Nattåg till Lissabon

Efter ett ov ntat m te med en kvinna p en bro i staden Bern, l mnar Raimund Gregorius, l rare i klassiska spr k vid ett av stadens l roverk, sitt invanda liv, och tar natt get till Lissabon H ndelsen tycks o verlagd, det r som om Gregorius drivs av krafter han inte riktigt f rst r Med sig p resan har han en bok han funnit p ett antikvariat i staden, en bok om m nniskEfter ett ov ntat m te med en kvinna p en bro i staden Bern, l mnar Raimund Gregorius, l rare i klassiska spr k vid ett av stadens l roverk, sitt invanda liv, och tar natt get till Lissabon H ndelsen tycks o verlagd, det r som om Gregorius drivs av krafter han inte riktigt f rst r Med sig p resan har han en bok han funnit p ett antikvariat i staden, en bok om m nniskan, konsten, och livet Fascinerad l ser Gregorius avsnitt efter avsnitt Vem r denne f rfattare, Amadeu de Prado Varf r kom just denna bok i hans hand Vad r dess budskap Boken ut var en m rklig lockelse p Gregorius, den l mnar honom ingen ro M tet med kvinnan och uppt ckten av boken blir inledningen till en kedja av h ndelser vilka kommer att f r ndra Gregorius liv Framme i Lissabon b rjar han s kandet efter svaret p fr gan vem denne f rfattare r Han m ter ett antal personer som st tt Amadeu de Prado n ra syskon, barndomsv nner, l rare, och kamrater och med varje nytt m te och med varje ny historia v xer bilden fram av l karen och poeten som k mpade mot Salazars diktatur i Portugal Det hela blir till en resa inte blott i det yttre utan ven det inre, i v ra minnen och v r historia Vilket ansvar har vi som individer Vilka h ndelser formar oss Vad inneb r v r frihet Natt g till Lissabon r b de en ber ttelse om ett m rkligt livs de och en reflektion ver m nniskans villkor.
Natt g till Lissabon Efter ett ov ntat m te med en kvinna p en bro i staden Bern l mnar Raimund Gregorius l rare i klassiska spr k vid ett av stadens l roverk sitt invanda liv och tar natt get till Lissabon H ndelsen

  • Title: Nattåg till Lissabon
  • Author: Pascal Mercier Lars W Freij
  • ISBN: 9789100120047
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. When, on a whim, I threw everything away to wander thousands of miles from anything I've ever known, I first went to Lisbon because of this book. That was last September, and by November I had traipsed through neighboring Spain and south into Africa, though, I've since been back to the city of Lisbon, and furthermore to this book. If you are not, at least in some part, a thinker, if philosophy ebbs away at your patience, if the sight of pages mostly barren of dialogue make you panic, this book w [...]

    2. Apparently, Page des Libraires calls this 'One of the great European novels of the past few years'- compared to what? The SNCF Railway Timetable.This book makes me incredibly angry. And after some thought I can honestly award it the 'worst book I have ever read' award. I could forgive it for being slow. I could forgive the missed opportunities of drawing what potentially could have been interesting characters in two dimensions. I could even forgive the shockingly bad translation (it has not even [...]

    3. When dictatorship is a fact, revolution is a duty.Normally, I would just leave it at that. It's a nice quote I hadn't heard before. But, in the current climate, I am concerned that I will have my account closed down by the GR censors if I don't explain myself more fully, so I guess I'd better do so. I have not read the book, but we saw the movie at a local cinema, using the free gift card that I received as an unexpected bonus with my new contact lenses. Not thought it was great, but I was less [...]

    4. I LOVED this book. I've been running around quoting "Given that we can live only a small part of what there is in us - what happens to the rest?" Part of me wants to say that that line, and the subject of this book, the exploration of alternate lives than the one you've chosen, resonated with me because I'm at that age when one recognizes how much will go undone, how many experiences will never be felt, how many lives could still be lived, given world enough and time.But actually, I've had this [...]

    5. some choices change one's life forevera language professor pursue an author of a portuguese book ,he was captivated by his philosophical ideas and words which speak directly to him.with unplaned travel to Lisbon, gradually discovered the author's life as a doctor and participant in the resistance movement against Portugal's fascist government at the time of Salazar's regimebeautiful story discussing the vitality of life, love, moral conflicts and responsibilitiesi read the novel two years ago, s [...]

    6. I’ve gone a bit off writing reviews lately. On the other hand, this book made me want to write something to put my thoughts on it into some shape. Incoherent Thought Number OneThe protagonist, a teacher of dead languages in Bern, is inspired by this book he comes across to quit his job and travel to Portugal to find out more about the writer of the book, Prado. Many reviewers who hated this novel have commented how utterly new-ageishly purile the comments in the book are, more like the thought [...]

    7. This book took me a long, long time to read, but I am glad I stuck with it. A very philosophical book -- it asks the reader to imagine what would happen if you questioned everything about your life and started a new existence.The main character in this book does exactly that, using a book written by a Portuguese doctor to as a tool for self-discovery. If you want to be prompted to think more deeply about life, who you truly are, and about human nature in general, read this book.

    8. I am very curious about the book*. There are introductory quotes by Michel Montaigne and Fernando Pessoa, both alluding the question of "self" and "the others"d the "others within ourselves".Basically, it's a story about a Swiss teacher,an erudite, of Greek and Latin, who saves a Portuguese woman when she's attempting suicide at a bridge over the Aare, in Bern, Switzerland.So it starts. Raimund Gregorius is fascinated by the way she speaks French, with the Portuguese accentd it looks he's bound [...]

    9.     Why would you give me this book to read? Why? You didn’t like it. At the time I was too pleased to have a present to care. You could have put anything in my hands and I’d have been delighted. A pen, a purl, a plum… But this? Pah!    At the time, I thought it might still be a good story though. It looked to be a quiet, interior journey. Our man, Gregorius, has a thing for words. I can relate. But not in the way I relate at the beginning of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Gregor [...]

    10. What a fabulous book. I know I will go back to this one to reread passages.To me this wasn't about philosophy. This was a book about how we live or don't live, about who we are and the myriad levels of identity we all have and how much we can ever really know or not know someone.It's about flawed people finding some sort of salvation in their own humanity - or not being able to accept their flawed humanity.If you're looking for gripping clever plots with tight action, go dig up one of the endles [...]

    11. Description: Night Train to Lisbon follows Raimund Gregorius, a fifty-seven-year-old Classics scholar, on a journey that takes him across Europe. Abandoning his job and his life, and travelling with a dusty old book as his talisman, he heads for Lisbon in search of clues to the life of the book's Portuguese author, Amadeu de Prado. As he gets swept up in his quest, he finds that the journey is also one of self-discovery, as he re-encounters all the decisions he has made - and not made - in his l [...]

    12. Bueno, finalmente abandono este libro después de haber logrado leer 150 páginas con mucho esfuerzo Quizás hubiera continuado intentándolo porque realmente no está mal escrito y todo el trasfondo de la dictadura en Portugal tenía muy buena pinta, pero son 520 páginas. No me veo con fuerzas para aguantar más los quejidos de nuestro protagonista, al que desde el primer momento no he podido evitar aborrecer por anodino y cansino. Quizás no era el mejor momento para leer un libro tan denso y [...]

    13. The hype for this book (over two million copies sold) is inexplicable. Although the central character Gregorius is a classical linguist with a supposedly impregnable gift for recognizing and treasuring beautiful poetry, the entire story here hinges on his suddenly fleeing his life in pursuit of an elusive and patently insipid author named Amadeu Prado. Prado's bathetic meditations fill the pages of this novel: a source of continual inspiration for Gregorius, these sections were a source of almos [...]

    14. A story like this only comes along once every few years and storytelling like this is just as rare. I didn't want this book to end, which is very meta because it is a book about a lover of literature who falls in love with an out-of-print memoir from a kindred spirit. The protagonist, like me, dreads finishing his treasured book. There is so much nobility, intelligence, and heart in these characters that I am truly sad that I will never really know them in real life. I was almost honored to spen [...]

    15. This is a book which can be read on different levels! At least for me. I can think about a paragraph and the import of those lines OR I can read it for the story from start to finish. Some lines are priceless. Some lines, I just think: What??!!!I am nearing the end! What is going to happen?It ends perfectly.This book is very philosophical! Definitely not for everyone, and it is kind of wordy, but boy is there a lot to think aboutSome reviewers remark that it is poorly translated from the German, [...]

    16. The book suffers from significant problems. The English translation from the German is wooden; the book is too long; the editing is bad (e.g a Greek word from Homer that is significant to the plot is misread [I hope] from the author's or translator's manuscript and mangled in print); and the endgame is botched (to borrow from the omnipresent chess references that weigh the book down almost as much as the endless poor imitations of Pessoa). The premise had promise, and some of the characters were [...]

    17. Coming from a Philosophy professor, I was a bit skeptical to get into the book first, but then I was drawn into the book when the protagonist, Gregorius, also a professor, leaves his stagnant and monotonous life behind on an impulse, and boards a train for Lisbon, to understand the tragic end of a writer.What is the story ? The main character, Raimund Gregorius, is a teacher of classics, who has lead a very tedious life, and that one day, out of the blue, decides to leave his job, go to Lisbon a [...]

    18. I noticed that this book evokes very different reactions, from admiration to disgust, and oddly enough, this is also one of the themes of the book: how different the perception of people can be, especially about each other; close friends, partners, even very close family can see or feel each other fundamentally wrong.Pascal Mercier (pseudonym of Swiss philosopher Peter Bieri) has written a philosophical book, but packaged as an exciting story in a concrete setting, in the line of Voltaire's Cand [...]

    19. قطار الليل إلى لشبونةللكاتب باسكال ميرسييهلوصف الرواية سأستعين بافتتاحية أورهان باموك لروايته (الحياة الجديدة) حيث تبدأ تلك الرواية بهذه العبارة: (قرأت ذات يوم كتابا، فتغيرت حياتي كلها).ان هذه هي ثيمة رواية قطار الليل إلى لشبونة، فقد قرأ غريغورز كتابا غير حياته. ان ما أثار ا [...]

    20. Čitanje ovog romana je poput trčanja na duge staze: dobar start, ali onda slijedi usporavanje i čuvanje energije za do pred kraj. Knjizi me privukao sinopsis na koricama, u kojem je navedena Gregoriusova potraga za tajanstvenim pjesnikom, koja me pak podsjetila na Zafonovu 'Sjenu vjetra', roman koji me oduševio, ali sličnost s kojim je ovdje ipak bilo možda malo pretjerano za očekivati.Opis radnje naveden u sinopsisu naveo me da očekujem neku vrstu pustolovine, ali ovaj roman nije zaprav [...]

    21. Il professor Gregorius, insegnante svizzero di mezza età molto razionale e prevedibile, parte per Lisbona portando con sé le pagine di un libro, "Un orafo delle parole", di tale Amadeu do Prado, folgorato da una frase del libro “Se è così, se possiamo vivere solo una piccola parte di quanto è in noi, che ne è del resto?”A Lisbona va in cerca di notizie sulla vita dell’autore e attraverso la vita di Amadeu impara a farsi domande riguardo la propria vita e a cercare le risposte che non [...]

    22. Inexplicably bad. Translator's fault, in part? Who knows. I wanted to like - nay, love - this, because an old man at a bar recommended it to me as a book that had changed his life. Instead, I found myself desperate to be done with it. The main character, Gregorius, an uptight teacher of classical languages at a Swiss school, inexplicably quits his job and drops everything after a chance encounter with a mysterious Portuguese woman. Portuguese, you see, is the one language he doesn't know, and he [...]

    23. روایت همراه‌کننده بود اما به شدت با ترجمه و چینش جمله‌ها مشکل داشتمیعنی به نظر مترجم از پس خوب ترجمه کردن متن اون طور که باید برنیومدهجمله‌ها مشخصه که دارای سنگینی خاص فلسفی خودشون هستن و طبیعتا انتقال‌شون به زبان دیگه هم دشوار خواهد بودخوشحالم روایت رها نشده و خطی دنبال م [...]

    24. Amadeu Prado Okurken hayatına adım adım yaklaştığım, hikayesini Raimund Gregorius ile birlikte öğrenirken meraka kapıldığım karakter. Ozellikle "inanc" uzerine yaptigi Latince konusmayi okurken cok seyi dusundugumu soyleyebilirim. Okuyan herkes Pradonun yazdıklarinda kendinden bir seyler bulacaktir sanirim. "Raimund Gregorius’un hayatında her şeyi değiştirecek olan gün, öteki pek çok gün gibi başladı" Hepimizin hayatında oldugu gibi. :) Bir çok yere postit ile belirte [...]

    25. I loved this book. It is an intellectual exploration of one man's reevaluation of his life through the discovery of a relatively unknown but very popular Portuguese doctor, later become member of the resistance to the Salizar government. His impetuous travel from his home in Bern to Lisbon, unravel the mystery of what the doctor was all about through his writings, his friends and family, as it builds for the main character an understanding of his own existence and the nature of human relationshi [...]

    26. Много ценна книга, въпреки че на моменти е малко хаотична и не върви леко. Това е една от най- красивите и смислени творби, които съм чела. Впечатлена съм от стилът и езикът на Паскал Мерсие- толкова изящен, фееричен и същевременно задълбочен. А картините са така емоционално и [...]

    27. Hard to describe how much I hated this book. Also I thought it was bad. One of those utterly silly, horrendous novels. I quite enjoyed Mercier's other one, Perlmann's Silence, which I picked off the library shelf not knowing anything about the novel or Mercier. (I think there was a blurb on Perlmann's Silence in the New Yorker, but one of those little New Yorker blurbs that says absolutely nothing in four sentences.) Perlmann's Silence was aided by having a plot. Night Train to Lisbon doesn't re [...]

    28. Even those reviewers who could empathise with boring Gregorius, the novel's 'hero,' have had to concede that a lumpen translation and countless errors that passed the spellchecker (but wouldn't have escaped a mildly conscientious proof reader) make this a challenging read. One has to take the publishers' word for it that two million copies have been sold world-wide. It would have been more honest - but probably dangerous - to reveal how many actually read it to the end. Since I reached page 125 [...]

    29. Това ще е само една твърде емоционална и нахално лична, а най-вероятно и престъпно дълга записка, която да ми напомни след няколко месеца да се събера в себе си и да напиша цялостен текст за тази книга. Какъвто тя заслужава. Дочетох я болна от ангина, с идиотски висока темпера [...]

    30. Dieses Buch ist mal wieder ein gelungenes Beispiel für einen völlig mißlungenen Klappen- und Umschlagtext und was daraus wird: Mehr als die Hälfte der Bewertungen bei amazon sind gut bis sehr gut, ca. ein Drittel schlecht bis sehr schlecht und lediglich 10% finden es 'so ok'. Kein Wunder: Wer sich ein Buch kauft aufgrund der vollmundigen Ankündigung als Krimi ('Bewußtseinskrimi!'), in dem der Protagonist Raimund Gregorius um sein Leben fürchten muss, wird schwer enttäuscht sein von diese [...]

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