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One word only! No more talk of money. I hate money--the word and the thing itself. If I am not rich, I am yet rich enough to give to my friend, and it is my joy to give all I can for him. Would not you do the same? And if I needed it, would you not be the first to give me all your fortune? But that shall never be! I have sound fists and a sound head, and I shall always be ...more
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Published June 17th 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1905)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Jean-Christophe: Four-Volumes (Vol. #1), Romain Rolland

L'Aube ("Dawn", 1904), and Le Matin ("Morning", 1904), L'Adolescent ("Youth", 1904).

تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 1976 میلادی

عنوان: ژان کریستف: جلد یک از چهار؛ نویسنده: رومن رولان؛ مترجم: م.الف به آذین (محمود اعتمادزاده)؛ تهران، نیل، 1348؛ در 408ص؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی - سده 20م

ژان کریستف جلد نخست: سپیده دم، بامداد مرگ ژان میشل، نوجوان خانه ی اولر، اثر رومن رولان چاپ سوم انتشارات نیل

همچون زمانی که مه نمناک و انبوه، رو به رقت مینهد و پ
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Ian
Mar 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I came to these books via Stefan Zweig's "World of Yesterday"; in that autobigraphy Zweig is clearly in awe of Rolland and his work, in particular "Jean Christophe" and Zweig is proud to be a friend to Rolland. Printed versions of "Jean Christophe" are fairly hard to track down now, although there's an electronic version on Gutenberg. I managed to find a set of the Jupiter paperbacks from 1966 with the 10 novels in 4 volumes. The novel(s) is essentially a bildungsroman from Jean Christophe's bir ...more
Armina Salemi
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
اول کتابی که دست من بود نوشته بود:
«به کسانی که رنج می‌برند
و
پیکار می‌کنند
و
پیروز می‌شوند.»
Laura Uplinger
Mar 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Jean Christophe many, many years ago, lying on the morning sand of Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro...
It was summer, and while basking in the tropical sun - once in a while taking a delicious swim in the cool ocean - I was aware of the privilege of reading such a gorgeous story.
Somehow, Romain Rolland knew the extraordinary wealth of a musician's mind. The story is very moving, and can inspire all those who love music and its chosen.
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Naele
ان کس که دوست دارد مورد محبت نیست، ان کس که مورد محبت است خود دوست ندارد. ان کس که دوست دارد و مورد محبت است یک روز دیر یا زود از عشق خود جدا می شود. ادمی رنج می برد. دیگری را می رنجاند. و از این دو تن بدبخت تر همیشه ان کس نیست که رنج می برد./
عشق در سینه ی ان کسی است که دوست دارد، نه ان کسی که دوستش دارند./
Jorge
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Por fin en Noviembre del 2013(Noviembre 2013) llegué a una novela que había estado buscando con ahínco por varios años en varias partes del mundo (no es una metáfora!) ya que en México es sumamente difícil conseguirla, es más, en las librerías no se vende hay que recurrir al "mercado secundario". Novela muy apreciada por artistas e intelectuales del pasado y todavía por algunos amantes de las ideas pacifistas y humanitarias promovidas por el ganador del Nobel en 1915 Romain Rolland, llamado en s ...more
Mehmet B
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"İnsanın gücü o kadar azdır ki, daha ilk yokuşta soluk soluğa kalır, çok az kimsenin yola devam edecek kadar soluğu vardır." ...more
Lewis Weinstein
I read that "Jean-Christophe" was among the favorite books of young Zionists in Poland during the 1920s, so I will probably have the Polish characters in my new novel read the book and discuss it. There is much about awakening love and the creation of music that is beautifully written and could lead to fascinating experiences and interactions for my young characters.

Rolland won a Noble Prize for Jean-Christophe in 1915. By a strange coincidence, our apartment in Collioure, France was located on
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Laura
I. L'aube.
The original French text is available at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.

II. Le matin.
The original French text is available at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.

III. L'adolescent.
The original French text is available at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.
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Ann Klefstad
Jan 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
There are several volumes to this book (well, 3 in English and like a dozen in French), a vast belle-epoque account of the creative life that serves as an opportunity for Rolland, a critic and aesthete, to rumble on about culture in general. But it's a fascinating look, a really thorough one, at the world of Parisian culture at a time when it was the center of the world. ...more
Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
There was an L'ame enchantee who became Jean-Christophe and stayed with us for rest of our lives. ...more
Dr. Javid Jafarov
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the book I recommend more than any other!
Kamran
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read this book and line by line sentence by sentence I really fall in love with that. As a Persian, I can say this book has a special place among Iranian. We have the culture based on love and passion as Rumi, Hafif Shirazi, Saadi, Shamlou and so many others still are coming. I should thank Romain Rolland because I think he wrote this book for us.
Marine Hovhannisyan
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: novel
Շատ վաղուց կարդացած գիրք,բայց հիշողությանս մեջ մնացած որպես մի հիանալի գիրք երաժիշտ- դաշնակահարի կյանքի պատմության մասին, հեղինակը` Ռոմեն Ռոլանը, Նոբելյան մրցանակակիր է:Երաժշտության պատմության պրոֆեսոր էր,դաշնակահար ու գլխավոր հերոսի` Ժան - Քրիստոֆի պրոտոտիպը հենց ինքն է ու Բեթհովենը ...more
Julio Gabriel Paz Pinatte
En 1914, debido a la Primera Guerra Mundial, el Premio Nobel de Literatura no fue entregado por primera vez en su historia. En 1915, luego de un año de parón, se le otorgó el reconocimiento literario a Romain Rolland, quien se convirtió en el tercer autor francés en recibirlo. Según la Academia Sueca, el premio se puso en manos de Rolland “a manera de tributo al idealismo elevado de su producción literaria y a la simpatía y amor de la verdad con la cual ha descrito distintos tipos de seres human ...more
Tim Aurthur
Apr 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I so badly wanted to love this book, which was a blockbuster in its day and became impossible to find in French until Amazon issued a Kindle version a few years ago. What could be more dramatic and more musically interesting than a fictionalized Beethoven at the turn of the 20th century?

Sorry to say, I was disappointed. The book starts out wonderfully: the kind grandfather, the tender mother, the abusive father, the discovery of genius. But after Christophe has grown up, when you expect his deve
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saeide_n
Sep 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: roman
خوب یادم هست که با چه ولعی می خوندمش ( حسی که امروز کمتر پیش
می آد ! )
با ژان کریستف در واقع زندگی کردم با جلد اولش خودمو توی دوران کودکی ژان تصور می کردم و به شوق می اومدم با جلد دومش لحظات عاشقانه دوران نوجوانی به یادم می اومد و جلد سومش منو توی غم عجیبی برد اون جا که ژان با سابین آشنا میشه ودر نهایت سابین میمیره
جلد چهارمش پر از موسیقیه جلد پنجمش دوران اوج ژان رو به تصویر می کشه جلد ششم آنتوانت رو یادم میاره با اون زندگی غم بارش جلد هفتم و هشتمش رو متاسفانه خاطرم نیست جلد نهم که عاشق میشه وجلد
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Stella
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not sure why I have never heard of this book or author before.

I downloaded on Kindle just out or curiosity (it's free!) but once i started reading I just couldn't stop. This author breaks so many 'rules' of writing, he tells the story, he is barely showing it and yet It works.
The book was published in 1911 and yet the main character is someone i could identify with in so many ways, first love, first encounter with injustice, the feelings of being a child. This is Vol 1 of quite a large op
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Davood Rezaei
Jul 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
من جلد اولش رو که خوندم متوجه تاثیر شخصیت ژان بر خودم شدم. وبا شوق خاصی به خواندن بقیه کتاب ادامه دادم.صبور بودن و اعتماد به خویشتن و صداقت داشتن و اینکه هدف رو شناختن و بخاطرش جنگیدن از برجسته ترین فضیلت های اخلاقی این شخصیت و این کتاب بود به عقیده من.
Lucy Yang
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read the whole book. It took me a long time to finish. Not a easy journey, not very easy to understand. But one thing about classics is that many of thinkings are still very advanced even for current society. We are all in a circle of history.
Sahel
Sep 21, 2008 rated it liked it
همه رومن رولان رو به خاطر توصیفات دقیقش تحسین می کنن اما به نظر من یه کم خسته کننده است.فقط از اون توصیفات کودکی ژان کریستف خوشم می آد.نگاه کردنش از چشم یک بچه فوق العاده است
LynnSilver
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very insightful observation of human psyche
Lourdes Mordini
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In ten volumes, great read. Romain Rolland received the Nobel Prize.
soroush
Mar 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
متن ترجمه ي م ا به اذين را خواندم كه يكي از لذت بخش ترين تجربه هاي زندگيم بود
Li Li
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fictions-classic
Love this book, so inspiring, full of struggling but also beauty and hope.
Ali
Jun 22, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: world-literature
ژان کریستف و جان شیفته را م. به آذین(محمود اعتمادزاده) به فارسی ترجمه کرده که اولی یکی دو سال قبل از انقلاب و دومی در سال های اول انقلاب منتشر شده اند.
Bruce
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just amazingly written, some sentences are like music. It is a modern novel, feminist, pacifist. There are some long part in music or culture differences between France and Germany which I found boring.
Osman Junior
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5/5
Fx Smeets
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roman qui a tant marque mon adolescence, que je relis trente ans plus tard, et qui me parle toujours. Longue critique a venir
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1915 "as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings." ...more

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