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Heloise

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  54 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Bernard et Christine vont se marier. Un couple de jeunes gens d'aujourd'hui, un mariage d'aujourd'hui, un bonheur apparemment sans histoires. Mais, dans le métro parisien, Bernard rencontre Héloïse. Dès lors son existence dérive vers un autre univers, vers un autre temps, loin du monde ordinaire. Au bout de cette dérive, Bernard trouvera-t-il l'accomplissement de sa vie ou ...more
Published 2008 (first published 1980)
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Lola  Reviewer

J'ai lu ce court roman pour mon cours de français, puisque nous sommes en train de discuter le genre fantastique. Ce genre qui provoque une hésitation très importante pour le lecteur ou le personnage principal inclut le thème du vampirisme, qui est le sujet premier de cette histoire.

Je n'ai pas particulièrement apprécié les personnages, même Héloïse n'a pas su me charmer, par contre, l'écriture est complètement magnifique avec des figures de style originales et qui illustrent et prouvent le tale
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Antonia
Nov 05, 2014 Antonia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: can-lit
Death is a lure and a tease. And Heloise is its Siren. The book is only 100 pages in length and can be read in one sitting. Anne Hebert was a master of written word. Originally written in French and translated by Sheila Fischman (kudos), this book wastes no words to create detailed, unforgettable images in so few pages. Many of the sentences are expressed in a direct, imperative writing style which creates a sense of urgency. I’ve read all of Anne Hebert’s books, and find this one to be her dark ...more
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May 01, 2016 Sylvia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels, scary
I found this book for $1 at a used book store. I was attracted to the cover and started it with no expectations. I guess it's supposed to be scary but I found it to be more funny, like an 80s slasher movie. This comparison is especially true because Héloïse was published in 1980 and it was written with such vivid imagery. A few passages were particularly poignant.
Catherine
Jan 18, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this novella by Canadian/French author Anne Hebert, about a young man who gets obsessed about a mysterious woman dressed in period clothing he sees in the Paris metro. I will definitely read more by Anne Hebert.
Keven Girard
Mar 30, 2012 Keven Girard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Une belle plume concise. J'aime !
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Anne Hébert was born on August 1, 1916 in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, a small village 40 kilometers from Québec city. Born into a well-respected Québec family, whose ancestors included some of the earliest settlers of New France, Hébert was encouraged in her literary endeavours by her cousin, the poet Hector de Saint-Denis Garneau. The greatest influence on her writing, however, was undoubted ...more
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