[Ebook] Istoria celor treisprezece By Honoré de Balzac – Thomashillier.co.uk



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  1. says:

    19th Century French Superheroes Avoid Kryptonite Nothing can stop these guys, even if they can t leap tall buildings at a single bound Whoa, dude Balzac anticipated American comics and TV by about a century, but his imagination was far less technological I mean, no batmobiles, no spider DNA, and no single power engendering words shazam anyone But the band of brothers, thirteen in all, can achieve anything, have unlimited financial resources, connections in high places, and murder is child s 19th Century French Superheroes Avoid Kryptonite Nothing can stop these guys, even if they can t leap tall buildings at a single bound Whoa, dude Balzac anticipated American comics and TV by about a century, but his imagination was far less technological I mean, no batmobiles, no spider DNA, and no single power engendering words shazam anyone But the band of brothers, thirteen in all, can achieve anything, have unlimited financial resources, connections in high places, and murder is child s play for them They are neither politically or socially correct Balzac s romantic writing spirals out of control in this book, in my humble opinion, along with his love of pontificating at length on every aspect of Parisian society and human nature It s a Peking duck kind of novel That is, it s rich, but it might not be that easy to digest The History is divided into three discrete stories linked only by references to the secret group of heroes about whom we learn almost nothing in fact The first, Ferragus Chief of the Companions of Duty , has a highly convoluted plot involving the secrets of a beautiful woman and the morbid jealousy of a would be lover In this section the band of brothers reveal their awesome powers to intervene almost anywhere Well, maybe not Arkansas In the second, The Duchess of Langeais , one of the brothers gets involved in a passionate but ill fated love affair Five years after the unlucky denouement of their platonic trysts which led to her disappearance into a Spanish convent, Armand de Montriveau finally locates her His twelve mates come to rescue the fair maiden with all the panache and know how of true superheroes The result is what you ll find out by reading the book The third, The Girl with the Golden Eyes , is one of the earliest lesbian love stories I ve ever seen It is quite thin, however, filled out with lots of Balzac s social analysis and bits and pieces of other ideas that occurred to him, no doubt on sleepless nights or in his cups The lesbian part consists of one sentence The ending just staggers across the finish line All in all, the book drags here and there, and contains brilliant writing right after that If you ve read the great novels by Balzac for example, Lost Illusions , Eugenie Grandet , Pere Goriot , Colonel Chabert , or Cousin Bette , you might enjoy this one, but if you are just beginning, probably it would be better to pick another one because at times you may feel the presence of kryptonite


  2. says:

    E k nyvet forgatva sokszor felmer lt bennem a k rd s, hogy ugyan mi rt is olvasok n Balzacot Azon t l, hogy Emma l nyom v lasztotta ki a h rom el tett francia szerz k z l, azzal az indokl ssal, hogy selymes a tapint sa K sz n m neked, Vil girodalom Remekei sorozat, a selymes bor t kat Merthogy mit is csin l Balzac Egyr szt ha megl t egy sz passzonyt, egy koldust, egy biciklis fut rt vagy ak r egy utc t, r gt n elkezdi meghat rozni, m gpedig nemritk n 3 5 oldalas kacskaring s le r sok E k nyvet forgatva sokszor felmer lt bennem a k rd s, hogy ugyan mi rt is olvasok n Balzacot Azon t l, hogy Emma l nyom v lasztotta ki a h rom el tett francia szerz k z l, azzal az indokl ssal, hogy selymes a tapint sa K sz n m neked, Vil girodalom Remekei sorozat, a selymes bor t kat Merthogy mit is csin l Balzac Egyr szt ha megl t egy sz passzonyt, egy koldust, egy biciklis fut rt vagy ak r egy utc t, r gt n elkezdi meghat rozni, m gpedig nemritk n 3 5 oldalas kacskaring s le r sok seg ts g vel Ez persze rthet , ha figyelembe vessz k, hogy Balzac igaz b l nem reg nyeket rt, hanem t pusokat gy jt tt, s ha esz be jutott egy ilyen t pus, akkor gyorsan defini lta, hogy azt n gombost re t zve besorolhassa mint egy bogarat a k zel sz zezer kor bban defini lt t pust tartalmaz gy jtem ny be M sfel l Balzac m g el szeretettel eszmefuttat is, a hossz t v eszmefuttat s r k s bajnoka, aki saj t s olvas i orrv rz sig k pes taglalni a Restaur ci korabeli Franciaorsz g politikai s t rsadalmi viszonyait, m gpedig okosan, ugyanakkor b josan id szer tlen l, s a cselekm ny szempontj b l alapvet en irrelev nsan is Ja igen, a cselekm ny Merthogy egy id ut n az rt r nknak esz be jut, hogy cselekm ny is van a vil gon , s akkor robban sszer en beleteker a dolgokba Ilyenkor elk peszt , hihetetlen, irre lis esem nyekkel csapja h kon az olvas t, p ld ul ezzel a Tizenh rmak nev titokzatos szabadk m ves jezsuita szervezettel , akik elk peszt okkult erej kkel gy uralj k a t megeket, hogy azok ezt szre sem veszik, s olyan dolgokat akarnak v ghezvinni h t, itt megakadtam kicsit, mert fogalmam sincs, mit akarnak v ghezvinni Tal n azt akarj k v ghezvinni, hogy min l okkultabbnak s titokzatosabbnak l tsszanak no, ez bej tt N ha pedig bedob a reg nybe valami elk peszt en nagyst l , lovagias gonosz g niuszt is e csoport vezet j t , aki egyfel l HAJON T FELSZ V D m reggel gyilkolja meg ellenfeleit, m sfel l meg ha szeret valakit, akkor meghalni is k pes rte s van romantika is, ami nagyj b l abb l ll, hogy k t nemes, tiszta l lek a sz szoros rtelm ben idegl zban hemperegve biztos tja egym st szerelm r l Te olyan j vagy Nem vagyok m lt hozz d Nem, n nem vagyok m lt hozz d, mert te vagy a j Nem, nem, n olyan rossz vagyok, legal bbis hozz d k pest, aki j , teh t nem lehetek m lt hozz d,ilyet viccb l se mondj etc., etc , amit valami rt nem k pesek norm lis p rkapcsolati szinten bonbon, vir g, j r s, szex, h zass g, stb ki lni No, h t ezek vannak Megmondom szint n gyakran iszonytat an idegt p s m gis van benne valami zsenialit s, s valami izgat elavults g is, mert igen, kifejezetten izgat , hogy Balzac mennyire m sk pp k pzelte el az irodalmat, mint a XX XXI sz zad Az biztos, hogy manaps g m r senki nem r gy, mint Ami nem biztos, az az, hogy ez k r.Korrekci olvastam n m r Balzacot, m gpedig j Balzacokat Alapvet en b r ez most se a pontoz sb l, sem az rt kel sb l nem l tszik szeretem az reget Mintha ez a k nyv olyan s r s gi fokon tartalmazn az r sszes engem irrit l jellemz j t, hogy azt m r t nyleg nem tudom toler lni De sebaj, most elolvastam egy Balzacot Legk zelebb meg elolvasok egy Jobbzacot Ehm ehm Kiv ve a k z ps kisreg nyben Langeais hercegn Ott teljesen mell zi a cselekm nyt mert azt a szerelmi h zd meg ereszd el t, ami a sz veg gerinc t k pezi, nem vagyok hajland cselekm nynek cs folni Elm letileg ez a titokzatos Tizenh rmak sz vets ge a k z s sz l a h rom kisreg nyben Elm letileg gyakorlatilag nem Biztos szrevett tek, hogy a korszak eur pai s orosz irodalm ban milyen gyakran kapnak idegl zat vagy valami hasonl t a szerepl k, ha valami trauma ri ket elhagyja vagy megs rti ket valaki, erre gynak esnek, oszt j jszak t, gyakran meg is halnak Sz vesen olvasn k valamit arr l, hogy vajon ez a rejt lyes k r 1 valami korabeli stresszbetegs g 2 eufemizmus az ngyilkoss gra hisz az egyh zak val sz n leg nem n zt k volna j szemmel, hogy egyes szerepl k egyszerre ngyilkosok S k zben pozit v figur k 3 egyszer lustas g, s azt jelzi, hogy az r nak nem volt kedve kidolgozni valami korrekt hal lesetet ablakb l lepottyan t zliteres bef ttes veg, lepra, kobrat mad s, konnektorba ny l s , de szerette volna dr maian lez rni a cselekm nyt


  3. says:

    The criminal as superman Balzac s fascination with crime as the obverse of society and because the criminal epitomizes the shapeshifting of modernism There s also a heavily gothic element to these stories Balzac distinguishes his novellas from traditional gothic because he is charting the physiognomy of Paris, his great subject As always, Balzac tends to over describe He is the epitome of thick description, sometimes to the narrative s detriment.I would give Girl with the Golden Eyes 5 st The criminal as superman Balzac s fascination with crime as the obverse of society and because the criminal epitomizes the shapeshifting of modernism There s also a heavily gothic element to these stories Balzac distinguishes his novellas from traditional gothic because he is charting the physiognomy of Paris, his great subject As always, Balzac tends to over describe He is the epitome of thick description, sometimes to the narrative s detriment.I would give Girl with the Golden Eyes 5 stars not for the gothic seduction story incest too but for the incredible preface which anatomizes the social structure of Paris, an essential document in the history of modernism


  4. says:

    The History of the Thirteen purports to be the story of a secret society but in actuality itsof study of society and various types of love First, a note on the general nature of Balzac s work Balzac was an author with wide ranging concerns Balzac is at his best when he s making observations about society and talking about Paris at large the strata of society, the types of people living in it, how they interacted with each other Some observations are very clever One great line is wh The History of the Thirteen purports to be the story of a secret society but in actuality itsof study of society and various types of love First, a note on the general nature of Balzac s work Balzac was an author with wide ranging concerns Balzac is at his best when he s making observations about society and talking about Paris at large the strata of society, the types of people living in it, how they interacted with each other Some observations are very clever One great line is when he says some streets are like mermaids they have beautiful heads but their ends are very fishy He s very good at slotting people into society of evoking muddling officials, coquettes, dangerous men, and everyone else you might encounter under the sun What Balzac is best at is creating quick sketches of the world and how various people live in it and see it Consequently, Balzac is at his best on tangents when he decides to set aside the plot and do his own thing Onegeneral comment his treatment of women is pretty standard for Victorian times, but still frustrating There s a double standard between the sexes where the men can be virtuous and great while sleeping with whomever they want, but the women who even flirt with a bunch of men deserve to go to hell The men get off the hook, the women end up heartbroken and dead Ferragus was the first tale in the volume a tale of a seemingly perfect wife, a husband who begins to have suspicions, and a third shadowy elderly figure There is a bit of intrigue in the middle, but most of this story is just plain bad The plot is melodramatic and easily predictable The characters are not really fleshed out in any meaningful way The end is at first utterly clich , contrived and insipid and then oddly discordant and digressive A parody of the Paris bureaucracy doesn t really fit into this boilerplate story about jealousy The Duchesse de Langais isinteresting in terms of character and plot A man who has explored the world and faced great dangers falls in love with a coquette, a flirtatious woman who plays with men s hearts The story explores the dangerous tug of war between the wills and hearts of those two I m of two minds when it comes to the treatment of women in this story I can t decide if the Duchesse s sudden change of heart toward Armand is plausible given her character or if it is just a way for Balzac to dish out some poetic justice Maybe it s a bit of both Finally, the Girl With the Golden Eyes is easily the best of the lot The beginning of this story is virtuosic a summary of the people of Paris, their classes, their whims, their worries, their looks and fashions This is a tremendous summary of the people of Paris, their motivations and their works That so much is packed into such a short space is simply amazing The rest of the story isn t quite as strong but it s not bad The middle is pretty good as well invoking raw passion and sensuality and the twist ending is shocking and powerful.This volume had three stories in it of wildly varying quality some quite bad, others great That makes rating this uneven collection tough I d like to give The Girl With Golden Eyes five stars and Ferragus one Duchesse is probably three and a half stars so it averages out at about three


  5. says:

    2019 was to be the year of Project Balzac, an attempt to get at least knee deep, possibly waist deep into the human comedy It nearly came to grief at the start of the second of the three novellas that make up this collection, an interminable and prolix account of the position of the aristocracy in Paris in the 1820 s and 1830 s Frankly this was as poor a piece of writing as anything I ve sign from a great writer, even allowing for the perils of translation But eventually I made it through the 2019 was to be the year of Project Balzac, an attempt to get at least knee deep, possibly waist deep into the human comedy It nearly came to grief at the start of the second of the three novellas that make up this collection, an interminable and prolix account of the position of the aristocracy in Paris in the 1820 s and 1830 s Frankly this was as poor a piece of writing as anything I ve sign from a great writer, even allowing for the perils of translation But eventually I made it through the quagmire, and found enough to make the collection worthwhile I tend to think of Balzac s writing being typified by three things a desire to offer a sociological explanation of contemporary society, which doesn t always sit well in fiction, and in the case of these three stories features a little too much an embodiment of these sociological concerns in dynamic stories, often about ambition, greed, desire and consumption Balzac excels in the treatment of people caught up in a whirlwinf of sex, spectacle and fashion Its present in these storie, but not quite enough a tendency towards melodrama, often centred around criminal masterminds This is not uninteresting, is picked up in things like Dumas novels, and is destined to become a staple of popular culture It just doesn t always sit well with realism,and hence is probably best comes in moderate doses, and the doses here are less than moderate.Finally, there are three tales of amour contained in these pages At the end of each of which the woman dies Someone should have had a word with the author


  6. says:

    To give this book the credit it deserves, read and project yourself back to the time in which it was written And then, examine closely the statements that Balzac is making, many of which are so relevant today Just as the writing of Thoreau has today s young readers gob smacked at his relevance to present day thought, Balzac s stories are teeth grittingly reflective of today s world, particularly Paris I loved this book despite the fact that it really skirts around paying off on its title The To give this book the credit it deserves, read and project yourself back to the time in which it was written And then, examine closely the statements that Balzac is making, many of which are so relevant today Just as the writing of Thoreau has today s young readers gob smacked at his relevance to present day thought, Balzac s stories are teeth grittingly reflective of today s world, particularly Paris I loved this book despite the fact that it really skirts around paying off on its title These mysterious superheroes have other lives in other of his books at least 4 of them being named Don t read the Introduction Preface till you finish the book Balzac and his editors translators did not know how to attach Spoiler Alert to their works Read this as a child but now re reading all the Balzacs in my library before donating to locals


  7. says:

    I read these very loosely connected stories in anticipation of watching Jacques Rivette s massive film Out one Apparently the film is somehow based on this collection and I wanted to have as much ammunition as I could as I delve into the 12 hour film My reaction to this volume is the same as my reaction to the other Balzac I have read sloppy writer, hastily constructed works, shoddy craftsmanship I ll try some others but not too soon.I know this will sound incredibly pompous but perhaps thi I read these very loosely connected stories in anticipation of watching Jacques Rivette s massive film Out one Apparently the film is somehow based on this collection and I wanted to have as much ammunition as I could as I delve into the 12 hour film My reaction to this volume is the same as my reaction to the other Balzac I have read sloppy writer, hastily constructed works, shoddy craftsmanship I ll try some others but not too soon.I know this will sound incredibly pompous but perhaps this had to be diminished in my view since I had just finished a year long reading of all of Proust and what book, purporting to be an analysis of French society and the nature of love could possibly compare with that


  8. says:

    Lu pour la rentr e en 1e, il me semble.


  9. says:

    Je ne suis pas sensible l criture d Honor de Balzac Lu pour le lyc e.


  10. says:

    Thirteen powerful men are part of a secret society above and beyond the law This book is a collection of three short stories from La Comedie Humaine.


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Istoria celor treisprezece Included In This Volume Are Ferragus, Chief Of The Devorants And La Duchesse De Langeais