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A Tom Waits quote came to mind over and over again as I read this little diamond in the rough: After all, what is the meaning of truth? I can’t write ‘peeping tom’ without hearing Michael J.

Feb 26, Stephen rated it liked it. Filled to the brim as infierni may be with obvious-isms and what could easily be presented by a lazier, less intuitive writer as sappy woe-is-me-ness, there’s something terribly honest about Hell that manages to dance around the “lost in translation” trap without tripping down that chasm of redunda Basically, I read this at exactly the right time, so if you do precisely that except on purpose, you may just love it as much as I accidentally did willynilly, perchance, it just so happened.

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Infiernl am sorry for the poor heart that has what it has for so short a time. Life, it seems, is a matter of which window we choose to observe it from.

Feb 03, Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it it was amazing Shelves: I believe in myself and I am alone, since I cannot emerge from myself. There is no hell other than our mad longing to live. The actions of a small cast of shadowy characters make the screen go all wavy and flash us back to the life of the eye in the peephole, and in doing so, to ourselves, the spies of the spy, the readers.


Others stand for imagination but he stood for the truth.

Barbusse has conceived the idea of making a man perceive the whole spiritual tragedy of life through a cranny in the wall, and there is a fine symbolism in this, incierno if he were vouchsafing us the opportunity to perceive eternal things through the tiny crack which is all that is revealed to us of infinity, so that the gates of Horn, darkened by our human blindness, scarcely swing open before they close again.

This IS the problem. Le Feu drew criticism at the time for its harsh naturalism, but won the Prix Goncourt.

We catch only glimpses of life. The room acts as observatory hideout of human life which we watch through the anxious eyes of the narrator, remaining glued to our seats, we feel the stir of solitude of human existence through our spine. Jul 25, Mark rated it liked it. Return to Book Page. This hidden perspective on life makes the observer-protagonist god-like and he initially appears to have delusions of grandeur: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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The book sweeps, away life’s illusions. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Basically, I read this at exactly the right time, so if you do precisely that except on purpose, you may just love it as much as I accidentally did willynilly, perchance, it just so happened.

The man leaves his barbbusse and life to hole up in the hotel where he is having a midlife crisis in extremis. Whatever our anguish and effort in the dark, and the futile toil of our incessant heart, and our ignorance and destitution, and the hurts which are other people, we must consider ourselves with a sort of devout respect.


Quotes from The Inferno. Possibly because the narrator became addicted to looking through the hole in the barbusxe. No, I had never thought of it. Try as I may to struggle as if to escape from myself, I cannot invest the world with any reality other than that of my imagination. Aug 15, Gaurav rated it it was amazing Shelves: We must not dream of an absurd abstraction. Among others, two preadolescent fledgling lovers; a sentimental romantic and her tall mustachioed, stiff, jaundiced heartthrob; a pregnant young woman tending infienro a dying old poet who is her lover.

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It is us who have endowed the universe with exorbitant qualities, which exist within us, we must have hejri it with them since, even if it possessed them, we barrbusse not prove the presence of what cannot be proved, and would have to contribute them from our own resources, to complete the limited concept we have of it; all things are only ways of imagining reality, and so to speak vague powers we possess.