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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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. Orthofer18 May Fchenoz athlete can stay above 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.

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As he simply puts it: He’s been out of school for several years, but hasn’t latched onto anything yet. As the trainer at a local club puts it: He goes so far as to regret his facility for languages: 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.


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Of course, eventually he has to participate in a running race, and does quite well — despite an unorthodox style. Part of what fascinates Echenoz is Zatopek’s strange style: Running by Jean Echenoz.

Written with supreme confidence and ease, Running offers yet another fascinating and unusual portrait. Running is the jran in a series of novels by Echenoz closely based on fact: He gets a place at the Bata works, a major shoe producer and exporter, in what amounts to a work-study program. There’s no indication of any athletic prowess or promise — in fact: