Lucia Berlin

  • Un soir au paradis Nouv.

    Que ce soit au Texas, au Chili, ou à New York, Lucia Berlin traque partout la solitude des êtres, démasque la beauté derrière la laideur, l'espoir derrière la noirceur. Elle puise son imagination dans une existence hors du commun, marquée par trois mariages ratés, une addiction à l'alcool et par les différents petits boulots effectués pour subvenir aux besoins de ses quatre enfants. Son humour subtil lui permet de transcender ces épreuves et de les transformer, par sa plume élégante, en bijoux littéraires.
    Au panthéon des nouvellistes nord-américains, aux côtés d'un Raymond Carver ou d'une Alice Munro, l'auteure du Manuel à l'usage des femmes de ménage est devenue une figure incontournable.

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  • Elle est une grande écrivaine injustement méconnue, une reine de la narration. Lucia Berlin (1936-2004), mariée trois fois, mère de quatre garçons, raconte ici ses multiples vies en quarante-trois épisodes. Élevée dans les camps miniers d'Alaska et du Midwest, elle a été successivement une enfant solitaire au Texas durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, une jeune fille riche et privilégiée à Santiago du Chili, une artiste bohème dans le New York des années 1950 et une infirmière aux urgences d'Oakland. Elle a su saisir les miracles du quotidien jusque dans les centres de désintoxication du sud-ouest des États-Unis, égrenant ses conseils avisés et loufoques tirés de ses propres expériences d'enseignante, standardiste, réceptionniste, ou encore femme de ménage. Un destin exceptionnel.Des histoires mordantes, mélancoliques et vibrantes. Déjà un classique. Nathalie Crom, Télérama.Baroque, inclassable. Une enchanteresse. Damien Aubel, Transfuge.Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Valérie Malfoy

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  • B>The New York Times bestseller /b>b>'This selection of 43 stories should by all rights see Lucia Berlin as lauded as Jean Rhys or Raymond Carver' - Independent/b>The stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women make for one of the most remarkable unsung collections in twentieth-century American fiction.With extraordinary honesty and magnetism, Lucia Berlin invites us into her rich, itinerant life: the drink and the mess and the pain and the beauty and the moments of surprise and of grace. Her voice is uniquely witty, anarchic and compassionate. Celebrated for many years by those in the know, she is about to become - a decade after her death - the writer everyone is talking about. The collection will be introduced by Lydia Davis.'With Lucia Berlin we are very far away from the parlours of Boston and New York and quite far away, too, from the fiction of manners, unless we are speaking of very bad manners . . . The writer Lucia Berlin most puts me in mind of is the late Richard Yates.' - LRB, 1999

  • B>The chance to join /b>b>'the Revival of the Great Lucia Berlin' (New York Times)/b>From the author of A Manual for Cleaning Women.Ranging from Texas, to Chile, to New Mexico and New York, in Evening in Paradise Berlin writes about the good, the bad and everything in between: struggling young mothers, husbands who pack their bags and leave in the middle of the night, wives looking back at their first marriage from the distance of their second . . .The publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin's dazzling collection of short stories, marked the rediscovery of a writer whose talent had gone unremarked by many. The incredible reaction to Lucia's writing - her ability to capture the beauty and ugliness that coexist in everyday lives, the extraordinary honesty and magnetism with which she draws on her own history to breathe life into her characters - included calls for her contribution to American literature to be as celebrated as that of Raymond Carver.Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from Lucia Berlin's remaining stories - a jewel-box follow-up for her hungry fans.

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  • @00000400@@00000327@'Evocative . . . poignant . . . acute and funny' @00000373@Observer@00000155@@00000133@@00000341@@00000327@@00000133@@00000341@@00000327@'The Revival of the Great Lucia Berlin Continues Apace' @00000373@New York Times@00000155@@00000133@@00000163@@00000400@Best known for her short fiction, it was upon publication of@00000373@ A Manual for Cleaning Women@00000155@ in 2015 that Lucia Berlin's status as a great American writer was widely celebrated. To populate her stories - the places, relationships, the sentiments - Berlin often drew on her own rich, itinerant life. @00000163@@00000400@Before Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called @00000373@Welcome Home@00000155@. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Alaska and ended (prematurely) in 1966 in southern Mexico. In our publication of @00000373@Welcome Home@00000155@, her son Jeff Berlin is filling in the gaps with photos and letters from her eventful, romantic, and tragic life.@00000163@@00000400@From Alaska to Argentina, Kentucky to Mexico, New York City to Chile, Berlin's world was wide. And the writing here is, as we've come to expect, dazzling. She describes the places she lived and the people she knew with all the style and wit and heart and humour that readers fell in love with in her stories.@00000163@

  • The New York Times bestseller 'This selection of 43 stories should by all rights see Lucia Berlin as lauded as Jean Rhys or Raymond Carver' IndependentThe stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women make for one of the most remarkable unsung collections in twentieth-century American fiction.With extraordinary honesty and magnetism, Lucia Berlin invites us into her rich, itinerant life: the drink and the mess and the pain and the beauty and the moments of surprise and of grace. Her voice is uniquely witty, anarchic and compassionate. Celebrated for many years by those in the know, she is about to become - a decade after her death - the writer everyone is talking about. The collection will be introduced by Lydia Davis.'With Lucia Berlin we are very far away from the parlours of Boston and New York and quite far away, too, from the fiction of manners, unless we are speaking of very bad manners . . . The writer Lucia Berlin most puts me in mind of is the late Richard Yates.' LRB, 1999

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    Lucia Berlin

    B>'Evocative . . . poignant . . . acute and funny' Observer/b>br>b>/b>br>b>'The Revival of the Great Lucia Berlin Continues Apace' New York Times/b>Best known for her short fiction, it was upon publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women in 2015 that Lucia Berlin's status as a great American writer was widely celebrated. To populate her stories - the places, relationships, the sentiments - Berlin often drew on her own rich, itinerant life. Before Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Alaska and ended (prematurely) in 1966 in southern Mexico. In our publication of Welcome Home, her son Jeff Berlin is filling in the gaps with photos and letters from her eventful, romantic, and tragic life.From Alaska to Argentina, Kentucky to Mexico, New York City to Chile, Berlin's world was wide. And the writing here is, as we've come to expect, dazzling. She describes the places she lived and the people she knew with all the style and wit and heart and humour that readers fell in love with in her stories.

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