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La confessione di un figlio del secolo è il romanzo più famoso di Alfred de Musset. Questo libro si potrebbe considerare un'autobiografia, infatti ciò che si cela dietro le vicende narrate dallo scrittore è il riflesso dell'amore tormentato che lo legò a George Sand. È lo stato d'animo, anzi la malattia di un intero secolo, come l'autore stesso avverte nelle prime pagine d ...more
Paperback, Classici tascabili, 299 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Dalai Editore (first published 1836)
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Yann
Feb 26, 2015 Yann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ô insensés qui vous croyez des hommes et osez raisonner de l'amour, l'avez-vous vu pour en parler? Non, vous l'avez senti. Vous avez échangé un regard avec un être inconnu qui passait, et tout à coup il s'est envolé de vous je ne sais quoi qui n'a pas de nom. Vous avez pris racine en terre, comme le grain caché dans l'herbe qui sent que la vie le soulève, et qu'il va devenir une moisson.

Alfred de Musset(1810-1857), est un poète français du début du dix-neuvième siècle. Dans la Confession d'un en
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Maan Kawas
Mar 10, 2013 Maan Kawas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very beautiful book that you cannot leave until you reach the last page. Although it is a sad one, but the deep psychological depiction of human conflicting inner forces (i.e. thought and emotions)was done in uniquely beautiful way by a creative person. With my background in psychology, I felt that in this book Musset was highly skillful in describing a person's faulty ways of thinking (e.g. predicting future, catastrophizing, emotional reasining, and white and black way of looking at things). ...more
Simona Bartolotta
Dec 08, 2012 Simona Bartolotta rated it liked it
Shelves: 1800
"Un gradino in più o in meno è ben poca cosa su quella grande scala marcita che è l'imperfezione umana."

Sono partita con grandi speranze, e credo che questo non sia stato totalmente un male. Primo e secondo capitolo mi hanno convinta di essere davanti ad un capolavoro, ma purtroppo non e sempre vero che il buongiorno si vede dal mattino, e proseguendo il mio entusiasmo, pur non spegnendosi del tutto, è molto calato, mentre negli ultimi capitoli è stato maltratto, oltraggiato e poi estinto a secc
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Khadija Maqableh
Jul 17, 2013 Khadija Maqableh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: روايات
يبدو أن البشرية كتبت تاريخها ذات مرة، وما انفكت إلى الآن تجتره بتنويعات عديدة.
كتبت هذه الرواية في مرحلة وقفت فيها أوربا منهكة على جثة هامدة خلفتها الحروب والنزاعات، وقد تم نشرها عام 1836 وقد بلغ دي موسيه السادسة والعشرين من العمر، منطقًا بطله (أوكتاف) باعترافات لا تحيل إلى الذنوب بقدر ما تحيل إلى الأدواء والعلل والصراعات التي انطوت عليها سريرته وعلى شدة التشابه بين أحداثها وأحداث حياة مؤلفها نفسه فإنه لزام علينا أن نتاولها بوصفها رواية لا سيرة ذاتية؛ فلا المسمى يسمح لنا ولا المعالجة ولا حتى التف
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Keith Duquette
Sep 12, 2011 Keith Duquette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Musset like many in the romantic movement was a figure who battled his demons. Though this is a testament and account of Musset's own hedonism, libertinism, and failed love affairs it also serves as a social critique of it's time. Le Mal Du Siecle(The Malady of The Century) or a romantic sense of Ennui gave rise to a young writer's anxiety and apathy. What may still seem pertinent in this work is that youth culture and creative individuals of the nineteenth century struggled with their sense of ...more
Dominique
Mar 11, 2009 Dominique rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first novel written in the full swing of Romanticism that I actually liked. Before I had always thought of Romanticism as this kind of annoying, vacuous, teenagish, flowery crap of hyperbole and self-indulgence. This book, instead, unveiled the tension of minds trying desperately to grasp how you can intellectually assign meaning to every emotion and what a frantic enterprise that becomes. Strangely enough, far from emotional I found this book (and all the correspondence I've been reading ar ...more
Alex Sarll
The opening chapters are a sweeping vision of the early nineteenth century, a grand statement of the zeitgeist to rival Gautier - ending in the heartbreaking and terribly contemporary notion of a generation who've lost the consolations of the past without yet being offered the rewards of the future. The brief closing chapter is a beautifully understated farewell. But between the two lie such a farrago of Red Pill whining, melodramatic mope and general shitty boyfriend behaviour as to make for ve ...more
Victoria Toncheva
"- Случва се понякога да бъдеш по-стар от лицето си.
- Да - отговори тя засмяно, - случва се също да бъдеш по-млад от думите си"
Karlos Anis
Sep 20, 2015 Karlos Anis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

يبدو أن البشرية كتبت تاريخها ذات مرة، وما انفكت إلى الآن تجتره بتنويعات عديدة.
كتبت هذه الرواية في مرحلة وقفت فيها أوربا منهكة على جثة هامدة خلفتها الحروب والنزاعات، وقد تم نشرها عام 1836 وقد بلغ دي موسيه السادسة والعشرين من العمر، منطقًا بطله (أوكتاف) باعترافات لا تحيل إلى الذنوب بقدر ما تحيل إلى الأدواء والعلل والصراعات التي انطوت عليها سريرته وعلى شدة التشابه بين أحداثها وأحداث حياة مؤلفها نفسه فإنه لزام علينا أن نتاولها بوصفها رواية لا سيرة ذاتية؛ فلا المسمى يسمح لنا ولا المعالجة ولا حتى التف
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Caroline
Jun 18, 2016 Caroline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trompé par sa maitresse, le jeune Octave se désole et plonge dans la débauche jusqu'au décès de son père. Il se retire à la campagne et rencontre une femme, Brigitte, plus âgée que lui avec qui il entretient une liaison de 6 mois, jusqu'à l'inévitable rupture.

Suivant sa rupture avec Georges Sand, Musset expie sa douleur par la rédaction de La Confession d'un enfant du siècle. L'écriture est la voie de l'apaisement pour l'auteur de toucher au plus profond de sa blessure et trouver une vérité con
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Manon
Aug 01, 2015 Manon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La passion de l'amour qui devient une obsession d'un enfant terrible. Quoi dire en plus? De nos jours ça se manque.
Yoanna
Sep 17, 2015 Yoanna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Such an uneven novel, with deep, almost philosophical moments contrasting with banal, almost embarrassingly 'romantic' phrases. I was confused few times when tried to understand what was the idea behind it (not the plot, that was quite predictable)- life story? era portrayal? How it's started did not prepare me for how it developed and finished. Didn't' know whether to expect philosophical treaty, 'The Sorrows of Werter' or 'Dangerous Liaisons' (so much more intriguing btw) Not all was bad, cert ...more
Emily
Aug 15, 2015 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting point of view of the narrator upon his society and "hte disease of the century". However, way too Romantic, plaintive, introspective. Too many metaphores and images as well.
Helynne
Alfred de Musset's 1836, semi-fictionalized self-portrait Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle and Ron Kovic's 1976 Born on the Fourth of July can be compared as two cruelly lucid accounts of individuals who have fallen victim to this disillusionment as they face the stress placed on their generations due to the sudden shifts in values that their different societies thrust upon them.
In each man's respective account of a certain portion of his life at about age 20, his story is highly personal. In
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Scott Temple
Jul 30, 2014 Scott Temple rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continuation of study and research on the ego.
This was quite a challenging read.
You had to stick with him at times but a rewarding adventure into the mind of the protagonist that no movie will ever capture.
Thorlakur
A young libertine tries to turn from his evil ways through the love of a woman. Alfred de Musset writes a beautiful semi-autobiographical text on love, lust and jealousy.
Monica
Nov 03, 2015 Monica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So melodramatic mon dieu, but not altogether bad, a page turner of a young man's obsessive behaviour and yet another interesting study of a man's romantic psyche. 2 and a 1/2 stars.
Heyyonicki
Jan 31, 2016 Heyyonicki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-re-read
Je suis vraiment content d'avoir découvert cet auteur par ce roman. C'est un coup de cœur malgré le fait que je l'ai noté (que) 4 étoiles car j'ai quand même déploré quelques longueurs. Le style de l'auteur est superbe. Les notes présente dans cette édition sont très intéressante pour comprendre l'oeuvre et les références à la vie de Musset. Bien sur, il faut aimer le romantisme et les tirade sur l'amour, le désespoir... qui peuvent sans doute être un frein pour certaine personne. Ce récit m'a d ...more
Sabine Crisan
Mar 06, 2013 Sabine Crisan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book starts with "As you write your life story, you first need to have lived."

It's a self-portrait. He is cynical and disappointed, meets a woman he idolizes and falls in love with her. She resists, he is consistent in seducing her up until she shares his feelings. He sees this as a sign of weakness, turns back to being cynical, jealous, possessive, cruel and can not prevent the destruction of their happiness.

The woman in the book was George Sand. She - like Maitreyi of Mircea Eliade - write
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Lasuggeritrice
Mar 05, 2013 Lasuggeritrice rated it really liked it
"Il mio cuore soffriva in modo che c'era quasi costantemente in me un uomo che rideva e un altro che piangeva".

Non posso che unirmi a chi ha citato questa frase bellissima...
"I dolori passeggeri bestemmiano e accusano il cielo; i grandi dolori non accusano nè bestemmiano. Ascoltano."

Non me lo aspettavo così bello e attuale... un insegnamento su cosa è e cosa non è l'amore, su come a causa dell'amore ci si può dannare e si può condannare una persona e su come l'Amore può redimere e insegnare d
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Hassan Barrak
Nov 09, 2014 Hassan Barrak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هي كما قال الناقد ابراهيم العريس: خيبة جيل بأكمله ...
Marion
Nov 06, 2015 Marion rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
It took me forever to finish it. Very well written of course but too much of a romantic period book



Il m'a fallu plus d'un mois pour finir ce livre, d'à peine plus de 200 pages. Musset écrit très bien ce n'est pas une grande nouveauté mais le livre représentait tout ce que je n'aime pas des ouvrages de la periode romantique/naturaliste : des pages et des pages de réflexion sur les sentiments/la vie/l'autre. Si certains livres romantiques me plaisent ce n'était pas le cas de celui-ci, qui plaira s
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Jane
Jul 16, 2012 Jane rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh,this book was killing me..there is minimum of action or.just..story..or anything.I have read it until the end..and when someone would ask what is it about..I would say..everything what was in his depressive head he just spat out on a paper and added some lovers issues.It is just a large number of confused and constantly repeating contemplation.I mean..really too much,it is so terrible.Ok maybe,it has deeper sense..well it is confession..no doubt..but dont force me to read it again,please! ...more
Marie Bouteille
J'aime beaucoup le style mais l'histoire m'a un peu agacée. Je ne suis pas sûre que l'époque soit réellement en cause, plutôt une mauvaise excuse, car on a l'impression d'avoir entendu ce genre d'histoire des centaines de fois. Certes, il découvre l'amour mais il se comporte comme un enfant gâté et je sais que je n'ai pas à juger le personnage mais du coup le livre ne m'a pas intéressée.
Nick
Feb 13, 2011 Nick rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who LOVE romanticism
Shelves: passion
Some very good bits littered in there (especially an incredible and bold chapter 2) but all in all it wasn't great. It just went too far in its romanitc, melodramatic themes and felt to sickly sweet at times. I had completely forgotten why your supposed to feel any sympathy or passion for the characters, so they came out as silly caricatures.
Juliette Akameshu
Apr 11, 2013 Juliette Akameshu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Portrait of a generation of 1848 in France. Young people saw their parents and brothers die during few revolutions. Lost in a century which doesn't understand them. Begining of the romantic movement in litterature and arts.
Adriana Scarpin
A primeira metade do livro é maçante, mas a segunda metade é empolgante, tanto que você sente vontade de degolar o narrador. Rá! Agora só me resta ler o ponto de vista da George Sand para essa história.
Hanane Oubi
iI hated the first part it was a littel borring but in the end it was so exciting and amusin, great book!
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Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (11 December 1810 – 2 May 1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. Along with his poetry, he is known for writing La Confession d'un enfant du siècle (The Confession of a Child of the Century, autobiographical) from 1836.
Musset was born on 11 December 1810 in Paris. His family was upper-class but poor and his father worked in various key government po
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“What a frightful weapon is human thought! It is our defense and our safeguard, the most precious gift that God has made us. It is ours and it obeys us; we may launch it forth into space, but, once outside of our feeble brains, it is gone; we can no longer control it. ” 18 likes
“Poets represent love as sculptors design beauty, as musicians create melody; that is to say, endowed with an exquisite nervous organization, they gather up with discerning ardor the purest elements of life, the most beautiful lines of matter, and the most harmonious voices of nature. There lived, it is said, at Athens a great number of beautiful girls; Praxiteles drew them all one after another; then from these diverse types of beauty, each one of which had its defects, he formed a single faultless beauty and created Venus. The man who first created a musical instrument, and who gave to harmony its rules and its laws, had for a long time listened to the murmuring of reeds and the singing of birds. Thus the poets, who understand life, after knowing much of love, more or less transitory, after feeling that sublime exaltation which real passion can for the moment inspire, eliminating from human nature all that degrades it, created the mysterious names which through the ages fly from lip to lip: Daphnis and Chloe, Hero and Leander, Pyramus and Thisbe.

To try to find in real life such love as this, eternal and absolute, is but to seek on public squares a woman such as Venus, or to expect nightingales to sing the symphonies of Beethoven.”
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