Albert Cohen David Coward
Belle du Seigneur
September 15, 2019 Comments.. 162
Belle du Seigneur Belle du Seigneur has been called a hilarious mock epic an inventive satire of middle class manners and ambition a great comic achievement Joycean Proustian in its best moments Its classic status

  • Title: Belle du Seigneur
  • Author: Albert Cohen David Coward
  • ISBN: 9780140188714
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • Belle du Seigneur has been called a hilarious mock epic, an inventive satire of middle class manners and ambition, a great comic achievement, Joycean, Proustian in its best moments Its classic status has been confirmed by inclusion in Gallimard s Pleiade series, an honor shared only by Sartre among post war French writers.Solal is a man of remarkable gifts and disappointeBelle du Seigneur has been called a hilarious mock epic, an inventive satire of middle class manners and ambition, a great comic achievement, Joycean, Proustian in its best moments Its classic status has been confirmed by inclusion in Gallimard s Pleiade series, an honor shared only by Sartre among post war French writers.Solal is a man of remarkable gifts and disappointed ideals A Mediterranean Jew who is Under Secretary of the League of Nations, he has become disillusioned with a world dominated by personal and national interest His last hope for redemption is through love, and so he embarks on the seduction of his boss wife, the beautiful Adrien He abandons everything work, social life, purpose for passion.With clear eyed pessimism, Solal journeys through the world of human pretensions and frailties, as Cohen treats readers to dazzling and searing commentary on middle class manners, political antics, and true love.

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    1. Manny says:

      This is a great novel about romantic love; alternately, one could say that it's about what it's like to be a sex and love addict, since it doesn't portray romantic love very positively. The three main characters are Ariane, her husband Didi, and Solal, who later becomes Ariane's lover. The first third is mostly about the young married couple. Didi is one of the great idiots of literature, and everything he does sets Ariane's teeth on edge. She wishes every minute of the day that she hadn't marri [...]

    2. Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly says:

      You're a married guy. You have more than one college degree. You read voraciously--books, serious magazine articles, newspapers. You are one of the highly respected people in your profession. Whenever you speak your mind, your colleagues listen.You have a wife. She barely got passed college. She watches TV every time that her favorite soap operas are on. She doesn't read books, or any of the serious stuffs you read, although she browses over fashion magazines every now and then.Like normal coupl [...]

    3. Philippe Malzieu says:

      This book should be read young. There is lightness, air is soft, merry seduction. I am Solal.I imagine Ariane. And then there are the 100 last pages. I reach there not. I read the others quickly, but these last pages, I do not arrive. I slow down. The separation appears inevitable. It's umbearable. It's a form of resistance. When the book is finished there is bitterness. Does happy love exist?

    4. Caroline says:

      Voilà! 1100 pages lues en deux semaines, un livre qui traînait dans mes rayons depuis 15 ans. Un plaisir de lecture, mais vraiment pas ce à quoi je m'attendais. Je pensais entrer dans une histoire d'amour spirituelle, inspirante et noble. Or, c'est l'histoire d'une passion magnifique qui, parce qu'on tente tellement de la préserver qu'on l'empaille (!), finit en relation à la fois violente, tragique et ridicule. Les personnages volent hélas moins haut que leur beauté physique (puis un mom [...]

    5. Oziel Bispo says:

      Meados de 1930 Suíça. Ariane uma mulher da alta classe, casada com Adrien é seduzido por Solal , um Judeu rico ,com um posto importante: Chefe da Liga das Nações, importante instituição da época. Solal era também chefe de Adrien e para se ver livre dele o mandou em uma missão para um país longínquo, igual fez o Rei Davi mandando Urias para o campo de batalha para ficar com sua esposa Bate-Seba.No começo Ariane e Solal viveram um intenso amor , morando em vários hotéis (me lembra L [...]

    6. Andrew Schirmer says:

      Let's get in the mood. Turn on some music, and read the following as the music begins. Les autres mettent des semaines et des mois pour arriver à aimer, et à aimer peu, et il leur faut des entretiens et des goûts communs et des cristallisations. Moi, ce fut le temps d’un battement de paupières. Dites moi fou, mais croyez-moi. Un battement de ses paupières, et elle me regarda sans me voir, et ce fut la gloire et le printemps et le soleil et la mer tiède et sa transparence près du rivage [...]

    7. Jos says:

      An embarrasing confession first. When I started this book I thought that it's the one the movie 'Belle de Jour' is based on. Googling revealed my error. Hopefully, my intellectual credibility can be partially rehabilitated by the fact that I never saw 'Belle de Jour' and only know it from short glimpses caught in magazines or briefly watching a few scenes while switching channels on TV. Nonetheless, this was sufficient that I had the young Catherine Deneuve before my inner eye as Ariane. Googlin [...]

    8. Sandra says:

      Una scrittura elegante, piena di virtuosismi verbali, con continui flussi di pensiero dei protagonisti che ne approfondiscono psicologicamente i caratteri e le personalità, rendendoceli immediatamente presenti e vicini.Come in poche altre occasioni è capitato che la lettura di un libro abbia suscitato in me emozioni diverse.All'inizio mi sono divertita, i personaggi vengono pennellati da Cohen con acuta ironia, sottolineandone i difetti, che sono i difetti della società bene ginevrina, che vi [...]

    9. Asa says:

      I had two problems with this book: it was too long (800 pages) and I got frustrated at all the things the author didn't do, that he only mentioned or didn't get to at all. Cohen writes about this great passionate affair between Solal and Ariane, and to make things interesting it's Europe in the 1930s, Solal is Jewish and Ariane is married and Protestant. During the book Solas loses his job and his French citizenship because he wanted the League of Nations, that he worked for, to help the Jews in [...]

    10. Pierre Fortier says:

      On dit de ce livre qu’il est un des plus beaux, sinon grand, roman d'amour du XXe. C’est faux. Belle du Seigneur est un bon roman, lent comme La Montagne Magique, souvent pétillant de monologues vifs et drôles, souvent insupportable par des monologues inutiles et enrageants. Des monologues de 30 à 50 pages sans ponctuation, ni virgule, ni point, ni point virgule…On s’accroche grâce aux moments magiques pour passer à travers les longueurs à n’en plus finir. Il s'agit d'un roman d [...]

    11. Dr Zoule says:

      I remember reading this book during my long hours of duty at the military hospital. I remember feeling on edge as I was approaching the end. I remember isolating myself on the Colonel's secretary office to read the last pages undisturbed. I remember being devastated by the tragic beauty of the book.

    12. Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا says:

      I just watched the 2012 movie Belle du Seigneur, it seems like a perfume advertisement.

    13. ♥ Ibrahim ♥ says:

      Albert Cohen is an excellent writer and you can keep read him on and on and on and love the way he writes. However, the characters are shallow and you would find yourself spending an hour or so reading about some woman who has the brain of a 13 year old kind. Why are the women so ditzy? The author should not take advantage of the reader and keep him captive audience to reading him for hours talking about silly stuff, just because he knows he has a gift for writing. As readers, we still have to f [...]

    14. Laura says:

      From Wiki:Belle du Seigneur is a 1968 novel by the Swiss writer Albert Cohen. Set in Geneva in the 1930s, the narrative revolves around a Mediterranean Jew employed by the League of Nations, and his romance with a married Swiss aristocrat. The novel is the standalone third part in a series of four; it follows Solal of the Solals and Nailcruncher, and precedes Les Valeureux.See this review: The Independent - Vanity made flesh.It's hard to describe this book for those who hasn't read it yet but I [...]

    15. Julia Hendrix says:

      Dans le doute, s'abstenir, le mieux étant l'ennemi du bien -p.108Il y pensait sans cesse, n'osait pas -p.138c'est le grand baiser noir battant l'aile -p.209les hommes ont des mamelles petites qui ne servent à rien pourtant complètes avec mamelons celles des femmes sont bien plus belles ils nous imitent mais c'est raté tandis que nous on ne leur a rien emprunté tout est à nous -p.215tout le terrible attirail d'une faible femme invincible -p.255Enfin, un peu de vie avant beaucoup de mort! -p [...]

    16. Raphaël says:

      ma déception est à la hauteur des éloges dont on m'a toujours abreuvé et c'est bien parce qu'on me l'avait tant vanté que je suis allé jusqu'au bout, j'ai même relu le début, puis les fameux chapitres 35 et 36, pour être certain de ne rien rater, essayer de comprendre ce qui n'allait pas chez moi, mais rien n'y a faitLecture globalement pénible, je n'ai pas du tout accroché au style, trop de répétitions, trop d'ellipses, trop de lyrisme Les personnages sont caricaturaux. Toute l'his [...]

    17. Bieiris says:

      Pero, ¿cómo coño puede darle alguien cinco estrellas a este engendro pestilente? Un desperdicio de buena prosa puesta al servicio de personajes vomitivos. Una historia de amor, por llamar a esta pesadísima broma de alguna manera, que revuelve las tripas. ¿Y se trata de una obra maestra de la literatura francesa del XX? Ne me fais pas chier.

    18. Laraemilie says:

      Genève dans les années 1970. Un homme séduisant se déguise en vieillard juif et s’introduit chez Ariane Deume pour la séduire. Cet événement marque le début d’une relation hors du commun entre une femme mariée et le supérieur de son mari. Du mépris à la passion, nous suivrons la belle Ariane et son Seigneur Solal dans leur amour à travers l’Europe de l’avant-guerre.Autour du couple d’amants gravitent d’autres personnages, tous aussi intéressants les uns que les autres. [...]

    19. Dina Goluza says:

      Definitivno jedna od neobičnijih knjiga koje sam pročitala u posljednje vrijeme. Trebalo mi je oko 100 stranica da se naviknem na stil ali kasnije je išlo jednostavnije. U osnovi priče je ljubavni trokut tridesetih godina 20. stoljeća. Muž, pokondireni tikvan, niži činovnik u Ligi naroda u Ženevi. Supruga, nasljednica, opsjednuta glazbom i finim manirima. Ljubavnik, glavni tajnik u Ligi naroda, otmjen Židov.Djeluje jako jednostavno ali je daleko od toga. Autor nemilosrdno secira ljubav [...]

    20. Roseb612 says:

      O knize se říká, že je to největší milostný román 20oletí - je to ale spíš tragédie. Tragický příběh dvou lidí, kteří se nedokázali posunout ve své lásce dál než za první vášnivé a "předstírací" období. Člověka občas napadá, jak by bylo krásné, kdyby si vztah uchoval to prvotní kouzlo, ale tady je vidět, že "kouzlo" je oprávněně časově ohraničené, vášnivou láskou nelze žít navždy. Forma románu je místy dost náročná na čtení (proudy v [...]

    21. Adam says:

      When I first enquired about this novel at my local branch of Waterstone's bookshop, the assistant looked it up on his computer and told me that although it was available in paperback, it was quite expensive (more than £17). I bought it over the internet, and realised the reason. The novel is the size of a telephone directory.I read an English translation of this story, which was originally written in French.In brief (and I emphasise, 'brief'), the story concerns the lives of an official at the [...]

    22. Leonard Gaya says:

      On raconte qu'un rosier et une vigne entremêlés poussent sur les tombes de Tristan et Iseult. "Belle du seigneur" est probablement l'une des fleurs de cette double plante. L'impression que je garde de ce gros volume, lu il y a quelques années, est celle de deux récits successifs : le premier, satirique, celui d'une femme dépressive, mariée à un fonctionnaire ridicule et arriviste ; le deuxième, dramatique, celui de cette même femme, poursuivant un amour impossible et fatal avec un homme [...]

    23. Benjamincottin says:

      pour moi ca fait parti des "livres exploits".horrible à lire, il ne se passe rien, histoire h yen a t il une vraiment ? j'ai lu 500 pages environ, tout cela raconte l'organisation d'un diner où l'invité de marque, ne vient même pas.waouhhhhhapres c'est sur une fois arrivé à la fin on est content de se dire que c'est enfin terminé et de le mettre en avant dans la vitrine, manière de faire" regardez j'ai lu ce livre il est énorme !!! non non très agréable à lire on ne le sent pas passe [...]

    24. Lucie says:

      A masterpiece : passion, pride, despair, vanity, faith it's about all that. A tragedy under the mask of a comedy, unless it is the other way round. But above all, the gift of Albert Cohen, that turns this terrific book into a magic, poetic, epic tale.

    25. Arwen56 says:

      Libro originalissimo, che non so se rileggerei, benchè molto mi sia piaciuto. Non sono neppure in grado di commentarlo in modo coerente. Decisamente "spiazzante".

    26. Megan Chance says:

      This is a long book, filled with pages of interior monologue, stream of consciousness, and skipping points of view, all in service of acutely pointed satire on middle class ambition, love and idealism. It is often wickedly funny and absurd, and yet, it is much more than that too. The last quarter of the book takes the reader on a claustrophobic ride into an all-too-real hell, and the end result is a story that leaves one pondering long after it’s finished. I really liked this, and I think it [...]

    27. Florence Morin-Martel says:

      Je dois avouer que ça m'a pris un certain temps à me sentir complètement happée par cette brique de 1110 pages. Mais quand s'est arrivé, j'ai été fascinée par la fine intelligence du livre, en plus de l'ironie qui est savoureuse par moment. Cohen explore les émotions sous toutes leurs coutures bien que j'ai parfois dû arrêté ma lecture pour reprendre mon souffle. Bref, un grand roman qui traite d'amour d'une façon atypique et plutôt inimitable.

    28. Eloïx says:

      Tout était "trop" quelque chose dans ce livre. Trop satyrique, trop passionnel, trop aberrant, trop surjoué, trop décalé, trop cruel Pourtant ça ne m'a pas dérangée, et j'imagine que c'est justement ce qui a rendu la lecture si intense. La première partie hilarante, le discours de séduction de Solal, les pensées "cursives", la passion amoureuse, les drames émotionnels qui surviennent ensuite, chacun de ces évènements était pour moi comme un cri puissant cachant une simple et discr [...]

    29. Clara Mazzi says:

      Romanzo metaforico sulla questione ebraica, mette in scena la passione (perché sebbene questo libro sia stato chiamato: “il manuale d’amore”, d’amore proprio non si tratta - ma ci torno dopo) tra la bellissima Arianna, protestante (con un nome tanto simile all’aggettivo ariana) e il “beau à vomir” Solal, ebreo (il paese neutrale per eccellenza) nella città di Ginevra, sede cioé delle Nazioni Unite, situata nel paese neutrale per eccellenza. Il momento storico scelto è l’Euro [...]

    30. Jim says:

      This is probably the single longest work of fiction I have ever read, and I read it during the most difficult days of tax season in an accounting office -- and I loved every moment of it. Curiously, I had never heard of Albert Cohen before, let alone his masterpiece, Belle du Seigneur.Picture a gentle comedy about a man and a woman who fall altogether too much in love -- so deeply that there is literally nowhere to go from there. There is, so to speak, no second act. At the beginning of the book [...]

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