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The new confessions

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  • "In this extraordinary novel, William Boyd presents the autobiography of John James Todd, whose uncanny and exhilarating life as one of the most unappreciated geniuses of the twentieth century is equal parts Laurence Stern, Charles Dickens, Robertson Davies, and Saul Bellow, and a hundred percent William Boyd. From his birth in 1899, Todd was doomed. Emerging from his angst-filled childhood, he rushes into the throes of the twentieth century on the Western Front during the Great War, and quickly changes his role on the battlefield from cannon fodder to cameraman. When he becomes a prisoner of war, he discovers Rousseau's Confessions, and dedicates his life to bringing the memoir to the silver screen. Plagued by bad luck and blind ambition, Todd becomes a celebrated London upstart, a Weimar luminary, and finally a disgruntled director of cowboy movies and the eleventh member of the Hollywood Ten. Ambitious and entertaining, Boyd has invented a most irresistible hero. From the Trade Paperback edition."
  • "Par l'auteur du très remarqué ##Comme neige au soleil## (SDM 8505480), un roman picaresque et une autobiographie imaginaire. Le héros est un génie oublié du cinéma muet, passionné de Jean-Jacques Rousseau et de son oeuvre, qui, âgé et reclus sur une île de la Méditerranée, raconte (en 1972) sa vie passée: enfance écossaise, tueries de la Première Guerre mondiale, gloire à Berlin, déboires à Hollywood, etc. Un très bon livre, unanimement loué par la critique, même si on le trouve parfois un peu long."
  • "Fasciné par Les Confessions de J.J Rousseau dont il a tiré un des chefs-d'oeuvre, toujours recommencé, du cinéma muet, John James Todd s'abandonne à son tour aux confessions."

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  • "Electronic books"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Biographical fiction"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Kunstnerromaner"
  • "Humorous stories"
  • "Humorous stories"@en
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Novel·les"
  • "Mandeskildringer"

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  • "The New Confessions"
  • "Les Nouvelles confessions : roman"
  • "The New confessions"
  • "Die neuen Bekenntnisse Roman"
  • "Las Nuevas confesiones"
  • "Die neuen Bekenntnisse"
  • "Les nouvelles confessions : roman"
  • "Les nouvelles confessions"
  • "The new confessions"
  • "The new confessions"@en
  • "Le nuove confessioni"
  • "Le nuove confessioni"@it
  • "Las nuevas confesiones"
  • "Die neuen Bekenntnisse : Roman"

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