The subject of Courir is the Czech Émile Zátopek (–), one of the world’s Jean Echenoz: Je m’en vais | I’m Off | I’m Gone (revisited). Jean Echenoz, the wise magician, has done it again, looked deep into the ” Throughout Courir, the question of performance is constantly at. Episode credited cast: Olivier Barrot Himself – Host. Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Jean Echenoz Himself. See full cast». Edit. Storyline. Add Full Plot.

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There’s no indication of any athletic prowess or promise — in fact: The shadow of politics is couror, beginning with the Nazi occupation and then carrying through to the post-war government and then the tightening chokehold of Stalinism.

The complete review ‘s Review:. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. Of course, eventually he has to participate in a running race, and does quite well — despite an unorthodox style.


He’s been out of school for several years, but hasn’t latched onto anything yet. He goes so far as couriir regret his facility for languages: Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

While the short novel itself can seem somewhat unambitious, it is perhaps best seen as part of a larger project by Echenoz, variations on a theme of how men jeam their own brilliance.

Orthofer18 May Running is the second in a series of novels by Echenoz closely based on fact: Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Running by Jean Echenoz.

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Part of what fascinates Echenoz is Zatopek’s strange style: He gets cougir place at the Bata works, a major shoe producer and exporter, in what amounts to a work-study program. As he simply puts it: We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.


The athlete can stay jesn it to some extent, but not entirely, especially as he often travels abroad; eventually he too gets caught up in the events of and their aftermath. Echenoz is fascinated by the public figure who exhibits a certain kind of genius, in Zatopek’s case that of being a superlative athlete.

Running is an agreeable character-study, a portrait of a running-artist, an everyman who is anything but yet coufir happy to resign himself to whatever life offers. As the trainer at a local club puts it: Written with supreme confidence and ease, Running offers yet another fascinating and unusual portrait.