La Meilleure Part des hommes

La Meilleure Part des hommes Dominique Rossi, Ancien Militant Gauchiste, Fonde La Fin Des Ann Es Quatre Vingt Le Premier Grand Mouvement De Lutte Et D Mancipation De L Homosexualit En France Willie Est Un Jeune Paum , Crivain Scandaleux Qui Certains Trouvent Du G Nie L Un Et L Autre S Aiment, Se Ha Ssent Puis Se D Truisent Sous Les Yeux De La Narratrice Et De Son Amant, Intellectuel M Diatique, Qui Passent Plus Ou Moins Consciemment C T De Leur Poque Nous Assistons Avec Eux Au Spectacle D Une Haine Radicale Et Absolue Entre Deux Individus, Mais Aussi La Naissance, Joyeuse, Et La Fin, Malade, D Une P Riode D Cisive Dans L Histoire De La Sexualit Et De La Politique En OccidentCe Conte Moral N Est Pas Une Autofiction C Est L Histoire, Que Je N Ai Pas V Cue, D Une Communaut Et D Une G N Ration D Chir Es Par Le Sida, Dans Des Quartiers O Je N Ai Jamais HabitC Est Le R Cit Fid Le De La Plupart Des Trahisons Possibles De Notre Existence, Le Portrait De La Pire Part Des Hommes Et En N Gatif De La Meilleure

Tristan Garcia is French philosopher and novelist.

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  • Paperback
  • 306 pages
  • La Meilleure Part des hommes
  • Tristan Garcia
  • French
  • 05 August 2019
  • 9782070120642

10 thoughts on “La Meilleure Part des hommes

  1. says:

    Recently published in English under the interesting title Hate a romance , this novel created quite a stir when it was published in France, and won a major literary prize Because of the subject matter the trajectory of the generation of gay men that had to deal with AIDS when it exploded , because of the fact that it is based on real characters, because of the in your face style of the writer who s a very young philosophy teacher , it s obvious from the start that this book aims at being or less scandalous, and at shocking the reader as much as it can, while also at giving him a lesson in as many fields as Garcia thinks he s good at social history, politics, philosophy, etc But the truth is, the book doesn t really achieve any of its goals, simply because it s not good enough to do so Garcia is certainly a talented person and he s got some good ideas His views on some aspects of all the debates that have surrounded the AIDS epidemic, and how people reacted to it in France, are often interesting, as are some broader comments on French society and culture in the last thirty years But Garcia s vision of an era that he hasn t known and which I have sounds pretty shallow and narrow minded to me, and doesn t come close to recapture what it meant to be young in the twenties, as the AIDS crisis unfolded and decimated a whole segment of the population There is absolutely no emotion in a book that is infuriatingly intellectual , in the worst sense of the word It isn t helped by the over the top, lurid prose especially when it comes to the dialogues Garcia s characters are, for the most part, caricatural and unconvincing, and therefore are hard to empathize with, or even to comprehend Not once did I feel that they represented an era and they certainly don t do justice to the real and controversial persons they re based on There s something very pretentious and arrogant about this book Yet, despite all this, something in Garcia s narration keeps the reader not necessarily interested, but at least intrigued I wonder how it s been translated and how American readers can relate to it.

  2. says:

    In the end the connections among several beings last only for a certain culminating moment in life, and the strong feelings that rise up, joining three or four people together, to the point of obsession, come back down again and finally leave nothing in our memories except the form of a bell curve which one must leave behind, just as it is This philosophical and cerebral novel has, at its core, the relationships among four friends William Willie Miller, Dominique Doume Rossi, Jean Michel Leibo Leibowitz, and the narrator, Elizabeth Liz Levallois Through their experiences, this young, first time author examines many cultural aspects gay rights, the political situation, sexual liberation in a way that allows the reader to feel the characters beliefs strongly on both sides of each issue These four friends, dedicated to each other at the beginning of the novel, gradually succumb to the pressures of their ideologies and part ways, becoming vengeful and bitter enemies.It is my hope that French author Garcia continues to write powerful, mind churning novels Having already won the 2008 Prix de Flore for this first novel, he should aspire to one day enter the Pantheon of great French philosopher authors like Voltaire, Sartre and Camus Though this was a difficult read demanding intense concentration, in the end it was a worthwhile one It encourages the reader not only to examine the political and philosophical issues which affect his her life, but also to examine the true nature of friendship.Thanks to bookseller Charles at the Northshire Bookstore for recommending this book via a shelf talker.Grade B

  3. says:

    Per a mi, la tesi del llibre s anuncia ir nicament al t tol la millor part dels homes rau en el cor, l her ncia dels quals no deixa testimoniatge comparat amb els qui deixen testimonis visibles , per no tenen bon cor.A finals dels anys 80, la mort causada per l estrall de la sida era una q esti silenciada, denunciada o fins i tot polititzada un intel lectual descriu l amant del seu millor amic com un exemple de la buidor del pensament contemporani ex parelles que es denuncien m tuament per la r dio L odi s important s la cosa m s important L odi et porta a viure , diu Will, un dels protagonistes.Aquesta s una novel la sobre un moment hist ric ben cruel i que remou tres grans sentiments als lectors la curiositat per l esclat de la vida gai dels 80, la por estesa arreu per la preservaci o no de ser infectat pel VIH l oposici militant a fer sexe sense preservatiu vs la milit ncia per la preservaci de la pand mia amb l s del preservatiu i la impot ncia i la r bia dolorosa de patir en silenci la mort an nima i solit ria dels ssers estimats.

  4. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book, not only because it tackles the subject of AIDS and safe sex in a way that is completely believable, but because it captures so much of the political and cultural ambiguity surrounding the disease and the gay world I thought the strongest part of the book was the middle to me the end felt a bit predictable and moralistic, but that s a minor quibble in light of my overall enjoyment The book is also VERY FRENCH to the extent that politics and political labels such as left and right actually mean something to the characters in ways that I think are relatively rare in the U.S which I say without judgment, it s just a difference.

  5. says:

    Hate, a Romance has been longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, which is probably no surprise to the French because it won the 2008 Prix de Flore It s the debut novel of a young philosopher called Tristan Garcia and it explores the decline of the idealism that for my generation defined the 1970s But it is not for the faint hearted there is a great deal of very bad language, and there s possibly about gay sex than many people want to know To read my review please visit

  6. says:

    Ce roman est une plong e au c ur de la soci t fran aise des ann es 90, les ann es SIDA Le narrateur est une journaliste, Elizabeth, qui raconte la vie de trois hommes, Dominique Rossi, homosexuel, journaliste galement et militant de la premier heure de la cause homosexuelle et surtout de la pr vention au sein de la communaut Jean Michel Leibowitz, h t rosexuel, philosophe et auteur juif de renom, ayant des liens avec Isra l et enfin, William Miller, jeune homme paum , sans r elle comp tence hormis une formidable capacit provoquer les gens et leur haine.La narratrice est plut t effac e, dans sa vie comme dans son r cit Elle raconte leur vie, peu la sienne Elle est l amie coll gue de Rossi, la ma tresse de Leibowitz mari , deux enfants et elle aide Willie trouver un travail.Le c ur du roman est constitu par les relations conflictuelles entre les trois hommes, travers leur propre relation avec Elizabeth Autant le dire tout de suite, j ai eu beaucoup de mal me mettre dans ce roman L absence totale de personne auxquelles m identifier, l exasp ration que certains personnages m inspirent, le sujet qui, c est triste car c est pourtant le quotidien de beaucoup de gens et un r el enjeux de sant publique, m est lointain, mais, surtout, ce style d cousu, brouillon, quelque chose qui se veut moderne car a s apparente l criture d un langage parl , mais par quelqu un qui parle mal a se tient quand il s agit des dialogues avec Willie qui n est pas tr s loquent, mais le reste du temps Les phrases, ou plut t les morceaux de phrase, peuvent s encha ner sans r elle logique, sans qu on puisse leur donner un sens clair Cela m a particuli rement frapp e au d but, moins vers la fin, alors est ce parce que je me suis habitu e ce qui m inqui terait ou bien est ce que l auteur a enfin r ussi mettre ses id es dans un ordre correct Je ne saurais le dire Je sais juste que j ai fini ce livre pour le finir, sans r elle satisfaction.

  7. says:

    This book caught my eye, admittedly I have a thing for gay literature I thought Willie was a very enthralling character I loved him, hated him, envied, pitied him, felt disgusted by him, and admired him all at once, often over the scope of just a few pages or chapters His slow descent into disease addled mania was painful to watch, but impossible to look away from His antagonism with Dominique was at times humorous it it s obsessiveness, other times disturbing The end was a bit deflating and abrupt I loved the relationships The main reason this didn t get five stars is because at times I felt like it was too political for my taste Admittedly, I don t know much about French politics in the 80s, so much of that went over my head At times the books feels like it s all over the map, going from philosophical musings, to cultural analysis, to political statements, often all within a single page or chapter It feels dry at times Luckily, it is very much grounded in the relationships and the narrative always makes its way back to the characters at hand, making it readable even for people with a less than keen interest in the other things going on Overall, what I enjoyed most about this book were some of the less intellectual, human philosophical insights, such as this I think the existence of something outside himself the existence of people, of the world always came as a kind of revelation, for ever since he was little, and in all his daily life, he had trouble believing for than a second in the existence of anything outside himself

  8. says:

    HOLY COW Garcia is one bold and intelligent man You might read reviews telling you that the story drags on and the plot never seems to become clear but I took a very deep message out of this novel This book was translated from the French and like most French writers, Garcia adds his philosophical and political views through the four characters I wouldn t categorize it as a gay novel even though it focuses on it a lot it goes deeper into the subject and looks at the political and personal implications that AIDS HIV causes It s an emotional book and KEEP READING, if you re into a think hard kind of book you ll love it.

  9. says:

    I cannot believe that Garcia is only a couple years older than I, but that just adds to how much I felt about this book During college, I did a lot of research on AIDS narratives, but all of them were anglophone accounts This was one of the first times that I had a French perspective on the subject, and because it was written so much later, it puts all of the stories, many of the important personalities all together, creating a provocative narrative that discusses many of the identity problems that face the queer community post AIDS.

  10. says:

    80 AIDS , Liberation , , , , , , , ..

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