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La Guerre des Boutons (La Guerre des Boutons)

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Entre les Longeverne, menés par Lebrac, et les Velrans, du village voisin, la guerre est aussi acharnée qu’immémoriale. Mais, le jour où les Velrans surprennent Grangibus et Tigibus dans le bois et les apostrophent d’une insulte jusque-là inconnue des Longeverne, pourtant experts en jurons fleuris, la guerre prend un tour nouveau.
Mass Market Paperback, 276 pages
Published July 1st 1972 by Folio (first published 1912)
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Nikoleta
Jan 16, 2017 Nikoleta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
O Περγκώ σε αυτό το βιβλίο αποδίδει φόρο τιμής στην περασμένη παιδική του ηλικία, όπως μάλιστα με πολύ νοσταλγία μας λέει και ο ίδιος, στον πρόλογο του βιβλίου,
«Θέλησα να αναπλάσω μία στιγμή της παιδικής μου ηλικίας, της ενθουσιώδους και ανέμελης εποχής που ήμαστε θαρραλέα αγρίμια απαλλαγμένοι δηλαδή από την υποκρισία που βασίλευε στην οικογένεια και στο σχολείο».
Βάζοντας αυτό το απόσπασμα αυτόματα καταλαβαίνετε όλο το νόημα του βιβλίου οπότε τι να προσθέσω εγώ;
Ίσως μόνο για την αφήγηση, η οπο
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Simona Bartolotta
Dec 19, 2011 Simona Bartolotta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1900
Molto carino, a tratti è da sbellicarsi dalle risate -e non esagero- ma alla lunga diventa monotono, specie nel descrivere le scene d'azione, ovvero sia le battaglie ingaggiate dai nostri piccoli eroi col paese nemico limitrofo.
Ideale per staccare un po' la spina, calandosi nei panni di Lebrac, Camus, Tintin e quelli della banda e scendendo in campo a menare quei stronsi dei Velransesi.
linhtalinhtinh
Jan 10, 2013 linhtalinhtinh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-lit, like-a-lot
Genius! I am so excited, so into their games and these little warriors. Such fun, such childhood. At the end of the book I feel completely like a kid again.
Alopexin
Mar 08, 2017 Alopexin rated it liked it
J'ai mis un temps démesuré à finir un si petit livre. C'était très, très difficile de m'y mettre. Les personnages sont des gamins, et il faut un peu de temps pour ressentir un quelconque intérêt à leurs sorts. De plus, le langage utilisé est campagnard, avec les fautes d'orthographes insérées d'exprès afin de conserver l'authenticité du récit, qui rendent un peu difficile la compréhension. Moi qui lit ce livre sans avoir vécu une enfance comparable à celle des personnages, je n'ai pas derrière m ...more
Johan
Mar 06, 2017 Johan rated it liked it
The book ends with the famous sentence "Dire que, quand nous serons grands, nous serons peut-être aussi bêtes qu'eux!". As it was written in 1912, two years before what became known as 'La Grande Guerre' this sentence is sadly ominous. The book is often funny but not hilarious and reminded me of the various tribal quarrels you can find in Asterix and Lucky Luke. I had some trouble in keeping my focus, some parts difficult to comprehend but other enchanting and endearing. The language is influenc ...more
Farseer
Aug 27, 2013 Farseer rated it it was amazing
A French classic of children's literature that can also has much to offer to adult readers, The War of the Buttons chronicles the war-like conflict between the boys of two rival villages, in rural France at the beginning of the 20th century. It's a war fought with sticks and stones, and when a boy is unfortunate enough to be captured by the enemy, among other indignities all the buttons from his clothes are removed and stolen which, in poor communities such as those, will ensure that he receives ...more
Gita Madhu
Apr 06, 2015 Gita Madhu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french
Dotted with childish "bad language" ( which is a reason I liked it as I learned new phrases), this is the abridged version of a tale of wars between two boy-gangs. Set in a time of rural poverty in France, it follows the skirmishes between the boys of two neighbouring villages.
When one gang captures a boy from the other one, they inflict various indignities upon him. The worst of these is cutting the buttons off the clothes. Since all of them are very poor, this is sure to elicit further agony
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Minh Anh  Trần
Nov 14, 2014 Minh Anh Trần rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-my-children
Though I didn't expect much when I picked up this book, it really gave me goosebumps. I know this book isn't popular and hardly ever I find someone who knows about it, I still think it's brilliant!
First of all, this story makes me want to have such wonderful childhood. I'm a 21-century kid who has an unremarkable childhood. The book made me wonder what it's like to be a playful, naughty and carefree child. And I must admit I totally fell in love with Lebrac :">
Second of all, the unique thing
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Wosny
Apr 30, 2012 Wosny rated it liked it
Shelves: french-classics
This book, written by a young disillusioned schoolmaster and set at the end of the 19th century charts the adventures of a group of boys who have undertaken to continue an ancient feud with the nethe boys of a neighbouring village. The day to day life of these children is hard with parents who live in really tough conditions and have little time or affection for their offspring.
The battles are hard, with sticks and stones as weapons, but the title refers to the humiliation of any child unfortuna
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Amika
Oct 23, 2016 Amika rated it it was amazing
Jeminenky, tie detské vojny. Aj keď v tomto prípade trošku drsnejšie. Ale zlaté. :D Och , kde sú tie detské časy, keď sme liezli po stromoch a domov sme chodili, keď sa stmievalo?
Toto je veľmi pekný príklad dokonalého detstva , kedy sa žiadne dieťa nepozrie do mobilu, počítača, telky a hocičoho, čo by otupovalo jeho dokonalú, šibalskú detskú fantáziu.
Laura
Nov 03, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
Critique du livre « La guerre des boutons »

Après le résumé de l’histoire je vais commenter le livre selon les quatre éléments de base : thématique, linguistique, interculturel et potentialités, qui propose Marie-Françoise Vignaud dans « Mosaïque de textes littéraires ».


Le résumé :

Les héros de cette histoire sont des garçons. Des garçons de deux villages voisins, Longueverne et Verlan, qui se font la guerre. Les deux bandes se rencontrent tous les quelques jours au Gros Buisson pour se dire des i
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Jan Krása
Feb 22, 2017 Jan Krása rated it it was amazing
One of my childhood favorites
Elisabeth
Apr 15, 2014 Elisabeth rated it liked it
Publié en 1912

L'auteur (1882-1915) était professeur et marié avant de devenir écrivain et amant (il obtiendra le divorce pour épouser sa maîtresse). Prix Goncourt en 1910 pour son oeuvre de Goupil à Margot (une série de nouvelles animalières). Louis Pergaud est mort en 1915 dans les tranchées de la Première Guerre mondiale.

Résumé: le roman raconte la guerre entre deux bandes d'enfants de villages voisins et rivaux. Les enfants se battent à coups de poings, de bâtons, de pierres. Les vaincus perd
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Thanh Nguyen
Sep 28, 2015 Thanh Nguyen rated it liked it
"Tuy nhiên hắn có tới sáu mươi ba cách để được đầy túi, nói chung cách hay nhất và phổ biến nhất là lấy trộm."
""Tao muốn nói tới những buổi bố chúng mình say sưa. Lần nào thấy bố tao đánh bòng giày để đi chợ phiên ở Vercel hay Baume tao đều mở cờ trong bụng. [...] về tới nhà mẹ tao hỏi ông đã tiêu hết bao nhiêu tiền rồi. Ông già tao gầm lên rằng ông là chủ gia đình, chuyện này chẳng liên quan gì đến bà già, rồi ông quăng áo xống lên ghế lăn ra ngủ. Sau đó, khi mẹ tao ra đóng cửa giả và cho lũ bò
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Mazel
Nov 29, 2010 Mazel rated it it was amazing
Sujet : Depuis des générations, les enfants de deux villages, Velrans et Longeverne, se font la guerre. Cette année, le Grand Lebrac, chef des Velrans, applique une méthode radicale : dépouiller les prisonniers de tous leurs boutons, ceinture et bouts de ficelle, et les renvoyer ainsi chez eux, dépenaillés et clopinant...

Commentaire : Ecrit en 1912, ce livre a été adapté au cinéma en 1962 par Yves Robert. Cette réédition est soignée : papier glacé, grand format, illustrations couleurs réalisées
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Richard Hannay
Apr 10, 2016 Richard Hannay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french, 2016
La guerra es la que se hacen los niños de dos pueblos vecinos Longeverne y Velrans: Cada vez que uno de los guerreros cae en poder del bando contrario se le arrancan ritualmente los botones. Los enfrentamientos se narran desde el punto de vista de los Longevernes comandados por el astuto Lebrac. Para protegerse de futuras pérdidas de botones (y sobre todo de la paliza que reciben de sus padres al llegar a casa en harapos) se constituye un fondo de botones que se convierte en su "tesoro", para es ...more
Mathieu
Jul 29, 2011 Mathieu rated it really liked it
Une belle histoire, mais pas si innocente qu' il y paraît. L' idée de départe est pourtant réjouissante...La lutte de deux bandes de gamins, de deux villages voisins, qui décident un jour de prélever tous les boutons des vêtements de leurs "prisonniers", avant de les renvoyer chez eux complètement dépenaillés. oui, mais voilà, les séances de "déboutonnage" parfaitement écrites, rendent bien compte de la volonté farouche d' humilier l' autre. Sous ses airs de farce, et son écriture humoristique, ...more
Laura
To be published soon by Project Gutenberg.

A movie was made based on this book.

From IMDb:
The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, wilding sticks and catapults and cutting off their opponents buttons etc. Once they go to battle completely naked. In one such scene about 30 naked boys are chasi
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Lemuel
Nov 05, 2011 Lemuel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romanzi
Più profondo di quanto si pensi (non troppo, però, eh...). Alcune scenette sono davvero spassose (gli scherzi a Bedouin, la voglia di Boulot, la carica di insulti iniziale), altre lasciano un sorriso amaro carico di riflessioni (il finale, ad esempio), alcune descrizioni, poche in realtà, sono un po' noiose.
Merita di essere letto, non solo per rendersi conto che un certo mondo contadino non esiste più ("questa gente sembra che non abbia mai visto una vacca che figlia"), ma soprattutto perché è d
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Sara Zovko
Apr 26, 2016 Sara Zovko rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
Rat dugmadi je vjerojatno jedna od mojih najdražih knjiga iz djetinjstva. Pročitala sam je sigurno desetak puta i svaki put sam je sve više obožavala. Sjajna priča, prepuna humora i dogodovština dječaka koji se igraju rata.
Dan danas, puno godina nakon što sam zadnji put pročitala ovu knjigu i dalje ima posebno mjesto u mome srcu i mislim da će mi zauvijek ostati jedna od najdražih knjiga ikad.
Firas Ghomraoui
Dec 31, 2013 Firas Ghomraoui rated it liked it
Ce roman court (mais passionnant) raconte l'histoire des enfants de deux villages pendant la "guerre" entre eux. C'est intéressant parce que les enfants font tout comme il y a une vraie guerre (même s'ils sont petits et leur équipement est primitive), et les conséquences de cette guerre est claire tout au long de l'histoire..
Scott Harris
Jun 19, 2013 Scott Harris rated it liked it
This is a both piece of French fiction, which I understand is taught in many high schools in France. I found the story a bit dark and heavy with the elasticity of play fighting between two communities of boys turning excessively serious as the story continues. The story does however provide some good glimpses into the French life in the early 20th century.
TakoNeko
Jan 14, 2012 TakoNeko rated it really liked it
Aucune des adaptations filmées n'a été vraiment fidèle à ce roman et à son écriture truculente et authentique et c'est bien dommage... Il fait partie des livres que j'ai adoré lire quand j'étais en primaire et que je relis aujourd'hui avec un plaisir intact!
Tohid hadinejad
Apr 13, 2016 Tohid hadinejad rated it liked it
کتاب جالبی است با داستانی گیرا و جذاب که مناسب نوجوانان می باشد و البته برای فراگیری زبان فرانسه نیز گزینه ی مناسبی است.
Paul Servini
Dec 19, 2016 Paul Servini rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
Un livre écrit par un auteur de chez vous. Je crois, j'ai choisi le mauvais livre.
Bettie☯
Apr 16, 2009 Bettie☯ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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XO
Nov 13, 2013 XO rated it liked it
Good book
Romain
Jan 23, 2013 Romain rated it it was amazing
Un livre incroyable avec du vocabulaire de l'ancien temps et beaucoup d'action.
Tanja
Sep 20, 2012 Tanja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though the description on Goodreads appears to be in French, the book I read was translated into German like the title. It's been a long time since I read it, but I remember really liking it a lot.
Monica
Aug 12, 2010 Monica marked it as maybe-someday
There was a (1994) Irish film of this. Shame on Netflix for not having it!!!
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Louis Pergaud was a French writer and soldier, whose principal works were known as "Animal Stories" due to his featuring animals of the Franche-Comté in lead roles. His most notable work was the novel La Guerre des boutons (1912) (English: The War of the Buttons). It has been reprinted more than 30 times, and is included on the French high school curriculum.

A schoolteacher by profession, Pergaud c
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