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  • Title: Partir Avant Les Pluies
  • Author: Alexandra Fuller
  • ISBN: 9782848932040
  • Page: 411
  • Format: ebook

  • Un grand talent Le Monde Le livre De la Zambie au Wyoming, de la ferme africaine de ses parents aux paysages de l Ouest americain, Alexandra Fuller revient sur ses vingt annees de mariage, alors qu elles touchent a leur fin Elle decrit, avec poesie et humour, son deracinement et sa quete d identite Elle medite sur la place de l ecriture, qui lui a permis de tenir au fUn grand talent Le Monde Le livre De la Zambie au Wyoming, de la ferme africaine de ses parents aux paysages de l Ouest americain, Alexandra Fuller revient sur ses vingt annees de mariage, alors qu elles touchent a leur fin Elle decrit, avec poesie et humour, son deracinement et sa quete d identite Elle medite sur la place de l ecriture, qui lui a permis de tenir au fil des tragedies, et de chasser la solitude Elle trouve refuge aupres de son pere, un homme independant et courageux Vivant sans regrets, il se contente toujours du minimum, meme apres avoir perdu plus que quiconque Grace a ses conseils, l auteur trouve la force de se reconstruire et de partir avant les pluies.L auteur Alexandra Fuller, nee en Angleterre, a grandi en Rhodesie Zimbabwe et en Zambie Elle est l auteur de cinq livres, traduits dans une dizaine de pays, et a signe de nombreux articles pour The New Yorker, Granta, New York Times Book Review, Financial Times, Vogue et National Geographic Ses deux volumes de memoires, Larmes de pierre et L Arbre de l oubli ont figure parmi les meilleurs livres de l annee du New York Times, qui compare l auteur a Karen Blixen, Doris Lessing et Nadine Gordimer Son portrait du jeune roughneck qui travaillait sur des forages petroliers du Wyoming, Une vie de cowboy, a valu a Alexandra Fuller d etre comparee a Kessel, Kerouac et Conrad par le Figaro Magazine Elle a emmenage dans le Wyoming en 1994 et est mere de trois enfants.
    Alexandra Fuller
    Alexandra Fuller has written five books of non fiction.Her debut book, Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight An African Childhood Random House, 2001 , was a New York Times Notable Book for 2002, the 2002 Booksense best non fiction book, a finalist for the Guardian s First Book Award and the winner of the 2002 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize.Her 2004 Scribbling the Cat Travels with an African Soldier Penguin Press won the Ulysses Prize for Art of Reportage.The Legend of Colton H Bryant was published in May, 2008 by Penguin Press and was a Toronto Globe and Mail, Best Non Fiction Book of 2008.Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness was published in August 2011 Penguin Press.Her latest book, Leaving Before the Rains Come, was published in January 2015 Penguin Press.Fuller has also written extensively for magazines and newspapers including the New Yorker Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Vogue and Granta Magazine Her reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review The Financial Times and the Toronto Globe and Mail.Fuller was born in England in 1969 and moved to Africa with her family when she was two She married an American river guide in Zambia in 1993 They left Africa in 1994 and moved to Wyoming, where Fuller still resides She has three children.


    Commentaires:

    Julie Christine
    Early in Leaving Before The Rains Come, Alexandra Fuller recalls a Q&A session that followed a reading she gave in Dallas in 2010. An audience member asked her, “Do you consider yourself African?”Fuller notes that the writer with whom she shared the stage, a woman she does not identify by name but describes her so that we know it is Nigerian author and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, would never have been asked this question. That is because Alexandra Fuller, of English and Scottish d [...]

    Margitte
    From the book blurb:A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, fi [...]

    Jill
    When Alexandra Fuller was a little girl, her father told her, “The problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live.”Well, based on this memoir – luminously written and so compelling I didn’t want to come up for breath – this author has truly lived. There has been pain, yes, but also incandescent moments and adventures that the vast majority of people never get to experience. And Alexandra Fuller captures it a [...]

    Desiree
    I hate giving this book such a low rating because the writing is really good. I really liked her first autobiography but this one just fell flat. By the end of the book, I just did not care what happened to her. She just comes across as very shallow and uncaring. Maybe it was because of her upbringing but, like I said, I didn't care anymore.

    Jim
    Alexandra Fuller has made a writing career based on her family history, with this being the third instalment. As interesting as Fuller's family really is, she is obviously running out of material and is ranging farther afield for filler, including anecdotal information from both her extended family and that of her husband. I found that the material was a little too thin in the last half of the book and it was only with difficulty that I was able to maintain any interest. I was left with the impr [...]

    Lormac
    I have been a huge fan of Alexandra Fuller. Whenever someone tells me they are going on vacation and want to pick up a good book, my go-to recommendations are always "Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight" and "All Over But the Shoutin'". So when I tell you I was disappointed in "Leaving Before the Rains Come", I want you to know it pains me deeply.Billed as the story of Fuller's failed marriage, she begins the book by describing her post-college, pre-marriage years in Africa, where she seems at lo [...]

    Angie
    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.Unlike most readers of this book, I suspect, I have not read Fuller's previous books, so this was my first exposure to her voice. I loved it. She is open, honest, not overly critical but also questioning. She is near a divorce and looking back on her adult life and examining how she got there. What was she looking for in marriage? As an adult, what did she expect from herself? How is her family and upbringing tangled up in all that? I don't [...]

    Kasa Cotugno
    Evidently, Fuller covered the material of the disintegration of her marriage in an earlier book, one that did not cross my radar even though I've been reading her for over 10 years. I'm glad I read this one without having read that one, since from the description, it is a much thinner volume, more of a bloodletting than a true memoir. This one incorporates memories from childhood, young womanhood, and in particular, her very special family which she has written about in earlier books. Of this, I [...]

    Beth Bonini
    Alexandra Fuller is a terrific writer . . . open this book on any page and you will read a knock-out sentence. Her writing combines vivid imagery with clear-eyed (sometimes painfully so) analysis, and no doubt she is her own best subject. (In this memoir, she reveals that she couldn't get her fiction published until she begin writing about her own life. It turned out that non-fiction was her metier.) Fuller grew up in the chaotic atmosphere of Rhodesia undergoing a war of independence. Her paren [...]

    Tina
    First of all, I'm pretty picky when it comes to memoirs. I would say I mainly only like them when they tie in to a larger historic event or when they're humorous. "Leaving Before the Rains Come" is more of a musing, wandering reminiscence of emotions tied to strings of loosely connected memories. The book's main focus is the dissolution of Fuller's almost twenty year marriage, but it also delves deeply into Fuller's life growing up on the African continent, her parents and their relationship, an [...]

    Nicholas
    Ugh. I've not read Fuller's earlier memoirs because I'm not especially interested in white colonists in southern Africa. This I bought because I am interested in memoirs about the intricacies of marriage. Unfortunately this one is also mostly about Fuller's family of white colonists in southern Africa. While Fuller recognizes that her family is kind of problematic, she is also just SO enamored of them and all their English aristocratic idiosyncrasies that it kind of drips off the page. So, for t [...]

    Wendi
    In the late spring of 2010, I was going through a difficult time in my life. We all have the rough times, whether it be days or years but judging my own life thus far, this period was the second most difficult time I've experienced. I went to a talk and book signing with Alexandra Fuller. I was struck by her physical beauty and, much more so, her voice and her words. I asked her to sign my copy of Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight and I told her that while things had been difficult in my life, [...]

    Patty
    “The problem with most people,” Dad said one, not necessarily implying that I counted as most people, but not discounting the possibility either, “is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live.” p. 20Last spring, a good friend started talking about Alexandra Fuller. My friend was looking forward to reading this portion of Fuller’s memoirs. At that time, I had not read anything by Fuller. I had a copy of her first book, Don't Let's [...]

    Camie
    First I must say you will surely be confused if you read this book without at least reading Alexandra's Fuller's first memoir, Don't Lets Go To The Dogs Tonight , which details her upbringing as one daughter of a very eccentric white family living in Africa, up until the time she marries a visiting American man Charlie Ross at age 22. This is the third book but as the second book was largely about her parents, it is easy to begin here as Fuller describes her adventurous courtship with Ross in Za [...]

    Jolene
    Al recounts her Anglo-African upbringing in Rhodesia/Zambia. The bonds forged between her and her parents, Vanessa, her older sister, and her husband Charlie are all borne of the circumstances and environment. At 23, she is fascinated by Charlie's "immunity" to the dangers and fragility of life, but they find it hard to become united in the way that her parents have.All of the places-Zambia, Wyoming, London finishing school, Kenya-can easily come off as exotic and while we do come to appreciate [...]

    Diane S ☔
    Review to follow.

    Lydia
    Sorely disappointed by this book, which I have looked forward to so eagerly. It retreads old content from Alexandra Fuller's two other memoirs and combines with it a pretty classic tale of a dying marriage. We all are damaged in our particular ways and Fuller's upbringing under unreliable and sometimes tragic conditions resulted in a personality that may have been ill-suited to domestic life. But the marriage doesn't appear that remarkable, nor do the reasons for its dissolution (money arguments [...]

    Gail Kearns
    I've always been a BIG fan of Bo Fuller's writing. But this one left me flummoxed. Who really cares about her divorce to Charlie? I wonder what he thinks about the book? Did he okay it? I kinda felt sorry for him throughout my reading of it. Okay, she's still a very good writer and the way she delivers a line of text is sometimes mind boggling, but please. I hope she moves on to more interesting subject matter. This felt too much like self-therapy writing. I did enjoy the bits about her past gro [...]

    Patricia
    I am processing to understand the variety of emotions this memoir evoked. There are segments of Alexandra's life story that completely resonated with me and/or the emotion her writing evoked was disturbing. Then segments of her story were disappointing, or maybe I felt embarrassed for them, and I questioned why she felt compelled to include "their dirty laundry." There is no question her family is dysfunctional and drunks which comprised the segments I didn't care for. Maybe the reader didn't ne [...]

    Edward
    Fuller writes that she had nine novel submissions rejected, so obviously she has found her writing niche elsewhere - in the writing of memoir-based material, this her fifth book in this genre. It shares with her earlier books lyrical descriptions of her difficult childhood growing up in equatorial east Africa She was the daughter of British farmers who settled in the area, stubbornly refusing to move, even in the face of the tumultuous and dangerous period of transition from colonialism to indep [...]

    Sherry Schwabacher
    After her earlier memoir of her dysfunctional African childhood, Fuller paints a striking portrait of her marriage to an adventurous American. "I seldom told Charlie about the phone calls and I rarely shared with him the freshest dramas from Zambia in part because I had learned over time that the events we Fullers found hilarious or entertaining did not always amuse my American husband. Charlie was a gallant one-man intervention wanting to save us from our recklessness, quietly stepping in whene [...]

    Larry Bassett
    This is my third Alexandra Fuller book and my least favorite of the three. It is another book from audible and has the positive aspect of being read by the author something I always enjoy. I was initially attracted to Ms. Fuller's books because they took place in Southern Africa. The African location in this book is mostly Zambia. Her descriptions of life on this continent are often captivating as she writes about her love of the country. The books are mostly nonfiction and the cast of character [...]

    S.J. Maxwell
    The writing is interesting, the story not so much.Fuller has impressive powers of description, and this is essential when trying to get the reader to understand what it's like to grow up in an untamed part of Africa and with a family of eccentrics whose only rule for children is "Don't be boring."The story that takes up most of the book, which centers on her marriage to American Charlie Ross, her move to Wyoming with him, her life there, and the couple's eventual split, is not quite as impressiv [...]

    Jamie
    (3.5) Fuller is such a talented writer and memoirist and I've really enjoyed my exposure to her flawed, eccentric, and loving family members in her first two books, and I liked all the flashbacks to their quips and quirks in this story, but they sometimes were not closely or fluidly linked enough to make them worthwhile in this context. She is wise, having fully earned it, but also still very susceptible to life's difficulties, including an unhappy marriage that lasts far too long. I read this a [...]

    ATJG
    In February 2015 my wife and I and some friends went to see Alexandra Fuller speak at the Boulder Book Store. She arrived at the same time we did so we climbed the stairs to the second floor next to her and I can honestly say this is one of two times in my life when I've felt star-struck (the other time was helping Bill Vollmann move a table across a bar room in Portland). She probably saw me gawking like an idiot but I think I kept myself mostly in check.The second shock of the evening came whi [...]

    Tuck
    perhaps fuller's best history yet, of her marriage with children, moving permanently from zambia to wyoming, thinking more deeply about her family and upbringing, comparing life in usa to farm life in southern africa, what it means to be african, to be usa'er, making her own family, watching/participating in the dissolution of her marriage, writing 8 novels while working part time jobs, raising her 3 children, seeing her home underwater in debt and losing it, getting 8 novels rejected, finally w [...]

    Cathrine ☯️
    Alexandra Fuller has had a fascinating life. Writing memoirs, her third, is no doubt similar to when you try and communicate with others about your own 'It's complicated' life story events and the strong possibility there will be something lost in translation. You might need to say, "You would have had to have been there." You know going into it all that it's like looking at an iceberg, so much more under the surface. Which is why I consider it a privilege when a stranger is compelled to write s [...]

    Mainlinebooker
    Firstly, I come to this with a bias. I LOVE Alexandra Fuller's writing. I have scooped up everything she has written and read this ARC while in Africa. She never fails to capture the essence of her homeland and the quirky parents that have shaped her life. This book is billed as a memoir but I found it to be more a stream of consciousness musing about her life culminating in the divorce from her husband. Some chapters felt like they could be individual vignettes that were sold for publication. T [...]

    Helen
    Let me say from the outset, I love Fuller’s writing. For even though it is once again an examination of her upbringing and life, she conveys it so well, that if she wrote it on the back of a paper bag I would read it. I am never disappointed as she captures the essence of not only Africa but how that impacted upon the way she views the world and her approach to life.“What did I know about the fifty-five (give or take) countries of Africa? I carried within me one deep personal thread of one s [...]

    Margot
    My least favorite of her memoirs. I felt that Charlie had no voice. It was hard to fully understand the dissolution of the marriage without ever getting much of a feel for who Charlie is and what the real issues, besides money, were.

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