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Belle du Seigneur by Albert Cohen

Belle du Seigneur (1968)

by Albert Cohen

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  TheAuntie | Aug 23, 2012 |
Un des plus beaux romans d'amour, qui fini mal, évidemment ( comme le dit la chanson des Rita Mitsouko)
1 vote LucileDesligneres | Apr 10, 2011 |
What a relief when the main characters finally kill themselves!
2 vote Svada | May 4, 2008 |
Chef D'oeuvre. Que dire qui n'a pas déjà été dit? ( )
  briconcella | Feb 28, 2007 |
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Albert Cohenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Albiñana, JavierTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fuster, JaumeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Killisch-Horn, Michael vonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kossodo, HelmutTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Viitanen, Anna-MaijaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Descendu de cheval, il allait le long des noisetiers et des églantiers, suivi des deux chevaux que le valet d'écurie tenait par les rênes, allait dans le craquement du silence, torse nu sous le soleil de midi, allait et souriait, étrange et princier, sûr d'une victoire.
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First published in Paris in 1968, Belle du Seigneur is considered the masterpiece of Albert Cohen, a Jew who served the Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, who became Israel's first Prime Minister, and worked for the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees after World War II. This tortuous love story revolves around an adulterous affair between Sola, the ostentatious son of the Chief Rabbi of Cephalonia and Ariane d'Auble, a beautiful, blonde, Protestant aristocrat. Threatened by impending war and the growing anti-Semitism of Europe in the mid-1930s, the two struggle to keep passion alive. While Ariane molds herself into the perfection of femininity, Sola takes on a bitter cruelty that translates into revenge against the ostracism of himself and his people.

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In 1930s Geneva, an official who rose high in the League of Nations by concealing his Jewish roots sets out to seduce a colleague's wife who represents his ideal of absolute love. A look at the mores and manners of the day.Avec cet ample roman, dont le titre aurait pu tre le Livre de l'Amour, c'est un roman sensuel, ardent, savoureux, lyrique. Une "fresque de l'Eternelle aventure de l'homme et de la femme". Deux volets. D'abord l'amour fou et le bonheur dlirant des corps. Puis la "maldiction d'tre toujours ensemble", la jalousie, la dlectation sadique et l'empoisonnement mutuel final. Prix de l'Acadmie franaise, 1968. [SDM].… (more)

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