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Speravo da tantissimo tempo di leggere qualcosa della Nothombe e ora sono soddisfatta della lettura terminata. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sadly, the four and a half is now rounded down to four.

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She also taught herself to read before the age of three without anyone else realising. To view it, click here. Non ci avevo mai pensato. Due che mangiano come uccellini, e la sottoscritta che ha una funzione ufficiale: Vivere vuol dire rifiutare.

The Character of Rain. In relation to this, I look at the salvational role of storytelling in both novels, and provide evidence to suggest that Nothomb as both author and protagonist come to find, understand and stabilise their identity through reading and writing literature. I was not happy about the change because the concept of “tubeness” is alluded to at various places and it resonates with me deeply for personal reasonsbut I have to admit that the alternative title is well grounded in the book.

Tunes people are born when they are 0 days old. Whoever looks at tuges has decided to fix his attention on that one thing, to the exclusion of other things.

They never met personally. The novel, apparently autobiographicaldescribes the world as discovered and seen by a three-year-old child born in Japan to a Belgian family. There are hilarious bits for instance, how Amelie names the mteaphysique carp or how she helps her father during very heavy rainbut there are also moments of great depth.

All God does at this early stage is indifferently ingest, digest, and excrete: These worlds may be reflections of the real, physical world, but they do not nothokb to be.


Metafisica dei tubi – Italia. View ameliee 4 comments. For the first two years, she is totally unresponsive and silent and is referred to as the Tube feeding and the Plant. Still, the inevitable disappointments of childhood also come.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This is her true birth then, in February,in Shukugawa in the Kansai region of Osaka. Amelie Nothomb has created in her books a world in which a little child in “The Character of Rain” the narrator is Amelie herself at the age between two and three is fully developed intellectually and emotionally, able to manipulates her parents, reads, and speaks two languages.

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This isn’t an absurd idea, but highly contentious nonetheless. Digerire ma non apprezzare. It has a few less captivating fragments, but the good parts dominate. Imagine a more compassionate and female Stewie Griffin in a posh Japanese house, with a father proficient in Noh singing and a bitter ex-aristocrat nanny who leaves her to die. Thanks for telling us about the problem. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

She used the French Minitel, while he used the Italian Videotel system, connected with the French one. Had I not read “Loving Sabotage” earlier, I would have rated this novel with five stars.

As the blurb states, the book looks at the Japanese notion of okosamaor the Lord Child, a piece of lore where children are revered as Gods until they are three. There are a variety of dramatic events: Philosophers have been debating the relation of language to thought for centuries.

Views Read Edit View history. So, for some two years, it stays in its basically vegetative state — only to awaken with a vengeance. The account of the narrator’s father studying under a Noh master is a finely crafted piece of comic writing. She is calmed by her first taste of chocolate, and from then on remembers everything, observing “There isn’t any point remembering that which has no connection to pleasure” – the sort of idea that is meant to be profound, but is actually fatuous.


The Japanese believe that until the age of three, children, whether Japanese or not, ame,ie gods, each one an okosama, or “lord child. The Character of Rain – UK. She admits she “stands little chance of being believed. I’m not sure if this is meant to be serious, cute, funny or something else.

Métaphysique des tubes

At that age Amelie was just transformed from being a tube into being a God. Se trata de una historia tan fascinante, desde mi punto de vista. Only when she discovers the existence of pleasure by eating white chocolate she comes to a quiet.

The lexis of adventure fuses with destruction as it becomes apparent that both Pan and Nothomb as protagonist have paradoxically lost their true childhood by attempting to remain eternally in it. There, she reportedly felt as much a stranger as everywhere else.

Most fascinating to the narrator is the discovery of water in oceans, seas, pools, puddles, notnomb, ponds, and, rain – metaphysiqye meaning of the Japanese character for her name and tubse symbol of her amphibious life. This is a difficult book to describe. Jan 05, Salam Ch rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved the book, not least because it was suitably short, but it turns out that her one, not quite phobia, but absolute real dislike, is also mine, and for the same reason too.

She still feels a certain affinity for tubes, identifying a vacuum cleaner as an obvious relative — and even choosing “aspirateur” vacuum cleaner as the third word she utters after diplomatically pleasing her parents by addressing them as “Maman” and “Papa”. Chi guarda decide di soffermarsi su una determinata cosa e di escludere dunque dall’attenzione il resto del proprio campo visivo. This discovery despairs her to the point of attempting suicide, but she is rescued from drowning in metaphysqiue pond with the carp.