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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The glorious premise — of what books are, or might be, worth saving — isn’t utilized to the fullest — perhaps the biggest drawback of the limits of the stage-presentation — but it’s used well enough.
Is there an English translation? Her experience of this time is told in Fear and Trembling. I’m still veeeery interested in reading more of her novels because many of their synopsis just sound too good to be true but I’m staying away of her plays from now on.
None of your libraries hold this item. And while the Professor is willing to slum it some, at least literarily speaking, he tries to maintain a certain sense of standards and decorum: At the beginning of the first act the bookshelves are packed full; at the beginning of the second, most of notohmb shelves are already empty; and when the third opens there’s only a sad pile of ten or so volumes left.
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The mix of literary and existential debate is entertaining too — building up to that around the final book, that even Marina supports saving and no, it ain’t high literature. A young woman whose obsession gets the best of her.
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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.
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She seems quite fucked up and I respect that. 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. 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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Anonymous 27 November at Nominally a drama, but presented cmobustibles the trappings of a published play — a cast of characters, for example — the three-act piece can easily pass for a dialogue-driven novel. This single location in Victoria: Open to the public ; We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.
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If anyone were writing on the same theme this year, would we save ‘Les Combustibles’? Oh, and to answer the central question of the play, if I could just keep one book of my entire collection and had to burn the rest, I would keep The Collected Works of Oscar Wildewithout a doubt.