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The Confession of a Child of the Century

Alfred de Musset

Book Overview: 

In this autobiographic novel, an aging man reflects on his past. We are witness to the relationships he has along the way, his mistakes, and finally- in the most unexpected and honorable way- the sudden development of his belief in god.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Be my friends, throw on the wound in my soul your corrosive poisons, teach me to believe in you."

While buried in these shadows, I allowed my favorite poets and text-books to accumulate dust. I even ground them under my feet in excess of wrath. "You wretched dreamers!" I said to them; "you who teach me only suffering, miserable shufflers of words, charlatans, if you know the truth, fools, if you speak in good faith, liars in either case, who make fairy-tales of the woes of the human heart. I will burn the last one of you!"

Then tears came to my aid and I perceived that there was nothing real but my grief. "Very well," I cried, in my delirium, "tell me, good and bad genii, counselors for good or evil, tell me what to do! Choose an arbiter and let him speak."

I seized an old Bible which lay on my table, and read the first passage that caught my eye.

"Reply to me, thou book of God!" I said, "what word hast thou for me?" My eye f. . . Read More

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يبدو أن البشرية كتبت تاريخها ذات مرة وما انفكت إلى الآن تجتره بتنويعات عديدة.
كتبت هذه الرواية في مرحلة وقفت فيها أوربا منهكة على جثة هامدة خلفتها الحروب والنزاعات وقد تم نشرها عام 1836 وقد بلغ دي موسيه السادسة والعشرين من العمر منطقًا بطله (أوكتاف) باعترافات لا تحيل إلى الذنوب بقدر ما تحيل إلى ال...more

A very beautiful book that you cannot leave until you reach the last page. Although it is a sad one, but the deep psychological depiction of human conflicting inner forces (i.e. thought and emotions)was done in uniquely beautiful way by a creative person. With my background in psychology, I felt...more

"Un gradino in più o in meno è ben poca cosa su quella grande scala marcita che è l'imperfezione umana."

Sono partita con grandi speranze, e credo che questo non sia stato totalmente un male. Primo e secondo capitolo mi hanno convinta di essere davanti ad un capolavoro, ma purtroppo non e sempre v...more

La Confession d'un enfant du siècle - em português: A Confissão de um Filho do Século - é um dos romances mais conhecidos de Musset, sendo ainda uma obra bastante importante para o Romantismo francês. Nunca fui grande admirador da escrita romântica, a não ser que seja um romantismo mais tardio, d...more

"Un mes después (del parto), la encontramos en las Tullerías, en el baile, en la ópera; su hijo está en Chaillot, en Auxerre; su marido, en el lupanar. Diez jóvenes le hablan de amor, de afecto, de simpatía, de besos eternos, de todo lo que ella tiene en el corazón. Escoge a uno, lo estrecha entr...more

A primeira metade do livro é maçante, mas a segunda metade é empolgante, tanto que você sente vontade de degolar o narrador. Rá! Agora só me resta ler o ponto de vista da George Sand para essa história.

La verdad, esqueleto vestido por las apariencias, quiere que todos los hombres, en determinados día y hora, toquen sus huesos en el fondo de cualquier llaga pasajera. A esto se llama conocer el mundo, y la experiencia se adquiere a este precio. Ahora bien: sucede que algunos, ante la prueba, retr...more

"Ses lèvres entrouvertes tombèrent sur les miennes et l'univers fut oublié".

Musset et Sand se rencontrent en juin 1833, deviennent amants en juillet et partent pour l'Italie en décembre.
C'est là qu'en janvier 1834 se noue "le drame de Venise":
George la première tombe malade, suivie d'Alfred, don...more

Ô insensés qui vous croyez des hommes et osez raisonner de l'amour, l'avez-vous vu pour en parler? Non, vous l'avez senti. Vous avez échangé un regard avec un être inconnu qui passait, et tout à coup il s'est envolé de vous je ne sais quoi qui n'a pas de nom. Vous avez pris racine en terre, comme...more

Novela escrita por Musset a los 26 años en 1836 que traza la vida pasional del narrador y protagonista, Octavio de T... de los 19 a los 23 años. Vilmente engañado por su amante a los 19, por despecho el protagonista desciende al libertinaje. La muerte de su padre lo lleva al campo donde parece de...more

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