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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  588 ratings  ·  40 reviews
An autobiographical fiction of major appeal.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Green Integer
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Kimley
Jan 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Proust fans, dreamers, escapists, the mentally unstable
Shelves: 19th-century, french
I suspect that most of us have some kind of reality escape hatch that removes us from the inevitable difficulties both large and small of everyday existence. Whether it's religion, drugs/alcohol, reading too many books (!!!), there's another world outside the one we experience with our five senses that most of us look to in order to survive this one. The majority of us can delineate between the "real" world and the "other" world we imagine but there are those for whom the line between these ...more
ليلي
حقیقتا که خب نات مای تایپ. :)) و اگر به خودم بود احتمالا نه تنها الان، بلکه در کل هم سراغش نمیرفتم. ولی خب پیشنهاد، و هدیهی یک دوست عزیزی بود که کتاب موردعلاقه شه این، در نتیجه خوندمش دیگه.
کلا خب من اونقدری ارتباط برقرار نمیکنم با اساس سورئال بودن قضایا، حالا اعم از داستان یا نقاشی یا حتی فیلم و اینها. و همه چیز رو رئال و حتی خیلی رئال، در حد پرداختن به روزمره میپسندم.
و خب به عنوان کسی که کلا خواب هم نمیبینه(یا البته گویا میبینم در حقیقت ولی طوری که هیچوقت چیزیش یادم نمیمونه) خوندن کتابی که بر
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Maria Thomarey
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Με κάποια βιβλία συμβαίνει κάτι σχεδόν μαγικό . Αρχίζεις να τα διαβάζεις, ενώ όσα μαθαίνεις εκείνη την περίοδο απο τις σπουδε σου ,το αφορούν . Ακριβώς αυτό έγινε με αυτό το παραληρηματικό υστερορομαντικο κρεσέντο-ποίημα .
" το όνειρο είναι μια δεύτερη ζωή "έτσι αρχίζει η διήγηση ονείρου-πραγματικότητας που σφιχταγκαλιασμένα σέρνουν τον ήρωα-συγγραφέα στο θάνατο .
S̶e̶a̶n̶
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dream is a second life.
Gérard de Nerval sets out to break down the barrier between dreams and waking life. I’m on board with this. Aurélia is a lucid recitation and exposition of not only dreams, but various fugue states, metaphysical visions, hallucinatory episodes, and accounts of incarcerations in numerous asylums and clinics around the Paris metropolitan area. What is it about?! Everything! Alchemy! The creation of new life! Deconstruction and manipulation of religious iconography for
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Meric Aksu
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Mavimsi bir dağın zirvesinde küçük bir çiçek doğdu. Unutmabeni! Bir yıldızın pırıltılı bakışı değdi üzerine bir anlığına ve yanıtı duyuldu çiçeğin ahenkli bir yabancı dilde. Myosotis!”

Şizofrenik bir kalemi var Nerval’in. Miş daha doğrusu. Türkçeye kazandırılmış bir eserini okuma şerefine nail oldum nihayet. Rüyalarında kendisine açılan kapılardan girdiği dünyalardan ve orada yaşananlardan bahsediyor sıklıkla. Hayatımızın üçte birini dolduran, günlerin acısını veya hazlarımızın cezasını
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Branden William
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As a member of the eccentric Bouzingo group in France, in the 1830s, Gérard de Nerval was eventually praised by André Breton as a "prophet" of Surrealism for Nerval's pursuit of the significance of dreams, and for his "persistent vitality of an esoteric conception of the world." Nerval's 'Aurélia & Other Writings' is a beautiful collection of Nerval's most coveted short stories, including the novella 'Sylvie', which is often considered Nerval's prose masterpiece. These stories encapsulate a ...more
Mariana Orantes
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cada vez que le doy un rating a un libro en este lugar, me decepciono. ¿Cómo alguien puede darle menos de cinco estrellas a esta maravilla? lo mismo me pasó con El maestro y margarita de Bulgakov, de verdad que no los entiendo. Se me rompe el corazón cuando leo las malas reseñas que hacen sobre este libro tan hermoso. No lo entiendo. Nerval tenía una sensibilidad inmensa, una forma de narrar tan precisa y sencilla y no por eso menos compleja; tan sencillo y natural en contraste con las cosas tan ...more
Etienne
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2,5/5. Grand délire mystique. La première partie est assez intéressante, car le délire est tellement élevé que l'on frôle le fantastique. La deuxième partie est plus religieuse qu'autre chose. Reste à savoir si tout est inventé ou si l'auteur à réellement vécu cette confusion entre rêve et réalité. Dans l'ensemble cela est tout de même que moyennement intéressant. Loin d'être un incontournable!
Fereshteh
کتاب سختی بود. پشت جلد کتاب نوشته صادق هدایت گفته اگر این کتاب رو زودتر خوانده بودم بوف کور را نمینوشتم.
ولی این کتاب خیلی پیچیدهتر از دنیای بوف کوره. اینجا هم نویسنده در یک فضای مالیخولیایی سیر میکنه و دنبال حقیقت زندگی و مرگ و خیر و شر در تاریخ بشریته؛ توش پر از اشاره به اساطیر و نمادهای دینیه. با یک بار خوندن آدم زیاد متوجه خیلی چیزا نمیشه و تمرکز روی متن کتاب برای من سخت بود
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tomasawyer
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: je-les-donne
Trop de religiosité et de délires ésotériques malgré quelques passages plaisamment poétiques. Je sature de ces textes où Dieu est seul juge de nos vies. Je suis plutôt heureux de vivre dans une époque qui se débarrasse peu à peu de toutes ces conneries religieuses qui ralentissent l'humanité.
Shayan
روایت عجیب و سورئال بین واقعیت و رویا
خیلی جاها گیج کننده میشد و هدف داستان مشخص نبود
اولش خیلی جذاب شروع شد ولی بعدش نتونست دیگه منو جذب کنه واسه همین نتونستم کامل بخونمش
ardavisura
!همیشه چیزی که عاقلی را دیوانه کند وجود داشته است، بکوشیم چیزی که دیوانه ای را عاقل کند هم وجود داشته باشد
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Travis
Jul 24, 2008 is currently reading it
The ravings of a madman? A cleverly constructed artifice? Both in different places? Nerval really did spend his adult life in and out of asylums, but he was also friends with lots of the biggest and best artists, writers, etc. in Paris in the 1840s and 50s.

Aurelia is about the "outpouring of the dream world into real life." Maddened by unrequited love for Aurelia, who at various points converges with the Virgin Mary, Cybele, Isis, etc. and is based on the real-life Marie Pleyel, Nerval passes
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Ranj
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
راستی چرا کتاب اسمش اورلیا بود؟ آیا اورلیا در صحنه های کتاب حضور پر رنگی داشت یا روح او بود که دائم در کالبدهای متفاوت ظاهر می شد؟
خلسه ها و نگرانیهای شخصیت اصلی داستان یا بهتره بگوییم خود نروال از جایی شروع شد که خواست بعد از اورلیا(معشوقه ی سابقش) به زنی دیگر ابراز علاقه کند که خود نیز پشیمان شد. نروال روحی سرگردان بین زندگی و مرگ، بین شرق و غرب. روح او دائم به شرق سیر می کند!
از کتاب:
ما در نسل خود زندگی می کنیم و نسل ما در ما زندگی می کند.
درون تمام انسانها یک تماشاچی و یک بازیگر هست، یکی حرف
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J. Lynn
I loved it even before I realized it was a 90 page struggle against castration.
Aslı Can
Dikkatimi çok dağıtan bir kitap oldu doğası gereği. Savrulup giden hezeyanların hızına yetişemedim.
K.
Apr 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Mystical and febrile novella, reminiscent of a William Blake print.
This, along with the writings of Unica Zurn, is true Surrealism.
Amber
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A more French, more mystic Catcher in the Rye. I could (should, otherwise I'm a rude person) probably say more, but I'm sleepy.
Ariane Brosseau
Jan 27, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ça faisait longtemps que je n'avais pas lu quelque chose d'aussi nul. Je ne suis même pas sûre si j'ai donné cette note à un autre livre que Fifty Shades of Grey (pour des raisons totalement autres, évidemment).

Tout est extraordinairement confus. Gérard de Nerval prétend raconter dans Aurélia l'histoire d'une descente aux enfers. Je peux vous faire un résumé en quelques lignes plus chouette que le livre: Gérard aime Aurélia au point de la déifier. Elle le friendzone. Il rencontre une autre
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Richard
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aurelia is the name Gerard de Nerval gives his muse, an unattainable love, likely based on a real actress he knew, who more or less provides the framing device for this memoir about going insane and the blurring of dream and reality. The memoir begins by quickly recounting his initial pursuit and loss of Aurelia and the later meeting with her that leads him to lose his grip on what is real and what is not. What follows is a description of what life was like for him as he was trying to navigate ...more
Aurora
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ترجمه کتاب خوب بود ، کاش سیلوی هم در دسترس بود
Laurent
Romantisch curiosum: het dromenboek van een getormenteerde ziel die door de straten van Parijs zwalpt op zoek naar de grens tussen de droom, slaap en de dood. "De slaap neemt een derde van ons leven in beslag. Hij brengt troost voor de verdrietelijkheden van de dag of straf voor de genietingen; maar ik heb de slaap nooit als rust ervaren. Na een paar minuten van verdoving begint er een nieuw leven, los van de wetten van tijd en ruimte, zoals ons dat waarschijnlijk na de dood te wachten staat. ...more
Israel Jaime
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
“El sueño es una segunda vida. El sueño ocupa la tercera parte de nuestra vida. Es el consuelo de las penas del día o la pena de sus placeres pero no un reposo”.

De este modo, el que diría Villaurrutia que es punto de partida de la poesía moderna antes que Baudelaire, justifica su expiación a través del sueño. La mezcla entre el mundo interior y exterior cuya narración es siempre romántica.

Fervor, amor, temor, angustia y naturaleza, unidos en pasajes oníricos y febriles que nos hacen acompañar
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Ian Forsyth
Such lush fantasies and descriptions, some terrifying, others bearing insights of experience perhaps only madness or psychedelic drugs can bring. As he says, it documents the time of when his dreams began to flow into his life.
In these visions he believes be finds reason to believe in reincarnation, that God is lost and powerless and only a sort of pantheistic representation of the sum of all beings all the way down to atoms, and that the life of dreams may be intimately related to the realm of
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Antoine C
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Sous couvert d'opiomanie, Gérard de Nerval se permet d'extérioriser ses pensées absurdes justifiées par le rêve.
Un beau galimatias sans aucun sens. Le lecture affirmé répondra alors "Mais c'est ce que voulait faire de Nerval, exprimer d'une forme la plus naturelle possible l'épanchement du sommeil sur la réalité". Il n'y a alors aucun intérêt à partager ses visions si celles-ci ne sont qu'absurdes.
Yavuz
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Her insanda bir seyirci ve bir aktör, bir konuşan bir de cevap veren vardır. Şarklılar bunda iki düşman görmüşlerdir. İyi ve kötü cin." Ben iyi cin miyim? Yoksa kötü cin mi? "diye soruyorum kendi kendime. Her halükarda öteki bana düşman...

.... sonra, Almanya'da iyi bilinen bir geleneği hatırlayarak ürperdim ;bu geleneğe göre her insanın bir çifti vardır ve onu gördüğünde ölüm yakın demektir..."
John
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nerval's prose is unquestionably illustrative and introspective, but the work itself feels distracted, indicative of how Nerval was in this stage of his life. Truly, this is the story that is most interesting, not what is recorded, but the reason for his descent and the players within it. To that end, the exemplary introduction and final ten pages sandwich an otherwise dense, unsatisfying read.

Brent
Dec 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: classics
This is Nerval's most famous work, and it is easy to see why. The imagery is stunning, the scope is both enormous and microscopic, and the introspection is intense. I had difficulty staying invested, though, possibly because of the story's audacity. I am glad I read this story and have immense respect for it, but I enjoyed the understated Sylvie more.
Laura VANEL-COYTTE
Dec 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
L'épanchement du songe dans la vie réelle.
tess75
C'était bien, sans plus. Des aspects intéressants mais il n'y a pas vraiment d'histoire, c'est surtout le récit de ses délires.
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Gérard de Nerval was the nom-de-plume of the French poet, essayist and translator Gérard Labrunie, one of the most essentially Romantic French poets.