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Apr 14, Sheyda Heydari Shovir rated it really liked it. It’s going to have the opportunity, because I’m donating it to my library.

Le Grand Meaulnes – Wikipedia

Alain-Fournier returned to Paris in and became a literary critic, writing for the Paris-Journal. I forgive him, because somewhere in here is an archetype awaiting re?

Dai, andiamo a farli esplodere! This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Glad to have read a Alain-Fournier. Before his search comes to an end, a bungled suicide will leave one character disfigured; a brief affair in Paris will lead a young woman to the streets…. This book, along with a few others in various languages, ell a real test of the very idea of translation. Monsieur Seurel and his pupils seem to spend as much time in the countryside as they do in the classroom, and the life of that countryside is precisely situated in the Cher region of France, not far from Bourges.

It took me some time to get comfortable with Le Grand Meaulnes; a lack of meaningful dialogue between Meaulnes and the narrator initially prevented me from feeling the depth of their bond. It’s to me Schrodinger’s Cat or some other weird, quantum paradox. His notes and sketches for Colombe Blanchet have also been published.

In other words the sensibility is that of a sensitive rustic intellectual; a character type I always find intriguing. He wrote a single novel, Le Grand Meaulneswhich was adapted into two feature films and is considered a classic of French literature.


He then studied at the merchant marine school ljbro Brest. Absolutely rated it liked it Recommended to K.

Le Grand Meaulnes

Refresh and try again. But because I did not have any other fiction unread in my bookshelves I continued reading. Because of his tallness, he acquires the nickname “grand”. The End of Childhood Augustin Meaulnez, the larger-than-life hero of Alain-Fournier’s charming French hran ofis a curious mixture of tormented adolescent and knight errant.

A great many writers have citied this book as a favourite, notably John Fowles, in the preface to the revised reissue of his novel The Maguswho claimed that he sought, in this justly celebrated novel about the mysterious goings-on on a Greek island, to create the same effect of enchantment achieved by Alain-Fournier.

The tragedy of the main character, though painted in pastel colours, reveals in fact a different tragedy, quiet and even more pastel, of the narrator.

The literary world is so much the poorer for his loss as well as for the loss of many more novels he surely would have w Although Le Grand Meaulnes sometimes translated as The Wanderer or The Lost Estate was written inwhich was more in the decadent or modernism era, this lovely, mysterious novel falls definitely into the category of late Romanticism. As it is, it would have been appreciated as a book in its own right, capturing as it does the idyll of quiet country life, before the adven I read this book because it is so famous, and because I was hoping to improve my French.

I tried to make excuses for you, thinking, “Look at it this gan The party was being held to welcome Frantz and the girl he was to marry, Valentine.


One day, Meaulnes takes a gtan and horse from the school and disappears for three days without explanation. It inspired the title of F. View all 6 comments. Interestingly, Fowles says that he missed a trick: When he returns, Meaulnes seems dazed and forlorn. Myself, I’d very much like to read an awful lot more gfan the very idea of translation, of the concept of translation.

We d Some time after leaving university I was in a club; and at one point in the, er, festivities I was tapped on the shoulder.

And then it disappeared – from my life, but strangely enough, also from public interest in Poland. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I trembled, and I was not mistaken. He infiltrates the party and subsequently meets a beautiful girl, Yvonne. After arriving in class, the year-old Augustin Meaulnes, a bright young man who comes from a modest background, soon disappears.

Despite this similarity, French translators struggled the same way vran render the word “great”, and chose Gatsby le magnifique literally Gatsby the Magnificent. By using this site, you agree to the Mewulnes of Use and Privacy Policy. Le Grand Meaulnesalso known as The Wanderer when translated and published in the US, is a semi-autobiographical novel. It was a short life because he was killed in WW I, at age grzn, the same year the book was published, Well, I’ll meet them halfway and say that it is conducive to a dream-like state, in as much as I found myself wanting to fall asleep as I read it.