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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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 handle their own brilliance.

Echenoz is fascinated by the public figure who exhibits a couriir kind of genius, in Zatopek’s case that of being a superlative athlete. Of course, eventually he has to participate in a running race, and does quite well — despite an unorthodox style.


Orthofer18 May We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. Running by Jean Echenoz.

There’s no indication of any athletic prowess or promise — in fact: He goes so far as to regret his facility for languages: As the trainer at a local club puts it: The shadow of politics is unavoidable, beginning with the Nazi occupation and then carrying through to the post-war government and then the tightening chokehold of Stalinism. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.

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He’s been out of school for several years, but hasn’t latched onto anything yet. Running is an agreeable character-study, a portrait of a running-artist, an everyman who is anything but yet is happy to resign himself to whatever life offers.

Part of what fascinates Echenoz is Zatopek’s strange style: 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. Running is the second in a series of novels by Echenoz closely based on fact: The complete review ‘s Review:.


He gets a place at the Bata works, a major shoe producer and exporter, in what amounts to a work-study program. Written with supreme confidence and ease, Running offers yet another fascinating and unusual portrait.

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. As he simply puts it: The athlete can stay above it to some extent, but not entirely, especially as he often travels echenozz eventually he too gets caught up in the events of and their aftermath.