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Jacques le fataliste

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  3,208 ratings  ·  116 reviews
Jacques et son maître devisent en voyageant, mais bientôt le récit des amours de Jacques s'interrompt, ouvre à d'autres histoires et à d'autres rencontres dans ce livre admirablement virtuose où la parole circule de narrateur en narrateur. La parole, mais aussi bien la réflexion sur notre liberté et sur le fatalisme qui fait de Jacques le Fataliste un manuel de gai savoir ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 414 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by LGF (first published 1778)
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Paquita Maria Sanchez
Master: Do you pray?
Jacques: Sometimes
Master: And what do you say?
Jacques: I say: "Thou who mad'st the Great Scroll, whatever Thou art, Thou whose finger hast traced the Writing Up Above, Thou hast known for all time what I needed, Thy will be done. Amen."
Master: Don't you think you would do just as well if you shut up?

It is often too easy for me to forget that high humor and religious cynicism are not new developments within the realm of published fiction. On top of that, as much as we readers
MJ Nicholls
For those exhausted or defeated by Tristram Shandy, here is a precursor to the postmodern novel that packs in more incident, philosophy, bitching and warm humour in its 237 pages than most modern avant-garde writers manage in a whole corpus. Jacques—the titular Fatalist—attempts to recount the tale of his “first loves” while accompanying his Master on a series of oblique misadventures that invariably end up as digressions and more digressions. All postmodern tricks—stories-within-stories, frames ...more
Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
It’s not that I know anything much about it first hand either as practitioner or as one who consumes the stuff so my diagnosis and treatment regimen are entirely oblique. But you know it is not so uncommon to hear the compliant about MFA=prose. Like I said, I don’t really know what that means because I a) don’t have an MFA b) probably don’t read people with MFA’s c) read lots(some?) of folks who teach MFA’s d) but don’t find anything particularly MFA-ish about them ; most oddly it’s a complaint ...more
David Lentz
It may be your destiny to read and adore the pithy wit of Diderot. At a time when the novel was new as a genre as a contemporary of Sterne and Richardson, Diderot confronts the religion and philosophy of his day entrenched in the idea that man's fate was written on a scroll on high and that man only acted out a bit part devoid of real choice in his slavery to destiny. Pre-destination did not sit well with Diderot and Jacques is the novelist in this "dog's breakfast" he has served up railing agin ...more
Mohamed Al Marzooqi
تعرض مؤلف هذه الرواية، وهو أحد فلاسفة التنوير في فرنسا في القرن الثامن عشر، للسجن والتعذيب في "فانسين" (أبشع معتقل فرنسي آنذاك). ولولا تدخل بعض الشخصيات الهامة لربما قضى نحبه في السجن. وكل ذلك بسبب بعض الكتابات النقدية التي نشرها والتي أعلن فيها عدم إيمانه بالأصولية المسيحية. بل وعبر فيها عن أفكاره العقلانية الجريئة التي تنقض العقائد الخرافية والمعجزات الواردة في كتب المسيحيين التقليديين.

وبعد تجربة السجن هذه أصبح ديدرو أكثر حذرا، ولم يعد يعبر عن أفكاره بنفس الصراحة والوضوح. وإنما أصبح يستخدم الأ
Maryam Shahriari
بهتره درباره نویسنده چیزی نخونید و بعد از تموم کردم کتاب مشخصات نویسنده رو ببینید. اون وقت هست که حسابی متعجب می‌شید وقتی می‌فهمید این کتاب رو یه نویسنده قرن هجدهمی نوشته.
اگر اهل خوندن کتاب‌های ایتالو کالوینو بوده باشید احتمالاً نوع نوشتار و زبان راویان کتاب شما رو یاد کتاب‌های این نویسنده می‌ندازه. نوع نوشتار "اگر شبی از شب‌های زمستان مسافری" رو به یادتون میاره و طنز موجود در کلام شخصیت‌ها و راوی "سه گانه نیاکان ما". اون وقت ممکنه توقع داشته باشید که این نویسنده هم ایتالیایی بوده باشه. ولی وقت

Le Maître
Ah malheureux! ah! coquin!... Infâme, je te vois arriver.

Mon maître, je crois que vous ne voyez rien.

Le Maître
N'est ce pas de cette femme que tu vas devenir amoureux?

Et quand je serais devenu amoureux d'elle, qu'est-ce qu'il y aurait à dire? Est-ce qu'on est le maître de devenir ou de ne pas devenir amoureux? Et quand on l'est, est-on maître d'agir comme si on ne l'était pas ? Si cela eût été écrit là-haut, tout ce que vous vous disposez à me dire, je me le serais dit; je
Philippe Malzieu
Diderot, it is a name less prestigious than Rousseau and Voltaire. We think of the Encyclopedia, some erotic novels well done (the libertins novels of XVIII ° are often boring). His tomb is not even in the Pantheon, contrary in two others.
And then there was Kundera. And Kundera worships him. So I'm obliged to interest to him. Diderot was in jail for his ideas. To escape the censorship, he split up his writings. Paradoxically, I think that Diderot remains to discover.
Thus Jacques the fatalist. Wh
Lina AL Ojaili
أجمل مافي رواية التنقل السلس بين قصص
Jun 13, 2009 Buck rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Buck by: Kasia
I'm too distracted to read this in French, since Sophocles is still giving me fits and, well, I do have a life. Besides, the translation I'm reading is wonderfully brisk and colloquial. How can you not love a novel from 1780 that begins with this Beckettian up-yours?:

How had they met? By chance, like everybody else. What were there names? What's it to you? Where were they coming from? From the nearest place. Where were they going? Does anyone really know where they're going?

I don't want to jinx
یکی از اثار کلاسیک برجسته ای که به انها که حتی کلاسیک خوان نیستند میتوان با اطمینان توصیه کرد :)
داستان ژاک و اربابش خواننده رو دنبال خودش می کشاند با اینکه از همان ابتدای داستان خواننده می تواند حدس بزند که قرار نیست داستان عشق و عاشقی ژاک را بخواند اما کاریزما قوی دو شخصیت داستان شما را محسور می کندهمراه ژاک و اربابش راهی سفری میشوید که بار ها و بارها نویسنده اذعان می کند نمی داند به کجا.و خب من را مشتاق می کند برای دوباره خوانی ترسترام شندی در کل داستان جالبی است... واقعا.... :)ازانها که من دو
Much is made of Diderot's rather bald appropriations from Sterne's "Tristram Shandy." Diderot made no secret of it-- his book is, in many ways, the Dionysian face of that book (! if that can be said with a straight face). Just look at Sterne's material-- war, and the wounds that result; Diderot, on the other hand, skips lightly past the battlefield to the real seat of Uncle Toby's wound, the heart, and its battles.* As such, Jacques put me more in mind of "The Decameron," or even "Don Quixote" ( ...more
توی روزگاری که همه‌مون دنبال مفرّی هستیم تا به نوعی، با «تر» شدن بین بقیه محبوب بشیم، سر و کار داشتن با آدم‌هایی که بی‌هیچ دغدغه، فقط و فقط خودشونن و خودشون، اصلا چیز کمی نیست. کسایی که نه خیال دارن دوست‌داشتنی‌تر جلوه کنن، نه بافضیلت‌تر، نه مهربون‌تر، نه زیباتر، نه و نه و نه و نه چیزی بیشتر از اونی که هستن. راوی رمان ژاک قضا و قدری و اربابش یکی از همین‌هاست. راوی حکایت در عین ‌این‌که به صرف داستان‌گویی از وضعیت انفعال و بی‌تفاوتی نسبت به مخاطب دراومده، حتی برای لحظه‌ای به خواننده باج نمیده و ا ...more
yellow tree
Feb 11, 2009 yellow tree rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cogitating people
Recommended to yellow tree by: my mother
Shelves: prose
this book really has something. its style is as innovative now as it was in diderot's time, and the ideas being articulated, then ground-breaking, are still worth some thoughts. for a work of this age, it's surprisingly easy to be read, and the difficulties arise from elsewhere then expected. the storyline is permanently interrupted by stories, dialogues, and the narrator, suddenly starting to talk to the reader about the trustworthiness of the former reports, so sometimes it's hard to reorienta ...more
Read Laurence Sterne's 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman' first; otherwise this book will seem more original and strange than it really was, plus you won't get half the allusions. Diderot took up Sterne's mantle (and some of his narrative) and somehow made the tone even more lighthearted, added some elements forbidden to Sterne - blasphemy, social criticism, more explicit sexual references. It also lacks the weight of Tristram Shandy, as the digressions are limited to a few pa ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Jacques le Fataliste et son maître, Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)
عنوان: ژاک قضا و قدری و اربابش؛ اثر: دنی دیدرو؛ مترجم: مینو مشیری؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، فرهنگ نشر نو، 1386، در 358 ص، رمانهای کلاسیک خارجی، شابک: 9647443196، چاپ دوم 1387، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی، فرانسه، قرن 18 م
من تا به حال کتاب زیاد خونده ولی تا به حال کتابی به زیبایی این کتاب نخوندم.شاهکاره.متاسفانه هیچ کس به خاطر شکل ظاهر کتاب و کلاسیک بودنش به سمتش نمیره . بابا این از هر کتاب جدیدی مدرن تره. بهترین کتاب تمام دورانهاست.ترجمش هم فوق العادس بخونینش .
When I mentioned to some French friends that I was reading Jacques le Fataliste et Son Maitre, written in the l770's. I thought they might show some enthusiasm for this French "classic", or at least a "curiosity". Instead, they rolled their eyes and asked why? Good question. I read somewhere that it was a French version of Lawrence Sterne's TRISTAM SHANDY, as well as a riff on Don Quixote, so I became curious and read it. It's worth the read and is often a very funny book. the humor even emerges ...more
Mildly amusing, but mostly exasperating. I know that the point here was to be different from other novels and to bite the proverbial thumb at your traditional narrative, and all that was interesting to a point. I just didn't get that excited about any of the characters or the stories they were trying to tell. Between the interruptions built into the novel and the actual interruptions of life, I could never remember what was going on or who anyone was.
One thing that interested me that was mention
I read this first when I read Kundera's "Jaques and His Master"(1971) and his higly recommendation on Diderot. Without Kundera's description on Diderot's work, I was possibly not able to get the esense of this magnificent work.
"دنیس دیدرو" کتاب مشهورش "ژاک قدری و اربابش" را در بحبوحه ی انقلاب (فرانسه) نوشت و منتشر کرد. شخصیت این رمان نه قصد "تغییر" دارد و نه پاسخی برای هیچ معضل اجتماعی پیش می کشد. کار او تنها "تقابل" است، ارائه ی یک عمل به عنوان عکس العمل! جالب ترین عنصر تکنیکی که دیدرو در این ر
I liked this book. I'm rather amazed that I did reading it right after reading Rameau's Nephew and D'Alembert's Dream, neither of which I liked at all. But this book I enjoyed, most of it anyway, it was funny, it was interesting, and lots and lots of things happened to lots and lots of people, that's the kind of books I like. I had read that it was inspired by Tristram Shandy, and I must agree I could see lots of Tristram in this book.

There were parts I really enjoyed and parts I didn't enjoy a
رغد قاسم
((النبيذ الفاخر ليس بحاجة الى شعار))

اعتقد ان هذهِ الرواية بدأت بأجمل مطلع قرأته إلى حد الان.

قراءة هذهِ الرواية هي متعة جميلة،
الامر أشبه بقصص الف ليلة و ليلة نقرأها بانتظار نهاية اول حكاية و هي غرام جاك و خلال هذا الوقت نتعلم الكثير عن الحياة و البشر من الحكم، جميلة جداً لكن تدخل الكاتب بين لحظة و اخرى لم يكن مريحاً للاعصاب .
Jul 01, 2008 D. rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ero
I loved Jacques and his Master. A frustrating read, but much easier than Don Quixote or Tristram Shandy. Not as good, either. But still great. Maybe I should give it five stars. I gave Harry Potter four or five stars, and it's much better than Harry Potter. I guess it was written up high that I'd only give it four stars.
Carl-Erik Kopseng
One of my absolute favorite classical books, taking a lot from Tristram Shandy comedy wise, this book talks to and makes fun of the reader at all times. It is at times a frustrating read, as our protagonist deviates from the main story, but it makes out for an unforgettably funny read.
Diderot, ce démiurge initiateur de son lecteur

"Et votre 'Jacques' n’est qu’une insipide rapsodie de faits les uns réels, les autres imaginés, écrits sans grâce et distribués sans ordre."

Au-delà de son redoutable incipit, c’est sa liberté narrative qui impressionne. Diderot brode à partir du tissu de la réalité une mosaïque de personnages et de récits où le rire partage la scène avec la réflexion. Jacques est complexe. Jacques est un roman sur le roman. Assumé, déclaré, la création côtoie la véri
Mar 23, 2009 kasia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Tristram Shandy
Good times.

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Mario Rufino
O meu texto sobre "Jacques, o fatalista", para o P3/Público
C'est un roman dialogué. Jacques, valet débraillé et bavard, a l'intention de raconter, au cours d'un voyage à cheval, ses aventures amoureuses à son maître. Mais il est sans cesse interrompu et la réflexion philosophique prend le dessus: l'homme est-it libre ou bien sa destinée est-elle écrite depuis toujours sur "le grand rouleau"? Telle est la question qui sous-tend le texte.
Un roman picaresque où prolifèrent les personnages et les récits secondaires; un anti-roman qui se joue de l'illusion r
خیلی کتاب روان خوش‌خوانی بود. از اون کتاباس که وقتی شروع به خوندنش میکنید دیگه نمیتونید بگذاریدش زمین!!!
داستانهای تودرتو به زیبایی کنار هم قرار گرفتند، و کتاب کشش خیلی خوبی داره
جبری بودن ژاک در مقابل عقیده با اختیارباوری اربابش و کشمکشی که در طول داستان با هم دارند خیلی خوب تصویر شده
مسائل احتماعی اون دوره فرانسه هم در کتاب منعکس شده
کتاب بیشتر به جنبه های اخلاقی و اجتماعی، و جبری بودن زندگی (فلسفه اسپینوزایی) پرداخته

"اگر اختیار با شماست چرا نمیخواهید عاشق یک میمون زشت بشوید؟ چرا نتوانستید آگات را
Nikolay Nikiforov
"Племянник Рамо" — текст действительно невероятно современный; от книги того же автора, да еще и написанной под влиянием "Тристама Шенди", да еще и построенной на разговорах автора с читателем, ждешь, что это будет как минимум Роб-Грийе 18-го века. Но нет, это вполне стандартный набор анекдотов в духе "Декамерона" про рогоносцев и обманутых женщин, бесконечное прерывание этих анекдотов и их чередование — просто framing device, не принципиально отличный от таких же devices в "Тысяче и одной ночи" ...more
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Denis Diderot (October 5, 1713 – July 31, 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent persona during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie.
Diderot also contributed to literature, notably with Jacques le fataliste et son maître (Jacques the Fatalist and his Master), which emulated Laurence
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