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Dora Bruder

By: Patrick Modiano
Narrated by: Didier Sandre
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Dans une vieille édition de Paris-Soir, celle du 31 décembre 1941, le narrateur lit, par hasard, une petite annonce dans la rubrique "D'hier à aujourd'hui". On y recherche une fugueuse âgée de quinze ans, Dora Bruder. Hier, c'est le temps du Paris occupé, de l'étoile jaune, des rafles et des internements ; aujourd'hui, ce sont les dernières années du XXe siècle, quand ce passé tragique taraude les vivants.

Entre le 25 février 1926, jour de naissance de Dora, et le 13 août 1942, date de son internement au camp de Drancy, l'écrivain enquêteur recherche les étincelles de vie qui combattent l'ensevelissement par l'oubli, et les transmet à l'auditeur avec justesse et émotion.
©1997 Éditions Gallimard (P)2006 Éditions Gallimard

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Quelle historie!

I few passages were omitted. I wish the recording had included every last bit!
The music was a moving addition.

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Couldn't be a better introduction to Modiano

I find that Dora Bruder is an excellent entering point for Modiano's work. The voice and the narration of Didier Sandre are absolutely delightful. A verse in prose, the rhythm, the images. Don't miss it.

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  • 09-15-18

Beautiful sad book

I loved listening to this. Narrator is perfect - clear and precise so that you can hear every word. The simple facts of this story are related in such a way that you feel right there in the places Modiano so lightly sketches - merely a street name seems enough to evoke a place and a time and to conjure a ghostly sense of something familiar yet heatbreaking. It hurts to read this, it leaves an ache. Through the delicate yet insistent language the writer draws you in to something ephemeral, precious and shocking. An absolute gem.

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  • Dr Charlie Mansfield
  • 07-11-16

Quel dommage

Quel dommage

What a pity the producers have suppressed the lists of names from Modiano's text. Let's hope a full audio recording is available soon.