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Philippe Besson (Regisseur)Lie With Me: A Novel. von Philippe Besson und Molly Ringwald | April 4,6 von 5 Sternen · Taschenbuch · 15,37 €15,37€. Lieferung bis morgen, 2. Philippe Besson wurde am Januar in Barbezieux geboren, einem kleinen Ort in der Charente, wo er seine Kindheit und Jugend mit seinem ein Jahr. madeleine besson.
Philippe Besson Upcoming Events VideoIn the Absence of Men by Philippe Besson - LGBTQ Classic Philippe Besson. 3, likes · talking about this. Cette page officielle est gérée par l'éditeur de Philippe BESSON et par l'auteur lui-même.5/5. 9/6/ · The narrator is Philippe Besson, a successful writer living in Paris, remembering his adolescence. Of course we can’t be sure, finally, how much of . 1/5/ · Philippe Besson ~~ Lie With Me "In memory of Thomas Andrieu ()" Philippe Besson's Lie With Me is a beautifully, delicate story that traces Besson's first love. The initial p We drive at high speed along back roads, through woods, vineyards, and oat fields/5. Philippe Besson ist ein französischer Schriftsteller. Philippe Besson (* Januar in Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire) ist ein französischer Schriftsteller. Inhaltsverzeichnis. 1 Leben; 2 Werke (Auswahl). Philippe Besson (* September in Berlin) ist ein deutscher Regisseur. Er ist der Halbbruder von Katharina Thalbach und Pierre Besson und der Sohn. Philippe Besson, geboren in Barbezieux, lebt seit in Paris, wo er zunächst als Jurist arbeitete. begann er an seinem ersten Roman "Zeit der.
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It's filled with the most beautifully lyrical prose that just reaches into your soul and holds you tightly in its grasp The story explores issues of homophobia, social class divide, shame and the crippling fear that someone can live with when they are innocent victims of such.
The pain that emanates from this book is almost exquisite in how I keenly felt it as a reader. A powerfully intense literary novel that demands to be felt in your soul's core and one that I highly recommend Five stars.
Feb 10, Felicia rated it really liked it. But I have to constantly contain and compress it so that it doesn't betray me in front of the others.
Because I've already understood that desire is visible. In Lie With Me, Besson takes the reader into the vulnerable mind of a 17 year old gay boy, Philippe, as he embarks on a clandestine affair with a classmate, Thomas, eventually falling in in love with the boy he knows he can't keep.
Philippe's delicate and pure nature are the heart of this book and the author conveys his pain and confusion exquisitely. Though it is never addressed, I suspect that this book is at least partially autobiographical which only lended to the emotion it invoked in me My only critique would be that I felt, at times, that the author veered too far off course leaving me wanting more of Philippe's thoughts and his experiences as a gay boy trying to navigate his way through France in NOTE: This is a short story, only 90 pages on my Kindle.
View all 25 comments. I recently saw Ellen Page on The Late Show give an impassioned plea to end the hate against the queer community.
I was moved by her words and while reading this novella I kept thinking about them. How long has hatred left its indelible mark and perhaps changed the course of so many lives senselessly?
Philippe Besson and Thomas Andrieu can be counted amongst that collateral damage. There was no hate crime or bullying per se but both were victims of a more persistent kind of hatred that relegated I recently saw Ellen Page on The Late Show give an impassioned plea to end the hate against the queer community.
There was no hate crime or bullying per se but both were victims of a more persistent kind of hatred that relegated them to a clandestine relationship: intolerance.
Philippe and Thomas should've been afforded the same privileges as their heterosexual counterparts without impunity.
They should've been allowed the freedom to love and be loved without the need for courage or bravery to do so and Lie With Me is the story of how bigotry stymied that freedom and fear of reprisal stole their innocence.
It seems crazy to not be able to show our happiness. But we're left stunted, compromised, by the burden of having to always lie and censor ourselves.
This passion that can't be talked about, that has to be concealed, gives way to the terrible question: if it isn't talked about, how can one know that it really exists?
Lie With Me is poignant memoir that tells the story of Philippe's first love of a beautiful boy with a tragic soul. Told from memory in three parts, making it difficult to avoid the inclusion of later events and making the specifics of dialogue hazy, thus giving the reader a bit non-linear retelling but an emotive one nonetheless.
The first part takes place in when they are seniors and comprises the bulk of the story. The second part takes place in when during an interview Philippe sees a boy outside a hotel that's the spitting image of Thomas, a boy who turns out to be his son, and the events of conclude the story.
Philippe is inquisitive, precocious and gobsmacked when Thomas approaches him. Thomas is popular but quiet and solemn, resigned to a life he knows will never bring him happiness.
At 17 he's already incorporated secrecy and deception as his norm and at 18 those habits will forever taint them both.
During their time together they do seemingly snatch a few moments of bliss and Besson captured the intensity of his feelings for Thomas as well as the optimism and folly of youth.
I truly felt not only his physical desire for him but his steadfast belief that they would find a way to carve out a future together, despite evidence to the contrary.
I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I absolutely did not expect a memoir. That tangible connection tethered me to the reality of the oppressive prejudice that has been globally devastating to so many for far too long.
Prejudice robbed these two boys of a life together, a life they deserved and left in its place a life lived inauthentically for one and the other struggling to give his heart to another after having it broken by his first love.
Besson's prose is lyrical, evocative and exceedingly French, in that it encapsulates the essence of experiencing life through the prism of an artistic eye.
What fascinates me about this perspective is the uncanny ability to both see and experience life with gusto while also believing it's all going to end disastrously, or at the very least disappointingly.
That dichotomous worldview is, in part, what made Lie With Me not only touching but memorable. Those who have not taken this step, who have not come to terms with themselves, are not necessarily frightened, that are perhaps helpless, disoriented, lost as one is in the middle of a forest that's too dark or dense or vast.
Even though Lie With Me has a melancholy overtone that will probably only appeal to a niche market, I was beguiled by Besson's eloquence and I hope more of his works are translated into English, especially if this is representative of his work.
If you are someone who can appreciate that not all romances end happily, give his words a chance to weave their magic.
An ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. View all 10 comments. As told, I felt only infatuation from Philippe, and pretty cold indifference from Thomas, so I wouldn't really call this " my type " of romance.
Also, I found neither of the MC's very likeable. Philippe came off as pompous and jaded, while Thomas was generally as affectionate as a pet rock, fresh from the freezer.
We did get somewhat of a bit of closure at the very end, but depressing, depressing, deeeeee-goddamn-pressing.
The one bright spot in the story was young Lucas, but by the end, even his initial seemingly-happy existence had been decimated.
The writing was without a doubt very good, but Christ, getting through all of the constant descriptions, with very, VERY little actual dialogue or hope , reading this book felt like trying to swim through peanut butter.
This is a memorable read for me. I found it touching, beautiful, and pure. I believed every word and felt everything the narrator felt, which shows how beautifully written it is.
View 2 comments. Lie With Me is a beautifully written lyrical novel by French author Philippe Besson about a love affair between two 17 year old boys in the 80s.
They get together in their final year of school, hiding their relationship and meeting secretly, realising that their love has to stay invisible for the rest of the world.
The book is full of exquisite passages expressing the boys' longing, burning love and heartbreak. At pages this is a quick read that I savoured in a day.
At the same time, it consumes me and makes me miserable the way all impossible loves are miserable. And then AIDS is there though.
I already had my judgements I also knew how it was going to end. Two complete High School strangers had sex in a deserted smelling corner of a locker room.
They believed they were protected by their youth. They were seventeen years old. Well, you do! So more than a love story, for me, this novel was more of an important message: DO NOT HAVE UN-PROTECTED SEX!
There was silence, shyness, desire, and kisses, between the boys The novel itself felt too short. I was underwhelmed. The cover is eye-catching beautiful.
The books value is getting the message across about safe sex - and sex with strangers. First love? View all 8 comments.
Aug 26, Whitney Atkinson rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-in , lgbtqiap , from-library , full-five-stars , need-to-buy-asap.
Though this book is translated from French, the writing flows so well. Even though this book definitely does a lot of telling instead of showing, it does so in a way that places you in the shoes of the main character and develops the characters through metaphor and flashback.
From the way this book is sectioned off to the perfect shortness of it to the haunting last line, I was mesmerized. I can for sure see myself rereading this one way with a non-library copy and annotating the hell out of some great passages.
Even though my immediate reaction to this is five stars and I definitely recommend it if you can stomach tragedy, I'm not sure how lasting it will be in my memory and if it will stand the test of time to be a favorite of the year.
Still, I'm glad I read it and I would certainly pick up more from this author. Annoyingly imperfectly perfect and poignant, I just couldn't keep my eyes and mind away from the very first sentence of this book.
I haven't read anything that is this breezy and tugging. The words are raw, the emotions direct and the characters rather bound to secrecy all their lives.
I got completely immersed in these mere few pages, got so lost and covered with emotions in between the lines that I simply had to finish up this book in one sitting.
And yes, it's my perfect kind of read: precise Annoyingly imperfectly perfect and poignant, I just couldn't keep my eyes and mind away from the very first sentence of this book.
And yes, it's my perfect kind of read: precise, character driven, straightforward with issues that matter. I felt the pain and the beauty of the three main characters.
The words are striking. The lines are so quotable. The short book is just full of feelings and emotions; and most of all real. The story spans a lifetime of decades starting it when he was seventeen.
It talks about LGBT issues of course, but also homophobia, suicide, religion and writing in depths. I love this book so much. Easily one of my most memorable reads of the year.
They meet at school. Philippe is intelligent and shy whereas Thomas is quiet, handsome and popular with the girls.
This is such a beautiful moving memorable story. I read it feeling the overwhelming emotions of first love, the words jumped out of the page straight to my heart, the ending made me quite tearful!!
Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review. View 1 comment. Feb 27, Gabby rated it liked it Shelves: arc-or-won-or-received , own , romance , 3-star-books , read-in , lgbt , liked-it , writers-authors-as-characters.
Thanks Scribner for the ARC! This book has called itself the French version of Brokeback Mountain and many are comparing this to Call Me By Your Name.
I thought the writing style was absolutely gorgeous but I was never able to really connect with the characters unfortunately, and this book lacked the emotional punc Thanks Scribner for the ARC!
I thought the writing style was absolutely gorgeous but I was never able to really connect with the characters unfortunately, and this book lacked the emotional punch I think it was aiming for.
Sep 18, Richard Derus rated it it was amazing Shelves: borrowed , returned , oh-no-not-again. If you didn't like reading it, I venture to suggest that you not pay a lot of attention to the genre.
Interiority it simply is : All the words we read are Philippe's or Philippe's reports of conversations recently or distantly past. Philippe-the-narrator tells us several times that, as a novelist, he makes stuff up; he implies that he's done that habitually; so we're left to our own devices to decide about his honesty, his accuracy, and his intentions in telling us this tale.
I'm going to let you read Philippe-the-author and Philippe-the-narrator's words unmediated by my own commentary on them.
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Sundance Stars in Unforgettable Early Roles. So many lost years. He says: Because you are not like all the others, because I don't see anyone but you and you don't even realize it.
He adds this phrase, which for me is unforgettable: Because you will leave and we will stay. In the end, love was only possible because he saw me not as who I was, but as the person I would become.
Topics Mentioning This Author. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lie With Me is set in the same small town in south-western France where he grew up, and is dedicated to a Thomas Andrieu who died in , just as the character Thomas Andrieu does in the novel.
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