ANDRE GIDE’S Caves du Vatican contains a number of destructive and Ludens’: Ideas of Play and Levity in Les Caves du Vatican,” Modern Language. I sotterranei del Vaticano (titolo originale Les Caves du Vatican, edito in Italia anche col titolo Le segrete del vaticano) è un romanzo di André Gide, pubblicato . Originally published in the summer of , this year is the th anniversary of André Gide’s Les Caves du Vatican otherwise known as The.
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View all 3 comments. E’ accaduto anche con Gide. Storia di una farsa, piena di simbolismi e disvelamenti. I personaggi non sono molti, ma tutti ben delineati e collegati tra loro da legami parentali che rendono l’atmosfera di un’intera famiglia.
Agiscono come pensano e quando il loro comportamento cambia se ne comprende la motivazione psicologica per cui accade, come la guarigione ‘miracolosa’ autosuggestionata dall’aver ascoltato una preghiera di bimba e il successivo ritornare claudicante dopo aver saputo del rapimento del Papa e sua sostituzione al soglio con un sosia.
Questo mi ricorda qualcosa In molti romanzi la prostituta ha in se i migliori sentimenti e nel giusto momento, moti d’animo che porteranno a decisioni difficili e, pur volendolo fare, non mi sbilancio definendole anche giuste. Wonderful, but also a bit of a hot mess.
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The Vatican Cellars starts off as a painfully dull 19th century novel of family disagreement, roughly as entertaining as Fontane, and then, for no apparent reason, turns into a glorious farce involving a fake pope kidnapping, an egregiously intrusive narrator, a motiveless murder well before Camusmetanarrative silliness, a beautifully executed plot resolution, and a typically excellent Gidean moral conundrum: This must slot into the fake pope kidnapping in some way, but I haven’t puzzled that out yet, unless those who charge this book with nihilism are right, and the point is that the very idea of intention is useless, just as the pope-as-symbol is this book suggests empty, given that we can never be dh that the pope is actually the pope, and not someone stuck on the throne by conspiratorially minded free masons.
All of which is great. The difficulty is getting through that god-awful opening, which Gide clearly knew was god-awful, but kept there just to make sure you realized that he was making fun of such very respectable people in the text that followed.
It’s intellectually satisfying, but aesthetically offensive, and certainly I’ll be skipping it when I cavez this. A new addition to the list of my all time favorite novels. Funny how that often seems to be the case with things I picked up decades ago and left languishing on my shelves, unread! A brief mention of Lafcadio in “Dada In Paris” finally piqued my interest. This is a nasty, witty farcical novel which squarely takes aim at the credulous and convention-bound, particularly those of a pious bent.
Andr won’t share any spoilers as to the plot, so as not to deny the same pleasure I felt reading “Lafcadio’s A A new addition to the list of my all time favorite novels. I won’t share any spoilers as to the plot, so as not to deny the same pleasure I felt reading “Lafcadio’s Adventures” to the uninitiated.
“All Paths Lead to Rome” – The Vatican Cellars by André Gide tr. by Julian Evans – Word by Word
The eponymous hero is amorality incarnate, and recalls Dorian Grey in some respects, gid in his beauty. A host of cunning rogues and blinkered fools populate his world, as the action jumps from Paris to the south of France to Rome and Naples. I expect that in when andrd was released under its original French title “Les Caves du Vatican” it must have offended all the right people.
Aug 30, Rebecka rated it did not like it Shelves: I find it difficult to fully explain how disappointed I am with this book.
Not only did it take me quite long to read, but it never even came close to interesting me. I can’t stand characters who talk to themselves Days of our Lives-style. Brutally boring and what’s with the names? Lafcadio has a shimmer of intrigue to him, but not enough to make up for the extreme platitude of the rest of the cast.
The female I find it difficult to fully explain how disappointed I am with this book. Wait, were there any? Except for the characterless fool and the even more characterless whore?
French literature, here you failed miserably. Aug 08, John Kemp added it. The answer is no, but much fun is had at the expense of the Church and bourgeoisie along the way. May 25, Czarny Pies rated it liked it Recommends it for: Anyone curious about this once very famous Nobel Prize winner. Recommended to Czarny by: Gide’s reputation was still at its height when I was a teenager. Andre Gide the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in is talked about less now than when I was attending secondary school in the s.
Because of his great reputation, I laboured through a half-dozen or so of his works before I tired of him. I found several of his works La Porte Etroite, La Symphonie Pastorale and l’Immortaliste to be remarkable primarily for the lack of joy they created in the reader’s spirit.
I suggest then that someone wishing to know more about Gide start with Le Andre Gide the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in is talked about less now than when I was attending secondary school in the s. I suggest then that someone wishing to know more about Gide anddre with Les Caves de Vatican which is the only of his novels that I have read that I have found to be truly gidw. It is sparkling and full of Gallic wit. It comments on the evil of gratuitous actions and also stands as a good example of the Symbolist literary fide.
Try reading this short book described by the author as a sotie which Larousse defines as a ‘piece of gross buffoonery written for fools’. If you enjoy it, then you might try The Counterfeiters Les faux-monnayeurs which would be Gide’s masterpiece if in fact he has one. A rolicking, entertaining satire republished and retranslated inyears after its first publication.
It makes fun of those of faith, the bourgeois, the gullible and the innocent. All are victims, except perhaps the illegitimate. A much more comprehensive review here at Word by Word. Gude Strait Is the Gate is hide work of devout even pseudo religiosity. It didn’t take long for Gide to have a Freemasons’ cabal hold Pope Leo XIII captive in the caves under the Vatican and replace him with a lookalike, just so that his hero can collect money from the devout rich to release andfe.
Lafcadio’s Adventures is lighthearted throughout, even though one of Lafcadio Wliuki’s “marks” gets pushed off a train to his death near Capua. The plot ranges from France to Italy and involves, on one hand, a cast of what Lafcadio calls “slims,” and, on the other, what he calls the “crusted” those who have money and are not a little stupid.
Wow, I really dug this Gide tale. Zany and witty, I think it would make a great anrde comedy movie, I hope someone makes it!
It all seems motivated by a modernistic ennui and chilling when artfully done so The evil impulse fills an emptiness tide attachment is lacking. And despite being drawn to pleasure, Lafcadio is also a bit of a Buddhist: Mar 04, J de Salvo rated it it was amazing.
One of the finest Novels ever written. In regards to the themes, there is, again, a bit of everything: Probably the worst thing about it besides the horrible beginning is the author.
The author glde tries to be, let’s say a ‘character’, by giving direct explanations or by writing ”I’m not going to detail because it might bore you”, or cavea this description will be found interesting only by a certain type of readers”; first of all, we don’t care; second of all, can we please skip to the good part?
All in all, it’s pretty enjoyable if you get to it’s half and can get over the author’s constant interruption. An odd book maybe I missed something crucial?
The way I perceive it, there cavex essentially three different books here, rolled into a slim volume: A social satire, a Balzac parody of sorts. A caper about swindlers. A poor man’s Crime and Punishment, with an open ending. But all three share the same characters! I liked Book 2 the best, it was uproariously funny; I laughed aloud a lot. Come gli antichi eroi di chiara fama consacrati dalle canzoni di gesta, a cavallo del suo treno, con un foulard come scudo e nessuna arma al fianco parte in missione lasciando moglie e amico tra stupore e ammirazione.
E’ vicino, si sente vicinissimo a compiere la sua ridicola missione ma Per quanto desideri portare a termine la sua missione il senso di colpa lo divora, la distrazione di un momento fa crollare in lui tutta la sicurezza di essere il predestinato e alla fine confessa il suo peccato, tra le risate degli impostori e del lettore: Don Bartolotti e prete Cave fecero un enorme sforzo per non soffocare dalle risate.
Getta il povero Fleurissoire fuori dal treno e fuori dalla storia lasciando il lettore less guardare dal finestrino il corpo scomposto dell’incolpevole borghesuccio. Non aveva un aspetto felice. E qui si conclude la storia dell’uomo qualunque che si mise in testa di fare l’eroe e che fu ucciso senza motivo.
Gide has a brilliant ability to weave subplots together into a unified narrative, while offering perspectives and shades of meaning from characters who seem peripheral, caved whose final integration into the novel becomes essential. His structural form is quintessentially modernist. Lafcadio’s Adventures or The Vatican Cellars is the funniest and most satirical work I’ve read so far from Gide, telling the story of various con artists and ne’er-do-wells who hatch plots to trick faithful Catholics Gide has a brilliant ability to weave subplots together into a unified narrative, while offering perspectives and shades of meaning from characters who seem peripheral, but whose final gidr into the novel becomes essential.
Lafcadio’s Adventures or The Vatican Cellars is the fatican and most satirical work I’ve read so far from Gide, telling the story of various con artists and ne’er-do-wells who hatch plots to trick faithful Catholics into handing over money in the belief that their current Pope is an imposter and that the real Pope is being held hostage.
Amid these enjoyable chapters is thrust Lafcadio, whose “adventures” involve a andrw murder, which ends up pulling Lafcadio further into the machinations of the con artists and their victims.
Throughout the novel, Gide provides a sharp critique of the way religious amdre exist so separate from the tenants and leaders of their church that they might as well be living totally independent from their own religion, at least morally speaking.
At the personal or individual gkde, our interactions with each other are so full of rationalizations, hypocrisies, and morally dubious shenanigans that followers of any faith might very well be living as if their leaders were imposters and their religions were shams; the impossibility of gaining access to the power of faith both in terms of the structure of their churches and the dogma of their belief places each person in a position of ethical limbo.