La Première Gorgée de Biere, translated variously as The Small Pleasures of Life or We Could Almost Eat Outside, actually means ‘the first sip. Philippe Delerm’s La Première Gorgée de bière et autres plaisirs minuscules ( ), translated as The Small Pleasures of Life (), is a. All about La Première Gorgée de bière et autres plaisirs minuscules by Philippe Delerm. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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Better than any Peter Mayles’s it uncovers the genius of the french “art de vivre”. Lisa Hill on July 29, at 1: Log in to Reply.

SilverSeason on February 9, at Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. We Could Almost Eat Outside: It’s not the sensuality of the language that I find particularly interesting here, but the detail of it, and I’m reminded of Nicholson Baker’s paper clips and shoelaces in Mezzanine.


The automatic spelling and grammar corrector is better with Word. For the narrator, Brel will always be associated with where he or she was at the time: This is my first taste of Delerm, and I look forward to his latest novel, Quelque chose en lui de Bartleby. What a fantastic little book. La Bulle de Tiepolo by Philippe Delerm 3. Edit to gotgee it to your language. It’s only the beginning of March and there’s been nothing but rain, wind and showers all week. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

It consists of short narratives examining in minute detail activities that one doesn’t often come across as the subject of analysis: Posted by Dr Tony Shaw. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We enter the cellar. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Let the challenge begin! Delorm’s gift for writing often transforms the experience premiiere the commonplace into something striking – even haunting – by his use of metaphor, such as in his description of the ‘alligator jaws’ of an escalator, or wet espadrilles represented as ‘acomplete shipwreck’.


I love fat books. Et vous avez eu beau temps? Beautiful writing that gives a lot of insight indirectly into French culture. Lisa Hill on February 10, at 6: Get to Know Us.

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This was a huge hit in France and was chosen by a book club I thought about joining. Fragiles by Philippe Delerm 4.

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