La Croisade des Enfants
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La Croisade des Enfants

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published February 4th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1896)
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Nate D
Jul 01, 2011 Nate D rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: work-day boredom
Recommended to Nate D by: writers no one reads
Marcel Schwob was a turn-of-the-century Belgian symbolist and horror writer. Apparently a friend (or at least correspondent of Stevenson and inspiration to Borges' A Universal History of Iniquity, but... I just wasn't that into this ever-so-brief set of monologues concerning the medieval Children's Crusade, wherein 7000 european kids believed themselves inspired by god to conquer Jerusalem, with little or no idea of where, or even what, Jerusalem was. It's a potentially fascinating historical in...more
Non ricordo quando ho sentito parlare per la prima volta della "crociata dei bambini" del 1212, ma ricordo che ne fui subito affascinata: un fatto storico così drammaticamente curioso da far sorgere il dubbio di trovarsi di fornte a una leggenda, ma, proprio per la sua unicità ancora più reale.
Non ricordo neppure dove ho sentito di questo libro, di cui nulla sapevo fuorchè il titolo. Uno di quei libri destinati probabilemnte a giacere nelle liste dei "desiderata" per sempre.
Poi, mentre completav...more

Novela histórica construida a base de monólogos. Se lee de corrido, sin pausas. No es una historia clásica, es más bien un mosaico de entrañables.(Aprovecho mi primer reseña para decir: Yo sólo opino de libros que considero riquezas. La crítica inteligente se la dejo a otros.)
Short monologues from figures involved with the Children's Crusade. Written like a mixture of prose-poetry and drama, disparate form reflecting the scattered movement, with some moments of urgency but ultimately too loose to be compelling.
Cooper Renner
Poetically rendered account of the "children's crusade" of the thirteenth century; nine brief monologues by involved characters including two popes.
Julia Boechat Machado
A mudança de perspectiva dos narradores desse livro combina maravilhosamente com ficção histórica.
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Marcel Schwob (1867-1905) was one of the key symbolist writers, standing in French literature alongside such names as Stephane Mallarme, Octave Mirbeau, Andre Gide, Leon Bloy, Jules Renard, Remy de Gourmont, and Alfred Jarry. His best-known works are Double Heart (1891), The King In The Gold Mask (1892), and Imaginary Lives (1896).
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The Book of Monelle Imaginary lives The King in the Golden Mask and Other Writings Vidas imaginarias; la cruzada de los niños Coeur Double

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