Les Bienveillantes

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  • Title: Les Bienveillantes
  • Author: Jonathan Littell
  • ISBN: 9782070350896
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Book

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  • ☆ Les Bienveillantes ☆ Jonathan Littell
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Les Bienveillantes

About "Jonathan Littell"

  1. Jonathan Littell

    A bi lingual English French writer living in Barcelona He is a dual citizen of the United States and France and is of Jewish background His first novel written in French, Les Bienveillantes , won two major French awards His father is the writer Robert Littell, also resident in France and who authored numerous spy novels.


  1. Please, mein Herr, shoot the children cleanly Jonathan Littell, The Kindly OnesSuch a fiercely compelling novel, one of the most evil stories ever told I had to listen to the audio book while taking my walks and let all the evil from the novel run down my legs and out the bottom of my feet so much evil, thus my initial reluctance to write a review and highly recommend However, the writing is excellent and the insights on human nature, history and culture numerous.The first person narrator starts [...]

  2. Lugging this gigantic book around, from Omaha to Minneapolis to Dubai to Chicago back to Omaha, I began to question why I was reading it It s nearly a thousand pages long it s poorly translated it was apparently edited by a monkey dying of Ebola it has paragraphs that run on for pages, and pages, and pages for some reason, there is no indentation for dialogue, so you re left guessing which indistinguishable character is saying which facile stilted cliched boring thing the translation is imprecis [...]

  3. It Begins and Ends in Bad PoliticsIt is possible for human beings to justify all behaviour, no matter how irrational and cruel Because this is so, some philosophers justify their view that moral norms must lie outside of human control, that there must be a God who knows what good behaviour is This justification is also irrational and frequently just as cruel As for example when the philosophers and theologians of Nazism preached radical anti Semitism based on universal genetic imperatives of tri [...]

  4. I live, I do what can be done, it s the same for everyone, I am a man like other men, I am a man like you I tell you I am just like you Jonathan Littell, The Kindly Ones This is a hard book to review It is like walking out of a David Lynch movie and feeling brain raped by the artist How exactly to you attempt to explore the depths of Nazi Germany without feeling dark, abused, and sick afterwards From conversations I ve had with those who ve hated this novel and British critics I ve read there is [...]

  5. So the war The Second one Or is that the Second One Do we capitalise all Things Pertaining to the War I think it s appropriate to capitalise when referring to the Greatest Atrocity in All of Mankind or if not appropriate, respectful And people, well, people keep writing books about It That War That Pesky War This near 1000 page novel is the rambling testament of SS officer Dr Max Aue, devoted Hauptsturmf hrer Captain , later Standartenf hrer Major , semi repentant monster and lunatic, followin [...]

  6. Rating 3 of fiveThe Publisher Says Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened So begins the chilling fictional memoir of Dr Maximilien Aue, a former Nazi officer who has reinvented himself, many years after the war, as a middle class family man and factory owner in France.Max is an intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music He is also a cold blooded assassin and the consummate bureaucrat Through the eyes of this cultivated yet monstrous man, we experience in d [...]

  7. Eu at tinha isto mais ou menos alinhavado na minha cabe a At chegar s ltimas p ginas e perder o ch o e a pouca paz que ainda me restava.Ao longo de mais de 800 p ginas, em que Max Aue se atormentou e me atormentou, fui lhe dando o benef cio da d vida fui tentando justificar o seu comportamento pelo sofrimento que carregava desde a inf ncia pela dor atroz que um amor incestuoso, imposs vel, o condenou a viver Subestimei as afirma es em que negava arrependimento ou remorsos, achei que o pr prio se [...]

  8. Priorit Quest estate, durante le mie vacanze estive, mi sono trovata a visitare il memorial site di Dachau Giornata torrida, il campo scarsamente visitato, il silenzio imperante , la voce della testimonianza dei sopravvissuti nelle orecchie, non ho potuto fare a meno di pensare, al di l di qualsiasi considerazione etica Ma se l obiettivo principale della guerra vincere la guerra, come hanno potuto disperdere cos tante energie e risorse nello sterminio Per comprendere come effettivamente pu esser [...]

  9. A new War and Peace Never, in the recent history of French literature, has an early work been so ambitious, so masterfully written, so meticulous in its detail or so serenely horrifying Le Nouvel Observateur, taken from the back cover What is this shit A former French resistance fighter on this book, as quoted by Laurent Binet in The MillionsThis is a book that could have been There were brief flashes of fascination, tantalizing ideas, lost in an interminable sea of dreck.The opening Toccata giv [...]

  10. que triste isto que encontro Se n o te interpretasse bem estaria surdo e cego,E embora entenda o que dizes ensombra me o pensamento Robert Browning, A Toccata of Galuppi s 1 Toccata Jonathan Littell escreve um romance monumental sobre a Segunda Guerra Mundial Embora seja filho de judeus, f lo sobre o ponto de vista dos nazis o que torna esta obra uma pe a original e fascinante, quer pelo conte do hist rico e humano, quer por abalar a consci ncia do leitor, obrigando o a questionar se sobre o que [...]

  11. In tempo di guerra il cittadino perde il diritto di non uccidereLa curiosit personale mi ha portato nel corso degli anni a leggere, tra le altre cose, molti libri sulla seconda guerra mondiale, sul nazismo e sull olocausto Ho purtroppo trovato la maggior parte di questi incompleti, perch si limitavano alla descrizione dell effetto senza addentrarsi nella comprensione delle cause Forse solo Le origini culturali del Terzo Reich di Mosse ha soddisfatto parzialmente la mia curiosit di capire le ragi [...]

  12. Reading The Kindly Ones is like roaming around a dilapidated mansion it begs you to explore it is both fascinating and repulsive The book is very ambitious, and it s a pleasure to read literature that takes on a serious if uncomfortable subject, and literature that takes itself seriously I would have given this five stars, and I do find it largely successful, but there are some snags in the subplot that don t quite work.The overarching historical plot works well The protagonist, Maximilien Aue, [...]

  13. Este livro uma obra e tanto tamb m, seguramente, um dos romances mais pesados e violentos que j li As descri es muito gr ficas e a enorme componente de facto hist rico d o viol ncia retratada grande vividez e tangibilidade Trata se de um relato de acontecimentos da Segunda Guerra Mundial pela voz de um ex oficial SS, Maximilien Aue, alem o de ascend ncia francesa, jurista de forma o, sobrevivente da guerra e que, numa idade mais avan ada, nos conta as suas mem rias os combates na frente russa e [...]

  14. The English translation of les Bienveillantes is a travesti All the sardonic irony and the disgust of the author for his protagonist is lost imagine taking seriously the Blagojevich defence I am being punished for doing the right thing for the people who voted for me It starts with the double entendres the word bienveillant means kind of course, but it can also denote watchfulness, or paternalism or meaning well , depending on the context when ambiguity is the book s medium then it misses the nu [...]

  15. Dragi Gudridz itao e U trenutku kada Progres Nacionalizma besramno defiluje tvojim ekranima, eka na tvojim autobuskim stanicama i di e svoje prljave izme na tvoj kuhinjski sto, da se podsetimo malo evropske istorije Back to basics, kako bi to sro ili anglofoni Roman Les Bienveillantes je masivan 903 stranice Poglavlja skoro i da ne postoje mo da sam na svakih tridesetak stranica naletela na ne to to li i na paragraf to su ogromni monoliti gusto iskucanog teksta, crne se izdaleka Podsetili su me [...]

  16. Madness Despicably disgustingly amazingly crafted madness The ability of authors to write out these scenarios, diving into and drowning in the minds of the most horrific human beings imaginable, without completely losing their minds astounds me sometimes Maximilian Aue is just a byproduct of this whole history, if you can believe it He starts out with horrific tendencies, to be sure view spoiler incest from an extremely young age, coprophilia, murderous inclinations hide spoiler And then comes t [...]

  17. You re given a free trip to Europe, time travelling back to world war two Your vehicle is one of the two characters you are free to choose from one, a Jew who hid for many months, was caught by the Germans, placed in a concentration camp, then died before the war was over the other a Nazi officer who had been everywhere, practically met everyone of consequence in the German military, and survived the war You will be like the character s shadow You will be with him wherever he goes, 24 7 You will [...]

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  19. Most of what has been said in criticism of this book has deeply misrepresented it yes, there is horrible brutality well beyond simple war narration which you will find in almost every post WWI novel or non fiction book This brutality will disturb every reader or should Yes, some of the main character s sexual obsessions will make most readers squirm a bit even if they aren t exactly squeamish But to read these elements as the basic character and most memorable aspects of the book is cherry picki [...]

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  21. I read this book in its French original version which is important, because many American reviews are harsh with the author s writing style, and that may be due to the translation Littell s French is actually quite beautiful he writes in a direct, precise, elegantly classic way, and it does perfectly serve his story as well as it fits the narrator s voice This story is, of course, at the center of the huge controversy the novel is creating a controversy that has exploded in every country where t [...]

  22. M rozhodnut p e st si mne dosud nezn mou knihu Jonathana Littella se dostavilo ihned pot , co jsem se o n dozv d l z jedn recenze Ono odhodl n padlo na z klad recenzentovy v tky, e autor jaksi zapomn l na mor ln r mec Jen e p esn tohle bych od knihy ekal A samozvan moralist t hnout t eba i na Sibi A si lid tou c po serv rovan m a jasn okomentovan m dobru a zlu zalezou do d evn ku a tou si zjednodu en poh dky pro ment ln zaostalej.Dobro a zlo nejsou jedni ka a nula A ono rozhodnut , zda pr v ten [...]

  23. Finally finished Jonathan Littell s THE KINDLY ONES last night, and at 1 a.m but needed to be in bed by 11 often happens Only taken me 8 years to get to this novel It received a controversial reception at the time of publication, but I agree with the critics that hailed the novel a masterpiece, though one filled with such belief defying horror, I often found that reading 50 pages in one sitting was enough 1000 pages of tiny font on royal hardback pages too took me a month to read it with the car [...]

  24. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally Middle aged French intellectual Jonathan Littell caused a sensation in 2006 with his infamous The Kindly Ones finally published in the US for the first time in 2008 , a thousand page historical novel which attempts to take the most complicated look ever at what turned a bunch of otherwise boring, middle class German [...]

  25. O melhor livro da d cada O primeiro livro de um americano que escreve em franc s No ano em que saiu, ganhou tudo e vendeu 750 000 exemplares em Fran a absolutamente avassalador Acompanhamos a ascens o de um oficial SS, executante do holocausto, do in cio da carreira at ao fim que j conhecemos Personagem odiosa mas brutalmente magn tica por magia do talento de Littell Uma odisseia pica com um enorme grau de detalhe hist rico O Who s Who da hierarquia nazi da II Guerra desfila ao longo das quase 1 [...]

  26. Assigning a star rating to this book is impossible I can see why it was necessary for it to be written to remind us of what we are capable but that doesn t make this book readable Personally, I couldn t get beyond page 120 or thereabouts My difficulty lay in reconciling the chilling, dispassionate voice of the narrator with the brutal and horrifying scenes he was witnessing I became paralysed by the awful, stomach churning fear of what he would recount next I have never experienced such a feelin [...]

  27. When the The Kindly Ones came out a few years ago in France it sold millions and won some of Europe s most prestigious literary awards I was surprised therefore, to read so many negative reviews when it was recently released here in the U.S It seems people either loved it or hated it Well add me to the list of those who loved it Yes, its dark, depressing, and in places, deranged to the point of perversion But that s what makes it so fascinating And I have no doubt, that in the future, this novel [...]

  28. Un esorcismo lungo novecentoquarantatr paginedurante il quale Max Aube, ufficiale delle SS, omosessuale, incestuoso, coprofilo, disturbato psichicamente, ma sorprendentemente psichicamente glaciale, ci prende per mano e come un novello Virgilio ci accompagna lungo un terrificante giro all Inferno, dove li incontreremo proprio tutti i dannati dagli ignavi agli accidiosi, dagli eretici ai violenti contro il prossimo e contro se stessi, dai bestemmiatori ai sodomiti, dai ladri ai traditori per la p [...]

  29. This may not be evident, but I tend to avoid historical fiction set during World War II I m not sure why it s an obvious perhaps too obvious source of material for exploring the human condition I m not squeamish about the details of the Holocaust Maybe it s just that a lot of World War II fiction focuses on the battles, the military strategy and tactics, and it s military fiction that I m avoiding In the last month, however, I read Time s Arrow and The Kindly Ones, both of which are memoirs to a [...]

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