Pierre Et Jean
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), né à Paris, est un écrivain français. Lié à Gustave Flaubert et à Émile Zola, il a marqué la littérature française par ses six romans, dont Une Vie en 1883, Bel Ami en 1885, Pierre et Jean en 1887-1888, mais surtout par ses nouvelles (plus de 300), parfois intitulées contes, comme Boule de Suif en 1880, Les Contes de la Bécasse en 1883 ou Le...more
FRENCH DIRECTOR: Vous vous souvenez peut-être, j'ai dit que tout le monde doit lire le roman. Monsieur Pattinson, nous comprenons bien que vous êtes la grande star américaine, mais avez-vous le lit, oui ou merde?
INTERPRETER: He asks if you have read the book.
PATTINSON: Well, I've had a lot of shit going on, you kno...more
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Translator: Clara Bell
Opening: "Tschah!" exclaimed old Roland suddenly, after he had remained motionless for a quarter of an hour, his eyes fixed on the water, while now and again he very slightly lifted his line sunk in the sea.
Mme. Roland, dozing in the stern by the side of Mme. Rosemilly, who had been invited to join the fishing-party, woke up, and turning her head to look at her husband, said:
"Well, well! Gerome."
And the old fellow replied in a fury:
"They do not bite at all....more
Cette absence d’humanité digne de ce nom est le secret d’auteur qui permet à Maupassant de fondre parfaitement ensemble sa trame narratrice, ses personnages, son récit et le contexte où l’ensemble se déploie dans son style parfait. Ceteris paribus sic stantibus, comme en sciences, l’on se sent, co...more
De Maupssant’s short novel feels like that. It’s almost too easy to compare and contrast—the author gives us two brothers, standing side by side, from the get go. It’s almost like an invitation. One brot...more
As a review, I'll share a few of the notes I made while reading it.
(1) In his preface to the book, Maupassant writes, in an essay, that action should be present to conceal the psychology of a character, simply because psychology should not be flaunted. I never imagined anyone putting it so succinctly.
(2) There are nine chapters. Chapter 5 is notable – the character, Pierre, who is almost the conflicted center of the novel, feels here the germs of misogyny....more
"Pierre was having one of those gloomy days when you look into every corner of your soul and shake out the creases." (44)
"Without the two of you it would be empty, black and empty as the night. I would never have loved anything, known anything, des...more
Much has been made by historians of literature, and in the preface of this very edition, of the importance Guy de Maupassant’s “Pierre et Jean” plays in the shift in French literature from the traditional realist novel to a newfound concern with the interiority of characters. However, it is equally important to note that such a distinction is not only of academic interest, but it is also what makes this short novel, from a writer more famed for his short stories,...more
Il libro parte come con un colpo di fucile; si sviluppa poi robustamente attorno al conflitto sotterraneo fra i fratelli Pierre e Jean, il giorno e la notte dal punto di vista fisico e caratteriale.
La trama è tutto sommato convenzionale e inquadrabile solo nel contesto della società (piccolo)borghese del XIX secolo, ma de Maupassant è uno di Schwarzenegger della letteratura, ti porta dove vuole lui e c'è poco da discutere.
Pierre And Jean takes place in Normandie in Le Havre which is a seaside port town. The fog, the se...more
thèmes : le contraste (blanc/noir), la pêche, l'argent.
I think the idea is fine, but some of the descriptions are too long and detailed. Some of them use specific language, boat details for example, and at some points the book becomes quite boring.
Apart from those parts where I got lost and couldnt understand what was happening, because of my French, it was a good book.
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