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Jacques le Fataliste

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  5,694 Ratings  ·  202 Reviews
Jacques et son maître devisent en voyageant, mais bientôt le récit des amours de Jacques s'interrompt, ouvre à d'autres histoires et à d'autres rencontres dans ce livre admirablement virtuose où la parole circule de narrateur en narrateur. La parole, mais aussi bien la réflexion sur notre liberté et sur le fatalisme qui fait de Jacques le Fataliste un manuel de gai savoir ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 355 pages
Published March 1st 1970 by Flammarion (first published 1796)
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Paquita Maria Sanchez
Dec 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
Master: Do you pray?
Jacques: Sometimes
Master: And what do you say?
Jacques: I say: "Thou who mad'st the Great Scroll, whatever Thou art, Thou whose finger hast traced the Writing Up Above, Thou hast known for all time what I needed, Thy will be done. Amen."
Master: Don't you think you would do just as well if you shut up?


It is often too easy for me to forget that high humor and religious cynicism are not new developments within the realm of published fiction. On top of that, as much as we readers
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Sidharth Vardhan

So I'm sitting in my place when the door bell rings. I open the door to find a girl with chocolaty curly hair whom I never have seen before, she takes hold of my hand with both her hands imploring me to help her. Suddenly I'm a superhero and she is a damsel in distress, and so I ask her what is wrong? And she sighing and almost sobbing tells me...

"Tells you what?" You ask.

Why do you care? It is not a story, it is supposed to be a review of Jacques the fatalist.

“There is no book more innocent tha
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Jacques le Fataliste et son maître, Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: هفدهم ماه نوامبر سال 2008 میلادی
عنوان: ژاک قضا و قدری و اربابش؛ اثر: دنی دیدرو؛ مترجم: مینو مشیری؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، فرهنگ نشر نو، 1386، در 358 ص، رمانهای کلاسیک خارجی، شابک: 9647443196، چاپ دوم 1387، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی، فرانسه، قرن 18 م
رابطه ی میان ژاک (نوکر) و اربابش است، که هرگز نام ارباب در نگاره نمیآید. ژاک و اربابش عازم مکانی نامعلوم هستند، و در طول سفر برای آنکه از کسالت سفر بکاهند، ارباب ا
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Mohamed Al Marzooqi
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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تعرض مؤلف هذه الرواية، وهو أحد فلاسفة التنوير في فرنسا في القرن الثامن عشر، للسجن والتعذيب في "فانسين" (أبشع معتقل فرنسي آنذاك). ولولا تدخل بعض الشخصيات الهامة لربما قضى نحبه في السجن. وكل ذلك بسبب بعض الكتابات النقدية التي نشرها والتي أعلن فيها عدم إيمانه بالأصولية المسيحية. بل وعبر فيها عن أفكاره العقلانية الجريئة التي تنقض العقائد الخرافية والمعجزات الواردة في كتب المسيحيين التقليديين.

وبعد تجربة السجن هذه أصبح ديدرو أكثر حذرا، ولم يعد يعبر عن أفكاره بنفس الصراحة والوضوح. وإنما أصبح يستخدم الأ
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MJ Nicholls
For those exhausted or defeated by Tristram Shandy, here is a precursor to the postmodern novel that packs in more incident, philosophy, bitching and warm humour in its 237 pages than most modern avant-garde writers manage in a whole corpus. Jacques—the titular Fatalist—attempts to recount the tale of his “first loves” while accompanying his Master on a series of oblique misadventures that invariably end up as digressions and more digressions. All postmodern tricks—stories-within-stories, frames ...more
FeReSHte
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: france
همین که یه کتاب قرن هجدهم برای خوندن انتخاب کنید که اسمش بنا بر شرایط همون دوره به جای " ارباب و ژاک قضا و قدری " باشه " ژاک قضا و قدری و اربابش" نشون میده که با کتابی تا چه حد سنت شکن و بدیع طرف هستید. کتابی که گذشت قرن ها ، بی همتاییش رو از بین نبرده.

کتاب ، با داشتن المان هایی مثل نداشتن داستانی معلوم و مشخص و در عوض استفاده از شیوه ی داستان در داستان، استفاده از راوی های متعدد و از بین بردن زمان و مکان، مکالمه نویسنده با خواننده حین روایت حقیقتا فراتر از زمان خودش بوده. وقتی شروع به خوندن می
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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
It’s not that I know anything much about it first hand either as practitioner or as one who consumes the stuff so my diagnosis and treatment regimen are entirely oblique. But you know it is not so uncommon to hear the compliant about MFA=prose. Like I said, I don’t really know what that means because I a) don’t have an MFA b) probably don’t read people with MFA’s c) read lots(some?) of folks who teach MFA’s d) but don’t find anything particularly MFA-ish about them ; most oddly it’s a complaint ...more
David Lentz
Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It may be your destiny to read and adore the pithy wit of Diderot. At a time when the novel was new as a genre as a contemporary of Sterne and Richardson, Diderot confronts the religion and philosophy of his day entrenched in the idea that man's fate was written on a scroll on high and that man only acted out a bit part devoid of real choice in his slavery to destiny. Pre-destination did not sit well with Diderot and Jacques is the novelist in this "dog's breakfast" he has served up railing agin ...more
Tijana
Nemam reči da opišem koliko volim Didroa i koliko je on kul lik (najveseliji od svih prosvetitelja, najprosvetiteljskiji od svih veseljaka), ali baš toliko je kul i ova njegova knjiga: pametna, zabavna, vrcava, lukavo-šaljakava, seksi, subverzivna, puna narativnih trikova i zavrzlama a opet pitka i čitka - toliko da bih pola dijaloga sluge i gospodara, ili svađa pisca sa čitaocem, prepisivala da im se svi divimo. <3
Jonathan
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfection. Self-consciously Shandian-spawn, which is one of the best things a book can be, with a wit and intelligence that is still simply staggering. I have read it twice, but for some reason nothing else of his. Will have to rectify this omission asap.
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Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent persona during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie.

Diderot also contributed to literature, notably with Jacques le fataliste et son maître (Jacques the Fatalist and his Master), which emulated Laurence Sterne in challenging conventions
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