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Lebendig begraben

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Ein ebenso berühmter wie menschenscheuer Maler ist über den plötzlichen Tod seines Dieners bestürzt, ergreift durch eine Verwechslung aber kurzerhand die Chance auf ein ruhiges Leben unter falscher Identität: Schließlich möchte er nichts lieber, als sich ungestört seiner Kunst zu widmen.

Unter vielen Tränen wohnt der Maler Praim Farll seiner eigenen Beerdigung bei, nicht
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Paperback, WAT, 224 pages
Published 2019 by Wagenbach (first published 1908)
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Guille
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition


La novela me ha parecido poco más que un divertimento, una comedia amable, en ocasiones inverosímil, pero nadie dice que las comedias no puedan serlo, con la que pasar un rato agradable. Eso sí, en mi caso, que venía de leer a Guimarães Rosa, ha sido como, tras haber escuchado a Wayne Shorter, oír una canción de Alaska: sí, que muevo la pierna, que muevo el pie, pero nada de mil campanas sonando en mi corazón
Paula
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La curiosa historia de cómo una mentirijilla de nada que no hace daño a nadie se hace una bola muy grande hasta que explota en toda la cara del protagonista. ¡Pa' habernos matao Priam!
Cecily
This delightful book is far too short, though according to the Preface of "The Old Wives' Tale" (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...), it "was received with majestic indifference by the British public"!

Note 1: Comments that may look like spoilers actually tell you less than the blurb on the back of the book.
Note 2: The title is entirely metaphorical; this is not a book for lovers of the macabre. It is a tragi-comic satire about identity, inhibition, love, the meaning and value of art, and
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Yiannis
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Υπέροχο βιβλίο, ρεαλιστικό μυθιστόρημα. Περιγραφή της μεταβικτωριανής εποχής, με επεισόδια που αποδεικνύουν την εμπορευματοποίηση της τέχνης, με έναν υπέροχο ήρωα και τη σύζυγό του που μπορεί να μην ξέρει από τέχνη, ξέρει όμως από αγάπη.Και αυτό το βιβλίο και ο Αμερικανός Κόμης που διάβασα στην ίδια σειρά είναι κοσμήματα των εκδόσεων Πατάκη.
Kike
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor-satire
Muy divertido y al mismo muy crítico del mundo del arte y de la sociedad londinense de aquel tiempo. Lo disfruté muchísimo.
Mitchell
Oct 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A comic gem. A perfectly contained story. It's a crime Arnold Bennett is not better known. Also read "The Old Wives' Tale'
Ana Duque
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una novela corta, con ese humor inglés irónico y ligeramente absurdo que caracteriza a Bennett. Una delicia.
John
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arnold-bennett
Funniest satirical book I have read in ages. It tells the story of Priam Farll the greatest painter England ever produced. He also is painfully shy and relies on his dodgy valet for everything so when he dies and Priam takes his identity there begins a series of comic escapades. Priam watches his valet buried at Westminster Abbey, marries Alice and ends up living an idyllic life in Putney. Until he is discovered by Mr Oxford.

I found this book very funny and the descriptions of the underground,
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Mariano Hortal
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Es motivo de celebración que una editorial pequeña independiente consiga llegar a la friolera de 100 títulos; entre otras cosas, porque hoy en día cada vez es más difícil publicar (y tener éxito), al menos para las editoriales que abogan por unos catálogos distintos y muy alejados de los best-sellers mainstream que llenan mes a mes las librerías y centros comerciales gracias a Espasa, RHM y similares.
La verdadera baza de estas es, entonces,
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José Luis
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Historia divertida, amena, con ese típico y tópico humor inglés que uno no termina de saber si es gracioso o puñetera la gracia que tiene... La flema británica, que se suele decir.
Una historia no exenta de crítica social, a la importancia que tiene el dinero, al mundo del arte, al periodismo sensacionalista y amarillo tan habitual por cierto en nuestros días más de 100 años después de escrita la novela... Crítica a todo lo cotidiano y doméstico, a fin de cuentas.
Partiendo de un equívoco se
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THE
Nov 28, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In 1923-24, Arnold Bennett and Virginia Woolf engaged in a literary debate on the modern novel. Poor Bennett fared no better than in his earlier exchange with George Bernard Shaw on the nature of dramaturgy. In her 1924 essay, "Mr, Bennett and Mrs. Brown," Woolf did not recoil at Bennett's criticism of her modernist and experimental challenge to the novel. For her, Bennett's writings presented artificial characters in which the excessive pedantic details of description and place obscured the ...more
Chanel Earl
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: what-are-these
I like this book. It isn't often that a book feels this good in my brain. It is sort of slow and calm and even when the action happens it is more comfortably interesting than suspenseful. I guess what I am trying to say is that I enjoyed the experience of reading this book at every moment.
Estibaliz79
No es por nada, pero mi edición de Impedimenta tenía casi 300 páginas... ¡En fin! Al grano: 2 1/2 para esta comedia doméstica a la que le etiqueta de género le viene como anillo al dedo. Una historia divertida, entretenida, amable, con un peculiar personaje principal y su buena dosis de enredo.
Ombledroom είναι η θεία Κούλα
Διαμάντι. Πέρασα καταπληκτικά.
Evripidis Gousiaris
Βιβλίο όπου σε απορροφούν τελείως οι σελίδες του.

Αρκετά ενδιαφέρουσα πλοκή και ιστορία όπου σε κρατάει σε αγωνία μέχρι το τέλος.

Προτείνεται άφοβα σε όλους.
Elizzy B
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
English review below.

Crítica en español
Hay algo en el humor inglés que siempre me llama, y en el caso de este libro, me ha hecho disfrutar sin parar. Enterrado en vida nos cuenta la historia de un señor, que debido a su timidez, se ve obligado a hacer lo que no quiere, y a verse metido en asuntos que no esperaba. Pero también logra conocer, debido a su equívoco, cosas que no había vivido antes.
Ligero y punzante, la escondida vida del Mr Leek, perdón, de Farrl, el gran pintor iniglés, se va
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Jane
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to this after seeing the Monty Woolley movie based on the book, which is fabulous. I was afraid it was only fabulous because of Monty Woolley, but no, the book is pretty great, too. It helped that the Librivox reader did a passable substitution for Woolley's accent and affectations. Recommend.
Irma Walter
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed the read. I think the title isn't the best choice. It put me off for a long time, expecting some kind of a horror story. Instead you get quite a good description of the inner workings of an introvert.
LauraT
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was it written before or after our overfamous Il fu Mattia Pascal? I have to check...
Zizi
Found this book on librivox.org. Clever and quiet humor with a gently rolling story that is a pleasure to experience. An enjoyable read.
Cristina
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To know more about Bennett, I strongly recommend this short video (little over 3 minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJdHkJ...
Laura Leilani
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, brit-lit
A fun read! A painfully shy artist trades identities with his deceased valet on a whim. The artist is no longer a celebrity but blissfully anonymous. However problems keep cropping up, such as - but I don't want to spoil it! Artists and people who understand what it's like to be shy will probably really like this book. Another thing I enjoyed about the book were the descriptions of things. This book was published in 1900, and yet they had electric cars!! The description of the rich guys electric ...more
Kate Vane
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Priam Farll is an artist who wishes to remain invisible. He is an enormously shy man who is shielded from the rigours of social interaction by wealth and his valet. When the valet is suddenly taken ill and dies, Farll sees an opportunity to adopt his identity.

Farll has been abroad for a number of years and is taken aback when he realises the extent of his fame. He eavesdrops as the media and the public debate hotly over whether ‘his’ funeral should be in Westminster Abbey, hears a starlet
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Horner
Jul 13, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dice Jesús J. Pelayo en el prólogo de este libro (prólogo que SÍ se puede leer antes que el libro, no como otros, que son una metralleta de spoilers): "Bennet es un gran creador de personajes. Él mismo afirmaba que la perdurabilidad de una novela dependía de la consistencia y verosimilitud de los personajes: "Si los personajes son reales, la novela tendrá una oportunidad; si no lo son, su destino será el olvido". A mí me congratula esta forma de pensar". A mí también me congratula. Me congratula ...more
Joy H.
Aug 28, 2015 marked it as watched-film-only  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, humor
Added 8/28/15. (first published 1908) Watched film only.
It was an enjoyable film!
"Holy Matrimony" (1943)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036009/?...
"From Arnold Bennett's novel Buried Alive. An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press."

Monty Woolley and Gracie Fields were terrific! Clever plot!
Raúl Vera
Divertida, con ese típico humor inglés en el que sobre todo se burlan de sí mismos. En mi caso no pude evitar identificarme hasta cierto punto con el protagonista, y no precisamente por su faceta de pintor.
Mari Carmen
3.5 estrellas de 5. Sencilla, entretenida y amena de leer. Como perteneciente al grupo de los tímidos, no he podido evitar sentir simpatía por el protagonista del libro y las consecuencias que tiene para él su extrema timidez
Kim
Mar 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-read
Although set in London rather than The Potteries as most of the author's books are, this is an entertaining tale about a successful but shy and reclusive artist who, on the death of his valet, takes on the identity of the valet rather than face the world on his own, with amusing consequences.
Gorka
Mar 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lectura sencilla, para coger el libro mientras llueve fuera un domingo. Saca una sonrisa de vez en cuando. Empieza muy bien, pero a medida que el libro avanza va perdiendo fuerza.
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Enoch Arnold Bennett (always known as Arnold Bennett) was one of the most remarkable literary figures of his time, a product of the English Potteries that he made famous as the Five Towns. Yet he could hardly wait to escape his home town, and he did so by the sheer force of his ambition to succeed as an author. In his time he turned his hand to every kind of writing, but he will be remembered for ...more
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