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La Croisade des Enfants

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Il y a longtemps que nous marchons. Ce sont des voix blanches qui nous ont appelés dans la nuit. Elles appelaient tous les petits enfants. Elles étaient comme les voix des oiseaux morts pendant l'hiver. Et d'abord nous avons vu beaucoup de pauvres oiseaux étendus sur la terre gelée, beaucoup de petits oiseaux dont la gorge était rouge. Ensuite nous avons vu les premières f ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published February 4th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1896)
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Nate D
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: work-day boredom
Recommended to Nate D by: writers no one reads
Marcel Schwob was a turn-of-the-century Belgian symbolist and horror writer. Apparently a friend (or at least correspondent of Stevenson and inspiration to Borges' A Universal History of Iniquity, but... I just wasn't that into this ever-so-brief set of monologues concerning the medieval Children's Crusade, wherein 7000 european kids believed themselves inspired by god to conquer Jerusalem, with little or no idea of where, or even what, Jerusalem was. It's a potentially fascinating historical in ...more
Damián Vives
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A partir de monólogos, más o menos fragmentarios, narrados por distintos protagonistas o espectadores periféricos, Marcel Schwob pinta, en tan sólo ocho pinceladas, el fresco definitivo sobre el curioso evento y alcanza, por su cadencia poética, uno de los momentos más logrados de toda su producción. Ediciones Reino de Cordelia recupera esta joya de la narrativa francesa en una cuidada traducción realizada por Luis Alberto de Cuenca. El volumen se ve embellecido por las ilustraciones del talento ...more
Γιώργος Λιαδής
Το βιβλίο των εκδόσεων Ερατώ έχει δύο διηγήματα· την Σταυροφορία Των Παιδιών και το Ξύλινο Αστέρι. Η σταυροφορία είναι αρκετά ενδιαφέρουσα, κυρίως γιατί εξιστορείται από διαφορετικές προσωπικότητες, το αστέρι είναι βαρετό αλλά έχει ενδιαφέρον τέλος :) Δεν είναι παιδικά διηγήματα (δε νομίζω να το καταλάβαιναν παιδιά) και λίγο με κούρασαν όλα αυτά τα θρησκευτικά, αλλά είναι καλή η μετάφραση (ως προς το πως ρέει η γλώσσα εννοώ) και θεωρώ πως θα έπρεπε να είναι πιο γνωστό στο ευρύ κοινό.
Eric Aguirre
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
Un cuento muy triste basado en hechos reales. La cruzada de los niños cuenta la historia de un grupo de infantes franceses y alemanes con la misión de llegar a Jerusalén. La idea de estos niños era convertir de manera pacífica musulmanes a cristianos. Principalmente estos niños querían ir a la tierra prometida guiados por la aparición de Jesús a un niño llamado Esteban Cloyes. El resultado es la muerte de muchos niños por hambre y enfermedades. También muchos terminan siendo vendidos como esclav ...more
Esteban
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nietzsche decía que todo hiere, bueno, la prosa de Schwob hiere más. El lirísmo de su prosa es descomunal y la manera tan vívida con que describe desde cada una de las perspectivas de quienes cuentan el mismo relato, o si se quiere fases del mismo, es tan estremecedora como concisa y breve en su extensión. Pródigo en símbolos, en metáforas, en incentivar a reflexiones de tipo teológico, filosófico y hasta político, como producto de esta lectura, la obra de Schwob es sin duda un retrato de épocas ...more
VAle
Nov 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: racconti
Non ricordo quando ho sentito parlare per la prima volta della "crociata dei bambini" del 1212, ma ricordo che ne fui subito affascinata: un fatto storico così drammaticamente curioso da far sorgere il dubbio di trovarsi di fornte a una leggenda, ma, proprio per la sua unicità ancora più reale.
Non ricordo neppure dove ho sentito di questo libro, di cui nulla sapevo fuorchè il titolo. Uno di quei libri destinati probabilemnte a giacere nelle liste dei "desiderata" per sempre.
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Sveta
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Short monologues from figures involved with the Children's Crusade. Written like a mixture of prose-poetry and drama, disparate form reflecting the scattered movement, with some moments of urgency but ultimately too loose to be compelling.
Lisandro
Mar 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Novela histórica construida a base de monólogos. Se lee de corrido, sin pausas. No es una historia clásica, es más bien un mosaico de entrañables.(Aprovecho mi primer reseña para decir: Yo sólo opino de libros que considero riquezas. La crítica inteligente se la dejo a otros.)
Cooper Renner
Poetically rendered account of the "children's crusade" of the thirteenth century; nine brief monologues by involved characters including two popes.
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Nov 15, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Marcel Schwob (1867-1905) was one of the key symbolist writers, standing in French literature alongside such names as Stephane Mallarme, Octave Mirbeau, Andre Gide, Leon Bloy, Jules Renard, Remy de Gourmont, and Alfred Jarry. His best-known works are Double Heart (1891), The King In The Gold Mask (1892), and Imaginary Lives (1896).
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