[E–pub/Pdf] Denier du rêve by Marguerite Yourcenar

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Denier du rêve Free read ì 2 During the space of a day in Rome in 1933 a ten lira coin passes through the hands of nine people including an aging artist a prostitute and a would be assassin of Mussolini The coin becomes the symbol of contact between human beings each lost in private passions and nearly impenetrable solitude A Coin in Nine Hands has passages that move close to poetry and a story that belongs in both literature and history Doris Grumbach Los Angeles T. I liked the central motif of the ten lire note passing hands between characters who come into contact with one another This is neither a collection of short stories too many tie ins with preceding episodes for that nor a well structured novel in the classical senseThe central episode that gets most attention is that to do with the assassination of the dictator and yet all of the stories are about life under Fascism in one way or anotherThe opening words of A Coin in Nine Hands are feeling tired Exhaustion frustration disillusionment hopelessness failure a kind of unstoppable historical slide into chaos is the current pulling the lives of the characters through the narrativesFuture prospects happiness and human feeling are stripped away under Fascism and Yourcenar s shows this from a range of perspectivesThe first and best episode relates the story of Lina Chari a prostitute dying of breast cancer After the bad news she catches sight of her own reflection in a shop windowShe did not recognise her face What she saw was not the face of Lina Chiari who already belonged to the past but the future face of a Lina sadly stripped of everythingAll Lina can do is seek protection from the abyss she is sliding into by purchasing a lipstick Only a thin layer of makeup stands between her and oblivionIn the central episode about the attempt on the life of the Dictator struggle is depicted as futile There are attempts to discourage the would be assassin s attempt Yourcenar however suggests that support for fascism is too strong to counter that human values have been so degraded so perverted and compromised that there is no future to create There is no reversing the path the people themselves have chosen to takeLook at the people in the street later when you go there and ask yourself if they re the ones to build the future on There is no futurethere is only a man you want to kill who dead will rise again like a target in a shooting gallery a man who thinks he can shape the future by banging his fists Do you hear the voices answering him from the four corners of Europe the voices howling hatredThere is much that could be said about A Coin in Nine Hands I ll leave that to othersThis is a gloomy and prophetic piece of fiction written in the 30s A master study of political evil and it s dehumanising ripple effects through society at the time

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Denier du rêve Free read ì 2 Imes Book ReviewWhat lingers at the end of A Coin in Nine Hands is the shadowiness and puppetlike vagueness of the Dictator and the compelling specificity of the so called 'common people' revolving all around him Anne Tyler The New RepublicWithin a few pages we have met half the major characters in this haunting brilliantly constructed novel The studied perfection the structural intricacy and brevity remind one of Camus Yet by comparison. Patience and four years later the book comes to me by accident playing itself out There is a remarkable concept here the idea of a small token being both the driving element and main character of the work passively travelling through the mundane heroic choices of those who retrieve bear abandon it creating the history not story that is told As always Yourcenar imagines worlds within a real world brings together the necessary narrative to frame each little episode is generous in giving each player the tragedy they deserve Yet singularly and possibly for the first time reading her the execution of a promising concept fails to fully deliver Despite the superior motivation in writing this piece one that must have lived long in her to the point of re writing it Denier du r ve does not feel like Yourcenar at her best the beauty of her writing dissolving into trivial metaphor and relatively limited emotional reach becoming almost mechanical in effort There is none of MdH s transcendence here or the nostalgic doom of L OaN but the short story temperament of the author s small works that in context go beyond what Denier puts forth Ambitious as its premise is there is a significant gap between the thought and its execution the idealised scope and its practical application More could have been done with such a powerful starting point More should have been done by such a powerful writerA 35 Crome Yellow compelling specificity of the so Animorphia An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge characters in this haunting brilliantly Borka The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers constructed novel The studied perfection the structural intricacy and brevity remind one of Camus Yet by Chinese Cinderella III comparison. Patience and four years later the book From Sinner to Saint concept here the idea of a small token being both the driving element and main The Murders in the Rue Morgue character of the work passively travelling through the mundane heroic His Mistletoe Bride choices of those who retrieve bear abandon it Octopussy and The Living Daylights concept fails to fully deliver Despite the superior motivation in writing this piece one that must have lived long in her to the point of re writing it Denier du r ve does not feel like Yourcenar at her best the beauty of her writing dissolving into trivial metaphor and relatively limited emotional reach becoming almost mechanical in effort There is none of MdH s transcendence here or the nostalgic doom of L OaN but the short story temperament of the author s small works that in Octopussy context go beyond what Denier puts forth Ambitious as its premise is there is a significant gap between the thought and its execution the idealised scope and its practical application More Fifth Avenue Uptown Tale Blazers could have been done with such a powerful starting point More should have been done by such a powerful writerA 35

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Denier du rêve Free read ì 2 Yourcenar's prose is lavish emotional and imagistic Cynthia King Houston PostTranscends its specific time and place to become a portrait of vividly delineated characters caught in the vise of a tragically familiar political situation Publisher's WeeklyBest known as the author of Memoirs of Hadrian and The Abyss Marguerite Yourcenar 1903 87 achieved countless literary honors and was the first woman ever elected to the Académie Françai. This was a short read but an interesting story I am wary of translations but this one seems to be well done many of the passages are lyrical The passing of the coin is not always obvious as I got caught up in the story an attempted assassination of Mussolini and the ripple effect that has on people both connected and unconnected with the assassin Set in Rome in 1933 it offers an interesting cross section of Roman life in time past This is a book that I had to seek out as I needed a Y author for a Goodreads challenge I m glad I did and I will definitely read her seemingly better known Memoirs of Hadrian 35 stars


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    Review Denier du rêve [E–pub/Pdf] Denier du rêve by Marguerite Yourcenar Marguerite Yourcenar ↠ 2 Summary Don’t be deceived by the number of pages in this book It is not a uick read Emotionally intense No wasted words Each sentence is packed with nuance For me a second reading is reuired if I ever run out of books to read in

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    Review Denier du rêve Marguerite Yourcenar ↠ 2 Summary [E–pub/Pdf] Denier du rêve by Marguerite Yourcenar Patience and four years later the book comes to me by accident playing itself out There is a remarkable concept here the idea of a small token being both the driving element and main character of the work passivel

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Denier du rêve by Marguerite Yourcenar Marguerite Yourcenar ↠ 2 Summary Review Denier du rêve I did not like the writing or maybe the translation and it really didn't make me think or feel anything I'm not sure what the whole point was But hey you might like it?

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Denier du rêve by Marguerite Yourcenar Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Marguerite Yourcenar Review Denier du rêve This was a short read but an interesting story I am wary of translations but this one seems to be well done many of the passages are lyrical The passing of the coin is not always obvious as I got caught up in the story an attempted assassinatio

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Denier du rêve by Marguerite Yourcenar This was a short lovely book On the day a young woman tries to kill Mussolini a 10 lire coin changes hands nine times The story follows each person who has the coin and their relationships with each other Some of the characters interested me than others but the prose was always graceful sometimes even arresting

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Denier du rêve by Marguerite Yourcenar Review Denier du rêve marguerite yourcenar might just be too educated serious and academic to tell the kind of story i want to read another way of phrasing that is that i might be too dumb young and frivolous to handle her books

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  • Paperback
  • 174
  • Denier du rêve
  • Marguerite Yourcenar
  • English
  • 16 July 2018
  • 9780226965277