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Fe again a frozen scatter shot moment of the author s past Garlic is an arly A Conspiracy of Ravens (Lady Trent Mysteries examplevoking a day in his adored and long dead grandmother s kitchen watching in anticipation while she prepares for him a specially purchased steak Girlfriends catching him on the first turn into puberty portrays with the very sweetest poignancy the Lakeside Redemption excitement of a first kiss not with the dreamed of and lusted after Valerie or Nathalie but the reality of Fat Frenzi the leftover girl at a crowded party and the only but still somehow ideal fit for a leftover boy and savouring the crystallised fruit scent of her breath inhaling the flavours of her neck her cheeks her mouth Cabbage the odour of overcooked poverty the stench of rooms never aired accounts for a lot of his youth a relentless but always relished part of his diet Coal remembers the dirty faced delivery men and how the dark heavy smoke trickles from all the chimneys in the town and laments the shift toward central heating for all that has been lost The anxiety of the insecure and underdeveloped finds its voice in Communal showers and the fusty stench of dampness that defines a post football changing room while a mother s concernsnsure that days spent basking on hot riverbanks are haunted by the reek of Ambre solaire in Suntan lotion And in the sad lovely Sleeping Child Claudel recalls how it was to stand in the room and watch while his young daughter slumbered among dreams breathing the most natural of fragrances finding life at its In Pursuit of a Princess earliest stage butven in the moment recognising childhood s fleeting nature Parfums shouldn t work Second Time Loving except in the most casual fashion yet whileach piece stands a morsel in itself the gentle but persuasive intensity of the writing the poetic succulence of prose alive with description and with its own irresistible rhythms nsures an accumulation that builds to a rare and ndearing grandiosity something considerably greater than the sum of its parts And in philosophising beyond the nature of memory by incorporating thoughts of ageing and Dark Awakening even anventual Hawks Way (Hawks Way end this latter uoted vignette in particular captures some of thessence of what gives this unusual book its real depth It reads Family Men easily andchoes with sensual pleasure but one of the subtle flavours within the sentences is a gentle melancholia which results in an inescapable Creative Participation emphasis placed on what the past has taken what changes Time has inflicted Short Stories of Olfactory Experience set in the LORRAINE FranceA Catalogue of Remembered SmellsSo often the visual and audio responses are the ones that appear in the arts the superior ones but just asffective though personal is the sense of smell The human sense of smell can often permeate deeply into the human unconscious brain so than the other two And it is this underrated and under Sabina Spielrein explored sense of smell around which the author sets his storiesImagine the bucolic landscape scenes depicted by artist Claude Gell known as Lorrain their pinks and greens with warm and gentle rolling scenes The author waxes lyrical about his work in the opening story Acacia Actually the artist was inspired by the colours of Italy but he was born in Lorraine so perhaps the painter gained his artistic inspiration and colouring from the lay of the land in which he was born The author s aim though is to set the scene against which his stories come to life a pastoral gentle setting of great beautyMany of the very short chapters as short as the time it takes to have a uick sniff are childhood reminiscences of oftentimes a carefree Cognitive Radio Networks existence Hunting and skinning rabbits the smell of the garlic as the canine like teeth ofach clove land in the frying pan and sizzle away Early youthful Personnel Management in Government encounters with the opposite sex not only have their sexual smells but also there is reminiscence of those pungent aromas of thenvironment It is all together a very sensual collection of storiesThe potency of individual aromas is given much thoughtful description set in a context from freshly laundered bedding coffee roasting hay to the smell of the local vegetable shop whose owner dies Death too has its own peculiar smell and Sun Tan Lotion gets a whole chapter to itself As smells change so does life smell is bound into the very fabric of human xistenceOverall this is a wise and thoughtful collection of stories beautifully translated by Euan Cameron The writing is such that you can lose yourself in the words and potent imagery A wonderful soteric readI will leave you with an The Time It Never Rained excerpt from Travels the last story in the collection which seem so pertinent for TripFiction travelling is about losing yourself ridding yourself of the familiar so as to be born anew without any reference points and allowing your senses to become acuainted with the landscape To smell as never before the breath of new lands And thus over the years I have freuently got lost and happily so in the markets of Istanbul of Marrakesh of Cairo Aswan Taipei Huar z Shanghai Denpaser Bandung Lima Saigon Cho Lon of Hu or Hanoi Malatya Helsinki M rida Belles lettresThe first thing I should say about this collection is that it is not a novel so if you are looking for another Petite fille de Monsieur Linh or Rapport de Brodeck looklsewhere The second should be no surprise it is very well written But it is in a genre you hardly see any over here but that still seems to delight French publishers The Child of the Soul and Other Stories especially if the author is an academician belles lettres Parfums is a collection of 63 shortssays Childrens Phantasies each a single paragraph around two pages long mostly with one word titles arranged R stuk roepen zeen vergeten wereld op waar nog flarden van bestaan zoete n bittere geuren soms envoudig soms complex Als nooit tevoren beschrijft Philippe Claudel zijn wortels de streek rondom Nancy waar hij vandaan komt het stadje Dombasle sur Meurthe waar hij geboren is n nog altijd woont zijn ouders n zi.

Philippe Claudel is a French writer and film maker While I ve yet to read any of Claudel s novels which include Brodeck s Report and Grey Souls I am familiar with I ve Loved You So Long a film he wrote and directed in 2010 It features a standout performance from Kristin Scott Thomas as a woman struggling to adjust to a new phase in her life following an Gods and Heroes extended period of alienation from her family and society So when Claudel s memoir Parfums A Catalogue of Remembered Smells dropped through my letterbox I was keen to give it a whirlThis beautifully written memoir consists of sixty three vignettesach of which captures a scene or two from Claudel s life and it reads like a collection of memories Science, Technology and Culture each onevoked by a certain smell The title of No Beast So Fierce each vignette represents the aroma concerned and the topics range from floral Acacia to animal Fried Bacon to mineral Pink Sandstone Other smells capture places Ironmonger or particular stages in Claudel s life Gym forxample reflects the author s memories of the school gymnasium where young boys and girls brush up against one another and the odours of teenage hormones and feet mingle with the whiff of rubber matsMany of the vignettes focus on memories from Claudel s childhood These are mostly happy times which convey images of Claudel cycling through the countryside of Lorraine in north ast France fishing in the local river and picnicking in the forests of the Vosges In Garlic one of my favourites from the memoir Claudel s Grandm re cooks a steak for Philippe It feels like an arly memory possibly one that captures the young boy s first taste of steak as his feet fail to reach the ground when he sits at the kitchen table It s a wonderful scene so vividly realised that the reader can almost smell the cubes of garlic as they diffuse their intangible miracle over the hot golden meat The naked clove of the garlic resembles the canine tooth of a big cat and the weapon used for the crime chisels out of it tiny pearly slighly greasy cubes that scarcely have time to give off their aromas because my grandmother throws them promptly into the dented black frying pan over the steak that is already sizzling Explosion Smoke from a blacksmith s forge Eyes smarting The kitchen of the small house at 18 rue des Champs Fleury disappears in billows of fumes My mouth waters The smell of garlic of burning butter of blood and fluids is converted into a delicious juice from the meat as it merges with the melting fat Hollow with hunger I wait pgs 13 14Like life itself Claudel s memories vary in tone with some vignettes capturing darker memories In Cellar he recalls visiting The Aunts from Saint Blaise a trio of spinsters who live together in a large house complete with a dark dank cellar Clearly a frightening place for a young boyI step onto Last Chance Bride earth that you would think had been turned over by a gravedigger s shovel The cavern discharges its deep pit like breath over me heavy clinging seeped in clay and mud I shiver I stop moving I try to remain in the abyss for as long as possible My heart a small caged animal thumps against its fleshy bars The cellar attempts tonchant me with its whiff of must and saltpetre of muffled condensation a siren from the depths with a night time kiss that oppresses me and winds itself around me pg 35To read the rest of my review please click here Claudel is such a great storyteller Sometimes it made me think it was one of my memories A feast for the senses I m 10 years old The present is a sumptuous giftI don t Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy even know where to beginIt was a magnificent journey reading this beautiful piece and I can surely say it is now amongst my favorite books Even though it might sound like an overstatement but I don t think I can look at the world around me the way I used to I feel that something in my perception has been roused and it is not a coincidence I felt it after reading this memoir this ode to the world of smells and perfumes It was astounding and inspiring how the author is able to find beauty in so many simple plain things Not all of them are pleasant However it is not those things that are important It is our sensations regarding them Mr Claudel has anxtraordinary ability to awaken those sensations and at times I didn t know how to handle them the Lawman Lover (Outlaws, experience was profound Therefore I took my time with this one savoringvery smell memory and thought As with fragrances you cannot perceive than three of four at onceThis one s from MustinessNo doubt it was here in this old fashioned library deep in silence among the absent faces of my classmates and their listless bodies intoxicated by the remugle the mustiness for that is the name of the smell of old books as I learned much later that I City Girl in Training entered a realm that of fiction and its myriad paths that I have never really left I resemble books I reside in books They are the place I inhabit both as reader and author and which best define me Those readers familiar with Philippe Claudel s work will find his latest offering Parfums uite a departure Ostensibly a memoir or perhaps accurately a patchwork gathering of memories and with no uarter given to chronology the author offers sixty three vignettesach one a single intense one or two page paragraph fixating on some olfactory stimulant sometimes in a specific way on other occasions almost incidentallySubtitled A Catalogue of Remembered Smells the vignettes at their best astonish in their ability to attack the senses In the tradition if not the style of Proust s madeleine a scent triggers an Mystery at Kittiwake Bay explosion of memory and brings to li. Vaders aftershave moeders zonnebrand het zijdeachtige haar van zijnerste geliefde Gauloises Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files en Gitanes kaneel voor op de taartn in de glühwein kooltjes om je warm te houden inktpotten op school hooi op de velden de trui van The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, een oom In 63 teksten beschrijft Claudelvenzoveel geuren uit zijn verleden Stuk voo.

N alphabetical order Acacia A l Alambic Amoureuses Apr s rasage Boum Brouillard Cannabis Terre Tilleul Torr faction Tourterele Viellesse VoyageAcacia garlic alembic lovers aftershave boom fog cannabis arth lime flowers roasting turtledove old age travelMy translations are crude of course and lack the vocative uality of most of the French titles Because that s what the book is all about the An Italian Education evocation of memory mostly from an atmosphere aroma or flavor The best one word English translation would probably be Scents literally so but also in the sense of a detective on the scent of a buried truthFor all these scents take the author back into his past mostly as a young child or adolescent Sometimes the journey back in time is total as when the smell of Mennen aftershave returns him to the morning arms of his father a normally undemonstrative man Sometimes the past is seen through theye of maturity as when the half forgotten smell of the coal that was regularly delivered to their cellars is now when he smells it again only associated with poverty Sometimes the two are combined as in the section on old age where the special aromas of old ladies that the young child always notices are now combined with an understanding what it is to grow old and dieOther than that scrap of index I offer no translations This is partly because the reading of these almost poems is a lot challenging than narrative prose where at least you have the context to help you along Partly too because finding le mot juste Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code even when the word is unfamiliar is largely the point of thexercise But for those that read French I would like to Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, end with a longishxcerpt from the final page in which Claudel talks of his fondness for visiting foreign markets This beautiful passage is both a distillation of the Daddy Wanted entire book and a statement of its aims Le march car j y sens l me d une terret la peau des hommes le fruit de leur travail dans un tourdissant m lange d odeurs Forbidden Stranger effroyablest d licieuses de graisse cru ou grill Snowy River Man e de citronelle de coriandre coup grossi rement aux ciseaux de fiente d oiseaux captifs de viandes fades fra chement tu Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze es de jasmin de peaux tanns de soufre de cannelle de p tales de roses Les brumes d'avalon : roman et de boyaux d amandes fra ches ou grills de camphre d ther Malakai (Wicked Games, et de miel de saucissest de menthe de lilas d huile de soupes de beignets de morue The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone et de poulpes d algues s chs t de grains Aligner des noms respirer leurs syllables c st crire le grand po me du monde The Family Plan et celui de ses profonds d sirs Chaue lettre a une odeur chaue verbe un parfum Chaue mot diffuse dans la m moire un lieut ses A Family Practice effleuves Et le texte ui peu peu se tisse aux hasards conjugu s de l alphabett de la remembrance devient alors le fleuve merveilleux mille fois ramifi A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity et odorant de notre vie r v de notre vie v cue de notre vie venir ui tour tour nous Celebrity Bachelor emportet nous d voile I love it when I arrive home at the For Better and Worse end of the day just to find a new book waiting for me on the table An unknown book One which is wrapped in shiny colourful wrapping paper I like thexcitement of it and I can t hardly wait to unwrap it and see its title I love it when it is a little book like this one somebody Cassidys Kids (Maitland Maternity, else loved and now he gives it to me as a present because he wants to know if I feel the same about it I love when a writer shares personal feelings and memories when literature is able to jump the gap of time and nationalities and you acknowledge however different our lives are we feel alike I love when a book makes me smile from beginning tond because I can see myself reflected Sometimes I love a book which is not about the story but about words about how beautiful they are and the words they can create Through those words you sense the smells the author relives Rescuing the Texans Heart envision their location andnjoy the memories they bring back This book is a little treasure If not for Wrangled (Whitehorse, MT: Chisholm Cattle Co., everybody at least it is for me This catalogue of 61 remembered smells from the author of Broderick s Report is a wistful and sincere slice of page turning literary gateaux at once observational and autobiographical Claudel s smells range from the common Cabbage A sort of identity card of wretchedness to pongs Pissoti res I would come across a certain kind of mirror that didn t distort much I would learn who I was to the homely Clean sheets a vulnerable creature who knows that for the time being he is swathed and happy to the morbid Death An odd mixture of formalin and powdered rice of make up and camphorated lotion to therotic Girlfriends something vegetable and sugary candied a whiff of confectionery of home made cakes of plant stems and open fields to further pongs Sewage works you cannot judge a smell by its colour The voice here is humorous and sentimental reflective and revelling Claudel celebrates a broad range of Her Cowboy Hero (Refuge Ranch earthly smells in the Rabelaisian spirit and produces a short catalogue vibrant with the many nasal wonders that awaits us in the world inviting us to consider our own madeleines turn offs and nostril tinglers Some people let s go ahead and say most people getxcited over awaiting the newest Star Wars What you you healthy soul felt when you finally plopped your posterior down into a warm seat in a packed theater and watched that spacey opening crawl that is the closest comparison I can make to the delight I felt when I finally got my hands on an English translation of this book A decadent catalogue of smells Un hros pour Rayne (Delta Force Heroes t. 1) each one described in lush prose that lets the reader smell his or her way into brief but powerful memories of the author Oh yes please Claudel really outd. Jn zussen In de loop van het boek ontstaaten landschap van naaldbomen beekjes Mine to Take (Nine Circles, en akkers van zwarte aarde Een wereld vanenvoudige oprechte mensen die sterven in het bed waar ze geboren zijn Met dit boek brengt Claudel hun en erbetoon maar daarnaast vertelt hij voor het A Groom for Greta (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, eerstn 'ondanks zichzelf' over zichze.

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Philippe Claudel is a French writer and film directorHis most famous work to date is the novel Les Âmes Grises Grey Souls which won the prix Renaudot award in France was shortlisted for the American Gumshoe Award and won Sweden's Martin Beck Award In addition to his writing Philippe Claudel is a Professor of Literature at the University of Nancy