Brodeck's Report by Philippe Claudel (Book Analysis)
Brodeck’s Report by Philippe Claudel (Book Analysis)
Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide
This practical and insightful reading guide offers a complete summary and analysis of Brodeck’s Report by Philippe Claudel. It provides a thorough exploration of the novel’s plot, characters and main themes, including memory, guilt and difference. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time.
This clear and detailed 31-page reading guide is structured as follows:
- Biography of Philippe Claudel
- Presentation of Brodeck’s Report
- Summary of Brodeck’s Report
- Character study
- The Anderer
- The villagers
- Analysis of Brodeck’s Report
- A universal novel
- Memory and guilt
- A multifaceted style of writing
About Brodeck’s Report
Brodeck’s Report centers on a man named Brodeck, who witnessed unspeakable horrors as a concentration camp prisoner during the Second World War and has since moved to a remote village in an attempt to put his past behind him. One day, the only foreigner in the village is murdered, and as the only person who can type and possesses a typewriter, Brodeck is asked to produce a report on his death. As he did not witness the murder, he sets about gathering information, and the disturbing facts he uncovers raise a number of questions about the true face of human nature.
Brodeck’s Report won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and has been hailed by one critic as a “modern masterpiece”.
About Philippe Claudel
Philippe Claudel was born in France in 1962. In addition to being the author of over twenty published works and the recipient of various literary awards, including the Prix Goncourt for his 2007 novel Brodeck’s Report, he works as a senior lecturer at the University of Nancy and has directed several feature films. Many of his works, including Monsieur Linh and His Child, place a heavy emphasis on the theme of war and its consequences.