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Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes [Reading] ➽ Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes By Marie Darrieussecq – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk There are few writers who may have changed my perception of the world but Darrieussec is one of them— TimesSolange is thirty something a mediocre actress and not a great mother In Hollywood she fall There are beaucoup aimer PDF/EPUB ã few writers who may have changed my perception of the world but Darrieussec is one of them— TimesSolange is thirty something a mediocre actress and not a great mother In Hollywood she falls for a charismatic actor Kouhouesso who wants to direct a movie of Il faut Epub / Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness—in AfricaSolange follows her man to Africa determined to play a main role in both his film and his affections But nothing goes to plan in this witty examination of romance movie making and clichés about race relations After all there's no guarantee you'll faut beaucoup aimer Kindle Ð be loved by the one you love.


10 thoughts on “Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes

  1. Magdalena Magdalena says:

    Marie Darrieussec’s writing is at once racy and contemplative Her latest book Men is a perfect example While it may appear frivolous it’s anything but working against a series of opposing images time vs space perspective vs obsession and the distortion of stereotypes in a way that is post modern and transgressive As the subtitle suggests the plot takes the form of a Hollywood love story between a beautiful female actress and an actordirector Solange who we first met in Darrieussec’s novel All the Way is French and Kouhouesso is a Canadian born in Camaroon Solange becomes and obsessed with Kouhouesso and he reveals that he is planning on directing a version of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to be filmed in the Congo an almost impossible task Right from the start the book takes on a light hearted humorous tone through the structuring of short chapters the “Opening Credits” funny titles and dropped names that include Oprah Gwyneth Paltrow Matt Damon and an elegant character named George who is clearly George Clooney right down to the Nespresso ads Champagne foie gras and truffles are abundant along with cashmere perfume and limousines The superficial glamour is offset by the poetic interiority of Darrieussec’s languageEvery morning she woke up afflicted with a skin disease Her shoulders her breasts the insides of her arms anything that came in contact with him—her skin was ruptured with an embroidery of encrusted lines that were spreading 2Solange’s fever drives the narrative forward as she not only objectifies Kouhouesso’s blackness and his beauty but also allows herself to become objectified by him as she slides into her own passivity and is drawn by his ongoing disinterest Her obsession is not so much to be with Kouhouesso as to disappear into himIn his presence she was reduced to silence and solitude She could not speak she had nothing to say A palpable dazzling force field radiated from him a blast from a contained explosion A wave coursed through her and she disintegrated Her atoms were pulverized She was in suspension and already that’s what she wanted disintegration 7The murkiness between subject and object in the book is what transforms it into something rich simultaneously exuisite and disturbing There’s a self consciousness to Solange’s story an awareness of the illusion of her desire the life she is living and the film she is participating in The narrative is suffused with nostalgia not only for those things that have passed youth family country life home but also for the affair that she knows is illusory from the start  Solange’s narrative arc comes to its conclusion at the film premiere when she at last understands the temporary nature of life as an arrangement of particles a momentary fusing of the erotic and the politicalBy means of a phenomenon to do with time and space with history and locations with violence a phenomenon that had nothing magical about it but which she could see was distorting the space between them the sentences he uttered turned into other sentences in her moth 72Solange’s journey is one that takes her into her own heart of darkness where she finds her limitations her humiliations and restrictions and the cultural political gendered and racial stereotypes through which she has defined herself Throughout the novel she begins to unravel these unwinding herself slowly until she is temporarily removed altogether as subjectThe beats were missing from her heart The forest was coiling like a mirage never thinning never diminishing hurtling all at once to the sea yes it was the sea and she was not there 255Men is not an easy novel to sum up It is at once playful and serious It is confronting and political exploring the nature of privilege of discrimination and love and yet it still retains an easy and attractive glamour Men works on many levels but always remains thought provoking unsettling and beautifully poetic


  2. Samantha Chapnick Samantha Chapnick says:

    Imagine reading a mainstream highly praised novel set in the present were white people own black people The characters repeatedly use a litany of racist black inferiority stereotypes page after pageAnd that’s the whole bookThere’s no reckoning No conflict No emancipation Life goes on as if this is just the normal state of things It’s as if somebody created a racist Lake Wobegon and nobody bothered to challenge itThe book would uickly and rightly be completely shamedAnd yet somehow in 2013 the misogynistic euivalent of this was printed Published Sold on and othersThis fundamentally flawed backwards attitudes and thoughts regurgitation of one of the most crippling clichés in heterosexual romantic relationships was presented as reputable literatureDo you as a woman because let’s face it no man is going to voluntarily read this need another author normalizing this dysfunctional masochistic relationship pattern that’s already hailed as the way things should be in eons of other popular culture songs videos and booksWoman falls for “free spirit” euphemism alert should say “emotionally unavailablecommitment phobic” exotic bad boy Tries to tame him using unconditional and unreuited love After completely giving up every vestige of her own life to immerse herself completely in his both literally and metaphorically he discards her in this case again literally–usually in an underhanded passive aggressive way–until way way way later making some pronouncement of the incredible impact she had on his life To no avail of course He’s married with kids anyway So it’s way too lateExcept its not too late for her Because now she can get a self esteem boost and maybe even closure knowing she served the ultimate goal of womanhood to be useful to a man no matter how fleeting or what the cost to her Like an accelerant for fire momentarily crucial then completely consumed in the processIf it sat on the Harleuin Romance shelf sandwiched between “Beloved Rogue” and “The Vixen’s Revenge” yup real books both I wouldn’t be so critical No one goes to Comic Con thinking a few yards of red satin affixed to their costume will let them jump safely off the roofBut noThis was categorized as literature with critics from Kirkus Paris Match and others actually praising it Happily I‌ could find no mention of it from The New York Times London Review of Books Bookforum or other sources I profoundly respectFinally winning a tie with the preceding two items for the most offensive part of this novel‌ The author cloaks this tired romantic trope in a cloak of the timely serious issues of racism and nationalism seemingly to add gravitas or legitimacy to what is otherwise going straight to the 1 cart at The StrandFive thumbs down


  3. Susanne Susanne says:

    Extremely well written and highly recommended It suffers from an inadeuate English title Too bad the publisher was not faithful to the original title Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes which would be true to the nature of the novel Although I recommend it the subject matter itself is not pleasant but is true to life


  4. Micah Horton hallett Micah Horton hallett says:

    Hypnotic thought provoking troubling enlightening sometimes problematic but always in a way that makes you think Brilliant Deserves a place alongside Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart


  5. Hasnaa az Hasnaa az says:

    The title was tempting at first But then while reading i was just doing it to finish the book Not a book that I would recommand


  6. Dylan Dylan says:

    french people should not be allowed to write about race


  7. Marina Sofia Marina Sofia says:

    I'm not sure why this book has received so much critical dissent Yes it seems frothy and too easy to read on the surface but the contrast or gap between the Hollywood world and the African jungle is all the wider Underneath the apparently banal interracial love story there is a lot lurking objectification the attraction of 'otherness' construction of identity through gender race and passion It is indeed a modern answer to The Heart of Darkness written from a woman's perspective


  8. Magdalena Magdalena says:

    Marie Darrieussec’s writing is at once racy and contemplative Her latest book Men is a perfect example While it may appear frivolous it’s anything but working against a series of opposing images time vs space perspective vs obsession and the distortion of stereotypes in a way that is post modern and transgressive As the subtitle suggests the plot takes the form of a Hollywood love story between a beautiful female actress and an actordirector Solange who we first met in Darrieussec’s novel All the Way is French and Kouhouesso is a Canadian born in Camaroon Solange becomes and obsessed with Kouhouesso and he reveals that he is planning on directing a version of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to be filmed in the Congo an almost impossible task Right from the start the book takes on a light hearted humorous tone through the structuring of short chapters the “Opening Credits” funny titles and dropped names that include Oprah Gwyneth Paltrow Matt Damon and an elegant character named George who is clearly George Clooney right down to the Nespresso ads Champagne foie gras and truffles are abundant along with cashmere perfume and limousines The superficial glamour is offset by the poetic interiority of Darrieussec’s languageEvery morning she woke up afflicted with a skin disease Her shoulders her breasts the insides of her arms anything that came in contact with him—her skin was ruptured with an embroidery of encrusted lines that were spreading 2Solange’s fever drives the narrative forward as she not only objectifies Kouhouesso’s blackness and his beauty but also allows herself to become objectified by him as she slides into her own passivity and is drawn by his ongoing disinterest Her obsession is not so much to be with Kouhouesso as to disappear into himIn his presence she was reduced to silence and solitude She could not speak she had nothing to say A palpable dazzling force field radiated from him a blast from a contained explosion A wave coursed through her and she disintegrated Her atoms were pulverized She was in suspension and already that’s what she wanted disintegration 7The murkiness between subject and object in the book is what transforms it into something rich simultaneously exuisite and disturbing There’s a self consciousness to Solange’s story an awareness of the illusion of her desire the life she is living and the film she is participating in All of it climaxes at the film premiere when Solange at last understands the temporary nature of life as an arrangement of particles a momentary fusing of the erotic and the politicalBy means of a phenomenon to do with time and space with history and locations with violence a phenomenon that had nothing magical about it but which she could see was distorting the space between them the sentences he uttered turned into other sentences in her moth 72Solange’s journey is one that takes her into her own heart of darkness where she finds her limitations her humiliations and restrictions and the cultural political gendered and racial stereotypes through which she has defined herself Throughout the novel she begins to unravel these unwinding herself slowly until she is temporarily removed altogether as subjectThe beats were missing from her heart The forest was coiling like a mirage never thinning never diminishing hurtling all at once to the sea yes it was the sea and she was not there 255Men is not an easy novel to sum up It is at once playful and serious It is confronting and political exploring the nature of privilege of discrimination and love and yet it still retains an easy and attractive glamour Men works on many levels but always remains thought provoking unsettling and beautifully poetic


  9. Text Publishing Text Publishing says:

    ‘There are few writers who may have changed my perception of the world but Darrieussec is one of them’The Times ‘The internationally celebrated author who illuminates those parts of life other writers cannot or do not want to reach’Independent ‘CompellingAnyone who has experienced heartbreak will relateA moody powerful book’AgeSydney Morning Herald ‘This is an atmospheric novel written in prose that is at once evocative and compulsiveFor those in the market for a nuanced and thought provoking dissection of race and gender relations and who are willing to risk being infuriated Men is an easy and engaging read’NZ Listener As a chronicle of the humiliations and occasional joys of loving someone whose own feelings are ambiguousit feels ueasily accurateA sometimes biting often sharply observed take on a relationship one would surely rather read about than be part of’Kirkus ‘An intelligent critiue of the intersection between the personal and political a funny and moving love story a gorgeous portrayal of the film making scene Men is a singular achievement from a writer of enormous talent’i Newspaper ‘Readers will find themselves enchanted by Darrieussec’s silken dreamy prose and this sly exploration of female desire and interracial couplings’Booklist


  10. Sonia Almeida Dias Sonia Almeida Dias says:

    Thank you to NetGalley and to Text Publishing for the ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest reviewI have read many many years ago another book by this author Pig Tales that I loved So I jumped to the opportunity to read this one like meeting an old friend that you don’t see for a long timeBut time has passed both for me and for the author and it seems we went our separate ways much like the protagonists in this story Solange and Kouhouesso live a love story that is biased and difficult and unhealthy and she really loves him and he does not love her and she does not have a lot of self esteem and all that bothered me a lot I think the problem is that it is too close to reality in the sense that we all know or been part of stories like that I found it suffocatingAnd then around 23 of the book we get transported into Africa and suddenly I was watching Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo all over again Even the boat was there So it is not that it wasn’t a good book but it was not extraordinary most of the time was just painful and not in a good way I really wanted to like it but I cannot give it than 2 stars


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10 thoughts on “Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes

  1. Magdalena Magdalena says:

    Marie Darrieussec’s writing is at once racy and contemplative Her latest book Men is a perfect example While it may appear frivolous it’s anything but working against a series of opposing images time vs space perspective vs obsession and the distortion of stereotypes in a way that is post modern and transgressive As the subtitle suggests the plot takes the form of a Hollywood love story between a beautiful female actress and an actordirector Solange who we first met in Darrieussec’s novel All the Way is French and Kouhouesso is a Canadian born in Camaroon Solange becomes and obsessed with Kouhouesso and he reveals that he is planning on directing a version of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to be filmed in the Congo an almost impossible task Right from the start the book takes on a light hearted humorous tone through the structuring of short chapters the “Opening Credits” funny titles and dropped names that include Oprah Gwyneth Paltrow Matt Damon and an elegant character named George who is clearly George Clooney right down to the Nespresso ads Champagne foie gras and truffles are abundant along with cashmere perfume and limousines The superficial glamour is offset by the poetic interiority of Darrieussec’s languageEvery morning she woke up afflicted with a skin disease Her shoulders her breasts the insides of her arms anything that came in contact with him—her skin was ruptured with an embroidery of encrusted lines that were spreading 2Solange’s fever drives the narrative forward as she not only objectifies Kouhouesso’s blackness and his beauty but also allows herself to become objectified by him as she slides into her own passivity and is drawn by his ongoing disinterest Her obsession is not so much to be with Kouhouesso as to disappear into himIn his presence she was reduced to silence and solitude She could not speak she had nothing to say A palpable dazzling force field radiated from him a blast from a contained explosion A wave coursed through her and she disintegrated Her atoms were pulverized She was in suspension and already that’s what she wanted disintegration 7The murkiness between subject and object in the book is what transforms it into something rich simultaneously exuisite and disturbing There’s a self consciousness to Solange’s story an awareness of the illusion of her desire the life she is living and the film she is participating in The narrative is suffused with nostalgia not only for those things that have passed youth family country life home but also for the affair that she knows is illusory from the start  Solange’s narrative arc comes to its conclusion at the film premiere when she at last understands the temporary nature of life as an arrangement of particles a momentary fusing of the erotic and the politicalBy means of a phenomenon to do with time and space with history and locations with violence a phenomenon that had nothing magical about it but which she could see was distorting the space between them the sentences he uttered turned into other sentences in her moth 72Solange’s journey is one that takes her into her own heart of darkness where she finds her limitations her humiliations and restrictions and the cultural political gendered and racial stereotypes through which she has defined herself Throughout the novel she begins to unravel these unwinding herself slowly until she is temporarily removed altogether as subjectThe beats were missing from her heart The forest was coiling like a mirage never thinning never diminishing hurtling all at once to the sea yes it was the sea and she was not there 255Men is not an easy novel to sum up It is at once playful and serious It is confronting and political exploring the nature of privilege of discrimination and love and yet it still retains an easy and attractive glamour Men works on many levels but always remains thought provoking unsettling and beautifully poetic

  2. Samantha Chapnick Samantha Chapnick says:

    Imagine reading a mainstream highly praised novel set in the present were white people own black people The characters repeatedly use a litany of racist black inferiority stereotypes page after pageAnd that’s the whole bookThere’s no reckoning No conflict No emancipation Life goes on as if this is just the normal state of things It’s as if somebody created a racist Lake Wobegon and nobody bothered to challenge itThe book would uickly and rightly be completely shamedAnd yet somehow in 2013 the misogynistic euivalent of this was printed Published Sold on and othersThis fundamentally flawed backwards attitudes and thoughts regurgitation of one of the most crippling clichés in heterosexual romantic relationships was presented as reputable literatureDo you as a woman because let’s face it no man is going to voluntarily read this need another author normalizing this dysfunctional masochistic relationship pattern that’s already hailed as the way things should be in eons of other popular culture songs videos and booksWoman falls for “free spirit” euphemism alert should say “emotionally unavailablecommitment phobic” exotic bad boy Tries to tame him using unconditional and unreuited love After completely giving up every vestige of her own life to immerse herself completely in his both literally and metaphorically he discards her in this case again literally–usually in an underhanded passive aggressive way–until way way way later making some pronouncement of the incredible impact she had on his life To no avail of course He’s married with kids anyway So it’s way too lateExcept its not too late for her Because now she can get a self esteem boost and maybe even closure knowing she served the ultimate goal of womanhood to be useful to a man no matter how fleeting or what the cost to her Like an accelerant for fire momentarily crucial then completely consumed in the processIf it sat on the Harleuin Romance shelf sandwiched between “Beloved Rogue” and “The Vixen’s Revenge” yup real books both I wouldn’t be so critical No one goes to Comic Con thinking a few yards of red satin affixed to their costume will let them jump safely off the roofBut noThis was categorized as literature with critics from Kirkus Paris Match and others actually praising it Happily I‌ could find no mention of it from The New York Times London Review of Books Bookforum or other sources I profoundly respectFinally winning a tie with the preceding two items for the most offensive part of this novel‌ The author cloaks this tired romantic trope in a cloak of the timely serious issues of racism and nationalism seemingly to add gravitas or legitimacy to what is otherwise going straight to the 1 cart at The StrandFive thumbs down

  3. Susanne Susanne says:

    Extremely well written and highly recommended It suffers from an inadeuate English title Too bad the publisher was not faithful to the original title Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes which would be true to the nature of the novel Although I recommend it the subject matter itself is not pleasant but is true to life

  4. Micah Horton hallett Micah Horton hallett says:

    Hypnotic thought provoking troubling enlightening sometimes problematic but always in a way that makes you think Brilliant Deserves a place alongside Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

  5. Hasnaa az Hasnaa az says:

    The title was tempting at first But then while reading i was just doing it to finish the book Not a book that I would recommand

  6. Dylan Dylan says:

    french people should not be allowed to write about race

  7. Marina Sofia Marina Sofia says:

    I'm not sure why this book has received so much critical dissent Yes it seems frothy and too easy to read on the surface but the contrast or gap between the Hollywood world and the African jungle is all the wider Underneath the apparently banal interracial love story there is a lot lurking objectification the attraction of 'otherness' construction of identity through gender race and passion It is indeed a modern answer to The Heart of Darkness written from a woman's perspective

  8. Magdalena Magdalena says:

    Marie Darrieussec’s writing is at once racy and contemplative Her latest book Men is a perfect example While it may appear frivolous it’s anything but working against a series of opposing images time vs space perspective vs obsession and the distortion of stereotypes in a way that is post modern and transgressive As the subtitle suggests the plot takes the form of a Hollywood love story between a beautiful female actress and an actordirector Solange who we first met in Darrieussec’s novel All the Way is French and Kouhouesso is a Canadian born in Camaroon Solange becomes and obsessed with Kouhouesso and he reveals that he is planning on directing a version of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to be filmed in the Congo an almost impossible task Right from the start the book takes on a light hearted humorous tone through the structuring of short chapters the “Opening Credits” funny titles and dropped names that include Oprah Gwyneth Paltrow Matt Damon and an elegant character named George who is clearly George Clooney right down to the Nespresso ads Champagne foie gras and truffles are abundant along with cashmere perfume and limousines The superficial glamour is offset by the poetic interiority of Darrieussec’s languageEvery morning she woke up afflicted with a skin disease Her shoulders her breasts the insides of her arms anything that came in contact with him—her skin was ruptured with an embroidery of encrusted lines that were spreading 2Solange’s fever drives the narrative forward as she not only objectifies Kouhouesso’s blackness and his beauty but also allows herself to become objectified by him as she slides into her own passivity and is drawn by his ongoing disinterest Her obsession is not so much to be with Kouhouesso as to disappear into himIn his presence she was reduced to silence and solitude She could not speak she had nothing to say A palpable dazzling force field radiated from him a blast from a contained explosion A wave coursed through her and she disintegrated Her atoms were pulverized She was in suspension and already that’s what she wanted disintegration 7The murkiness between subject and object in the book is what transforms it into something rich simultaneously exuisite and disturbing There’s a self consciousness to Solange’s story an awareness of the illusion of her desire the life she is living and the film she is participating in All of it climaxes at the film premiere when Solange at last understands the temporary nature of life as an arrangement of particles a momentary fusing of the erotic and the politicalBy means of a phenomenon to do with time and space with history and locations with violence a phenomenon that had nothing magical about it but which she could see was distorting the space between them the sentences he uttered turned into other sentences in her moth 72Solange’s journey is one that takes her into her own heart of darkness where she finds her limitations her humiliations and restrictions and the cultural political gendered and racial stereotypes through which she has defined herself Throughout the novel she begins to unravel these unwinding herself slowly until she is temporarily removed altogether as subjectThe beats were missing from her heart The forest was coiling like a mirage never thinning never diminishing hurtling all at once to the sea yes it was the sea and she was not there 255Men is not an easy novel to sum up It is at once playful and serious It is confronting and political exploring the nature of privilege of discrimination and love and yet it still retains an easy and attractive glamour Men works on many levels but always remains thought provoking unsettling and beautifully poetic

  9. Text Publishing Text Publishing says:

    ‘There are few writers who may have changed my perception of the world but Darrieussec is one of them’The Times ‘The internationally celebrated author who illuminates those parts of life other writers cannot or do not want to reach’Independent ‘CompellingAnyone who has experienced heartbreak will relateA moody powerful book’AgeSydney Morning Herald ‘This is an atmospheric novel written in prose that is at once evocative and compulsiveFor those in the market for a nuanced and thought provoking dissection of race and gender relations and who are willing to risk being infuriated Men is an easy and engaging read’NZ Listener As a chronicle of the humiliations and occasional joys of loving someone whose own feelings are ambiguousit feels ueasily accurateA sometimes biting often sharply observed take on a relationship one would surely rather read about than be part of’Kirkus ‘An intelligent critiue of the intersection between the personal and political a funny and moving love story a gorgeous portrayal of the film making scene Men is a singular achievement from a writer of enormous talent’i Newspaper ‘Readers will find themselves enchanted by Darrieussec’s silken dreamy prose and this sly exploration of female desire and interracial couplings’Booklist

  10. Sonia Almeida Dias Sonia Almeida Dias says:

    Thank you to NetGalley and to Text Publishing for the ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest reviewI have read many many years ago another book by this author Pig Tales that I loved So I jumped to the opportunity to read this one like meeting an old friend that you don’t see for a long timeBut time has passed both for me and for the author and it seems we went our separate ways much like the protagonists in this story Solange and Kouhouesso live a love story that is biased and difficult and unhealthy and she really loves him and he does not love her and she does not have a lot of self esteem and all that bothered me a lot I think the problem is that it is too close to reality in the sense that we all know or been part of stories like that I found it suffocatingAnd then around 23 of the book we get transported into Africa and suddenly I was watching Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo all over again Even the boat was there So it is not that it wasn’t a good book but it was not extraordinary most of the time was just painful and not in a good way I really wanted to like it but I cannot give it than 2 stars

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