The Planetarium by Nathalie Sarraute

In "The Planetarium," the narrative delves into the complex web of human relationships and the subtle power dynamics within a Parisian family. The story unfolds through a series of internal monologues and fragmented conversations, focusing on a young writer who seeks recognition and support from his self-absorbed aunt. The aunt, preoccupied with her own social status and the maintenance of her bourgeois lifestyle, becomes the center of a psychological exploration of pretense, manipulation, and the struggle for authenticity in a world governed by social appearances. The novel dissects the intricacies of familial expectations and the individual's quest for identity amidst the pressures of societal conformity.

The 3420th greatest book of all time


Published
1959
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
French

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