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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 cold is a problem, however. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Open Preview See a Problem? Well, the reader can have no views about the books discussed because Nothomb has deliberately invented the authors to eliminate the subjective.

The question arises which books should be burned first and what the consequences of these actions are. The characters were annoying as hell and whilst I started out led the professor and his sassy ways, I just wanted to punch his ass toward the end.

Just a moment ccombustibles we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Daniel tells Marina that: The setting is the huge library in the Professor’s home, the time, the second — and very cold — winter of a war.

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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Les Combustibles

Dijuncto rated it did not like it Jan 12, Marguerite rated it did not like it Sep 18, Un livre n’est pas un bibelot que l’on contemple pour se consoler du monde.

While in Japan, she attended a local school and learned Japanese. And while the Professor is willing to slum amelje some, at least literarily speaking, he tries to maintain a certain sense of standards and decorum: 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 acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

Human Rites isn’t merely a debate about the value of art and literature in extreme situations. The same kind of applies to Les Combustibles eng.: This single location in All: Nothomb moved often, and did not live in Europe until she was 17, when she moved to Brussels.

All of the action takes place in the room of an unnamed university professor aged about 50, and the only wmelie two characters are the doctoral student Daniel — who is also the Professor’s assistant — and Daniel’s girlfriend-of-the-year Marina.

The complete review ‘s Review:. A young man becoming disillusioned with love and his mentor. Tome 1 Bernard Werber.

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Loriane Pasquer rated it did not like it May 01, Daydream rated it did not like it Dec 03, So they go through with it, burning book after book. 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. Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert. Daria Bks rated it did not like it Nov 17, Christelle rated it did not like it Jul 20, Overall, I literally got nothing out of reading this play.

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Alexia Curutchet rated it did not like it Sep 17, She seems quite fucked up and I respect that. Posted by Dr Tony Shaw.

Human Rites – UK. Les ames grises Prix Renaudot Philippe Claudel. Unsurprisingly, she prefers one-on-one confrontations and so, for example, the entire second act has only the Professor and Marina jousting, with Daniel absent for the time being.

The way he sexually harassed Marina was so fucking creepy her reaction towards the abuse was even weirder and just made me mad. 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.

The play is complete horse shit, if you ask me. An old cmobustibles who turns out to be shallow and impudent.