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Le roman de monsieur de Molière

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The life of Moliere, Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, is a story of struggle and dedication, and Bulgakov tells it with warmth and compassion.
283 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Gallimard Education (first published 1933)
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Nick
Mikhail Bulgakov was a novelist and man of the theater (his Black Snow is a pretty savage take on theater types, present even in the freewheeling era of Moscow in the '20s). This is a straight biography of a master, who nonetheless, like Bulgakov, was dependent on patronage -- in Moliere's case it was royal (or at least noble); in Bulgakov's it was the party apparatus, with Stalin at the apex (Stalin took an interest in literary matters unusual for a dictator). This book is a useful reminder of...more
Realini
The Life of Monsieur de Moliere by Mikhail Bulgakov

Moliere seems to have been a fascinating writer, actor and homme du monde.
The French film which made me feel admiration and a terrible likeness for Moliere is explained here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796335/?...
A magnificent Romain Duris and the equally wonderful Fabrice Luchini act brilliantly in a glorious film, presenting part of the life of Moliere…I presume. It may just be pure artistic license, but I like to imagine a Moliere who was a...more
Jason
The weakest part of many biographies is the opening. After all, Shakespeare and Lincoln were not actually distinguished by their birth -- or even the first few years of their lives. But you know that this book will be different when it opens with Bulgakov addressing Moliere's midwife, across three centuries, warning her to be careful with the premature infant in her arms and explaining how well he will be remembered all around the world for centuries to come -- more so than Louis XIV even, accor...more
Franziska
Mir war von "Herrn de Molière" nur ein Theaterstück bekannt, nämlich "Der eingebildete Kranke", dass wirklich sehr sehenswert ist, da man einfach nicht anders kann, als über diese Komödie zu lachen. Ähnlich ergeht es einem bei diesen Buch - bei aller Tragik, die auch in diesem Buch steckt, das von den Rückschlägen, Skandalen und Triumphen von Molière erzählt, kann man doch an manchen Stellen nicht anders als zu schmunzeln. Nichtdestotrotz geht bei die Gesamtaussage dieses Werkes nicht verloren o...more
Julia
Театрален Роман

Започна много мудно и се задържа така малко след средата, където вече започва да става нещо, има действие и тук-там някой комичен елемент за разнообразие.Краят обрича нашият герой на зависимост от театъра и, следователно, на постоянни мъки.
На мен ми остави странен вкус на незавършеност.

Животът на господин дьо Молиер

Второто произведение също стартира мудно и вече бях почнала да съжалявам за купуването на книгата, но действието започна малко по-рано, въведоха се повече интересни пер...more
Ariadna73
Este libro es la biografía de Molliere. Es narrada en primera persona, por un observador imaginario de la vida de este gran artista. Es muy divertido, yo no paré de reir a carcajadas mientras lo leía, lo cual hacía rabiar a las personas que estaban a mi alrededor en la biblioteca, pues el libro era de referencia, y no se podía sacar para la casa.
Tardé varias semanas en terminarlo, pues tenía que sacar el tiempo para ir a la biblioteca y pasar varias horas allí leyendo. Pero no me arrepiento porq...more
Alain
May 20, 2012 Alain added it
Ce livre est un v?ritable voyage que l?on entreprend aux c?t?s de Boulgakov ? travers la vie de Moli?re. Gr?ce ? Boulgakov, on est le t?moin de la vie du com?dien dramaturge comme si l?on ?tait dans les coulisses d?un th??tre et que Moli?re jouait sa propre vie sur sc?ne. L??criture de l?auteur est l?g?re, dynamique, incisive. Moli?re n?est pas id?alis?, loin s?en faut. Il n?h?site pas ? dire que c??tait un tr?s mauvais acteur de pi?ces dramatiques. Mais il montre la grande admiration qu?il a po...more
Olga Borlis
Прочитала как часть сборника М.А. Булгакова. Биография французского комедиографа XVII века изложенная в виде романа. Очевидно, что написана была на заказ.
Ioana Palade
Having been in a play by Moliere in high-school, the encounter with Bulgakov's biography was a pleasant surprise. It made me remember the hours spent rehearsing, the nervousness on the day of the 'grand premiere', all the details from one of the happiest periods of my life so far. But nonetheless, I also enjoyed Bulgakov's style of writing (particularly the original introduction concerning Moliere's birth). Whether or not 100% accurate, the book was easy to read - truly a delight!
Tib Sou
Excellent! Roman historique très bien écrit et particulièrement immersif qui nous plonge avec jubilation dans la France du XVIIème siècle. Mikhaïl Boulgakov nous divertit au moins autant que Molière ne divertit le roi soleil, et il nous en apprend long sur ce personnage illustre.
Jonathan
J'ai mis une étoile, mais je trouve ce livre exécrable. Sans intérêt, long à lire. Je devais le lire pour les cours et je crois que je ne le relirais jamais. Soit c'est un livre inintéressant, soit je n'ai pas su découvrir ce qu'il cachait.
Chris Watson
The play that destroyed Bulgakov's career, and Stanislavsky's too.
The inspiration for 'Black Snow'.
Interesting. Moliere was a sycophant to a tyrant, the parallels to Stalin were too much for the Soviet censors, they say...
Marcelo Dias
I wasn't familiar with Monsieur Moliere history until I read this book. He was a very peculiar person who finds his abilities not in drama, but at comedy plays. Bulgakov's way of writting is delightful.
J.A.
A vivid portrayal of Molière's fascinating life. Although I can see the parallels between Bulgakov and his hero, I didn't gain as much insight into my hero as I had hoped.
Banu
okuduğum en ilginç biyografi türü kitaptı
birinin hayatını bu kadar neşeli anlatmak
herkesin yapabileceği bir şey değil sanırım
ama yapılabileceğini görmek de güzel
Vlada
Остроумно, содержательно, интересно. Все по делу, без излишней исторической тягомотины. Рекомендую даже тем, кто вовсе не знаком с произведениями Мольера.
Joshua
Very interesting character who I'd known nothing about. I want to read (and see if possible) somoe of his plays.
Yann
Cette biographie fait ressortir à merveille l'amour de l'auteur pour Molière.
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