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Sexta-Feira ou a Vida Selvagem

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Robinson não poderá nunca voltar ao mundo que deixou. Então, palmo a palmo, edifica o seu pequeno reino. Tem uma casa, fortalezas para se defender e um criado, Sexta-Feira, que lhe é dedicado de alma e coração. Tem mesmo um cão, que envelhece calmamente ao sol de Speranza. A ilha é um pequeno baluarte de civilização e tudo parece ir pelo melhor. A verdade é que todos três ...more
Paperback, 26ª ed., 112 pages
Published 2006 by Presença (first published 1967)
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I was unfairly suspicious of this book the way I'm unfairly suspicious of musicians who mostly sing other people's songs - chalk it up to my adolescent and more than just slightly Puritanical obsession with originality. But of course that's all bullshit. Friday gains a lot from being a story whose plot we already know; to put this graphically, we might say that its horizontal axis shrinks while its vertical one elongates. We've been to this island before, we know the drama of use that Defoe mana ...more
назва в англійському перекладі – friday, or, the other island – дуже добре схоплює суть книжки. весь роман так чи інакше – про іншість: спершу для робінзона, який осмислює життя серед інших і без них, потім – для читача, якому доводиться переживати робінзонові метаморфози і якось на них реагувати. турньє грається з читачем, показує все нові замилення зору (чи здатні ми взагалі розуміти іншого, поки він себе не перекладе нашою мовою? і чи можна вимагати від іншого розуміння, якщо ми не перекладає ...more
Milen Semkov
Отегчи ме до смърт. Точно такъв тип книги ме карат да се сетя за един от любимите ми цитати от Тери Пратчет: "Сюзън мразеше литературата. Тя винаги би предпочела да прочете някоя добра книга." Имам чувството, че за да получи една книга признание като "истинска" и "стойностна" литература в днешно време, тя трябва да отговаря на следните критерии:
- претенциозно написана
- скучна, много скучна (така прочитането й се счита за един вид интелектуален подвиг и прочитът й по дефиниция се счита за белег н
Na het lezen van dit boek komt Defoe's Robinson Crusoë mij voor als een incompleet en kortzichtig werk. Dat heeft verder niks met de kwaliteit van Defoe's werk te maken, maar met Tournier die een Robinson schept die heel effectief het Verlichtingsdenken dat al zo lang de overhand heeft (gehad) problematiseert. Robinson Crusoë van tevoren lezen is mijns inziens geen vereiste, maar het maakt dit boek des te beter. De oorspronkelijke Robinson gaat zonder overpeinzingen (behalve die van religieuze a ...more
Mar 01, 2013 Régis rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Régis by: Tova
Shelves: français
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Mika Auramo
Michel Tournierin versio Robinson Crusoesta on samankaltainen kuin alkuperäinen Defoen teos. Tosin lopetus on erilainen, ja teos keskittyy ehkä enemmän kahden erilaisen maailmankuvan kohtaamiseen ja perimmäisiin eroihin: ”Vaikutti siltä että araukaani kuului toiseen järjestelmään, vastakkaiseen kuin hänen isäntänsä telluurinen, maakeskeinen, valta johon hänellä oli tuhoisa vaikutus heti kun hänet yritettiin siihen kahlita.”

Eletään vuotta 1759 ja ollaan jossain Chilen länsirannikon tuntumassa. Vi
Phenomenal read! I have been longing for the entertaining meditation on the self in a rich, artful, even exotic way that Friday delivers. Tournier's retelling of Robinson Crusoe kept me up at night reading 50 or more pages late into the night. High recommendation for fans of retellings and philosophically profound literature. I read it in French while my husband read it in English, and agree it is a faithful translation. We were both riveted.
So, it was interesting reading Friday, or, The Other Island relatively soon after Coetzee's Foe. Tournier wrote his revisitation of Robinson Crusoe a couple of decades earlier than Coetzee and their projects are really quite different. Tournier hews much closer to Defoe, at least initially, and through the first quarter of the novel I was trying to remember the original and wondering if there was much difference. Then Robinson inserts himself into the island's womb and starts seeing it as his mo ...more
Since the 18th century Robinson Crusoe has been nourishing the imagination of young people century and giving them a base to study moral and intellectual subject. But the book of Daniel Defoe also had a big success with the adults because it illustrate the value of humans in Europe and America at that time. However in the 1960s, Michel Tournier wrote a book names Vendredi ou les Limbes du Pacifique. Robinson is still the main character of the book but the black man that he saved play a major ro ...more
Sarah Claudine
Publié dans une collection jeunesse, c'est aussi un livre pour tous les ages. Une réinterprétation du classique de Daniel Defoe, avec une très belle réflexion sur la solitude, la cohabitation entre les cultures et la recherche de l'harmonie entre l'Homme et la Nature. Je l'ai lu quand j'avais 8 ou 9 ans, et je l'ai relu plus tard avec autant de plaisir. À mettre entre toutes las mains.
An imaginative version of the Robinson Crusoe story. Unfortunately I have not read the Defoe version but I thought this book was moving and beautifully written as the castaway learns to live in solitude.A moving experience.
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Bistra Ivanova
Aug 15, 2009 Bistra Ivanova rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bistra by: Chris Enchev
Shelves: fiction
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Isabel Maia
Robinson lançou-se ao mar em Setembro de 1759, a bordo do Virgínia. O seu objectivo era fazer trocas comerciais e fortuna, se possível, na América do Sul. Ao largo do arquipélago de Juan Fernandez, próximo da costa do Chile, o navio é apanhado numa tempestade e naufraga, sendo Robinson o único sobrevivente. Até à passagem de um navio ao largo da sua Speranza passaram-se 28 anos, pautados pelos seus esforços de civilização e pela companhia do fiel cão Tenn e de Sexta Feira, um índio resgatado à c ...more
Raro de Concurso
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Robison, was suppose to go to the Coast of chilly for research and other purposes for his work, but unfortunately, the boat aground on an unknown island. Robinson discovers that he is the only survivor after the accident except for the dog. He decided to build a town on the island even if he is the only one on it. He talks to himself so that he doesn't forget how to talk, he also keeps all his manners to make sure he doesn't loose or forget anything. But one he saves an Indian from other Indians ...more
Mar 18, 2013 Judy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: confident readers and adults
I found this on the shelves the other day as we were clearing out and remembered it. I had a lovely little re-read of some sections. It's an absolute ripper and of course did not go into the clear out pile.

I loved Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', and this re-telling that explores the relationship between Crusoe and Friday I loved even more. It has the warmth that the original lacks. (That's not a criticism of the original, just a comment. The tone of the original is completely in keeping with its tim
Melissa Rowe
This is one of those books that for me personally, it was hard to get into initially, but it wins a high rating from me overall - I felt satisfaction in the end. It gains momentum over time, and I enjoyed it even more as a contrast to Robinson Crusoe.
Santiago Giraldo
A different perspective regarding Robinson Crusoe, Tournier fires a broadside at la "mission civilisatrice" showing how Crusoe actually becomes an "other" rather than being capable of constructing European civilization on the island. A brilliant book.
Vaikea verrata alkuperäiseen Robinson Crusoeen, koska en ole sitä vielä lukenut. kertoo siis Robinsonista, joka haaksirikkoutuu Speranzaksi nimeämälleen saarelle ja alkaa hoitaa saarta kuin omaa kuningaskuntaansa. Hän saa kuitenkin seuraa, Perjantaiksi nimeämänsä intiaanin, jonkia yrittää ensin alistaa orjakseen. Perjantai kuitenkin meinaa räjäyttää koko saaren ilmaan ja tämän jälkeen he elävät tasavertaisina. 28 vuoden jälkeen heillä olisi mahdollisuus päästä pois, mutta Robinson ei haluakaan v ...more
Robinson desperately wants to return to civilization, but is trapped on a desert island off the shores of Chili, on which his boat was shipwrecked. To solve his problem, he is obliged to become friends with a local savage Indian savage. The two men soon become very close, each one showing the other their way of living. When a trade boat arrives to rescue them, everything changes...

The main themes of this story are friendship and courage.
David Robertson
Jan 24, 2013 David Robertson rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no-one
Shelves: fiction
A truly dreadful turgid book....I got about 75% through and had to give up - just skim read the rest. This is pretentious post-modern junk which takes Defoes Robinson Crusoe and turns it into a vehicle for meaningless nature worship - with the main character consummating his love of the earth by havng sex with it and thus producing growth! yes - it really is that garbage. Don't waste your time...
I read it at high school among compulsory books and found it ok.
A few (uhm) years after, I read it again and found it much more interesting and rather compelling. It really made me wonder what I'd do in the same / tough circumstances.
Extremely nicely written.
There is another shortened and adapted (without the sexual parts) version for younger kids, which is to be recommended.
Cassian Russell
This is the second version of Vendredi; it is the first I read. I have read it several times: when I bought it in Lyon in 2006, and again a couple of years ago. It is intended for children and has helped bring Tournier into contact with many young people, as he visits schools around France. He writes about this in Les vertes lectures.
Acttually i didn't like the book but i like The pictures in it hh
At first, I found the book a bit dull, more like a survival manual. But then I started to realize the transformations a person suffers when it is 28 years on a desert island and found the wonderful end though with feather Friday.
Classique revisité qui est lui-même devenu un classique, ce roman est un chef-d'oeuvre. L'évolution de Robinson sur l'île, l'arrivée de Vendredi, leur vie, l'explosion accidentelle des réserves de poudre et leur nouvelle vie, tout est propice à la réflexion. L'évolution de Robinson est la clé de l'oeuvre.
Mar 20, 2011 Stray rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: robinson crusoe's fans
Recommended to Stray by: read for school
this was a good book

its about Robinson Crusoe
and Friday

thats pretty much all there's to say.

Robinson's ship sinks
he finds a desert island (Speranza)
and lives there
he saves an indian man
from being eaten
and he starts serving him
but then
something happens
Mais um livro que li e reli e voltei a reler. Um dos livros preferidos da minha adolescência.

O naufrágio de Robinson Crusoé e as suas aventuras com Sexta-Feira, tantas vezes contadas, adaptada amiúde ao cinema é um clássico intemporal que aconselho vivamente a todas as pessoas de qualquer idade.
Ana Silva Rosa
Prose style: 3
Plot: 4
Depth of characters: 4
Originality: 5
Entertaining: 4
Emotional Reaction: 4
Intellectual Stimulation: 3

This book surprised me... I had to read it for school, and therefore, as it always happens, it seemed a boring and exhaustive read. But I actually enjoyed it!
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Michel Tournier is a French writer.

His works are highly considered and have won important awards such as the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1967 for Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique. and the Prix Goncourt for Le Roi des aulnes in 1970. His works dwell on the fantastic, his inspirations including traditional German culture, Catholicism, and the philosophies of Gaston Bachelard. H
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