Anything I write about it will be mired in my own history and my own memories. I hate writing reviews because words never touch the experience of reading a book. But I want to say something about this book. I have so much that I want to say. The Ravishing of Lol Stein seems to exist on two planes—the physical and the intangible. They go to a ball and he dances with a woman named Anne-Marie Stretter.
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A Project of the cultural services of the french embassy. Staff Pick. Lol V. Stein, married with kids, returns to the city of S. The novel invites the reader into a world both familiar and strange. Reading The Ravishing of Lol Stein is a complete experience in itself. It requires that you give in to its spells, to its asymmetrical dialogues, and that you enter a narrative that keeps moving forward though the story itself has long since ended.
In school, she says, there was something lacking in Lol, she was then strangely incomplete, she had lived her early years as though she were waiting for something she might, but never did, become. When the rumor of her engagement to Michael Richardson first became known, she, Tatiana, had only half believed it.
Who could Lol have found, who could ever have captured her unfinished heart? Miriam Bridenne. After almost two decades of working in publishing, and a few round trips between Paris and New York, Miriam has decided to settle down at Albertine to do what she enjoys most: recommending books she loves. Somehow this also includes taking bizarre pictures for Albertine's social media outlets. Other recommendations by Miriam Bridenne. Sign up.
The Ravishing of Lol Stein
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A Project of the cultural services of the french embassy. Staff Pick. Lol V. Stein, married with kids, returns to the city of S. The novel invites the reader into a world both familiar and strange.
Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein is a novel written by Marguerite Duras and published in France by Gallimard in Stein for Hamish Hamilton in At the beginning of the novel, Lol Stein her middle initial is omitted in the English translation is a woman in her thirties. She was born and raised in South Tahla in a bourgeois family and is engaged to Michael Richardson at After a difficult recovery from this shock, Lol marries John Bedford, a musician she meets on one of her daily walks.