Livres en VO

  • Dans Propaganda, Neo Rauch présente treize de ses oeuvres les plus récentes, continuant son exploration de la figuration et de la nature ambigue du principe de signification dans l'art.Les tableaux sont accompagnés d'une nouvelle inédite de l'écrivain allemand Daniel Kehlmann.Le catalogue est publié à l'occasion d'une exposition à la galerie Zwirner à Hong Kong.

  • Allemand F (allemand)

    Daniel Kehlmann

    Es ist der Sommer vor der Wirtschaftskrise. Martin Friedland, katholischer Priester ohne Glauben, trifft sich mit seinem Halbbruder Eric. Der hochverschuldete Finanzberater hat unheimliche Visionen, teilt davon jedoch keinem etwas mit. Schattenhafte Männer, sogar zwei Kinder warnen ihn, nur: Gelten diese Warnungen wirklich ihm, oder ist sein Zwillingsbruder Iwan gemeint, der Kunstkenner und Ästhet? Daniel Kehlmann erzählt von drei Brüdern, die - jeder auf seine Weise - Betrüger, Heuchler, Fälscher sind. Sie haben sich eingerichtet in ihrem Leben, doch plötzlich klafft ein Abgrund auf. 

  • At the end of the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world, as Alexander von Humboldt journeys to unexplored regions of the planet, and Carl Friedrich Gauss uses his mathematical skills to solve some of the greatest puzzles of his age.

  • Sebastian Zollner, a failing art critic, has pinned his hopes of advancement on writing the biography of the artist Kaminski, a former pupil of Matisse, now an ailing recluse. Inept and charmless, Zollner's efforts to unlock the secrets of Kaminski's life lead him to embark on a series of increasingly desperate measures.

  • Anglais Fame

    Daniel Kehlmann

    Imagine being famous. Being recognized on the street, adored by people who have never even met you, known the world over. Wouldn’t that be great?yes'>#160;But what if, one day, you got stuck in a country where celebrity means nothing, where no one spoke your language and you didn’t speak theirs, where no one knew your face (no book jackets, no TV) and you had no way of calling home? How would your fame help you then?yes'>#160;What if someone got hold of your cell phone? What if they spoke to your girlfriends, your agent, your director, and started making decisions for you? And worse, what if no one believed you were you anymore? When you saw a look-alike acting your roles for you, what would you do? yes'>#160;And what if one day you realized your magnum opus, like everything else you’d ever written, was a total waste of time, empty nonsense? What would you do next? Would your audience of seven million people keep you going? Or would you lose the capacity to keep on doing it?yes'>#160;Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. The result is a dazzling tour de force by one of Europe’s finest young writers.From the Hardcover edition.

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