Les Prénoms épicènes

September 10, 2018

• Title English : The first names
• Author : Amélie Nothomb
• Pages : 162 Sheets
• Publisher : Albin Michel; Edition: 1 (August 22, 2018)
Collection : A.M. ROM.FRANC
• ISBN-10 : 2226437347
• ISBN-13 : 978-2226437341
Product Dimensions : 13 x 1,5 x 20,4 cm
• Format Kindle : PDF, DOCx, Ebook and Epub
• Price : 17,50
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 8/10

♦ Description : “”The person who loves is always the strongest. Since 1992 and Hygiene of the murderer, all of Amélie Nothomb’s books have been published by Albin Michel. She has received, among others, the Chardonne Prize, the Grand Prix of the French Academy’s novel, the Prix de Flore, and the Jean Giono Grand Prize for all of her work. His works are translated into 40 languages, U.S.A. in Japan.”

Author Biography


Amélie Nothomb”

“Daughter of Belgian diplomat Amélie Nothomb was born on August 13, 1967 in Kobe, Japan. In 1992, she published her first novel Hygiène de l’assassin, unanimously hailed by critics and the public. In her 20-year career, Amélie Nothomb has been awarded with the Grand Prix du Roman of the French Academy 1999, the Grand Prix Jean Giono for all of her work and the Prix de Flore 2007. Amélie Nothomb is a Belgian novelist born August 13, 1967 in Kobe, Japan. His books are among the best literary sales among the French-speaking public and some are translated into several languages. This success is partly due to his attachment to Japanese culture, transcribed in many of his novels, and his eccentric writing style. These have earned him many awards and distinctions.

The beginnings of the writer – Amélie Nothomb was born in 1967 in Kobe, Japan, of Brussels parents. Daughter of diplomat Patrick Nothomb, the author spends the first five years of her childhood in Japan. Then she will travel between New York, Beijing, Laos and Bangladesh, according to the assignments of her father. In 1984, the writer moved to Belgium to study Romance philology in Brussels. Different from her Western fellows by her multicultural past, she finds refuge in writing. In parallel with her studies, she devotes herself to this new passion but without revealing it to the public.

Once she graduated, she decided to go back to her country of birth to work as a translator for a Japanese company in Tokyo. She continues to write at the same time and, in 1992, finally publishes her first novel: Hygiene of the murderer. The public is immediately seduced by the originality of its story (telling the end of life of a famous misanthropic misanthropic novelist, misogynist and suffering from cartilage cancer). The craze is such that a film adaptation is scheduled the same year. The film will be released in 1999, based on a work by François Ruggieri.

Amélie Nothomb: her flagship works, Faced with the success generated by her first book, Amélie Nothomb decides to devote herself fully to writing. His pen oscillates between two styles of books: the fictional and autobiographical novel. For her second novel, The sabotage amoureux (1993), the author chooses the second category: she tells about her childhood in China at the age of 7 and her first childhood loves. An initiatory journey that seduces the general public. But it was really in 1999 that Amélie Nothomb’s career took a giant leap. She publishes Stupors and Tremors, based on her own experiences in Japan. She recounts her experience as a young woman employed in a company governed by the strict codes of Japanese culture.

Subsequently, Amélie Nothomb publishes a large number of books that are popular with her audience. Metaphysics of the tubes (2000), Cosmetics of the enemy (2001), Robert of proper names (2002), Sulfuric acid (2005) and Ni of Eve and Adam (2007) are among his greatest hits. Most of them are inspired by the life of Amélie Nothomb and her many travels around the world.”