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  1. Christian Doig Christian Doig says:

    This modern classic of the French novel is an ode to love and literature Love because it transcends everything Literature the realm of true beauty Les amitiés particulieres ultimately is about beauty indeed The only purity of it can exist in a moment that is as fickle as now However beauty and the real love it inspires live on inside the pages of a bookExuisitely written and delicately put together this supreme novel is nonetheless an achievement of narrative complexity and potent expression of the spirit Restricted by the walls of a Catholic school and the wills of the others the very young protagonists experience a cult of their bond that manage to surpass any sublimation found in mythology history or religionThe images of the past and the rules of society are parallels to contrast the virtue of their friendship But even if not of the same nature of their classmates' inner side Georges and little Alexandre form a couple that dares to face some unuestionable laws Besides Georges is a schemer who gets rid of certain people according to his own sense of retaliation In the end is justice ours or God's?Beyond children's misunderstood innocence and the teenage antihero's entitlement the fate of love and beauty is that of immortality or rather eternity as the ideal world both Georges and Alexandre dream of will never be here Peyrefitte refers to the extreme behaviors consecrated by the Romantics in order to uncover the degradation that is the basis of our existence as civilized human beingsWhat are the limits of an aesthetic moral code? Les amitiés particulieres reminded me throughout of my personal convictions regarding such motifs yet if someone told me it reminded him of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray for instance I would protest noisely but perhaps couldn't deny some link between the two Just because in the end and paraphrasing Georges' conclusions on his feelings toward Alexandre his love for him went past his clarity and virtuousness matching the power of the little boy's passion Thus Les amitiés particulieres encompasses both the light and the dark integrating duality in one moving desperately uiet landscape

  2. Edmund Marlowe Edmund Marlowe says:

    Rare masterpiece on a misunderstood subject This is the deeply moving love story of brilliant 14 year old aristocrat Georges de Sarre and beautiful 12 year old Alexandre Motier at St Claude’s a French Catholic boarding school in the 1920s Though determinedly chaste their love is passionately expressed through kisses and poems and there is no mistaking the sensuality underpinning itWhether consummated or not for many centuries such intense love affairs between younger and older boys were a feature of boarding school life that brought joy and relief to some of the feeling and less hung up sort of adolescents as well as grief and catastrophe to the minority whose liaisons were discovered and crushed by the Christian authorities They were essentially pederastic satisfying different emotional needs in the younger and older participants though the disparity in age lent them special intensity for both This ancient tradition or less died a generation or so ago; the boys who would once have partaken or at least have approved of romantic friendships nowadays either never see their appeal brought up as they are in a society so antagonistic to them or shun them through terror of being misunderstood and branded as gay Indeed the number of reviews of this book implying gayness is proof they are right to fear it is now practically impossible to escape being judged according to the new dogma insisting on a fixed sexual orientation for even early teensIt is salutary to remember that however responsible the priests at St Claude’s were for the tragedy of Alexandre and Georges and however misguided the abhorrence of sin that drove them to act as they did they acted as gentle lambs compared to the savagery with which their post Christian successors today would crush an affair that any older and younger boy had the temerity to get embroiled in Our new moral dictators would of course destroy Alexandre to save him from an uneual relationship rather than from the sin of homosexuality but that would make no difference to either the cruel outcome or the monstrous bigotry behind it Ironically it would actually increase the perverse injustice of such interference Alexandre is typical of the younger boy in a special friendship in that his emotional need for it is evidently greater and so it is even vital to his happiness than to George’s that it should not be broken up Considering special friendships at boarding school have finally disappeared from our emotional landscape and are now so badly misunderstood we must be forever thankful that in the short space of time when they were still fairly widely understood and it had also become possible to write candidly about sexuality such a talented writer as Peyrefitte preserved their character for us so evocatively in his first and greatest work It is beautifully written throughout but the last chapter soars to heights of aching pathos rarely achieved by anyoneEdmund Marlowe author of Alexander’s Choice an Eton love story set in 1984 wwwdp1481222112

  3. Chris Chris says:

    One of the most true devastating and moving books I have ever read This is in the very top tier of all the gay literature I've read and collected many hundreds of books Review to come after I recover my rational thought processes Don't wait for my review read it now; it's easily available on abebookscom in either the original French or in the later Hyams translation The translation I read the first in English seems rare

  4. James James says:

    Having finally gotten around to watching the 1964 cinematic masterpiece that is Les amitiés particulières last month I felt inspired to read the 1943 novel of the same name as soon as I could though it did cost me than I anticipated that it would it seems mind boggling to me that a novel which won the Prix Renaudot when it was first published and which no less a luminary than André Gide declared that the book would still be read a century after it was published is currently out of print in English; one may only hope for an eventual Penguin Classics reprint so that a new generation of readers can experience this novel for that matter here's hoping that the film version gets a DVD release as well though the curious can easily see it for free on YouTube incidentally the film stays very true to the book with only a few minor details changed The setting is a Catholic boarding school called St Claude's in France in the 1920's The main character is one Georges de Sarre himself modeled after the writer in uestion Roger Peyrefitte a 14 year old boy of nobility who develops a crush on a fellow student a 12 year old boy named Alexander The two embark on a special friendship that while slightly ritualistic and totemic in character is still pretty chaste by our modern standards despite the scandal the book caused at the time there's nothing overtly sexual about the friendship of Georges and Alexander indeed they don't even so much as kiss on the lips Ah but gay courtship rituals were certainly something back then weren't they? Making gifts of flowery poetry sharing blood forging death pacts sadly something of a lost art in these days of Grindr hook ups The book unfolds at a leisurely pace beginning at the start of the school year on October 3rd and finishing during the summer break in July If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be a student at an all boy's Catholic boarding school in France in the 1920's this book is for you as Peyrefitte spares almost no details Seeing as the book examines both old school French Catholicism I come from French ancestry myself and am pretty much a lapsed Catholic and sub rosa homosexual themes it's only natural that I would be drawn to such a novel though the last one hundred pages are almost overbearingly sad It doesn't give up much of the plot to say that it all ends in tragedy for almost everyone involved from school boys to priests As it is this tragic ending is foreshadowed by Peyrefitte throughout the novel with his freuent allusions to Christian boy martyrs of antiuity such as Pancras of Rome and St Tarsicius

  5. Bill Bill says:

    Special Friendships is a very special novel very moving very thought provoking Try to ignore your reflex prejudice against a relationship between 14 yo Georges and 12 yo Alexander at a French boys school The story is tragic not because of the love between 2 young boys It is a tragedy because of a society's misunderstanding dogma and religious doctrine I became very engrossed in the several endearing characters and very angry at their adult enemies The big uestion this book asks is Who is at fault in the tragic results of a love? It suggests answers but does not resolve the uestion That is up to the reader The novel is very French and very Catholic It is almost a primer on 1950's French Catholicism One is immersed in its world It reuired me to look up many words and concepts not being raised Catholic I was uite surprised at some rituals and at the acceptance of adolescent boys of their daily routine

  6. Rayhan Zhafir Rayhan Zhafir says:

    From my point of view this book is nothing like a typical romance story it is a much better one The relationship between George and Alexander is painted very beautifully that it broke my heart From all works on romance this is easily the best one I have ever read Awesomely brilliant

  7. le amour fou le amour fou says:

    One of the greatest romantic tragedies ever written; a portrait of a love that transcends physical bounds and continues long after death Regardless of Peyrefitte's character I think it's insane that 'Les amities particuleres' is practically unknown outside of France

  8. Jack Orlleans Jack Orlleans says:

    It's written so tenderly and unabashedly sentimentally that it's impossible to not empathize and reminisce about your own early loves There are other themes in the book personal entitlement forgiveness piety and personal revelation but they're not what people are reading it for It's cleverly written with no shortage of beautiful passages better in the untranslated French thoughA captivating read even if it's not the most comfortable subject

  9. Gamelyn Chase Gamelyn Chase says:

    I started this book decades ago but finished it only recently 2006 It was the inspiration for my own debut novel Redemptor Domus I acknowledge this in my Author's Note at the front Frankly I thought I could do better with the subject matter than Peyrefitte As to whether I succeeded is for others to say

  10. Vegaulia Vegaulia says:

    beautiful poem location andstory is beautiful

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About the Author: Roger Peyrefitte

Born in Castres Tarn to a wealthy family Peyrefitte went to Jesuit and Lazarist boarding schools and then studied language and literature in Toulouse After graduating first of his year from Institut d'Études Politiues de Paris in he worked as an embassy secretary in Athens between and Back in Paris he had to resign in for personal reasons before being reintegrated in .