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This book retains its importance as the first use of the monologue interieur and the inspiration for the stream-of-consciousness technique perfected by James Joyce. Dujardin's charming tale, told with insight and irony, recounts what goes on in the mind of a young man-about-town in love with a Parisian actress.
Paperback, 146 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by New Directions Publishing Corporation (first published February 1st 1888)
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Kalliope
Jan 28, 2015 Kalliope rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

(*)

NOUS N'IRONS PLUS AU BOIS

Nous n'irons plus aux bois
Les lauriers sont coupés
La belle que voilà,
la laiss'rons nous danser.

Entrez dans la danse,
voyez comme on danse,
Sautez, dansez,
embrassez qui vous voudrez.(**)


Most readers now will know of this book thanks to James Joyce. Even Édouard Dujardin, the author, paid attention to it thanks to Joyce. This novella is now hailed as the first attempt at writing an internal monologue. Since then many writers have had a go at this inner speech, have j
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Ce Ce
Feb 23, 2015 Ce Ce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Monologue intérieur was reputedly birthed in this charming little novel. From the first line to the last we, the reader, live six hours captured in the mundane mind of young dandy, Daniel Prince as he navigates Paris in the late 1880's seeking the affections of Leah, a self-possessed actress.

I was introduced to "We'll to the Woods No More" through Ellmann's James Joyce...and was intrigued to read not only the purported seed for Ulysses...but also the beginning of a thread that led to authors I
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Michael
Den LORBEER dem BURIED BOOK CLUB empfohlen:

The applicant by the name of Dujardin might refer to Mr. J. Joyce, Dublin, who should recommend him as the author who suggested the stream of consciousness / the interior monologue to the author of ULYSSES.

Not only has D. lived (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89do...), he is also the author of LES LAURIERS, a symbolistic french novel, which has - as far as I am informed - not been translated into English.
Its about a man in love with a young coquette,
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Laurent
Gezapig, grappig en innemend melodrama over de innerlijke zielenstrijd van een dandyeske rechtenstudent die aanpapt met een Parijs cabaretmeisje op het einde van de 19de eeuw: enerzijds wil hij haar veroveren en steekt zich in schulden voor haar, anderzijds worstelt hij met vreemde platonische ideeën en lonkt met voortduring naar andere vrouwen. Meer dan een gewone liefdesgeschiedenis dankzij de subtiele en intuïtieve stijl. Deze weinig bekende roman verscheen voor het eerst in 1887 en is vooral ...more
Bob
Aug 06, 2008 Bob rated it really liked it
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"James Joyce was supposedly influenced by Dujardin's use of the 'interior monologue'. Whether this is true or not, WE'LL TO THE WOODS NO MORE is a delightful story of a young man's love for a Parisian actress. This book retains its importance as the first use of the monologue interieur and the inspiration for the stream-of-consciousness technique perfected by James Joyce. Dujardin's charming tale, told with insight and irony, recounts what goes on in the mind of a young man-about-town in love wi ...more
Ricardo de Almeida Rocha
Embora lançado em 1988, Lês lauriers sont coupés) só irá ser reconhecido, indiretamente, em 1922, quando James Joyce confessa ter se inspirado para criar Ulisses, em grande parte, na técnica que Dujardin introduziu nesse pequeno romance, o monólogo interior. Ainda assim, nem mesmo entre os simbolistas, dos quais fazia parte, terá grande notoriedade. Esta é uma das grandes injustiças da literatura. Essa inovação se fará presente em muitos dos melhores autores de todos os tempos, como Faukner e Vi ...more
Paul
Apr 10, 2015 Paul rated it liked it
This work is attributed to the birth of monologue interieur or stream of consciousness, as James coined it. The narrator does, in fact, have an inner monologue going on throughout but in the sense that he invites you into his process as a guest along with the narrator. He does not transpose his mindset with yours. You get the sense that you are to accompany rather than assume the thought process of a personality exemplified on a page. The style of French symbolism is very much apparent & I m ...more
Emma
Nov 17, 2014 Emma rated it really liked it
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Very good little book, short story more like. The story of a man who is blinded and a woman who takes advantage of it. You kinda want to applaud her ! Plus everything is written in a certain kind f monologue which gives a very poetic feel to the book. I love that uni is making me read such interesting things.
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