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Le feu follet suivi de Adieu à Gonzague

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  239 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
«... ahora se daba cuenta de todo lo que valía Dorothy. En el fondo de sí mismo, creía conservar su poder sobre ella, y poder recobrarla si al fin se lo proponía. Y no podía creer que sus sentimientos fueran incomunicables. Tenía tal expresión de bondad en aquella foto... Su boca repetía lo que decían sus ojos: una ternura tímida. Y también decían lo mismo sus senos delica ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 185 pages
Published July 1st 1972 by Editions Gallimard (first published 1931)
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knig
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get’. Applies to me, every time I reach blindly into my stockpile of treasure: 143 unread books whose creep has displaced all other overt signs of Dassein in my bedroom. Whose origin and letter of recommendation has long faded from memory, books conspicuous only with their omnipresence and silent rapprochement of neglect.

And so I stumble on Alain, in medias res: dissipated, emaciated, precipiced from heroin abuse and currentl
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SARAH
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
نابودی،ان روی سکه ایمان به زندگی است؛اگر انسانی پس از سن هجده سالگی موفق شود خودش را نابود کند؛یعنی از قدرت عمل ویژه ای برخوردار" است.خودکشی،دستاویز افرادی است که قلمرو زندگی شان دچار زنگ زدگی شده،زنگ روزمرگی.ان ها به دنیا امده اند که وارد عمل شوند،اما اعمالشان را به تعویق انداخته اند؛و اکنون اعمالشان برای انتقام از انها وارد عمل میشوند.خودکشی،یک عمل است،که از سوی کسانی صورت میگرد که موفق نشده اند اعمال دیگری انچام دهند.
دلیل ارتکاب این عمل نیز همانند سایر اعمال ایمان است.ایمان نداشتن به بشریت،به
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Anastasia Fitzgerald-Beaumont
Will O' The Wisp is a strange, enigmatic novelette, the first I have ever read by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, a French writer and well-known adherent of the Fascist right in that country, who committed suicide in 1945. Indeed, I think it may very well be the only novel of his translated into English to date. I was led to believe that it was a story about addiction and self-destruction, something akin to say, Malcolm Lowry's wonderful Under the Volcano. It is, in a sense, but it's at one and the sa ...more
Sam Schulman
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great, brief, witty and heartbreaking novella which describes the last few days in the life of a youngish Parisian heroin addict, after he completes a "cure"; with a wonderful feeling (without the least tediousness) of the pretentiousness, the self-deception, the honesty and the illusions of such people - we've all known them. Alain, the hero, decides to kill himself before he becomes old in the boring hypocrisy and superior airs of the hardened drug-taker, who constitute one group of his frie ...more
Yves Gounin
Nov 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
De temps en temps, lassé de l'actualité littéraire dont je redoute que ses œuvres quelque agréable qu'en soit la lecture, ne laisse pas une marque indélébile, je me fais violence pour lire un classique. Le mois dernier, c'était Colette. ce mois-ci c'est Drieu la Rochelle. Quelle idée me direz-vous de choisir les auteurs les plus démodés qui soient !
J'avais lu "Gilles" il y a quelques années. Et j'en avais gardé le souvenir d'un interminable pensum. dans ces cas-là, pourquoi diable m'attaquer au
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Victor Morosoff
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Indépendamment des circonstances extérieures (oui, Drieu la Rochelle a été fasciste et collabo), Le feu follet est un roman merveilleux. Au-delà de l'influence que les films qui s'en sont inspirés ont eu sur moi, le concept de cette histoire en soi a de quoi plaire et inquiéter. Et ça, même 80 ans après la parution originale. 4,7/5
Esdaile
Ce roman ne me donnait pas beaucoup de plaisir. Je crois que la vie de Drieu la Rochelle était une préoccupation et un débat avec la mort. Est ce qu'on peut le décrire comme roman éxistentionaliste? Je l'ignore. Certain est le fait que notre protagonist, Alain, qui se drogue, pose pendant son dernier jour la question primordiale philosophique, "quel est le sens de notre ex-istence?" Drieu le trouve, si bien il le trouvait de tout, pendant sa vie dans l'action, dans l'engagement, engagement polit ...more
Mark
Like probably most people who will read this novel nowadays, I did so because of the films adapted from it, Louis Malle's Le Feu Follett and Joachim Trier's recent Oslo 31 August. The former I watched randomly some months ago, and the latter I had been meaning to see when it was playing in New York, but for reasons that I don't remember, never did, until I found it on Hulu. Both of them I thought were phenomenal, their depictions of the psychology and behavior of numbingly depressed persons, and ...more
Emi
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favoritos
An intimate look on life

In our adolescence we all have big dreams aspirations, and opportunities for our future. We are full of promises. Later in life, we find out that those promises were a lie.
Only a few will pursue an individual path. It's easier to lay yourself down to the roles that are given to you by society. Be a father, be a worker, be a writer, be a mother. Become one more disposable world utility.

Ask what means to 'grow up' for most people. They will tell you something that always t
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Kirk
Nov 28, 2009 rated it liked it
A revolver is solid, it's made of steel. It's an object. To touch an object at last.
Bobparr
Da un lato il testo, delicato e poetico, preciso, a volte un po' troppo facilone, nei suoi giochi di parole e nelle sue frasi e punteggiature. Dall'altra la storia, decadente, indolente, con deprimenti sprazzi di passione malata - un po' una pizza.. In mezzo un personaggio, Alain, un eroinomane depresso, irritante nel suo ostinato desiderio di annichilimento e di morte.
Creatore di tutto ciò: un intellettuale francese dalla vita non lineare - e visti gli occhi nella foto di 4^ di copertina, nepp
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Elprimordial Sorel
"Me mato porque no me habéis querido, porque yo no os he querido. Me mato porque nuestros lazos fueron flojos, para apretar nuestros lazos. Dejaré en vosotros una marca indeleble. Sé muy bien que se vive mejor muerto que vivo en la memoria de los amigos. No os acordabais de mí, pues bueno, ¡no me olvidaréis jamás!"
Emma
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
- Mais qu'est-ce que tu aurais voulu faire?
- J'aurais voulu captiver les gens, les retenir, les attacher. Que rien ne bouge plus autour de moi. Mais tout a toujours foutu le camp.
- Mais quoi ? Tu aimes tant de gens que ça ?
- J'aurais tant voulu être aimé qu'il me semble que j'aime.
Χρηστος Μουντζουριδης
O Aλέν δεν αντέχει την υποκρισία, είναι ένας αληθινός χαρακτήρας που μου θύμισε τον Ξένο του Καμύ.
Ένα εξαιρετικό βιβλίο, με ποιητική γραφή γεμάτο αποφθεγματα.
Πάντα επίκαιρο μιας και τα πάθη του ανθρώπου παραμένουν αναλλοίωτα μέσα στο χρόνο.
Τα ευσημα και στην μετάφραση.
Το διάβασα σε μια μέρα.
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Andrea Fiore
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pierre Drieu La Rochelle è riuscito a raccontare con tanto candore ed efficacia le ultime ore del suo amico Jacques Rigaut (Alain nel romanzo) perché in fondo soffriva dello stesso male, tipicamente piccolo-borghese: quella condizione di insoddisfazione, risentimento e incertezza di chi è roso dalla povertà di mezzi e dall'abbondanza di fini (velleitari quanto necessari), di chi non verrà mai ammesso in paradiso (la buona borghesia) ma rischia costantemente di sprofondare all’inferno (il proleta ...more
Allison
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up because one of my all time favorite films, "Oslo, August 31" was inspired by this novel. The film was so parallel to the book that I envisioned all the characters as they were depicted in the film. This is odd because the film took place in Norway in 2012 and this novel is set in Paris, 1965.

This was a very dense read and it was pretty much 170 odd pages of navel gazing on the part of the main character, Alain. Alain is a drug addict, on his final days in rehab and the story fol
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Nazila Khalkhali
Sep 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: novel
En quittant sa femme et New York, Alain Leroy va à Paris pour subir une cure de désintoxication alcoolique dans une clinique de Versailles. Son traitement vient de s'achever. il a guéri mais éprouve un profond dégoût face à la vie qui ne lui procure plus aucun des plaisirs d'antan.
Il rencontre Lydia, une très jolie femme, amie de sa femme Dorothy, qui souhaite le sauver. Mais Alain ne l'écoute et, après un ultime rendez-vous amoureux, la quitte. Il va vivre ses dernières quarante-huit heures. Il
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Tosh
Oct 23, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jacques Rigaut obsessives
Shelves: books-bought
At last, French occupation literature from the bad guys! Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, a fellow Dandy French writer who was a friend of Jacques Rigaut based this novel on Rigaut's life and suicide. It has a sligt moralistic tone that is off-putting - sort of like telling the reader to beware of the drug filled life of a dandy can lead to one's suicide! Of course, la Rochelle took that road himself after he was convicted of his relationship with the Germans (big Vichy supporter) during the Occupation ...more
Chetty
This book shows the slow inner destruction of Alain, a drug addict, hte writing appears to be modern for the time (1931). It is too bad that the author was a nazi sympathitizer during the war and later on committed suicide before gaining some recognition in the French literary world. I would gladly read some more of his works and now watch Mallet's film adaptation.
Yves Panis
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Un homme qui s'enfonce dans le néant : la drogue, puis le suicide. Écrit 16 ans avant le suicide de l'auteur. Impressionnant car superbe style mais aussi terriblement prémonitoire. Basée sur la vie d'un ami de Drieu Jacques Rigault.
M.moore
Dec 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The finest novelette in the "existentialist" vein--too bad the author fought for the losing side of the war or more people might have heard of it.
V. Watson
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've read... The book shows the last day of a heroin drug addicted who decides ends his life... How he despises ordinary life : 'I loathe mediocrity'...
Capsguy
May 29, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french
What a find!!!
Michael
Oct 24, 2008 rated it it was ok
I read the English translation.
Isabela Magalhães
Apr 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Sublime e intenso!
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Pierre Eugène Drieu La Rochelle (3 January 1893 in Paris – 15 March 1945 in Paris) was a French writer of novels, short stories and political essays, who lived and died in Paris. He became a proponent of French fascism in the 1930s, and was a well-known collaborationist during the German occupation.

Drieu was born into a middle class, petit bourgeois family from Normandy, based in the 17th arrondis
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