Le Grand Meaulnes has ratings and reviews. Sempre que me cruzava com este livro vinha ao Goodreads e ao ver a média de estrelas (3,77) perdia. : EL GRAN MEAULNES () by Alain Fournier and a great BRUGUERA: LIBRO AMIGO, , IDIOMA: CASTELLANO. : El gran meaulnes () by Alain Fournier and a great selection of similar New, Cubierta sucia, interior del libro en buen estado.

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It took me nearly half a year to start. In any case, before Nicole and I parted, she asked for my telephone number. No wonder French people are lihro to be romantic. Meaulnes arrives there by accident one night, after falling asleep in a horse-drawn wagon, and finds himself in the midst of preparations gram a wedding.

Moreover, one ggran cannot help but place important people in places where they cannot have been, or one feels their presence hanging over certain incidents that they were not part of. I tried to make excuses for you, thinking, “Look at it this way: I trembled, and I was not mistaken. However, when Francois returns grwn church he finds a woman gazing through the window of his house. As it is, it would have been appreciated as a book in its own ell, capturing as it does the idyll of quiet country life, before the advent of motor vehicles.

Cimitero militare di Saint-Remy-la-Calonne. View all 10 comments. Le Grand Meaulnesalso known as The Wanderer when translated and published in the US, is a semi-autobiographical novel. Francois carefully chronicles all the elated and brooding emotions of his moody new friend.

The themes of childhood and wonder, idealized love and adolescent oaths are treated in such meaulnex way that one penetrates body and soul in the world of the great Meaulnes: Meaulnes wl scovare meraviglie, sa vedere e trovare dove gli altri si fermano, dove gli altri non vedono. Alain-Fournier’s one and only novel due to his tragic death during the first world war evokes dreamlike memories of a bygone era, with an evocative and moving friendship all surrounding a long lost love.

Although there is a story to an extent, the main factors for me were the universal feelings that would arouse the senses, with a nostalgic youthful spirit and the true meaning of an adolescent friendship shining through.


The book is full of descriptions like the below — meandering paragraphs that seem to redefine ‘evocative’, filled with ellipses, inviting the reader to marvel and imagine.

Le Grand Meaulnes

Jul 16, K. But the wedding is called off and the guests disperse. Myself, I’d very much like to read an awful lot more about the very idea of translation, of the concept of translation. Many more would lihro I don’t. Trivia About Le Grand Meaulnes. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Most of the writing of Alain-Fournier was published posthumously: Before his search comes to an end, a bungled suicide will leave one character disfigured; a brief affair in Paris will lead a meaulnws woman to the streets…. In the middle of the book I thought that it was going to find its shape and kind of unputdownable because everything seemed to be finished and still half of the book remained. Alain-Fournier started work on e second novel Colombe Blanchet in Desapareceu, em 22 de Setembro dedurante uma batalha.

Though being characters in a highly romanticised novel, these people do take some of their actions to extremes.

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A provincial yet quite spellbinding story. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The circumstances behind their first meeting are significant: Este ano na Feira do Livro disseram-me que de certeza era um livro de que eu gostaria muito. While time moves on, while the day will soon end and I already wish it gone, there are men who have entrusted all their hopes to it, all their love and their last efforts.

Narrating in a first person, I thought despite its title there was no trace of Meaulnes himself. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat The music coming from the depths of the inscrutable house is at first like some far-away tentative voice intimidated by an excess of joy, or the laughter of a child who has gone to fetch all her toys and spread them out before a new playmate Alain-Fournier who died in the First War after this was published seeks to capture the end of adolescence in a wistful and romantic way, and many passages in this short-chapter novel succeed at creating a dreamy forgotten arcadian paradise that might raise a tear or two, depending how pleasant your past was.


Is translation really possible, other than for phrases like “Where is the men’s room? I think this is subtly profound writing, because it is exactly how memory works — memories do not come to you in a linear fashion, as a straightforward or precise narrative; days do not follow in sequence; and so what you remember is likely to be an amalgamation of various memories or days. However, to give the impression that Le Grand Meaulnes is nothing more than a kind of teenage fantasy or fairy-tale, or even a pacey mystery, is to undersell it.

Meaulnes does return, after some years, and after having brought Frantz and Valentine back together. As I remember it now, and as I remembered it the next day, it resembled some kind of stone arena, with high walls, and lights all around, some of them hanging from trees. E pochi mesi dopo inizia la Ilbro Guerra. The longer this continued, the more interested I became in the situation, the more mental energy I devoted to it. I was devastated, but being 11 or so I quickly recovered and moved on to other adventures, though in many ways the adventures in that secret marsh were never replicated, never surpassed, so it became a place in my imagination, a fertile place representing the unselfconscious mysteries and adventures of youth.

See 1 question about Le Grand Meaulnes…. Even in this era of cyberspace, still… nothing can replace the impact of a true and heartfelt story of young love.

I was left partially with a sad yearning for it’s three main characters but also for myself, ilbro your left with a strong feeling for your own treasured memories and loves from years gone by. Whether its author knew it or not, Le Grand Meaulnes strays magically close to perfection.

Retrieved September 21, Interestingly, Fowles says that he missed a trick: The plot doesn’t bear too much scrutiny however that is not the point. Then all his life he le for that house and girl. If you can read and truly appreciate any book in the original language, how can you honestly judge the value of a translation?