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Notre Coeur or A Woman's Pastime

Guy de Maupassant

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .She said these last words with a sprightly air, but so regretfully that they threw everything else into shadow, her theories upon women and her admiration for art.

Massival was, in fact, married. Before the days of his success he had contracted one of those unions that artists make and afterward trail after them through their renown until the day of their death. He never mentioned his wife's name, never presented her in society, which he frequented a great deal; and although he had three children the fact was scarcely known.

Mariolle laughed. She was decidedly nice, was this unconventional woman, pretty, and of a type not often met with. Without ever tiring, with a persistency that seemed in no wise embarrassing to her, he kept gazing upon that face, grave and gay and a little self-willed, with its audacious nose and its sensual coloring of a soft, warm blonde, warmed by the midsummer of a maturity so tender, so full, so sweet that she seemed to have re. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Alien Hearts was first published in 1890 as Notre Coeur and was Maupassant's last novel. A more straightforward translation of the title would be Our Heart which the translator, Richard Howard, acknowledges in the preface but he mentions that Maupassant had intended to write a companion to Notre Coe

J'en ai eu le cœur chamboulé, car oui j'adore les amours impossibles. Ils me peinent, mais je m'extasie devant.

Κάθε έρωτας εμπεριέχει κι έναν φόνο. Σκοτώνουμε την ψυχή που εγκαταλείπουμε όταν αγαπούμε πολύ λίγο, όπως κι όταν αγαπούμε πάρα πολύ. ..
Oscar Wilde.

Ο Mignon McLaughlin έγραψε κάποτε
“Κανείς δεν έχει αγαπήσει ποτέ κανέναν όπως όλοι θέλουν να αγαπηθούν".

Πόσο ανθρώπινο και αληθινό αυτό το απόφθεγμα κ


"Every authentically loved being is a kind of god."

Another tremendous work by de Maupassant on love in all its wondrous, frustrating absurdity. Few stories will have you tearing frenziedly at your hair and shouting at the maddening foibles of their characters. Hearken back to an age of literature wh

Maupassant wrote this novel quite in the end of his life, in 1890(he died in 1893). It's a short book, only 285 pages but with a high density in the feelings expressed and as usual with Maupassant a complexe psychology of the characters.

The reader gets in the action in the first pages, Maupassant de

"You're breaking my heart," the wealthy, handsome Andre, now hopelessly smitten, tells the object of his desire, Michele, who replies : "Is that all?" Thus begins an astonishing novel about Love -- (one of the few ever written, as opposed to lust, sex, and so on). The French take "love" very serio


Guy De Maupassant... Her okuduğumda "Yok, bu seviyeye ulaşılamaz..." dediğim yazarlardan. "Aşklarımız"a başlarken konunun beni sıkabileceğini düşünmüştüm ama bitirmekten dolayı şu an ki üzüntümü anlatamam. Damadımda nefis bir tat bıraktı. Bir konu bu kadar mı güzel işlenir? Her cümle, gitmek istenil

Preface, by Richard Howard

--Alien Hearts

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