Diccionario de Nombres Propios (Spanish Edition). Amelie Nothomb. 2, ratings by Goodreads. ISBN / ISBN Published. Diccionario de Nombres Propios (English, Spanish, Paperback) / Author: Amelie Nothomb ; ; Modern fiction, General & literary fiction, Fiction. Libros de Segunda Mano (posteriores a ) – Literatura – Narrativa – Otros: Amelie nothomb. diccionario de nombres propios. anagrama primera edicion.

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She pushed her limits as she weight as a feather and just like a feather without a wind blow, she fell. Cover for Plectrude by Amelie Nothomb. Plectrude is trained to become a ballet dancer – the best of the best – and we follow the girl’s education in a Paris ballet school. She wanted an exceptional name instead, to assure her exceptional destiny. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer.

Feb 12, Lisa rated it did not like it. Au final, on s’en fout. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. Nothomb’s extraordinary talent for capturing children’s beliefs, behaviors, and rituals is not used with a greater sense of purpose. The background of this girl is tragic and what happens throughout the story is deeply tragic.

In a vaguely surreal story, an extraordinary little girl is born from strange circumstances – her mother murdered her father, gave birth in prison, and then hanged herself. Her long lost crush. Mar 30, Aneta rated it did not like it. Dec 03, Neva rated it liked it. Plectrude is adopted by her aunt when the mother commits suicide and the girl’s name seems to work its spell: There is a bit of post-modern whimsy at the end, but nothing too disturbing.

Jul 17, Ellie rated it liked it. La leo, porque a pesar de todo lo que no dice, dice mucho con tan poco. Could be, and that would be a nice conclusion, but unfortunately the book is not a great novel.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Heartbroken and ashamed, she left her school and joined a dance school, Petit Rats.

And by the end of this tale, death is mombres, but not at the hands of her own mother, but at the hands of the author herself.


Nothomb not only knows how to turn a mundane story into something so much more, but she can also play with some of the best Authors in the Gothic genre. Horrified by the pedestrian names her husband chooses for their unborn child Tanguy if it’s a boy, Joelle if it’s a girlLucette does the diccionaroo honorable thing to save her baby from such an unexceptional destiny – she kills her spouse. Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. Raised by an indulgent and adoring aunt, she is a dreamy child who is discovered to have enormous gifts as a dancer.


Robert des noms propres is one of the weirdest books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Und ein Buch das zum Nachdenken bringt kann so schlecht nicht sein!

Las novelas se desploman al diccionairo. Her stories often contain such implausible elements — presented as if they were mere nothings — as to render the whole thing just There are snippets of feminist critique on motherhood, on ideals of beauty, etcthere are pointed comments on the process of learning and the limitations of dw educational system, as well as lighthearted yet profound insights into anorexia.

A story about a happy couple, in love and in trance with each other embraces and affections. It reminds me of nombrex stories that parents produce to put their children to sleep. The protagonist of the story is a girl named Plectrude, s ” But being ten years old is the best thing that can happen to a human being.

I am left without words. Nor can one forget the magnificent metafictional twist that concludes the novel.

It could be just a problem of length. Saved by a man named Mathieu. Ci provo -anche se mi sembra che il pensiero sia ancora un po’ acerbo. For 7 years of waiting and searching for her to come back, he found her and this time he sealed his lips with her. A charming parable of childhood as a magical amlie that, it seems, must end when hormones begin to take charge. The idea of Plectrude, of what her name destined for her, seemed more important than the girl herself.


It was truly a breath of fresh air. Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents.

Plectrude, as the girl is unfortunately named by her mother, is adopted by her aunt and lives a fairy-like existence until she enrolls into the Paris Opera Ballet School, a rigorous institution portrayed as a “scalpel to slice away the last flesh of childhood. After birth and naming, she commits suicide and Plectrude is raised by her aunt. This is an unusual book for me.

To ask other readers questions about The Book of Proper Namesplease sign up. If I could give this one lower than a one-star rating I would. So while I really wanted to love this book by one of my favorite authors it has left me feeling less than enthusiastic.

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She’s dangling her feet at the bridge, contemplating between the sorrow of her child fate will have with her and the promising of her child life in others care. I believe it must be due to the fact that this makes something unusual, and unusual things nombrfs interesting things. Nineteen year old Lucette murders her husband, not because he was bad, notyomb becuase he was mediocre.

Quotes from The Book of Prope They never met personally.