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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Nothomb’s extraordinary talent for capturing children’s beliefs, behaviors, and rituals is not used with a greater sense of purpose.

While in prison, Lucette gives birth to a daughter to whom she bequeaths the portentous name of an obscure saint, Plectrude, before hanging herself.

This is simply not the case as the author spent all the previous pages trying to convince us readers that Plectrude is anything but normal. It was incredible and it definetelly deservs a second read.

A activation email has been sent to you. The girl, Lucette carrying a baby of 8 months, rubs her belly and wish that soon she will have a baby that interest in the idea of becoming a dancer.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Plectrude” entry in a dictionary.

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And by the end of this tale, death is inevitable, but not at the hands of her own mother, but at the hands of the author herself. Feb 25, Knjigomanijak rated it it was amazing. She has written a romanticized biography Robert des noms propres for the French female singer RoBERT in and during the period she wrote the lyrics for nine tracks of the same artist.

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. Characters strain to be exceptional but are only unpredictable. Each novella I read by Nothomb makes my skin go all bumpy. The snowman and corpse episode is recounted so vividly that I almost remember it from my own early life.


Plectrude was a different ‘mould’ from any other typical children. Nothomb moved often, and did not live in Europe until she was 17, when she moved to Brussels.

Awed by his scar across his face but distasted by his behaviour. To view it, click here. Au final, diccionarjo s’en fout.

The Book of Proper Names

She doesn’t mess around. Once you’ve managed to get somewhat into the story, it’s over. Trivia About The Book of Prope She oozes such beautiful, dark, twisted and elegant writing. For some reason I’m pulled in when a story contains anything twisted, dark and tragic.


I had very high expectations for this book. Open Preview See a Problem?

Aber es macht das Buch nicht schlechter, sondern legt ihm ien Mysterium auf. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient.

I am left without words. That a common, unexceptional name could be exceptional in the sense it contains all the possibilities?

Aber das spielt auch gar keine Rolle, denn ich war gefesselt und wurde wunderbar unterhalten. So while I really wanted to love this book by one of my favorite authors it has left me feeling less than enthusiastic. After birth and naming, she commits suicide and Plectrude is raised by her aunt.