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Patrick Modiano

Data di nascita: 30. Luglio 1945
Altri nomi: Πατρίκ Μοντιανό, پاتریک مودیانو

Jean Patrick Modiano è uno scrittore e sceneggiatore francese.

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„That is her secret. A poor and precious secret which not even the executioners the decrees, the occupying authorities, the Depot, the barracks, the camps, history, time – everything that corrupts and destroys you- have been able to take away from her.“

—  Patrick Modiano

P 137
The Search Warrant (2000)
Contesto: I shall never know how she spent her days, where she hid, in whose company she passed the winter months of her first escape, or the few weeks of spring when she escaped for the second time. That is her secret. A poor and precious secret which not even the executioners the decrees, the occupying authorities, the Depot, the barracks, the camps, history, time – everything that corrupts and destroys you- have been able to take away from her.

„Then again, the term “Jew” meant nothing to the fourteen-year-old Dora. When it came down to it, what did people understand by the term “Jew”? For himself, he never gave it a thought. He was used to being put into this or that category by the authorities. Unskilled labourer. Ex –Austrian. French legionnaire. Non- suspect. Ex-serviceman 100% disabled. Foreign statute labourer. Jew.“

—  Patrick Modiano

Origine: The Search Warrant (2000), p. 43
Contesto: Then again, the term “Jew” meant nothing to the fourteen-year-old Dora. When it came down to it, what did people understand by the term “Jew”? For himself, he never gave it a thought. He was used to being put into this or that category by the authorities. Unskilled labourer. Ex –Austrian. French legionnaire. Non- suspect. Ex-serviceman 100% disabled. Foreign statute labourer. Jew.

„When you are young, you neglect certain details that might become precious later.“

—  Patrick Modiano

p 53
After the Circus (1992) English translation 2015

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