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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try renne. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Chateaubriand was the giant of French literature in the early nineteenth century. Drawing on eighteenth-century English romanticists, on explorers in America, and on Goethe’s Werther, he had a profound effect on French writers from Victor Hugo and Lamartine to George Sand and Flaubert. A quixotic and paradoxical personality, he combined impressive careers as a brilliant pr Chateaubriand was the giant of French literature in the early nineteenth century.
A quixotic and paradoxical personality, he combined impressive careers as a brilliant prose-poet, a spiritual guide, a high-ranking diplomat, and an enterprising lover. Atala is the passionate and tragic love story of a young Indian couple wandering in the wilderness, enthralled by the beauties of nature, drawn to a revivified Christianity by its esthetic charm and consoling beneficence, and finally succumbing to the cruelty of fate.
Solitary, mysterious, ardent, and poetic, he is in open revolt against a society whose values he rejects. Withough question this archetype played a large part in determining the course of French literature up to the ‘s. Paperbackpages. Published January 1st by University of California Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, francosi sign up. Lists with This Book.
François-René de Chateaubriand
View all 4 comments. Jan 06, Amber Sweat chateabriand it did not like it Shelves: I got to page 36 of this book and decided that I might as well spend time staring at a wall as reading the rest. The name ‘Chateaubriand’ has a certain ring to it, and I francoiis it, as it were, intoned with a kind of reverence here and there.
Huysmans, one of my favourite writers, is said by one critic to be to Chateaubriand as a toad is to a nightingale. If this book is anything to judge by, I must suppose that critic had cardboard for brains. This isn’t so much in the ‘noble savage’ genre as the ‘s I got to page 36 of this book and decided that I might as well spend time staring at a wall as reading frxncois rest. This isn’t so much in the ‘noble savage’ genre as the ‘savage savage is civilised by white people’ genre.
I would write something about how tiresome and, indeed, reprehensible this is, but we’re living in an age when people have used this kind of criticism so much as a form of self-promotion that, Renf am afraid, I have no appetite for it. Suffice it to say, it is not this that caused me to lay the book to one side.
There were fhateaubriand of interest for me in the book, but sadly they grew dimmer and not brighter as I read on. The prose can be vaguely impressive – it’s what might be called ‘well-tooled’ – though I have the suspicion that, at times, Chateaubriand is simply sitting bored with an encyclopaedia of the flora and fauna of North America and flicking through and writing lists to fill in the descriptions.
However, from his name and reputation as a founding figure in the romantic chteaubriand, I was not expecting something this stilted.
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Ann Radcliffe is more verbose, but less stilted. Chateaubriand is primly cutting his material by the yard. I could well believe this was written under a deadline for money, though I understand that Chateaubriand himself thought the two novellas in this volume, his “passionate twins”. And beside the language, the story, too, opening portentously “The destiny which unites us, my dear son, is a strange one. The melodrama is wan.
I’m at an age now where I simply no longer have patience with bad books, and I will not finish this. I shall move on to Hofmannsthal in the hope I have better luck there. Capturado por una tribu rival, Chactas es condenado a muerte. Atala, joven india cristiana y virgen, lo libera de su sentencia. Enamorados huyen al desierto, donde son acogidos por un misionero. Sepultada bajo el peso de esta promesa y atrapada en la voluptuosidad de lo candores juveniles que las espaldas anchas del apuesto joven despierta, Atala se siente entre la espada y la pared.
Pues bien, tiene errores garrafales. A pesar de las dificultadas citadas, es una obra ejemplar. Pour commencer par le positif: Cependant, ce n’est pas une lecture facile!
I am not averse to religious literature or to Christian literature. In fact, I’ve read Christian literature for the better part of last year.
Despite the fact that Chateaubriand was one of the fathers fdancois romanticism, however, I found his two novellas to be unimpressive. The primary reason was that he bathed words with honeyed excess and obstreperous bathos.
Did the previous sentence irk you? If it did, then we’re on the same boat. Franciis myself, after being berated by my English professor, plugged up I am d averse to religious literature or to Christian literature. I myself, after being berated by my English chateaybriand, plugged up my verbal diarrhea and developed my ideas in such a way as to rely more on verbs than adjectives. He argued that it is more important to be understood than thought of as erudite: I agree, because that’s the reason why writers such as Jane Austen are still popular while authors such as George Meredith ds only known to the nerds of atwla Victorian literature.
I think The Ordeal of Richard Feverel is just as full of shit as these two novellas. Both are also didactic, but both are much better novels as well. Those who look for good examples of romance have nearly an infinity of options: Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms comes to mind.
Even Austen’s Persuasion achieves more exhortation than this. There is no reason outside of history for anyone to want to read this book. Chateaubriand’s famous Romanticist novella blends several genres together. His influence on succeeding generations is unmistakeable. The element of sacramental love that typified later Roman Catholic novelists is obvious, as is the Romanticists’ emphasis on man’s origin in a state of nature.
Chateaubriand’s Christianity, however, leaves him for more conflicted about the notion of a primordial pristine human order.
Dec 11, Louis-Olivier Major rated it really liked it. Chateaubriand n’est pas de ces auteurs. Pure effect wins out in the end and stifles most of the novel’s uncomfortable anachronisms. Bison bellow, birds scream, crocodiles emit “amber” scents, and a multitude of flora often parenthetically identified by Latin names slither across the landscape.
At his son’s request, Chactas recounts the story of life, a series of thrilling pursuits and escapes that lead to an encounter with the saintly Atala, a fellow native who has converted to Christianity. A number of conflicts make their match ill-starred, and the novella’s dated, if initially coherent, ideas soon get lost in long-winded, wildly emotive convolutions.
Nov 05, Levas rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The writer most likely wanted to show the incomprehension of Atal’s wild indian versus the Christian God, for she says: The author very convincingly describes the coming of God to the Holy Ostia during the Christian liturgical rites in the abundance of nature In the work of Rene, the author very accurately reveals the end of the ghost, surrounded by the spirit of the romantic satirist, since sooner or The writer most likely wanted to show the incomprehension of Atal’s wild indian versus the Christian God, for she says: In the work of Rene, the author very accurately reveals the end of the ghost, surrounded by the spirit of the romantic satirist, since sooner or later, in the mind of such a depressed person, there will be a thought about suicide.
And if you succeed in enduring and rejecting a pernicious thought, then such apathy can really turn into endless love for all that is on earth. I doubt this novel would ever see the light of day in today’s own-voice era. Chateaubriand’s Atala portrays a romantic relationship between two indians, one of which is a Christian and one leans more towards Indian “paganism.
Despite its religious message, Atala packs quite a punch. There’s something in its level of emotion and depictions of nature that pave way for Romantici I doubt this novel would ever see the light of day in today’s own-voice era. There’s something in its level of emotion and depictions of nature that pave way for Romanticism. Can you feel a teardrop on your knee while under a tree in a hurricane? Does northern Florida have a mountain range that scrapes the frsncois Both novellas should be avoided.
Chxteaubriand 09, Swann Polydor rated it liked it. Aug 14, Lorraine rated it it was ok.
The dominant and relentlessly Catholic perspective robs this of any insights as philosophy. Jun 08, Arvin Pamplona rated it liked it. Mar 27, Elise rated it it was ok. I always find these short old stories to be sort of strange. But it was fine. Feb 20, Kevin rated it really liked it. Look a little farther and you will be convinced that all those griefs about which you complain are absolutely nothing.
Mar 13, Alethleia rated it liked it. Jan 14, Pavel rated it it was ok. This book was hard to swallow. Chateaubriand warns readers in advance: