Patrick Modiano: in and out of silence


Modiano’s oeuvre – upward of twenty novels, plus poetry, plays and children’s fiction – acts as commentary and analysis of the French post-war experience. Interviewed about his Nobel win, he says: ‘I have the impression of writing the same book for forty-five years’. That book could be said to be a study of the disruption of the Nazi Occupation and its effects on identity in France, and an investigation into – as the Nobel Committee hints – the construction of memory and, indeed, of fiction itself.
West Camel on Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano.

via 3:AM Magazine http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/patrick-modiano-in-and-out-of-silence/

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