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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old November 6th, 2006, 16:54 Thread Starter
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Prix Goncourt: Jonathan Littel - 'Les Bienveillantes'

This year , the 'Prix Goncourt' was awarded to French-American Jonathan Littel for his novel 'Les Bienveillantes'.

I bought it in paperback in some French newsstand, but I haven't started it yet. Anyone else read it?
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I was planning to wait for the Dutch translation, but since I read it is only planned for 2008 - btw Littel is said to do his own translation to English -I might be a good occasion to read something in French again. 900 pages is a bit frightening though. :undecide:

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I was planning to wait for the Dutch translation, but since I read it is only planned for 2008 - btw Littel is said to do his own translation to English -I might be a good occasion to read something in French again. 900 is a bit frightening though. :undecide:
True, that's my main reason for not getting into it. It's really incredible how this novel is widespread in France. They even have in some Cafe-Tabac-Presse places.
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Indeed it's a real hype. Which means at leastXtratimer should have fallen for it no?
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It's quite likely even.
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