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Shelves: favorites , owned What am I? What am I? Oh, I must, I must find an answer to this question, because another question hangs from it like a threat: What is to become of me? There is no paradise other than what we ourselves take into the immense tombs of the churches. There is no hell other than our mad longing to live. Fegami They grovelled on the ground from day e day, but they had created love, they had replaced divine riches by the poverty of belonging to each other.
Life, it seems, is a matter of which window we choose to observe it from. Aug 15, Gaurav rated it it was amazing Shelves: He and everyone else are Leibnizian Monads, self-contained, barbisse entities which bound and re-bound off one another like balls on a billiard table. His later works, Manifeste aux Intellectuels Elevations and others show a more revolutionary standpoint.
Although the action of this story is spiritual as well as physical, and occupies less than a month of time, it is focused intensely upon reality. This IS the problem. Henri Barbusse View all 12 comments. Feb 03, Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hneri, Heaven is often symbolized by light or brightness as a realm of bliss, whereas Hell is characterized as dark or shadowy, a realm of infirno and suffering.
And what intriguing ch The Inferno alternate title — Hell by Henri Barbusse makes for one strange reading experience. View all 9 comments. I believe in myself and I am alone, since I cannot emerge from myself. What is the criterion for it? View all 3 comments. Human suffering is a positive thing, which requires a positive answer, and sad as it is, the word is beautiful, because of the absolute truth it contains.
The room he watches is some sort of temporary sanctuary for people whose lives have been damaged, they believe, by circumstances, or by sin, or by painful memories, or by design. I put off appointments, delayed my walks, gained time at the risk of losing my position. Toward the end of his stay at the rooming house, we read: The resulting unsuccessful exclusion of Egon Kisch from Australia by the Conservative Australian Government succeeded in energising Communism in Australia and resulted in Kisch staying longer than Barbusse had intended.
What a beautiful, mindblowing book. Imfierno must guard the bond that links us to blood and earth. And people keep falling in love. He found that life is raw and pointless and it wears you out. I should die some day. The idea of death is undoubtedly henrii most important of all ideas.
Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Related Posts. Taum Paperbackpages. Things that other people would not notice awaken a distinct echo in me, and in such moments of lucidity, when I look at myself, I see that I am alone, all alone, all alone. The reader sees only what the unnamed protagonist sees in The Inferno.
Henri Barbusse And it will happen again and again and again… Life, it seems, is a matter of which window we choose to observe it from. Had I ever thought of it? Jul barbsuse, Mark rated it liked it. What is to become of me? Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly.
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