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Jean Christophe Vol I (Jean-Christophe #1)

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Translated by Gilbert Cannan

One word only! No more talk of money. I hate money--the word and the thing itself. If I am not rich, I am yet rich enough to give to my friend, and it is my joy to give all I can for him. Would not you do the same? And if I needed it, would you not be the first to give me all your fortune? But that shall never be! I have sound fists and a sound
Paperback, 556 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1911)
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Laura Uplinger
I read Jean Christophe many, many years ago, lying on the morning sand of Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro...
It was summer, and while basking in the tropical sun - once in a while taking a delicious swim in the cool ocean - I was aware of the privilege of reading such a gorgeous story.
Somehow, Romain Rolland knew the extraordinary wealth of a musician's mind. The story is very moving, and can inspire all those who love music and its chosen.
Lewis Weinstein
I read that "Jean-Christophe" was among the favorite books of young Zionists in Poland during the 1920s, so I will probably have the Polish characters in my new novel read the book and discuss it. There is much about awakening love and the creation of music that is beautifully written and could lead to fascinating experiences and interactions for my young characters.

Rolland won a Noble Prize for Jean-Christophe in 1915. By a strange coincidence, our apartment in Collioure, France was located on
I came to these books via Stefan Zweig's "World of Yesterday"; in that autobigraphy Zweig is clearly in awe of Rolland and his work, in particular "Jean Christophe" and Zweig is proud to be a friend to Rolland. Printed versions of "Jean Christophe" are fairly hard to track down now, although there's an electronic version on Gutenberg. I managed to find a set of the Jupiter paperbacks from 1966 with the 10 novels in 4 volumes. The novel(s) is essentially a bildungsroman from Jean Christophe's bir ...more
خوب یادم هست که با چه ولعی می خوندمش ( حسی که امروز کمتر پیش
می آد ! )
با ژان کریستف در واقع زندگی کردم با جلد اولش خودمو توی دوران کودکی ژان تصور می کردم و به شوق می اومدم با جلد دومش لحظات عاشقانه دوران نوجوانی به یادم می اومد و جلد سومش منو توی غم عجیبی برد اون جا که ژان با سابین آشنا میشه ودر نهایت سابین میمیره
جلد چهارمش پر از موسیقیه جلد پنجمش دوران اوج ژان رو به تصویر می کشه جلد ششم آنتوانت رو یادم میاره با اون زندگی غم بارش جلد هفتم و هشتمش رو متاسفانه خاطرم نیست جلد نهم که عاشق میشه وجلد
Por fin en Noviembre del 2013(Noviembre 2013) llegué a una novela que había estado buscando con ahínco por varios años en varias partes del mundo (no es una metáfora!) ya que en México es sumamente difícil conseguirla, es más, en las librerías no se vende hay que recurrir al "mercado secundario". Novela muy apreciada por artistas e intelectuales del pasado y todavía por algunos amantes de las ideas pacifistas y humanitarias promovidas por el ganador del Nobel en 1915 Romain Rolland, llamado en s ...more
Ann Klefstad
There are several volumes to this book (well, 3 in English and like a dozen in French), a vast belle-epoque account of the creative life that serves as an opportunity for Rolland, a critic and aesthete, to rumble on about culture in general. But it's a fascinating look, a really thorough one, at the world of Parisian culture at a time when it was the center of the world.
Davood Rezaei
من جلد اولش رو که خوندم متوجه تاثیر شخصیت ژان بر خودم شدم. وبا شوق خاصی به خواندن بقیه کتاب ادامه دادم.صبور بودن و اعتماد به خویشتن و صداقت داشتن و اینکه هدف رو شناختن و بخاطرش جنگیدن از برجسته ترین فضیلت های اخلاقی این شخصیت و این کتاب بود به عقیده من.
همه رومن رولان رو به خاطر توصیفات دقیقش تحسین می کنن اما به نظر من یه کم خسته کننده است.فقط از اون توصیفات کودکی ژان کریستف خوشم می آد.نگاه کردنش از چشم یک بچه فوق العاده است
ژان کریستف و جان شیفته را م. به آذین(محمود اعتمادزاده) به فارسی ترجمه کرده که اولی یکی دو سال قبل از انقلاب و دومی در سال های اول انقلاب منتشر شده اند.
Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
Romain Rolland changed my view towards men through Jean-Christophe so thank you , thank you.
Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
There was an L'ame enchantee who became Jean-Christophe and stayed with us for rest of our lives.
متن ترجمه ي م ا به اذين را خواندم كه يكي از لذت بخش ترين تجربه هاي زندگيم بود
شکست مردم برگزیده را از نو می آفریند، جان ها را از هم متمایز می سازد، آنچه را که پاک و نیرومند است به یک سو می نهد، و آن را پاک تر و نیرومندتر می گرداند. اما سقوط دیگران را تسریع می کند یا جهش شوق را در آنان می شکند.از این راه بخش عمده ی ملت را که از پای درمی آیند از برگزیدگان که به راه خود ادامه می دهند جدا می سازد.برگزیدگان این را می دانند و از آن رنج می برند؛ حتی در آنان که دلاورترند اندوه نهفته ای لانه دارد، اندوه از احساس ناتوانی و تنهایی خویش و بدتر از همه آن که اینان نه تنها از پیکر ملت خ ...more
I. L'aube.
The original French text is available at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.

II. Le matin.
The original French text is available at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.

III. L'adolescent.
The original French text is available at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.
Ahmad Sharabiani
همچون زمانی که مه نمناک و انبوه، رو به رقت می نهد و پرتو آفتاب، آهسته، در آن نفوذ میکند. دانته - برزخ - سرود هفدهم
Jan 01, 2013 Wendolyn marked it as to-read
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Referenced in A Gay and Melancholy Sound
Author received Nobel Prize in Lit in 1915 for this work
Julia Boechat Machado
Tem todas as grandes falhas de um bildungsroman. É tão didático, moralista, que é insuportável.
Li Li
Love this book, so inspiring, full of struggling but also beauty and hope.
May 08, 2010 Nasim added it
تنها سغادت بادوام آن است که يکديگر را درک کنيم و سپس دوست بداريم. رومن رولان
Lourdes Mordini
In ten volumes, great read. Romain Rolland received the Nobel Prize.
Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
جان شیفته ای بود که ژان کریستف شد و در همه ما زیست........
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