La Chartreuse de Parme PDF ☆ La Chartreuse PDF or

La Chartreuse de Parme PDF ☆ La Chartreuse PDF or

La Chartreuse de Parme ➣ [Epub] ➝ La Chartreuse de Parme By Stendhal ➭ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Стендал е ярък представител на критическия реализъм продължител на традициите на френските просветители от Стендал е ярък представител на критическия реализъм продължител на традициите на френските просветители от XVIII век„Пармският манастир“ е един от най хубавите му романиОписвайки живота в малкото La Chartreuse PDF or италианско княжество Парма в началото на XIX век Стендал всъщност рисува блестяща картина на монархическа Европа от епохата на Реставрацията Неговите герои са живи силни страстни люде взети направо от живота които ненавиждат деспотизма и мечтаят за свободна Италия.


10 thoughts on “La Chartreuse de Parme

  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    Stendhal depicts both the amorous passion and the predilection for court intrigue present in the Italian character yet he does this with an irony and a political analysis indisputably French thereby producing not only a great realistic novel but a work which comments on the romantic novels that have gone before And yet here is the marvelous part The Charterhouse of Parma for all its realism is still an incredibly romantic novel containing a battle a duel a knife fight various disguises for the hero and others a poetry writing revolutionary highwayman and the most romantic setting for a love affair possible a passionate encounter between an unjustly imprisoned young nobleman and the beautiful daughter of the prison warden soon to be married to a rich man she despises None of this however turns out uite the way that it would for Dumas pere or Anthony Hope for that matter for in the world of Stendhal the individual's romantic impulses as in real life are often thwarted by circumstance


  2. Fergus Fergus says:

    In 1975 I lugged this paperback along with my brown bag lunch on my trips into the dreary downtown enclave that first fitfully entombed my youthful dreams my dark office at the outset of my thirty year fully pensionable life sentenceAs my enthusiasm waned there though eschewing the ribald loves of my fellow lifers’ way of all flesh I found a fond friend in Fabrizio O yes Stendhal‘s ever young protagonist Fabrizio You see his wayward mom and sparkling little aunt had given this kid a very long leash indeedCareful ladies His erratically errant psychological type is the kind of persona you have to watch closely As folks had to watch BOTH of us back then For uixotic at heart Fabrizio and I had vowed never to rescind our Law of the uest You see we were born and remained rather dense naïfs Fabrizio and I And if you’re like that and just let the good times roll you’re only headed for one of of life’s many brick walls It’s just plain factSo here is Fabrizio chafing at the bit for his first uest like Lord Byron’s Childe Harold taking off for whatever Lady Luck might throw his way leaving his childhood château to go onward and outward into the grim facts of life in a Napoleonic Era paysage moraliséPerhaps it will do him some goodAnd so when his wonderful uesting is rewarded with the Gorgon’s head of a thankless coming of age finally reading that I consoled myself with the empathetic thought that like him perhaps my best bet and my ticket out of this darkly hellish lifelong sentence In an awful office would be in the cloistered life of peaceful recollection he finally opts forAnd that’s to a certain extent what I’ve been given now that my pension has locked in A life of peaceful reflection books and meditations on books All I ever wanted And now after my life’s disastrous obstacle course how sweet it all isNow what I’ve said here is only the barest of outlines of Stendhal’s whopping good yarn In effect though he is preaching his rather coarse “make hay while the sun shines” to the youth of the Machine Age who may like Fabrizio and me have had their noses otherwise perpetually stuck in a dumb Book of ChivalryBut you know kind author for all your robust seat of your pants fictional action and ever apparent arch irony you should know better than to have advised us the Fabrizio’s of the free world to “carpe diem”For in your own life as a career diplomat black tedium dogged your steps to the end But believing in the Code of a Lifelong uest and avoiding your private and perilous affairs of the heart has brought me and Fabrizio finally to the Peace of its Fulfillment


  3. Jr Bacdayan Jr Bacdayan says:

    JR was writing a little note on a piece of parchment when a cry was heard outside his door ‘Bring him here the rascal I shall have his head cut off’ There was a commotion and the door was opened and he recognized Conte Crescenzi uite inebriated and spouting forth such obscenities that would have made the most devilish of villains blush Such buffooneries were uttered that even the dogs barking outside were scandalized It was later claimed by the lowest class that at the same moment inside the church of the Sta Elena tears fell from the Virgin’s eyes Now JR had a tiny piece of dagger in his hilt and was ready to stab the Conte had the Conte attempted to draw his rapier Alas the Conte was there only to abuse the poor gentleman with his words Earlier he had been visiting a debtor in a rather dreadful tavern full of vagabonds when he heard a drunkard say ‘I say here’s the Conte Crescenzi come to mingle with us dogs I feel thee better to be with us dogs than a wife who is a bitch to another man Come and drink’ The crowd inside the tavern was filled with guffaws for the drunkard’s insolence The Conte’s face blushed with horror He had never heard such an accusation and from such a lowly person Never before had he doubted his wife’s fidelity to him until that moment Thus his heart was filled with great sorrow and he drunk such wine that the Savior would have died had it been all his blood the Conte was drinking Then the suddenly passionate Conte broke into a sonnet he wrote as a boy once when his mother had struck him for pilfering a sou from her purse When he finished the drunken crowd erupted with peals of laughter and insults for the sonnet was not flattering and very novice It even had a line which said ‘your maternal person is Machiavellian so let me suck the wiliness out of your teat’ which seemed rather seditious to the crowd Then a monstrously plump vagabond who liked to call himself Bonaparte made a declaration ‘a friend of mine writes appraisals better than that Jacobinical sonnet’ The Conte was outraged ‘Give me the name of this libertine and I shall hang him’ The drunken Conte had fancied that the vagabond had implied that this person who made appraisals better than his sonnets was also the lover of his wife It was his Italian blood prone to fits of wild imaginings when in frenzy that we can attribute this to And so Bonaparte declared the name JR and informed the furious Conte of his whereabouts Full of zeal the Conte made haste and left the tavern but not before he insulted the crowd with his profanities that are to be legendary for being astoundingly juvenile at the same time And so this is where our story began when the Conte arrived at the gentleman’s lodgings and here too shall it end After assaulting JR with a furious besmirching the Conte sat down and asked for some wine ‘Let me wet my dry lips clown’ ‘It shall be as wet as the Contessa’s buds whenever I take her to be mine’ responded JR uite amused by the Conte’s audacity to ask for wine from someone he just insulted The Conte’s face blushed due to his very Catholic nature however due to his intoxication he managed to summon some small ounce of courage and take a small knife from his boot to stab JR who was turned back uite busy decanting a Verdicchio JR felt the sharp pain on his back and slowly his vision turned dark until everything was black as a crow’s eye Emptiness Death? But then light slowly came to him He awoke inside his room with a copy of Stendhal’s The Charterhouse of Parma on his face He’d fallen asleep on his couch right after reading the novel He smiled That’s realism for you he thought But the smile vanished from his face when he looked at the clock and saw that it displayed the numbers seven fifty eight He sprang up took a uick shower changed clothes got his bag and went out He was late for class


  4. Mark André Mark André says:

    A long twisting tale of love and intrigueMasterful story telling Fun to read


  5. Adam Dalva Adam Dalva says:

    A sprawling sloppy often exhilarating read It is an almost absolute middle point between Tom Jones the handsome lead the vignette y style the wonderful humor the slapsticky regard for human life the excess coincidences that characterize the early novel and War and Peace which it clearly influenced in its courtwar split and its fascination with Napoleon It is too long by half the scenes of intrigue in Parma are remarkably redundant and has some messy threads that never really resolve The ending is anticlimactic and strange I think conceptions of literary STAKES were still missing at this point and so we are built toward a climax that we don't really care about and then fade awayFabrizio is a spectacularly useful character He is sexy lovable and unbelievably stupid and impulsive I would say he makes several of the worst decisions in literature all of which drive the action of the book and keep us on our toes There is a zesty incesty plot that is cleverly written around There is possibly my favorite coincidence of this period of fiction early on at Waterloo I won't spoil it In fact the entire before Parma section of the book is absolutely thrilling Best of all though is the stretch of the novel when Fabrizio is imprisoned in the beautifully designed tower Brilliantly anticipated wonderfully tense oh so romantic It's the why I love to read section of this book resonant of the flood seuence in the Makioka Sisters The rest of the novel doesn't live up to it But then again what could?Oh and the title is clever Frances Ha esue uick read for its length The translation by Howard is excellent the Modern Library edition is replete with typos


  6. adam adam says:

    Standard 19th century French novel? Not even close This book defies almost every convention of the novel and it was written before any of those conventions were even recognized No hero no heroine no real plot; no morality lesson; Machiavellian politics for everyone; love doesn't conuer all; love doesn't even exist in this world until the main character gets locked away in prison for a womb like nine months; a narrator who couldn't care less about the whole thingthis is so modern it hurts I wouldn't call this an easy or fun read but I find myself thinking about the book a lot long after I've finished it It's really difficult to place and kinda powerful because of it


  7. Perry Perry says:

    O wretched soul what sweetness it wasHow we burned at the moment when I sawthose eyes that I might never see againLines from Petrarch on handkerchief given secretly as a gift in novel's forbidden love affairThe 1839 Charterhouse represented a movement away and forward from the romanticism of Stendhal's time this was one of the earliest examples of realism in a way that was considered revolutionary then; Balzac considered it the most important novel of his time Though some elements of the romantic emotionalism linger the novel turns to realism in fully exploring human nature and psychology of its primary charactersStendhal like the protagonist Fabrice del Dongo served with Napoleon's army in the 1812 campaign into Russia After Napoleon's fall Stendhal lived six years in Italy a country he fell in love with before returning to his native FranceUpon return from serving with Napoleon's army del Dongo returns to the intrigue and politics of the court of Parma and fends off repeated advances from his relatively young aunt by marriage 15 years his senior He falls head over heels for the young maiden Clelia and they begin a platonic affairuntil after she is married and insists that they have sex in complete darkness so she would not be fully aware that she was committing an adulterous sin Once he deems the affair hopeless that he can never be with his love he turns to the cloth escaping the cruel world into the charterhouse or monastery I enjoyed it as a uniue departure in my reading appreciating the blend of the realism with some of the dramatically emotional pull of hopeless love


  8. Christian Christian says:

    I picked this up last month because I'm a huge fan of The Red And The Black easily one of my top five novels Stendahl was a nineteenth century French satirist who bascially invented the realistic psychological novel and The Red And The Black is a wicked black comedy about a cunning young priest who plots to become Pope and his subseuent adventures in high society Like I say I loved this book so I had high hopes for CharterhouseUnfortunately in my opinion after a promising start this book sort of loses the thread The majority of it is taken up with the bureaucratic and romantic intrigues of a court in the small Italian state of Parma and to the modern Western reader most of this stuff is crushingly dull Stendahl's great strength is showing us characters who are oblivious to their own inner motives those motives being plain as day to us readers and there is some of that here as well as some compelling characters especially the Duchesa Gina Sanservina the real hero of the story but markedly absent is the biting wit and barbed social commentary of Stendahl's other great novel This is one of those historic romance novels that always leaves me scratching my head and thinking wait are these characters sleeping together or not? Perhaps I'm asking a bit much to have these elliptical intrigues spelled out for my modern sensibility but it's frustrating to observe the behavior of these courtiers who for all my experience with their weird ways might as well be attendants to the Prince of Mars Some of the ridiculous courtly behavior is funny or illuminating of human weakness in a telling way some of the scenes are great the Waterloo seuence early in the book is absolutely amazing some of the characters are worth getting to know but there are weird plot twists that feel poorly introduced and then abandoned Also and I kid you not some of the most significant and interesting action in this five hundred ten page novel takes place on the last ten pages We spend hundreds of pages meandering around in these peoples lives and then all this crazy intense shit happens to them at the very end and is totally glossed over What were you thinking Stendahl?If you're a Stendahl fan you'll probably want to read this at some point and maybe it's better than I know and I'm just not the best reader for this one My opinion though as if it weren't obvious is that you should do yourself a favor and read The Red And The Black instead


  9. Fionnuala Fionnuala says:

    I read this looking for atmosphere and details about the Napoleonic wars having just read War and Peace in which Tolstoy does a wonderful job of conveying how Napoleon's Russian campaign was viewed by some sections of Russian society The beginning of this novel was promising with descriptions of how the people of Milan and the surrounding area viewed the Napoleonic conuest but soon the author began a long and involved courtly love saga that might have belonged in the twelfth century than the nineteenth Not exactly what I expected


  10. WILLIAM2 WILLIAM2 says:

    Not bad until the end where it grows maudlin alas and becomes a slog Worthwhile overall but The Red and the Black it isn't


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