Lola Bensky

Titre : Lola Bensky
Auteur : Lily Brett
Éditeur : Counterpoint Press
ISBN-13 : 9781619022546
Libération : 2013-09-01

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Lola Bensky is a nineteen-year-old rock journalist who irons her hair straight and asks a lot of questions. A high-school dropout, she's not sure how she got the job – but she's been sent by her Australian newspaper right to the heart of the London music scene at the most exciting time in music history: 1967. Lola spends her days planning diets and interviewing rock stars. In London, Mick Jagger makes her a cup of tea, Jimi Hendrix (possibly) propositions her and Cher borrows her false eyelashes. At the Monterey International Pop Festival, Lola props up Brian Jones and talks to Janis Joplin about sex. In Los Angeles, she discusses being overweight with Mama Cass and tries to pluck up the courage to ask Cher to return those false eyelashes. Lola has an irrepressible curiosity, but she begins to wonder whether the questions she asks these extraordinary young musicians are really a substitute for questions about her parents' calamitous past that can't be asked or answered. As Lola moves on through marriage, motherhood, psychoanalysis and a close relationship with an unexpected pair of detectives, she discovers the question of what it means to be human is the hardest one for anyone—including herself—to answer.

Lola Bensky

Titre : Lola Bensky
Auteur : Lily Brett
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780857960344
Libération : 2012-09-25

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Lola Bensky is a nineteen-year-old rock journalist who irons her hair straight and asks a lot of questions. A high-school dropout, she's not sure how she got the job but she's been sent by her Australian newspaper right to the heart of the London music scene at the most exciting time in music history: 1967. Lola spends her days planning diets and interviewing rock stars. In London, Mick Jagger makes her a cup of tea, Jimi Hendrix (possibly) propositions her and Cher borrows her false eyelashes. At the Monterey International Pop Festival, Lola props up Brian Jones and talks to Janis Joplin about sex. In Los Angeles, she discusses being overweight with Mama Cass and tries to pluck up the courage to ask Cher to return those false eyelashes. Lola has an irrepressible curiosity, but she begins to wonder whether the questions she asks these extraordinary young musicians are really a substitute for questions about her parents' calamitous past that can't be asked or answered. As Lola moves on through marriage, motherhood, psychoanalysis and a close relationship with an unexpected pair of detectives, she discovers the question of what it means to be human is the hardest one for anyone including herself to answer. Drawing on her own experiences as a young journalist, the bestselling author of Too Many Men has created an unforgettable character in the unconventional and courageous Lola. Genuinely funny and deeply moving, Lola Bensky shows why Lily Brett is one of our most distinctive and internationally acclaimed authors. 'Brett delivers an entertaining story that is also full of heart.' Australian Bookseller and Publisher

Lola Bensky

Titre : Lola Bensky
Auteur : Lily Brett
Éditeur : Penguin Group Australia
ISBN-13 : 9781742536002
Libération : 2012-09-25

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Lola Bensky is a nineteen-year-old rock journalist who irons her hair straight and asks a lot of questions. A high-school dropout, she's not sure how she got the job – but she's been sent by her Australian newspaper right to the heart of the London music scene at the most exciting time in music history: 1967. Lola spends her days planning diets and interviewing rock stars. In London, Mick Jagger makes her a cup of tea, Jimi Hendrix (possibly) propositions her and Cher borrows her false eyelashes. At the Monterey International Pop Festival, Lola props up Brian Jones and talks to Janis Joplin about sex. In Los Angeles, she discusses being overweight with Mama Cass and tries to pluck up the courage to ask Cher to return those false eyelashes. Lola has an irrepressible curiosity, but she begins to wonder whether the questions she asks these extraordinary young musicians are really a substitute for questions about her parents' calamitous past that can't be asked or answered. As Lola moves on through marriage, motherhood, psychoanalysis and a close relationship with an unexpected pair of detectives, she discovers the question of what it means to be human is the hardest one for anyone – including herself – to answer. Drawing on her own experiences as a young journalist, the bestselling author of Too Many Men has created an unforgettable character in the unconventional and courageous Lola. Genuinely funny and deeply moving, Lola Bensky shows why Lily Brett is one of our most distinctive and internationally acclaimed authors. 'Brett delivers an entertaining story that is also full of heart.' Australian Bookseller and Publisher

Too Many Men

Titre : Too Many Men
Auteur : Lily Brett
Éditeur : Penguin Group Australia
ISBN-13 : 9781760140823
Libération : 2015-03-25

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Ruth Rothwax, a successful woman with her own business, Rothwax Correspondence, can find order and meaning in writing words for other people – condolence letters, thank-you letters, even you-were-great-in-bed letters. But as the daughter of Edek Rothwax, an Auschwitz survivor with a somewhat idiosyncratic approach to the English language, Ruth can find no words to understand the loss her family experienced during World War II. Ruth is obsessed with the idea of returning to Poland with her father, but she doesn't quite understand why she feels this so intensely. To make sense of her family's past, yes. To visit the places where her beloved mother and father lived and almost died, certainly. But she knows there's more to this trip. By facing Poland, and the past, she can finally confront her own future. 'At once haunting, riotously funny, and deeply touching…The most delightful surprise of the year.' Publishers Weekly 'Amazingly funny ... a masterpiece.' Weekend Australian 'An extraordinary achievement; a feat of wit, passion and intellect.' Simon Schama 'Irresistible.' People 'Funny…powerful…chilling.' O magazine 'Sophisticated and tender, comic and serious.' New York Daily News 'Heartfelt.' Time Out 'One of a rare breed…a polished stylist with brains, wit, and a message.' Sun Herald

Things Could be Worse

Titre : Things Could be Worse
Auteur : Lily Brett
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0702259500
Libération : 2016

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Lily Brett A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Things Could be Worse Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Lola Bensky Prix M dicis tranger 2014

Titre : Lola Bensky Prix M dicis tranger 2014
Auteur : Lily Brett
Éditeur : Editions de la Grande Ourse
ISBN-13 : 9791091416238
Libération : 2014-05-07

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Roman autobiographique traduit de l’anglais par Bernard Cohen (traducteur entre autres de Douglas Kennedy, Keith Richards, etc...) « Lola se tenait devant la porte de l’appartement de Mick Jagger. Elle a retenu sa respiration pour rentrer son ventre, vaine tentative... » Londres 1967 : Lily Brett alias Lola Bensky, jeune journaliste pour le magazine australien Rock-Out, n’a que 19 ans quand elle se retrouve au cœur de la scène musicale la plus excitante du moment ! Sans diplôme mais douée, trop grosse et toujours au régime, trop sage pour les sixties, quelles questions cette drôle de fille qui ne connaît rien au rock, n’a jamais étudié le journalisme et dont le seul bagage – et pas des moindres – est d’être l’enfant de deux survivants d’Auschwitz, va-t-elle bien pouvoir poser à ces rock stars en devenir ? Armée de son magnétophone et tartinée de fond de teint, Lola observe, écoute, écrit. À Londres, elle parle bigoudis avec Jimi Hendrix et sexe avec Mick Jagger. À Monterey, elle échange avec Mama Cass sur leurs régimes respectifs et aborde l’amour entre filles, la drogue et l’alcool avec Janis Joplin. Un jour, elle prête même ses faux-cils à Cher... Subtiles, drôles, personnelles, les questions s’enchaînent, dévoilant des portraits inattendus de ces dieux du rock, mais révélant surtout la quête identitaire que Lola mène inconsciemment. « Rempli d’humour et de sagesse » THE AGE MELBOURNE « Un style brillant, de l’esprit, de l’intelligence et un message » SUN HERALD (SYDNEY) « Traitement du passé à la Lily Brett : le tragique côtoie un humour dérangeant » ELLE « Truculent et plein d’esprit » Vogue « Coup de coeur » de Didier Jacob du Nouvel Observateur " C'est une petite merveille " la chronique de Gérard Collard Lily Brett est née en Allemagne en 1946 de parents polonais rescapés des camps. Elle a grandi à Melbourne. Romancière et poète, elle est déjà l’auteure de cinq romans, dont le best-seller international Too Many Men (Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Award). L'auteure a reçu le Prix Médicis Étranger 2014 le 4 novembre 2014 pour "Lola Bensky" Vidéos sur Lily Brett: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=764563263553798&set=vb.100000003940606&type=2&theater https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM2S5FwEhqY

Only in New York

Titre : Only in New York
Auteur : Lily Brett
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780857978875
Libération : 2014-10-22

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New York is a walker's city. You can walk for hours. The streets slip by. There is so much to look at, so much to take in. I walk a lot. Especially when I am not writing... Lily Brett's love affair with New York began as an outsider in her late teens when she was posted on assignment there as a young Australian rock journalist. In her early forties she returned, together with her soul mate and three children, to start a new life, and for the last twenty-five years she has called New York home. This witty, candid and moving collection of short pieces celebrates the city that's now part of her heartbeat. A compulsive walker, Brett takes us to her favourite places and introduces us to the characters of the city that has nurtured, perplexed and inspired her. She brings to life the delights of Chinatown, the majesty of Grand Central Station, the lure of spandex and sequins in the Garment District, and the peculiarity of canine couture. And she muses on the miracle of love in the Lodz ghetto, the possibility of loneliness amidst skyscrapers, and the joy and redemption in a child's curiosity. Full of wisdom, humour and grace, Only in New York is a human portrait of a city much loved - and of a woman in step with herself.

The Auschwitz Poems

Titre : The Auschwitz Poems
Auteur : Lily Brett
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0908011113
Libération : 1986

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Lily Brett A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Auschwitz Poems Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Uncomfortably Close

Titre : Uncomfortably Close
Auteur : Lily Brett
Éditeur : Harper Collins
ISBN-13 : 9780060505707
Libération : 2007-11-06

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It hasn't been easy for Ruth Rothwax, the proprietor of a successful letter-writing business, to branch out into a new greeting-card line. Her father, Edek, is driving her crazy at the office. Other women, who she thought would be supportive, are being catty and competitive, behavior Ruth swears that she will never imitate. But then Zofia arrives to turn Ruth's aspirations of sisterly solidarity—and her life—upside down. Fresh off the plane from Poland—a buxom, sixty-something femme fatale with a talent for making meatballs—Zofia wants to open a restaurant. And Edek, Zofia's most passionate admirer, wants his daughter to finance the enterprise. But Ruth knows that gleam in Zofia's eye only too well . . . and she knows it means big trouble for all of them.

What God Wants

Titre : What God Wants
Auteur : Lily Brett
Éditeur : Citadel Press
ISBN-13 : 1559721936
Libération : 1991

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An award-winning collection of interrelated stories, first published in Australia, brings together middle-class men and women who share a community and the same terrible childhood memory--their parents were all Holocaust survivors.