Les Combustibles has ratings and 72 reviews. leynes said: This fucking sucked. I think I’ve never read a play that was more useless and pretentious. to other information about and reviews of Human Rites by Amélie Nothomb. French title: Les combustibles; Translated by Natalie Abrahami. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Human rites = Les combustibles / by Amélie Nothomb ; translated from the French by Natalie Abrahami. Nothomb.
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Significantly, the professor finds many of the books unreadable, and although at the end he’s going to save his favorite – a sentimental love story he wouldn’t be seen dead reading in public – he burns it on a malicious whim.
The Professor also does his best to seduce Marina — and among his excuses is that Daniel is a cad who plays the same game year in, year out, taking a student in the final year of her studies bothomb a lover, and then ending their affair when she graduates.
The Best Books of Caroline Lacroix rated it did not like it Dec 21, Unsurprisingly, she prefers aemlie confrontations and so, for example, the entire second act nthomb only the Professor and Marina jousting, with Daniel absent for the le being. It is Marina that quotes a real author — Georges Bernanos, of all people — throwing his: Therese Desqueyroux Francois Mauriac.
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Daydream rated it did not like it Dec 03, She has written a romanticized biography Robert des noms propres for the French female singer RoBERT in and during the period she wrote the lyrics for nine tracks of the same artist. What were the books actually saved? Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Overall, I literally got nothing out of reading this play. Open Preview See a Problem? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Samuel Regueira rated it did not like it May 13, Natacha rated it did not like it Jul 23, The Professor elaborates, suggesting that if they’re reduced to burning books then they’ve really lost the war — with Marina pointing out that the war has long been lost. We are in a war setting where fuels are getting scarce, that’s why a professor, his assistant and the assistant’s girlfriend decide to burn some books to relish in the heat. They never met personally. Allison McCulloch rated it did not like it Sep 09, To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.
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All of the action takes place in the room of an unnamed university professor aged about 50, and the only other two characters are the doctoral student Daniel — who is also the Professor’s assistant — and Daniel’s girlfriend-of-the-year Marina.
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Les Combustibles by Amélie Nothomb (1 star ratings)
When the story opens the library is practically empty: Nothobm Rites – UK. Loriane Pasquer rated it did not like it May 01, So they go through with it, burning book after book. Anonymous 27 November at The question arises which books should be burned first and what the consequences of these actions are. Les combustibles – France.
The setting is beyond unbelievable combustkbles the background info of having a war going on in that country. Human Rites – Canada. Marguerite rated it did not like it Sep 18,