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Les Perroquets De La Place D'Arezzo: A Novel of Love and Desire in Brussels



Les Perroquets De La Place D'Arezzo: A Novel of Love and Desire in Brussels




Les Perroquets De La Place D'Arezzo (The Parrots of Arezzo Square) is a novel by French author Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, published in 2013 by Albin Michel. It is a sprawling and ambitious work that explores the diverse and complex facets of human sexuality and relationships through the lives of several characters who live around a square in Brussels that is invaded by exotic birds.




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The novel is divided into four parts, each with a musical title: Prelude, Magnificat, Repons, and Dies Irae. Each part consists of several chapters that focus on a different couple or individual, revealing their secrets, fantasies, passions, and conflicts. The characters include a politician addicted to sex, a gay couple with different expectations, a woman who discovers her husband's homosexuality and falls in love with another woman, a lonely widower who finds solace in a prostitute, a young girl who seduces her teacher, and many others. Their stories are intertwined by an anonymous letter that they all receive one day, sent by a mysterious dove.


Schmitt's novel is a rich and colorful mosaic of human emotions and desires, as well as a portrait of contemporary society and its contradictions. It is also a tribute to the city of Brussels, its history, culture, and diversity. Schmitt draws inspiration from his own experience as a resident of the square where the novel is set, as well as from his observations of the parrots and other birds that have colonized the trees there. He uses them as a metaphor for the freedom and diversity of human sexuality, as well as for the fragility and beauty of life.


Les Perroquets De La Place D'Arezzo is a novel that challenges and entertains the reader with its humor, irony, sensuality, and wisdom. It is a celebration of love in all its forms and expressions, as well as a reflection on the meaning and value of happiness.


The author of Les Perroquets De La Place D'Arezzo is Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, a Franco-Belgian writer who has achieved international fame and recognition for his plays, novels, and short stories. He was born in 1960 in Sainte-Foy-lÃs-Lyon, France, and studied philosophy at the prestigious Ecole Normale SupÃrieure and the Sorbonne University, where he obtained a PhD with a thesis on Diderot. He taught philosophy for several years before devoting himself to writing.


Schmitt's literary career began in 1991 with the publication of his first play, La Nuit de Valognes (Don Juan on Trial), a witty and irreverent reworking of the Don Juan myth. He followed this with other successful plays, such as Le Visiteur (The Visitor), a philosophical dialogue between Freud and God; Variations Ãnigmatiques (Enigmatic Variations), a mystery thriller about a Nobel Prize-winning writer and his biographer; HÃtel des deux mondes (Between Worlds), a metaphysical drama about a hotel where people who are in a coma are temporarily lodged; and Petits crimes conjugaux (Partners in Crime), a psychological thriller about a married couple.


Schmitt also wrote several novels and short stories, often inspired by his travels and his interest in different cultures and religions. Some of his most popular works include Oscar et la dame rose (Oscar and the Lady in Pink), a touching story of a terminally ill boy who writes letters to God; Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (M. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran), a tale of friendship between a Jewish boy and a Muslim shopkeeper in Paris; L'Ãvangile selon Pilate (The Gospel According to Pilate), a historical novel that reimagines the last days of Jesus; L'Enfant de Noà (Noah's Child), a novel about a Jewish boy who is hidden by a Catholic priest during World War II; and La Part de l'autre (The Alternative Hypothesis), a novel that explores what would have happened if Hitler had been accepted at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts.


Schmitt has also directed several films based on his own works, such as Oscar et la dame rose, Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, and Odette Toulemonde, a comedy about an ordinary woman who is obsessed with her favorite writer. He has received numerous awards and honors for his literary achievements, such as the Grand Prix du ThÃÃtre de l'AcadÃmie FranÃaise, the Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle, the Prix du ThÃÃtre Romain Roland, and the Prix LittÃraire EuropÃen. He has been translated into more than 40 languages and his plays have been performed in over 50 countries.


Schmitt lives in Brussels since 2002 and obtained Belgian citizenship in 2008. He is also an avid pianist and music lover, and has written several musical pieces for his plays. He is currently working on a series of novels called La TraversÃe des temps (The Crossing of Time), which explores the history of humanity through different eras and civilizations. e0e6b7cb5c


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