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5 contes:

Le horla --
Un fou? --
La folle --
Lettre d'un fou --
La peur.
Mass Market Paperback, 100 pages
Published 2006 by Pocket (first published 1887)
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May 15, 16
* Also on my blog.
** You may read this short story in Spanish or English
peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 12 داستان تشکیل شده است که به دلیلِ طولانی نشدنِ این ریویو، من تنها خلاصه ای از پنج داستانِ آن را برایتان در زیر مینویسم
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داستانِ اصلی در موردِ مردی است که احساس میکند که موجودی نیرومند و نامرئی به نامِ <هورلا> او و وجودِ او را تسخیر کرده است... تمام تلاشش را میکند تا او را کنترل کند و یا در اختیارِ خودش درآورد، اما نمیتواند... لذا در و پنجره های خانه را بسته و خانه را آتش میزند و خودش به
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Le Horla, Guy de Maupassant
عنوان: هورلا - مجموعه داستانهای کوتاه؛ نویسنده: گی دو موپاسان؛ مترجم: شیریندخت دقیقیان؛ تهران؛ نشر چشمه، 1373؛ در 192 ص؛
Mümin
Feb 27, 2017 Mümin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
İçerisinde birçok hikaye olmasına karşın birçoğu aynı şablondaydı. Konular genelde ruh, manyetizma vs. gibi şeylere dayalı gizem, yalnızlık, intihar, delirme üzerine yürüyor. Hikayelerde bir anlatıcı "bakın size bir şey anlatıcam ama bana deli demeyin sonra" nevinden bir usulle etrafındakilere yaşadığı ya da duyduğu bir olayı aktarıyor. Bütün hepsi bu formda değil elbette, sağlam denebilecek kurgular da vardı.

Kitapta Horla adlı hikayenin iki ayrı versiyonunun olması anlatım tarzının öyküye etki
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Blair
The Horla is a very short psychological horror story about a man who becomes convinced that an invisible being - seemingly ghost-like, but also compared within the narrative to a vampire - is quietly terrorising him, invading his bedroom at night, driving him mad. This creature, 'the Horla', drives him to increasingly irrational and extreme action as he seeks to destroy its hold over him. I saw a lot of parallels between this story and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, published f ...more
John
Jun 10, 2010 John rated it really liked it
Shelves: french, bibliotheque
When Guy de Maupassant wrote this book in 1887, the world was changing. Hypnotism had been discovered and techniques were under development, Maxwell was describing the relationship between magnetism and electricity, Hertz had discovered radio waves and Marconi was about to put them to use, X-rays had been discovered but not studied, and within 10 years Marie and Pierre Curie would start working together. It was apparent that the world was a much stranger place than was visible to the limited sen ...more
Les Sadiq
"Quand nous sommes seuls, nous peuplons le vide de fantômes."
Jenny (Reading Envy)
I listened to the audio first, and followed up by reading through the print. It would have been a different experience if I'd flipped the two, because once I hit halfway I definitely wanted to "skip to the end." I almost always feel that way about horror stories, though. So much time and energy spent on describing something atmospheric or suspenseful and I just want to get on with it. That may say more about me than about the story.

As horror stories go (this is grouped with ghost stories, but t
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Fernando
Mar 11, 2015 Fernando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Guy de Maupassant (a quien admiro, realmente), escribió más de 300 cuentos y no acostumbraba a encasillarse en un género, más allá de ser un protegido de Zolá y Flaubert y un alto exponente del realismo y del naturalismo, tenía una técnica brillante para elaborar sus cuentos. El Horla, un cuento sobre la locura, y, tal vez, su mejor cuento, tiene para mí, connotaciones autobiográficas. Era un talento para este tipo de cuentos, ya que él sufrió un proceso de este tipo en carne propia. No olvidemo ...more
Katarina Nabokov
Jan 14, 2017 Katarina Nabokov rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entre raison et folie, Maupassant nous fait vraiment entrer dans la tête du héros qui maintient le doute sur l'existence réelle du Horla. Il est primordial de rappeler qu'il a écrit cette nouvelle à une période de sa vie où la folie commencée à l'emporter déjà. Le style d'écriture est captivant, d'une grande originalité.
Jacqueline
Sep 13, 2009 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J'ai encore trouvé personne d'autre que Maupassant pour rendre la folie si appétissante.
Olive
Feb 13, 2012 Olive rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maupassant écrit des nouvelles réalistes d'abord, c'est d'ailleurs la plus importante partie de son oeuvre. Or, dès 1875 il s'adonne à écrire des nouvelles fantastiques, usant ainsi d'un genre qui était plus populaire à l'époque romantique. Dans le Horla, Maupassant réitère une certaine idée, et ce, sous différentes formes, dans différentes nouvelles. Il met en scène un personnage qui croit être fou, ou craint d'être fou et qui relate de manière empirique, voir scientifique, des scènes qui lui s ...more
Sebastien
Jul 24, 2008 Sebastien rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lot of these short stories are very psychological in nature and the writing is tip-top.

And any story or novel that involves going crazy, well, that's a big plus to me. Too bad Maupassant died so young, uh, from going crazy... but at least he wrote about it.
Myriam
Mar 30, 2016 Myriam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Guy Maupassant a su faire de la folie une splendeur...

Ma revue : http://letitglow.fr/avis-critique-lec...
Marius
Jun 14, 2012 Marius rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Old-school horror story. It reminds me of 'The Double' by Dostoevsky.
Shawn
Great collection of one of my favorite stories (this edition has two previous versions Maupassant composed from different points of view, before settling on the final text) - it's interesting how the new understandings opened up by the sciences at the time (19th century - the actual scale of natural processes and our small scope in them and ability to understand them) can be interpreted by some in the culture as positive, while others like de Maupassant ("The Horla"), Ambrose Bierce ("The Damned ...more
Terence
Apr 18, 2017 Terence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, horror, weird
I am a big Guy de Maupassant fan, this was nowhere near what I expected. A haunting, psychological horror story of a descent into madness. Really well done by MHP too with an earlier version and some notes. Just a pleasant surprise.
Ptitelfe
Nov 16, 2014 Ptitelfe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un classique de plus à ma collection! Ouais, OK ce n'est que le second de l'année, je suis loin de mes motivations que j'avais en janvier, à savoir lire un classique par mois! Le fait est que j'ai décidé de lire le horla pour un book club sur Lyon qui aura lieu d'ici la fin du mois, et dont le thème était la folie. Dans mes souvenirs, j'avais apprécié la plume de Maupassant, même si je ne sais plus quel roman ou recueil j'avais lu de lui au collège (ça remonte)

J'ai été de nouveau complètement sé
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Simo Ibourki
Nov 21, 2016 Simo Ibourki rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
C'est fort bête d'être joyeux, à date fixe, par décret du gouvernement. Le peuple est un troupeau imbécile, tantôt stupidement patient et tantôt férocement révolté.



Je dis au moine : "Y croyez-vous ?" Il murmura : "Je ne sais pas."
Je repris : "S'il existait sur la terre d'autres êtres que nous, comment ne les connaîtrions-nous point depuis longtemps ; comment ne les auriez-vous pas vus, vous ? comment ne les aurais-je pas vus, moi ?"
Il répondit : "Est-ce que nous voyons la cent millième partie de
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Aditya Mallya
Sep 01, 2015 Aditya Mallya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the biggest surprise in the collection of nine Maupassant stories that I read. All that I'd read by the great writer so far were simple, intimate stories drawing out wry drama from small-town life - to see his name on a full-blooded horror* story seemed completely odd, but it turned out to be a literary surprise of the best kind. This increasingly unsettling story about a man who begins to feel a sinister presence in his house was reminiscent of Dracula, and I am not sure if Poe could h ...more
Iris
Oct 27, 2012 Iris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A masterpiece of the spooky. A pioneer of the psychological freakout. The story takes the form of a diary, and after each creepy experience, the narrator ponders the nature of known unknowns and unknown unknowns (as Donald Rumsfeld put it in 2003). This is a short read, and a short experience for the narrator, as his descent from peace to madness unfolds over only four or five months. I listened to this as a French-language audiobook read by Michael Lonsdale, who is superb and subtle.
Ana Rînceanu
Oh, syphilis, what a treasure you are! okay, now seriously can you imagine what it must be like for a person to suffer from hallucinations from an unknown cause?! In the period in which Guy de Maupassant wrote, people were starting to examine the human mind and body in order to interpret how we interact with the world around us and how to explain our existence, purpose through science. Before there was a conviction that God or fate gave us our bodies, our state of mind, everything, but now we be ...more
Radwa
May 26, 2016 Radwa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
The fact that this story of one man’s descent into madness was published shortly before the author was institutionalized for insanity, makes me perceive it as Guy de Maupassant’s mental illness and descent into madness himself.

In the form of diary entries, over the course of 4 or 5 months, we see one man's taking notes of the strange occurrences he feels in his house and around him. He's convinced of the existence of some otherworldly creature in his home, and we see how he tries to deal with th
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Nadine
Feb 07, 2016 Nadine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Ich bin nicht sicher, ob das hier die richtige Ausgabe ist... ich hatte eine Sammlung von 14 Kurzgeschichten.)
Ich war sehr positiv von der Kurzgeschichtensammlung überrascht. Die Titelgeschichte hat mich noch nicht umgehauen, aber es gab einige köstliche Geschichten, mal recht traurig, mal unglaublich komisch.
Hat mich sehr gut unterhalten!
Sandrine
Feb 13, 2012 Sandrine rated it really liked it
Il y a deux ans, j'avais déjà eu l'occasion de lire Le Horla. Je l'ai fait, mais ce soir, je l'ai relu. Je l'ai dévoré. De Maupassant m'a hypnotisée. Cette deuxième lecture a été bien différente de la première. J'ai décidemment très envie de lire plus de de Maupassant.
Heather Clitheroe
Sep 13, 2012 Heather Clitheroe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
'The nights are feeding on my days.' What a great line.
Holly Tucker
Dec 07, 2010 Holly Tucker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one creeps me out every time I read it or teach it. I love comparing the different variants of the tale.
Ariane Brosseau
Wow. C'était court.
Il fallait vraiment juste prendre le temps de le lire.

J'ai bien aimé la façon dont Maupassant s'arrange pour que le lecteur sombre en même temps que son personnage, le pousse à chercher une solution, un moyen de se débarrasser du Horla avec lui et constate avec une étrange fascination et une certaine terreur les extrémités auxquelles le personnage est prêt pour en finir avec le Horla, quitte à en finir avec lui-même...

Je trouve que c'est un exercice d'écriture prodigieux que
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Jenny
Jun 01, 2016 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a collection of two versions of the short story "Le Horla" and "Lettre d'un Fou." In the first version of "Le Horla," a doctor calls his professional friends to his place of work and tells them about his most interesting patient yet. He then calls the patient out, and the patient tells his own story of descending into madness, of why he is in a "maison de sante." The second version of "Le Horla" is in the form of a journal. The patient from the first story becomes the narrator of this ve ...more
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Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless dénouement. He also wrote six short novels. A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed i ...more
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