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Author: Tristan Garcia
ISBN: 0571251846
Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (May 1, 2012)
Language: English
Category: Literary
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Rating: 4.2
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e-Book Hate: A Romance epub download

by Tristan Garcia



Hate: A Romance" by Tristan Garcia is about just that - deep rooted emotions in an ever-changing world. The first four chapters of the book introduce the four protagonists - Willie, Doumé, Leibo and Liz.

Hate: A Romance" by Tristan Garcia is about just that - deep rooted emotions in an ever-changing world. The story is narrated by Liz and the relationships are seen through her eyes.

Tristan Garcia's compelling first novel, Hate: A Romance, which won the Prix de Flore (previous winners include Virginie Despentes, Florian Zeller and Michel Houellebecq), follows four lives, public and private.

Tristan Garcia's compelling first novel, Hate: A Romance, which won the Prix de Flore (previous winners include Virginie Despentes, Florian Zeller and Michel Houellebecq), follows four lives, public and private, from the rise of the Marais gay scene to the Sarkozy era. An intellectual describes his best friend's lover as an example of the "emptiness of contemporary thought"; ex-partners denounce each other on radio; no one can bring themselves to say anything nice about anyone else's hair.

Tristan Garcia was born in 1981 in Toulouse and attended Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he specialised in Philosophy. He is the author of a book of philosophy, The Image, published in 2007. Hate: A Romance is his first novel. Библиографические данные.

Tristan Garcia's Hate: A Romance may be fiction, but it's also an impressive demonstration and defense of long-form .

Tristan Garcia's Hate: A Romance may be fiction, but it's also an impressive demonstration and defense of long-form journalism. New York Public Media. Bookslut Hate: A Romance by Tristan Garcia, translated by Marion Duvert and Lorin Stein. Tristan Garcia; Translated from the French by Marion Duvert and Lorin Stein.

273 pages : 21 cm. Tristan Garcia uses sex, friendships and love affairs to show what happens to people when political ideals - Marxism, gay rights, sexual liberation, nationalism - come to an end. As Elizabeth Levallois, a cultural journalist, looks back on the decade and on the ravages of the AIDS epidemic in Paris, a drama unfolds - one in which love turns to hate and fidelity turns to betrayal, in both affairs of the heart and politics.

Tristan Garcia (born 5 April 1981) is a French philosopher and novelist. His first novel, La meilleure part des hommes (2008), won France’s Prix de Flore. It was translated into English in 2010 with the title Hate: A Romance. His most important philosophical work, Form and Object, was translated into English in 2014. Garcia was born in Toulouse to academic parents. His most formative years were spent in Algeria

Tristan Garcia uses sex, friendships and love affairs to show what happens to people when political ideals - Marxism, gay .

Tristan Garcia uses sex, friendships and love affairs to show what happens to people when political ideals - Marxism, gay rights, sexual liberation, nationalism - come to an end.

Well, Hate: A Romance, Tristan Garcia’s first effort, is not among them. It’s frenetic and French, for a reader who knows Deleuze from Derrida, who will chuckle when Garcia refers to the domestic troubles of Althusser.

80’s Paris is the powerhouse of left wing politics, gay liberation and intellectual superiority (or snobbery?). The advent of AIDS disturbs their joie de vivre and worlds fall apart. Although simply written, this debut is not an easy read – the political and intellectual arguments can be difficult to grasp. But perseverance is repaid with a thought-provoking read. Find similar books Profile.

Precious
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in how HIV/AIDS can both bring a 'community' together and destroy it at the same time. I found the ending a bit too pat, but the riveting ambiguity of the middle of the book more than made up for it. Great stuff.
Bys
Wierd and out there! I couldn't finish it but I couldn't forget it so I went back and read it again.
It takes all kinds.
Ucantia
When one talks about the gay community, all they can think of is either sex or stereotyped behaviour patterns. They cannot look beyond it. There is something about the stereotypes and more than anything else, it is the glorification of them through media. Every so-called action and behaviour is recorded and then used by popular media to poke fun at the gay community. There are also times when gay men and women subscribe to these stereotypes and give them the strength, but beyond that it is about humans at the end of the day. Falling in love, wanting it all, desiring one another and at the same time oscillating between intense passion and intense hate.

"Hate: A Romance" by Tristan Garcia is about just that - deep rooted emotions in an ever-changing world. The first four chapters of the book introduce the four protagonists - Willie, Doumé, Leibo and Liz. The story is narrated by Liz and the relationships are seen through her eyes. The book then carries on with how these characters met and their relationships. It is all about their choices, their involvement and personal ideologies and their confirmation or not, and how the society at large transforms them.

The book borderlines on sexual preferences and choices. Tristan makes his characters take chances which is remarkably put in his writing. There is no regret and maybe because it is the 80s. It is a book about people making choices and sometimes not. It is about the rise of AIDS and how everything was attributed to gay men. The book beautifully infuses politics with love and issues that need to be talked about and no one does. Relationships are at the core of the book and Garcia uses short chapters to bring out the truths and lies of each intertwined relationship. The four characters are given their own voices (though there is only one narrator) and through each voice, the reader experiences a different view to politics, love, sex, AIDS and but of course hate and how relationships are constantly being forged or ending ruthlessly between these characters.

The writing is sharp and vivid. The core of the novel is intellectual and the contrasting viewpoints are intelligent and at the same reflect the state of the society, then and now. The story takes place in a culture lost to television and at the same time trying very hard to not lose out on the intellectualism and rights and above all trying to sustain love in between hate and opinions.
Enone
The first four chapters of this book introduce us to the main protagonists, who are Willie, Doumé, Leibo and Liz

The story is told by Liz - Elizabeth Levallois - a thirty three year old cultural journalist, who is a friend of Willie, Doume's colleague and Leibo's mistress. It is through her that we learn how these three characters paths cross.

We are first introduced to William Miller (Willie), born in Amiens, at nineteen he moved to Paris where, at the start of the book, he is living on the streets & in the squats of the Gare Du Nord region with the idea of being an artist, although his idea of artist is mixed up with the idea of being an outlaw.
This is how Liz first meets Willie, as she is there to profile him. The time is the 1980's and she's at the start of her career, working for an underground arts magazine. Through her Willie meets Doumé (Dominique Rossi), who Liz describes as "handsome in a mature way, responsible and lightly chiselled by time. The trouble was, when he was twenty it didn't suit him. He had to wait to look his age." Originally from Corsica he was a journalist and a founding member of a gay activist group called Stand Up, he was also one of the generation of homosexuals to experience sexual relations free of the worry of HIV/AIDS. Willie and Doumé become lovers and Liz starts an affair with Jean-Michel Leibowitz (Leibo), her old professor and a friend of Doumé.
Both Willie and Doume contract H.I.V and this destroys any love that existed between them.The story of Hate: A Romance, is an old tale of love turned bad, or in this case vicious, through the guise of politics, with the now ex-lovers taking different corners in the political fighting that arose around the problems with the rise of AIDS. Doumé advocates safe sex, protection, whilst Willie celebrates the virus as though it were a badge of honour
I used the word "corners" above because this is a fight, although the idea of Queensbury rules has no application here, this fight is down and dirty, and what was a passionate love has slowly corroded to become an equally passionate hate, with everything fair game, everything used no matter how personal it may once have been - it all gets bought out and displayed in public.
This is one of those books where there is so much going on, whether this on a political & cultural level or whether it is dealing with the personal impact of the virus and its destruction on all that was good in the characters lives. To record it all here would become tedious for all concerned and be detrimental to what is after all the politics and cultural nuances, just the old, old tale of love turned bad, this is in spite of it all a tale of humanity, with all it's associated dirt and dreams. This was a book that I chose because of the title - wasn't sure if I'd like the book itself - now love the book.
Amhirishes
The cover, Warhol's Querelle, fits as the book is about quarrels, lovers' quarrels, lovers of fame, truth, each other and themselves. American readers older than the author will remember our version of the culture wars and sides-taking and changing deftly sketched. The French difference is an added attraction for us. But for all that, the book's a page-turner of love, betrayal, revenge and retribution, all a la mode relative, and humanly charming.