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Lightning

Lightning

  • Title: Lightning
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  • ISBN : 9781595586490
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 144 pages


Drawn from the life of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of his time, Lightning is a captivating tale of one man s curious fascination with the marvels of science.Hailed by the Washington Post as the most distinctive voice of his generation, Echenoz traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe, who travels across the Atlan Drawn from the life of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of his time, Lightning is a captivating tale of one man s curious fascination with the marvels of science.Hailed by the Washington Post as the most distinctive voice of his generation, Echenoz traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe, who travels across the Atlantic at the age of twenty eight to work alongside Thomas Edison, with whom he later holds a long lasting rivalry After his discovery of alternating current, Gregor quickly begins to astound the world with his other brilliant inventions, including everything from radio, radar, and wireless communication, to cellular technology, remote control, and the electron microscope.Echenoz gradually reveals the eccentric inner world of a solitary man who holds a rare gift for imagining devices well before they come into existence Gregor is a recluse an odd and enigmatic intellect who avoids women and instead prefers spending hours a day courting pigeons in Central Park.Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Echenoz once again demonstrates his astonishing abilities as a prose stylist as he vividly captures the life of an isolated genius A beautifully crafted portrait of a man who prefers the company of lightning in the Colorado desert to that of other human beings, Lightning is a dazzling new work from one of the world s leading contemporary authors


Author Jean Echenoz

Born December 26 some sources say 23 , 1947, in Orange, France son of Marc a psychiatrist and Annie an engraver Echenoz children Jerome Arthur Education Attended Universit d Aix en Provence and Universit de Paris Sorbonne He has published twelve novels to date and received about ten literary prizes, including the Prix M dicis 1983 for Cherokee, the Prix Goncourt 1999 for I m Gone J




Lightning Reviews (31)

  • In a scant 141 pages Jean Echenoz captures and conveys the essence of a genius as perceived by mere mortals in this larger than life portrayal of a larger than life man Serbian American Nikola Tesla appears in the guise of Gregor, which of course immediately reminded me of Kafka s Gregor Samsa , and [..]

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  • Echenoz okumak b y k bir keyif k sa biyografik roman ndan besteci Ravel ve atlet Zapotek hakk ndakileri daha nce okumu tum Bu da nl mucit Nikola Tesla n n s rad ama h z nl hayat hikayesi Echenoz nun rahat, ak c ve de n ktedan slubu, anlat lan konunun ilgin li inin tesinde bir tad veriyor Adeta kar n [..]

  • Terse and yet as frenetic as the currents of Tesla s imagination with all the luminous contradictions.This is a stunning portrait of a harvester of nature, yet one shipwrecked on a human mound which was nearly incomprehensible Tactile and oblivious Tesla floundered and flourished in turns until fate [..]

  • This encapsulates Tesla within a short novella length of pages It s translated from French and the writing style, tensing and tone are peculiar Maybe true to the form, motives, core of the man You know Tesla after reading this His quirks unto a mental illness and his life s journey following his ori [..]

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