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Vie de Henri Brulard Epub ê Vie de PDF/EPUB ²

Vie de Henri Brulard [EPUB] ✵ Vie de Henri Brulard By Stendhal – On a écrit ue l'auteur de la Chartreuse de Parme avait souhaité d'être à soi même plus intérieur et plus étranger u'il n'est permis Telle est l'ambiguïté de ce texte capital véritable confes On a écrit ue l'auteur de la Chartreuse de Parme avait souhaité d'être à soi même plus intérieur et plus étranger Vie de PDF/EPUB ² u'il n'est permis Telle est l'ambiguïté de ce texte capital véritable confession où Stendhal s'efforce de rejoindre Henri Beyle et où en retour la vérité de l'autobiographie prépare et impliue le mensonge peut être plus vrai de la fiction romanesueJe me trouvais ce matin octobre à San Pietro in Montorio sur le mont Janicule à Rome il faisait un soleil magnifiue Une chaleur délicieuse régnait dans l'air j'étais heureux de vivre uelle vue magnifiue c'est donc ici ue la Transfiguration de Raphaël a été admirée pendant deux siècles et demi Ainsi pendant deux cent cinuante ans ce chef d'oeuvre a été ici deux cent cinuante ans Ah dans trois mois j'aurai cinuante ans est il bien possible je suis tout le compte sur mes doigts et cinuante Est il possible cinuante Je me suis assis sur les marches de San Pietro et là j'ai rêvé une heure ou deux à cette idée Je vais avoir cinuante ans il serait bien temps de me connaître.

10 thoughts on “Vie de Henri Brulard

  1. Jonfaith Jonfaith says:

    Spinach and St Simon have been my only enduring tastes at least after that of having lived in Paris on a hundred louis a year writing books This was likely my favorite book since Čapek's Newts earlier this surreal year of anxiety and pestilence This was nearly a perfect time to read this as the author was essentially my age when he attempted to look back and gauge the defining events of his childhood I don't believe I am in shape for a similar escapade but I thoroughly enjoyed his account of a lonely Republican spirit in a house of bigoted Royalists though he's uick to admit that in terms of personal contact he couldn't live with proles His adventures in the Grande Armée confirmed that though he is likewise both suspicious of and hostile to the aristocracy He regards his account as a summary of the fluctuations of the heart and that's what makes it wonderful not just the illegible diagrams but the recognition of his folly and caprice Stendhal has pointed me in the direction of both Rousseau and Saint Simon

  2. Jim Jim says:

    This is the strangest of autobiographies In fact it is like a set of notes for an autobiography with repetitions footnotes that are nothing than a reminder to the writer and crude illustrations of rooms streets and scenes that played a part in the early life of Stendhal Henri Marie Beyle And it is only the first twenty or so years in Stendhal's life that are covered comprising his childhood in Grenoble his first few months in Paris and his happiness at joining Napoleon's army in its invasion of ItalyWhy is it called The Life of Henry Brulard when Stendhal's real name is Marie Henri Beyle? If we learn anything in the first two thirds of the book it is that Marie Henri loathes his father and his aunt Seraphie who seems to spend most of her time belittling and punishing him He refuses to call himself Beyle adopting instead the name Brulard which belonged to his late beloved mother When Seraphie dies and he finally gets to Paris he is disconsolate because in Paris there are no mountains as in his native Dauphiné In fact until the very end when Stendhal falls in love with Italy he is a young man not comfortable in his own skinIs Paris no than this?This meant the thing I've longed for so much as the supreme good the thing to which I've sacrificed my life for the past three years bores me It was not the three years' sacrifice that distressed me; in spite of my dread of entering the Ecole Polytechniue next year I loved mathematics; the terrible uestion that I was not clever enough to see clearly was this Where then is happiness to be found on earth? And sometimes I got as far as asking Is there such a thing as happiness on earth?Although The Life of Henry Brulard lacks the formal excellence of a great literary biography such as we are accustomed to it is so manifestly truthful and self critical that for once we do not feel that the author is busily embroidering an alternate past for himself The whole book was written over a four month period in the 1830s when Stendhal was fifty two Reading The Life of Henry Brulard is like experiencing a great writer forgiving all the dead ends and defeats of his youth It is if anything a kind of celebration of a wayward youth Stendhal stops writing abruptly when he feels his life is on the right track What we get are all the wrong tracks that threatened to overthrow his developmentFortunately for all of us Stendhal went on to become a great writer one who was eventually happy within his own skin

  3. Διόνυσος Ελευθέριος Διόνυσος Ελευθέριος says:

    This has to be one of the finest autobiographies ever written I'm a little surprised to see the less than positive reviews of it here I found Stendhal's meandering and picturesue tale of his formative years to be perpetually engaging admirably honest witty and intelligent throughout I especially enjoyed his ongoing commentary on and rejection of bourgeois European life and the lasting and significant influence that great books like those of Rousseau had on him Also his mature recognition of youthful folly was constantly as humorous as it was courageous A nearly unsurpassable masterpiece

  4. Frank Frank says:

    If this hadn't been a work related must read I doubt I would have finished it A rambling repetitive mess of chaotic thoughts and fragmentary recollections a deluge of names and references to contemporary events judgements and developments none of which really come to life and with only some vivid scenes few and far between that light up in the murk Starting off on Stendhal with this would induce only a happy very very few to move on to his great novels I suspectMuch of it is also simply incomprehensible There are anecdotes I completely fail to see the point of Take this observation 'I learnt English only many years later when I invented the idea of learning by heart the first four pages of The Vicar of Wakefield Ouaikefield This I fancy was around 1800 Someone had had the same idea in Scotland I believe but I didn't find that out until 1818 when I got hold of some Edinburgh Reviews in Germany' Little or no connection with what precedes and follows this passage It sounds like a madman's comments 'Invented the idea'? What's the idea? How do you learn a language just by memorizing four pages of text in it? And who was that Scotsman? Didn't he speak English already? What is he talking about In the Dutch edition that I read the notes don't help me eitherAnd it's full of these random jottings The whole thing sounds like Stendhal muttering to himself rather than addressing any reader Of course the thing was never finished or published in his lifetimeGranted that is also what gives it some lifeAnd maybe memoirs with all those names of people most everybody has now forgotten just isn't my genre

  5. Czarny Pies Czarny Pies says:

    Henry Brulard was the draft of his autobiography that Stendhal never finished Stendhal was certainly right to publish it in his lifetime The work was not complete and from what one can see from the document that exists Stendhal had no idea where he wanted to go with the workIt is the role of the scholar to take documents like Henry Brulard and draw from them to create a true biography Packaging and presenting this as a somewhat complete work does a disservice to both Stendhal and the unfortunate person who pays for it

  6. Zach Zach says:

    i want to read this book so bad it's distracting i don't have anytime to read it right now and i'm already reading too many books so instead of reading it right now i just pick it up and look it over i love stendhal i can't wait to read new to me stendhal

  7. Don Wilton Don Wilton says:

    Found this book hard to digest and the tale somewhat far fetched More Hocus Pocus than escape The two pricipal characters outwitting the 'wiley orientals' and intriguing their way to freedom just 2 weeks before the end of the war Not pointless but just too much of a bore for my liking

  8. Cooper Renner Cooper Renner says:

    Much consistently interesting than either Red and the Black or Three Italian Chronicles and full of the sense of who Stendhal was

  9. Will Will says:

    The word genius was for me at that time what the word God is for a bigot Chapter XXVIII

  10. Clara Clara says:

    I wish there was a way to give this book five stars without indicating that I think most or indeed the vast majority of people would enjoy it So a few caveats Stendhal repeats himself constantly the timeline manages to be highly confusing despite covering about ten years total the footnotes all refer to things he's doing in Rome in 1843 at one point he tells us that his aunt was 24 in 1790 and that he has no idea how old she is in the same paragraph which is characteristic of the general level of editorial oversight and Brulard isn't actually his name It's certainly not as compulsively readable as his novels or even most of the travel writings and essays At the same time Stendhal is Stendhal witty and charming and intelligent and fundamentally sincere and warm It's a fascinating record of the mindset of a particular time and place and of the origins of Stendhal's particular narrative fixations This isn't exactly nonfiction it's clear that he's telling a story about himself and the story is pretty familiar But then Stendhal only really has one story and I enjoy it every time

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