Making Love
Jean-Philippe Toussaint Linda Coverdale
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Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM By Jean-Philippe Toussaint Linda Coverdale

An immediate bestseller in France, Making Love is an original and daring retelling of a classic theme the end of an affair As much an exploration of setting and place as it is of the affair that comes apart in them, Making Love follows a couple s final days together in Japan Toussaint writes with an economy and restraint that evoke the distinct imagery of film while allAn immediate bestseller in France, Making Love is an original and daring retelling of a classic theme the end of an affair As much an exploration of setting and place as it is of the affair that comes apart in them, Making Love follows a couple s final days together in Japan Toussaint writes with an economy and restraint that evoke the distinct imagery of film while allowing a startling proximity to the feelings of his characters The result is vertiginous, standing traditional images on their head and transposing the conflict and confusion of lost intimacy onto the labyrinthine ultramodernism of Tokyo and Kyoto Brilliantly written and strikingly original, this is a stunning work of new fiction from one of Europe s most promising authors.
  • Title: Making Love
  • Author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint Linda Coverdale
  • ISBN: 9781565848535
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover

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Adam Dalva Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Quick, evocative travelogue that kicks off Toussaint's Marie tetralogy. I read Running Away out of order (not knowing that it was part of a series, vexingly) and preferred it - more mature, less melodramatic, more sense of wonder - but curiously enough, I believe this book comes chronologically second anyway. It's a lingering examination of the last days of a relationship, with almost no exposition (save for a flashback to one telling, touchingly repeated gesture), all of it set in Japan. I love [...]
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Rose Gowen Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Having read three of Toussaint's novels, I feel confident in saying he is at his best in the comic mode, writing about the day-to-day. He is a good noticer, and can be very funny.This one, however, is, I think, supposed to be stylish and sexy.The story has a lot in common with Lost in Translation-- an artsy Parisian couple is ending their relationship in Tokyo (I did a search to see if, in fact there is a connection between the movie and the book, and only came up with a page that says "some peo [...]
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Krystel Kabboul Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Il ne s'agit point de "l'histoire" d'une rupture amoureuse plutôt que de "l'état" de celle-ci. L'auteur choisit de décrire plutôt que de narrer. Il affleure poétiquement l'aspect psychologique d'un couple qui se sépare tout en décrivant leur souffrance physique et leur environnement mouvementé et instable. C'est un roman idéal pour ceux qui adorent les passages descriptifs, piliers de la littérature, et pour ceux qui ont envie de vivre une situation plutôt qu'une action.
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Eugene Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
your poor fabulously wealthy man of leisure slash hipster is nursing a dying love affair while his highly sensitive instrument notes, in languorous and voluptuous detail, the grime and dazzle of his worldly world.We took shelter inside for a moment, passing abruptly from the bluish gloom of the night to the violent and timeless white blaze of overhead fluorescent lights. I glanced casually at the only two clients in the store, a young man in an orange turtleneck and a small rasta cap who was lea [...]
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Laurence Petit Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
"D'instinct, ma bouche s'était sentie aimantée par sa bouche et l'appel des baisers, mais, au moment même où j'allais poser mes lèvres sur les siennes, je vis que sa bouche était fermée, close et butée dans une détresse muette, ses lèvres pincées qui n'attendaient nullement ma bouche, crispées dans la recherche d'un plaisir exclusivement sexuel. Et c'est alors, que, m'immobilisant et redressant la tête au-dessus de son visage dont les yeux bandés me voilaient l'expression, je vis a [...]
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Hope N Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
A man and his girlfriend Marie travel to Japan - their love tearing them apart at this seams - to break up. Ok, this is why, despite living in France and being perfectly bilingual, I rarely read books in French. This book is literally everything I hate about contemporary French literature: navel gazing, pretentious and in love with the melodrama of the everyday. I hate the way the main character's girlfriend is always crying (and this is what he's attracted to about her), the way he never says w [...]
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Pečivo Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Protože jsem při úklidu skříně našel rolák, rozhodl jsem se, dát si k snídani bagetu a oprášit svou francouzštinu. Proto jsem si objednal quadrilogii o Marii od Toussainta v orginále. Ano, jsem hustej jak creme bonjour.První díl je příběh prvního rozchodu s Marií a odehrává se v Tokiu. Kdyby to byl film, tak je to artovej film, kde se mluví francouzsky. A nejspíš i černobílej. Hlavní hrdina, stejně jako v Koupelně, se zdá být bez práce a jen tak následuje svoj [...]
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Zia Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Rychločtení za cca hodinu a půl, protože víc trpělivosti na vykonstruované "problémy" dvou rozežraných Francouzů střední třídy fakt nemám. Jsou tak marní, že ani ta kyselina chlorovodíková, co hlavní mamlas nosí v kapse celý příběh a pak ji chrstne na kytku (ó bože, jak existenciálně kontemplativní a symbolické a sračičky), by jim nepomohla. First world problems jaké fakt nechceš.
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Alexandra Le Trionnaire Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
The last excruciating days of a love story. When there is still love, or rather its inertia, but being together has become unbearable. When a kiss, once a simple fact, has become impossible, soured by the deceptions and fights, and making love a battlefield where the last strengths are burnt, in self immolation A universal story, chiseled in fine French. Highly recommended
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Maurizio Manco Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
"Ci amavamo, ma non ci sopportavamo più. C'era questo, adesso, nel nostro amore: anche se continuavamo a farci nell'insieme più del bene che del male, quel poco di male che ci facevamo era diventato insopportabile." (p. 69)
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Rivière Cécile Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Beau et honnête, des descriptions simples mais enivrantes et une vision des sentiments d'une beauté réelle et sans artifices.
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Sona Nahapetyan Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
The book was a bit ambiguous with its poetric scenes and vulgar one. This contrast wasn't that appealing.
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Sivoj Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
L'histoire en résumé, est celle de la rupture d'un couple, en voyage a Tokyo, qui s'aime toujours mais ne se supporte plus. On ne connait pas le nom du personnage qui nous narre son histoire, mais on connait celui de sa compagne, Marie, qui devient le personnage principal de part son importance pour le narrateur.Après La Salle de Bain, du même auteur, Faire l'amour est un changement de style radical : le ton est moins factuel, moins comique, plus romantique et personnel ; les phrases s'allon [...]
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Pascale Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Although this book contains no illustrations, it was visually stunning. The author relates the break-up of his relationship with a woman over the course of several days spent in Japan. Minutely detailed activities, thoughts, impressions are related as they happen, whether they put the author in an unflattering light or not. The book starts with the protagonist volunteering the information that he has been carrying a small vial of hydrochloric acid with him. The reader senses the temptation to us [...]
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Mathildewind Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
étrange. oppressant. énervant. froid. mais cru aussinsuel. deux êtres qui ne peuvent plus vivre ensemble mais qui s'aiment à la folie. incompréhensibles parfois, inaccessibles. sa manière de parler de la femme qu'il aime. nous fait comprendre pourquoi il est violemment attiré par elle, comme un aimant. elle parait envoutante. se connaissent si bien. perdus dans cette grande ville de Tokyo qui parait hostile. un air de "Lost in translation". le décalage horaire,l'extrême fatigue, le froi [...]
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Sabine Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Vor ein paar Monaten bin ich im Feuilleton über Toussaint gestolpert, hatte noch nie von ihm gehört, aber sein neu erschienener Roman “Nackt” hat mich neugierig gemacht und der Begriff Roman-Tetralogie klang spannend. Ja und dann fällt mir der erste Band “Sich lieben” auch noch im offenen Bücherschrank in die Hände. Wenn das kein Zeichen ist ;)Interessanterweise kurz nach “Takeshis Haut” wieder ein Roman, der in Tokio spielt, das war aber eher der zufälligen Reihenfolge meines [...]
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Amandine Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
J'ai la désagréable impression d'être passée tout à fait à côté de ce texte et d'avoir glissé à sa surface, sans y entrer. J'y ai glissé de façon fluide, en parvenant à m'isoler pendant cette lecture, mais je n'en ai rien retiré. Je n'ai pas perçu la poésie du texte dont parlent d'autres lecteurs et le commentateur en fin d'ouvrage, ni l'intérêt de ce récit en général. Je suis restée désagréablement indifférente.Le commentaire en fin d'ouvrage est très intéressant, mai [...]
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Bert Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
"De uren waren leeg, log en traag, de tijd leek tot stilstand gekomen, er gebeurde niets meer in mijn leven. Niet meer met Marie zijn, was alsof na negen dagen storm, de wind was gaan liggen. Elk moment met haar was op de spits gedreven, uitputtend, gespannen, tot drama gemaakt. Onafgebroken voelde ik haar hypnotiserende kracht, haar aura, haar elektriserende aanwezigheid in de atmosfeer, de verzadiging van de ruimte in de vertrekken die zij betrad. En nu niets meer, namiddagrut, vermoeidheid en [...]
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Kadi Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Teate neid suhteid, mis on ammu läbi, mõlemad osapooled teavad seda, aga miskipärast ollakse endiselt veel koos? Sellega käib mõistagi käsikäes rõhuv tunne ja tüdimus. Tolle raamatu armastajad on säärane paar. See raamat ise on ka samasugune. Tegelikult on Toussaint hea autor. Jagaksin ma tähekesi ratsionaalselt, meisterliku kirjanikutöö eest, siis saaks see raamat neid ilmselt neli. Ta keelekasutus on ladus ning kirjeldused (mida on raamatus päris palju) võrdlemisi elavad ja huv [...]
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Jeannecamos Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Une écriture au néon dans dans cette atmosphère japonaise d'entre deux, entre deux temporalités, entre deux lieux et entre deux amours. Une rupture métaphorique qui passe par la destruction et l'agonie. L'amour ébranlé comme une vague sismique et pourtant toujours l'amour qu'il soit physique ou non, toujours la tendresse et la fascination. Personnage féminin des plus fascinants et des plus libres. Le vertige de l'amour et ce sentiment d'aimer et de détester un être en l'espace d'un ins [...]
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Denis Araki Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Não é lá um livro muito memorável, mas pra quem é fanático pelo filme Encontros e desencontros/ Lost in tranlation vai gostar.O roteiro se inspirou completamente no livro desse francês, muitas passagens do filme é exatamente como narrado em Faire l'amour, apesar do narrador ser masculino e o livro ter um outro enfoque, um pouco diferente e menos romântico que o filme. Mas a questão de ser estrangeiro e de estar sozinho, mesmo que se tenha um companheiro/a, está lá, um pouco mais recr [...]
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Sharon Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
I loved this modern end-of-relationship novel. The couple is on a business trip in Japan, so the setting is new and different. I can't recall ever having read such steamy, desperate sex scenes - a new experience in French (most classic novelists in my collection are not given to such graphic images). I'm not sure where this couple will end up.
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Micah Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
After reading La Salle de Bain and being let down, I was hesitant to tread this one; fantastic surprise for me. This book contains a simple and beautiful style that I love to find in Jean Echenoz and Eric Chevillard. The emotions and visuals in this book is just super rocket fuel for the mental imagery. Highly recommended.
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David Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Another end-of-the-affair novel. It's a good one, though, with just enough weird narrative choices to keep it fresh and even suspenseful.It's far less humorous than the other Toussaint I've read. Seems he has different modes. Which is cool. If you're looking for a place to start with him, though, I'd choose _Television_ over this one.
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Clark Knowles Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
A remarkably stark and strange book about the end (and beginning) of a relationship. There is a great deal of beautiful prose here. There is also much left unsaid, much to unpack. Toussaint is not a minimalist, exactly, but relies on spareness even as he fills certain moments with rich details. His development of the landscape of Tokyo and Kyoto is brilliant.
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Brent Legault Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
My French is pretty rusty these days but I think I should have tried to read this in the original. I may, in fact, do that one day. I think it's worth a second go at this tidbit, this stylized morsal of prose.
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Naomi V Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
An odd little book, this. It was very well-written, some nice language (translated from the French.) The book is more about a break-up than anything else, but there's an odd little twist that I won't give away here.
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Aurélie Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Je ne m'attendais pas exactement à ça, même si cela reste la chronique d'une rupture annoncée.
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Mike Randall Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Very tense and vivid. Can you can just about smell the Tokyo night air and touch the drama between the two parting lovers.
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Adrien Feb 24, 2020 - 08:24 AM
Eblouissant roman, éblouissante écriture. Une révélation.
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Making Love By Jean-Philippe Toussaint Linda Coverdale An immediate bestseller in France, Making Love is an original and daring retelling of a classic theme the end of an affair As much an exploration of setting and place as it is of the affair that comes apart in them, Making Love follows a couple s final days together in Japan Toussaint writes with an economy and restraint that evoke the distinct imagery of film while allAn immediate bestseller in France, Making Love is an original and daring retelling of a classic theme the end of an affair As much an exploration of setting and place as it is of the affair that comes apart in them, Making Love follows a couple s final days together in Japan Toussaint writes with an economy and restraint that evoke the distinct imagery of film while allowing a startling proximity to the feelings of his characters The result is vertiginous, standing traditional images on their head and transposing the conflict and confusion of lost intimacy onto the labyrinthine ultramodernism of Tokyo and Kyoto Brilliantly written and strikingly original, this is a stunning work of new fiction from one of Europe s most promising authors.

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