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Henri Alain-Fournier (1886–1914)

Autor(a) de Le Grand Meaulnes

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About the Author

Alain-Fournier was born Henri Alban Fournier, on October 3, 1886, in La Chapelle-d'Angillon, France. His untimely death in action during World War I came just before his twenty-eighth birthday, barely one year after the publication of his first and only novel, the minor classic, Le Grand Meaulnes. mostrar mais Published in English translation in 1928 as The Wanderer, and in a new translation in 1959 as The Lost Domain, this single testament to Fournier's artistic promise influenced writers between the World Wars and still inspires admiration. Suffused with elements of symbolism and surrealism, Le Grand Meaulnes recreates with dreamlike richness the lost "land without a name" of Alain-Fournier's happy childhood in the French countryside. Alain-Fournier's novel was the result of a series of disappointments. He was haunted for years by an obsession for a beautiful blonde woman whom he barely knew. He failed to pass the entrance examination to the prestigious Ecole Normale and a licence examination in English. While in a stormy relationship with a new love in 1910, Le Grand Meaulnes began to take form. In the summer of 1913 Le Grand Meaulnes was serialized in La Nouvelle Revue Francaise, edited by Jacques Riviere, Alain-Fournier's life-long friend and brother-in-law. Le Grand Meaulnes was published in book form in October 1913, nearly winning the Goncourt Prize. Called up to serve with his former regiment at the outbreak of World War I, Alain-Fournier was killed on September 22, 1914, in battle near Vaux-les-Palameix, France. His body was not recovered. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(fre) Ne pas confondre l'auteur français avec le sportif canadien Fournier (Alain)

(eng) Do not confuse with the Canadian Alain Fournier (note the lack of hyphen)

Image credit: Le Lieutenant Fournier en 1913 aux manoeuvres de Caylus

Obras por Henri Alain-Fournier

Le Grand Meaulnes (1959) 3,457 exemplares
Une amitié d'autrefois (1994) 10 exemplares
Miracles (1975) 9 exemplares
Poems (2016) 6 exemplares
Le Grand Meaulnes and Miracles (2018) 5 exemplares
Lettres Jeanne (2014) 3 exemplares
Le grand Meaulnes (1913) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Colombe Blanchet (1990) 2 exemplares
Jugendbildnis Alain-Fournier (1954) 2 exemplares
Correspondance (1998) 2 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Alain-Fournier, Henri
Nome legal
Fournier, Henri-Alban
Outros nomes
Fournier, Alain
Data de nascimento
1886-10-03
Data de falecimento
1914-09-22
Localização do túmulo
Saint-Remy-la-Calonne, Meuse, France
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
France
País (no mapa)
France
Local de nascimento
La Chapelle-d'Angillon, Cher, Centre, Frankrijk
Local de falecimento
Vaux-lès-Palameix, Meuse, France
Causa da morte
Fait de guerre (WW1)
Locais de residência
Paris, France
Educação
merchant marine school
Lycée Lakanal
Ocupações
literary critic
soldier
Relações
Riviere, Jacques (brother-in-law)
Rivière, Isabelle (sister)
Organizações
French Army
Nota de desambiguação
Do not confuse with the Canadian Alain Fournier (note the lack of hyphen)

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Q2 2022 Group Read – Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier em Geeks who love the Classics (Julho 2022)
Le Grand Meaulnes em Literary Centennials (Agosto 2013)

Críticas

Ich las es zum ersten Mal in meiner Jugend, dieses ‘Zauberbuch’, ein traumhaft verklärter, melancholischer Blick auf abenteuerliche, ferne Jahre der Freundschaft und ersten Liebe. Es ist ein gutes Alter es zu lesen; doch auch jetzt steigen dem alten Muffel, ein wenig wehmütige Bilder aus seiner Jugend auf. Die Menschen sind eingesponnen in die weite, winterlich regennass-windige Landschaft; wie entfernt erscheint sie doch, diese Zeit mit Pferdekutschen und ohne Telefon!
Meine französische Ausgabe (Hachette 1988) kommt mit einer Einführung zum Autor und seiner Zeit (die ersten Jahre des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts), zu dem Text und mit einem Anhang für den Schulunterricht: klärende Fragen zum Text mit möglichen Antworten.
Diese deutsche Übersetzung halte ich für sehr gut gelungen; sogar die beiden Verslein (I/16) sind dem Original durchaus ebenbürtig. (VIII-23)

Siehe auch mein Kommentar zur französischen Ausgabe https://www.librarything.com/review/249158420
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MeisterPfriem | 78 outras críticas | Sep 17, 2023 |
Ich las es zum ersten Mal in meiner Jugend, dieses ‘Zauberbuch’, ein traumhaft verklärter, melancholischer Blick auf abenteuerliche, ferne Jahre der Freundschaft und ersten Liebe. Es ist ein gutes Alter es zu lesen; doch auch jetzt steigen dem alten Muffel, ein wenig wehmütige Bilder aus seiner Jugend auf. Die Menschen sind eingesponnen in die weite, winterlich regennass-windige Landschaft, dies sehr schön im Umschlagbild dieser französische Ausgabe (Hachette 1988) angedeutet; wie entfernt erscheint sie doch, diese Zeit mit Pferdekutschen und ohne Telefon!
Diese französische Ausgabe kommt mit einer Einführung zum Autor und seiner Zeit (die ersten Jahre des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts), zu dem Text und mit einem Anhang für den Schulunterricht: klärende Fragen zum Text mit möglichen Antworten. (VIII-23)
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MeisterPfriem | 78 outras críticas | Sep 17, 2023 |
Going to start splitting my reviews of French lit into two sections, first part for the book itself and second for my reading experience.

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Le Grand Meaulnes is the first and really the only major work of Alain-Fournier, a young French writer who died in the early days of WW1 thus cutting short a promising talent who showed a panache for combining and contrasting romanticist eloquence and realist portraiture of French life that put him in the lineage of greats like Balzac and Flaubert. It's not a particularly well known French classic in the Anglosphere but it still enjoys important place in the French canon and its influence is wider outside there than seems to often be acknowledged (that F. Scott Fitzgerald called his masterpiece on lost love and shattered illusions The Great Gatsby, a title with the same resonance as the French language title of this book, is no coincidence).

It seems to be something of a love-it-or-hate-it online with many people proclaiming their love for it and many saying they don't see the fuss - my rating and description so far probably gives away that I'm much closer to the first camp. You probably do have to have some affinity with the Meaulnes of the title in this intensely mysterious and evocative depiction of bygone youth, longing after the dreams, places and people of our distant and possibly imagined pasts. At the same time it's equally an early kind of coming-of-age novel, potentially attractive to those in their own adolescence as well as those looking back on it. My favourite sections were probably those of the Domain itself which is really where the novel kicks into full gear after a slow-ish start, though the third part picks up serious steam even if I'd argue it emotionally climaxes a little too early and the last few chapters feel like an after-note to how devastating that moment is. Some gorgeous writing in here that often inspired my own wistful feelings as well as leaving me in suspense enough that I devoured the last 10 chapters at breakneck speed and felt the full emotional impact of a certain vivid event even through the barrier of my still incomplete understanding of French.

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Speaking of which, my experience with the language itself - this was a huge step up in difficulty from Le Petit Prince as I expected and my Kindle dictionary got a regular workout for the first five or so chapters. The uses of the conditional and subjunctive still gave me occasional trouble though this might be the first time I really understood a few uses of the latter fully - otherwise once the basic vocabulary had been laid out I found my reading speed picking up throughout until I practically did extensive reading for the last 4-5 chapters and still felt like I didn't miss out on too much. My first time seeing a lot of words here, and this feels like my gateway into more formal, classical French - but it was a gentle one and the vocabulary remained fairly set after the first part which meant I felt like I'd learned a lot by the end. I'll vividly remember the experience and though my sometimes tricky understanding may have made an already dreamy and hazy novel even more so it's one I look forward to returning to one day when I'm more at ease.
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franderochefort | 78 outras críticas | Aug 5, 2023 |
Indeholder "Første del", " Kosteleven", " Efter klokke fire", " 'Jeg gæstede en kurvemagers værksted'", " Flugten", " Vognen, der vendte tilbage", " Det banker på ruden", " Silke vesten", " Eventyret", " En rast", " Fårestalden", " Det gådefulde slot", " Wellingtons værelse", " Den mærkelige fest", " Den mærkelige fest (fortsættelse)", " Mødet", " Frantz de Galais", " Den mærkelige fest (slutning)", "Anden del", " Den store leg", " Vi falder i et baghold", " 'Sigøjneren'", " Forsoning", " Tyverierne", " Et skænderi i kulissen", " 'Sigøjneren' fjerner sin forbinding", " Politiet!", " På sporet af den tabte sti", " Storvask", " Jeg forråder", " Tre breve fra Meaulnes", "Tredje del", " Udflugten", " Hos Florentin", " Et spøgelse", " Den store nyhed", " Lystturen", " Lystturen (slutning)", " Bryllupsdagen", " Frantz kalder", " De lykkelige", " 'Frantz' hus'", " Samtale i regnen", " Byrden", " Stilehæftet", " Hemmeligheden", " Hemmeligheden (fortsættelse)", " Hemmeligheden (slutning)", " Epilog", "Efterskrift af Hakon Stangerup", "Indtryk fra Fournier's barndomsegn".

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