revisitados. Una indagación que, siguiendo un quebradizo hilo de Ariadna, permite aventurarse en busca de las señas de identidad de un ser humano y en los rastros de su familia. Esta novela autobiográfica nos sumerge en el evanescente y melancólico universo Modiano. Y así, van apareciendo el acta del matrimonio de sus progenitores, en l. a. que su padre, judío, figura con un nombre falso porque Francia estaba en plena Ocupación nazi; los inicios de los angeles carrera cinematográfica de su madre a los dieciocho años en Amberes; el recuerdo de un viaje en tren con su padre, que vivía escondido para evitar las redadas; el instante en que saliendo de una librería en los años setenta el protagonista percibe de golpe que su juventud ha terminado; l. a. búsqueda de su partida bautismal en Biarritz... Y también asoman por estas páginas edificios, calles, cines y cafés de París, l. a. ciudad de Alejandría y una portentosa galería de personajes singulares, misteriosos, incluso fantasmagóricos, como aquella vieja estrella japonesa de Hollywood que vivía en el París ocupado... Historias, peripecias, recuerdos que van envolviendo al lector en esta prodigiosa pesquisa sobre l. a. identidad que se abre y se cierra con los angeles hija recién nacida, a l. a. que «nada le perturbaba el sueño. Todavía no tenía memoria»

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Todo arranca con un nacimiento: un padre contempla tras el cristal de los angeles maternidad a su hija que duerme plácidamente. En l. a. mano, ese padre sostiene el libro de familia para inscribirla en el registro civil. Ese libro de familia es el punto de partida de una indagación en el pasado en l. a. que se entremezcla lo biográfico y lo novelesco.

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And the fact that whenever we say all we can say ("then") we cannot tell whether we are saying "then" as a temporal (or causal) indicator or as a mere placeholder that calls attention to the act of saying only accelerates the maddening vertiginousness of our predicament. But however overdetermined and potentially vertiginous the stutter of what we are actually saying may be, it is clear enough what its bottom line amounts to: the narrativization of a stutter, as it were, an allegory of reference that is necessarily also always an "ironic allegory" and "the systematic undoing, in other words, of understanding" (Allegories, p.

Something monstrous lurks in the most innocent of catachreses: when one speaks of the legs of the table or the face of the mountain, catachresis is already turning into prosopopeia, and one begins to perceive a world of potential ghosts and monsters. By elaborating his theory of language as a motion from simple ideas to mixed modes, Locke has deployed the entire fan-shape or (to remain within light imagery) the entire spectrum or rainbow of tropological totalization, the anamorphosis of tropes which has to run its full course whenever one engages, however reluctantly or tentatively, the question of language as figure.

28). Locke's own "passage" is bound to continue this perpetual motion that never moves beyond tautology: motion is a passage and passage is a translation; translation, once again, means motion, piles motion upon motion. It is no mere play of words that "translate" is translated in German as iibersetzen, which itself translates the Greek meta phorein or metaphor. Metaphor gives itself the totality which it then claims to define, but it is in fact the tautology of its own position. The discourse of simple ideas is figural discourse or translation and, as such, creates the fallacious illusion of definition.

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