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by Louis Auchincloss,Romain Rolland

eBook Jean-Christophe epub
  • ISBN: 0786703075
  • Author: Louis Auchincloss,Romain Rolland
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: World Literature
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub (May 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 504 pages
  • ePUB size: 1682 kb
  • FB2 size 1375 kb
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Jean-Christophe, Volume I (dodo Press): By Romain Rolland.

Louis Stanton Auchincloss (/ˈɔːkɪŋklɒs/; September 27, 1917 – January 26, 2010) was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best known as a novelist who parlayed his experiences into books exploring the experiences and psychology of American polite society and old money. He wrote his novels initially under the name Andrew Lee, the name of an ancestor who cursed any descendant who drank or smoked.

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Jean - Christophe the Epic Novel by Romain Rolland, Nobel Prize Winner, Introduction by Louis Auchincloss . TALES OF MANHATTAN, A Hardcover book by Louis Auchincloss with beautiful illustrated Book Cover in Good Vintage Condition.

Jean - Christophe the Epic Novel by Romain Rolland, Nobel Prize Winner, Introduction by Louis Auchincloss 1996 Vintage Fiction Book.

Introduction, Jean Christophe by Romaine Rolland. From this collection come some of the stories in Auchincloss's fiftieth book, The Collected Stories of Louis Auchincloss. New York, Carroll & Graf, 1996. Louis Auchincloss is among the few dedicated novelists of manners at work in contemporary America. Here readers find a full range of Auchincloss, from one of his earliest stories, the perfectly composed "Maud," to his most recent "They That Have the Power to Hurt.

Contemporary readers will surely also be impatient with its sententious symbolism and occasionally cloying romanticism.

Romain Rolland (29 January 1866 – 30 December 1944) was a French dramatist, essayist, art historian and . What has been good once never is good again. Romain Rolland, "Jean-Christophe: Revolt," p. 395 Ibid.

Romain Rolland (29 January 1866 – 30 December 1944) was a French dramatist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. Rolland was born in Clamecy, . .ièvre to a family of notaries; he had both peasants and wealthy townspeople in his lineage. Writing introspectively in his Voyage intérieur (1942), he sees himself as a representative of an "antique species".

A fictional biography chronicles the life of Jean-Christophe Krafft, an artistic genius, relating the power of art to express moral and ethical values
Comments: (7)
Shazel
I suppose it is not a crime to abridge a book for those who do not wish to read the full work, but a warning would have been nice. The book I received stated in its introduction that only certain long discourses on extraneous matters were cut, but this is a lie. Vital portions of the work are missing. For example, the entire section of Jean Chrisophe's love affair with Sabine has been excised! The pea-shelling scene? Gone. Jean Cristophe outside Sabine's bedroom door? Not here. Misleadingly, reviews of the FULL work are also listed here. Amazon does a horrible job of listing the proper reviews under different editions. My advice to prospective purchasers is to order only if page count is listed (it isn't here). Anything under 1600 pages is NOT the complete work. As for the full book, it is worth every minute of the several hours required to read it.
The_NiGGa
After a month of reading, meditation and reflexion, and yet more reading I have finally come to the end of this 1,400 page, ten volume "novel" - in one mammoth book, in this edition - to which - Does it need saying? - I can't really do justice in an Amazon review. But I shall endeavour to do my best to mark the salient points of what is both remarkable and troublesome about the book to me, and why I don't agree with the author of the Preface, published along with the book in 1938 - original full English translation from the French in 1913 - that it constitutes the "greatest novel of the century" - the Twentieth Century, that would have been.

First, a bit of historical context for those coming to this review completely unaware of the work's provenance: It is the first novel, as dubbed by its author, Romain Rolland, as a "Roman Fleuve" or "River Novel". The term is now probably more well-known than the work or its author and has been applied to works of fiction written both before and after it, but indeed, it does flow and meander like the "Water Rhine" as it is referred to often in the book, but in a very NINETEENTH CENTURY sort of way. This quality, taken from the tradition of the previous century's great writers is, to my mind, the most refreshing and splendid aspect of the work. Let others call it florid. It is a breath of fresh, heavily-scented air to one accustomed to the minimalist or postmodern or metafictional works of today. It is a style that allows the author to lade his prose with the exploration of the depths of the souls of many characters, and it bears the weight elegantly. This is what's grand about the work.

Now for the rest: Rolland and his eponymous creature, Jean Christophe, both owe far too much, and much too overtly to Nietzsche and to his concept of the Ûbermensch, so much so that, really, without at least being familiar with Nietzsche's work, particularly Thus Spake Zarathustra, the reader will miss out on a great deal of what makes both author and character tick, which is as fluent a segue as any to explain what's terribly atrocious about the novel:

Rolland the soi-disant Ûbermensch author and Jean Christophe the Ûbermensch composer are too conflated in many parts of the book. Indeed, if this "roman" is a "fleuve" its essential problem lies in that - to stick with the French - there are too many "barrages" or dams in it. Moreover, these dams consist of extremely lengthy polemics in which sometimes Rolland eschews the third person altogether. Jean Christophe falls by the wayside whilst the poor reader is subject to a first person hectoring about what Rolland is pleased to call "decadent" art or something of the sort for long stretches of reading.

But it is, sadly, not only the stylistic dissonance by which the novel is marred by these polemics. It is their content. Rolland took much from Nietzsche and transmuted it in a manner which can not fail to evoke the name of Adolf Hitler to the modern mind. I can't count the times in which a paragraph begins like this one:

"Boredom, the immense boredom of the Semites, which has nothing in common with our Aryan boredom." from "The House" p.380 in this edition. This type of language is imbued in the book to great depths and lengths. So, be forewarned.

Against these egregious faults, the reader must balance the beautiful writing along with the lush character descriptions and insights. At its best, the novel has a deep, aqueous undertow:

"The vast tide of the days moves slowly. Day and night come up and go down with unfailing regularity, like the ebb and flow of an infinite ocean. Weeks and months go by, and then begin again, and the succession of days is like one day."

This describes the effect of the book at its best, and to be fair to Rolland, he decried the Nazis when they came to power and had no idea where these ideas would lead the world when the book was written. But he simply couldn't resist the urge to preach, which goes a fair way to blocking the reader from continuing in the undertaking of reading his work, of flowing down his otherwise musical river.

Four-stars from this reader: "Jean Christophe" is, if nothing else, a remarkable cultural artifact completed just before the horrors of the great world wars befell the century and before certain racialist theories, unfortunately propounded herein, were carried to their horrid, logical conclusion.

If only he had followed his own mandate: "Laissez le bon fleuve rouler."
Tiv
This rating is specifically for the Kindle edition. This text, of great literary value, is spoiled by the frequent absence of spacing and occasional meaningless lines like these three, each separate paragraphs:
Pourtant elle essayait de nouveau

désir naif de voir constamment ses

leur rendre service, elle montait et

Here is an example of lack of spacing:
Les vitreséclairéesglignaient del'oeil

Proofreading is essential!
invincible
NOTE: this review is regarding to the product description, not the novel itself.
Romain Rolland's Jean-Christophe is regularly grouped into three volumes. Jean-Christophe (Volume I), Jean-Christophe in Paris, and Journey's End. Did the website of this item say anything about which volume this is? No. Did it indicate on its cover? No. And which one did I receive? Jean-Christophe a Paris! The second of three volumes. Just EXACTLY where I would love to start reading... of one of the most brilliant and inspirational novels of all time...right from the middle, am I not right?
The quality of the print is also rather poorly. The original was snatched from the Cornell University Library shelf, with its call number well-visible on this copy too!
Fast Lovebird
I don't think this book is in print anymore, at any rate in English. This is a book is great condition and it came FAST in the mail. Big book.
Androrim
is a photocophy printed in a form of book!!! don't order this item. It should be a law to avoid this kind scam.

Sell photocohies instead of a real printed work!! Here there is no respect for the readers.
Agalen
Thank you. I like long books and this is one of the best.
Read the books years ago
I am re- reading it and still enjoying it but differently
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