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Bernard et Christine vont se marier. Un couple de jeunes gens d'aujourd'hui, un mariage d'aujourd'hui, un bonheur apparemment sans histoires. Mais, dans le métro parisien, Bernard rencontre Héloïse. Dès lors son existence dérive vers un autre univers, vers un autre temps, loin du monde ordinaire. Au bout de cette dérive, Bernard trouvera-t-il l'accomplissement de sa vie ou ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published 1980 by Éditions du seuil
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Feb 16, 2016 rated it liked it

J'ai lu ce court roman pour mon cours de français, puisque nous sommes en train de discuter le genre fantastique. Ce genre qui provoque une hésitation très importante pour le lecteur ou le personnage principal inclut le thème du vampirisme, qui est le sujet premier de cette histoire.

Je n'ai pas particulièrement apprécié les personnages, même Héloïse n'a pas su me charmer, par contre, l'écriture est complètement magnifique avec des figures de style originales et qui illustrent et prouvent le tale
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: can-lit
Death is a lure and a tease. And Heloise is its Siren. The book is only 100 pages in length and can be read in one sitting. Anne Hebert was a master of written word. Originally written in French and translated by Sheila Fischman (kudos), this book wastes no words to create detailed, unforgettable images in so few pages. Many of the sentences are expressed in a direct, imperative writing style which creates a sense of urgency. I’ve read all of Anne Hebert’s books, and find this one to be her dark ...more
Sep 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: scary
I found this book for $1 at a used book store. I was attracted to the cover and started it with no expectations. I guess it's supposed to be scary but I found it to be more funny, like an 80s slasher movie. This comparison is especially true because Héloïse was published in 1980 and it was written with such vivid imagery. A few passages were particularly poignant.
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed this novella by Canadian/French author Anne Hebert, about a young man who gets obsessed about a mysterious woman dressed in period clothing he sees in the Paris metro. I will definitely read more by Anne Hebert.
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
More beautiful than I remember.
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Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Une belle plume concise. J'aime !
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Anne Hébert was born on August 1, 1916 in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, a small village 40 kilometers from Québec city. Born into a well-respected Québec family, whose ancestors included some of the earliest settlers of New France, Hébert was encouraged in her literary endeavours by her cousin, the poet Hector de Saint-Denis Garneau. The greatest influence on her writing, however, was undoubted ...more
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