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Le Roi des Aulnes {Read} By Michel Tournier


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Le Roi des Aulnes

E passage of strange gentle Abel Tiffauges from submissive schoolboy to ogre of the Nazi school at the castle of Kaltenborn taking us deeper into the dark heart of fascism than any. Since The Ogre is a book obsessed with taxonomy heraldry classification of all kinds I ll start by saying that the author MIchel Tournier most reminds me of is Thomas Mann Mann s playful ironic fictions seem to have fallen out of use these days I for one can t get over Guy Davenport s comparison of him to James Joyce Mann imposes meaning Joyce finds it Mann looks for weakness in strength Joyce for strength in weakness Mann s novels illustrate ideas Joyce s return ideas to their origins but reading The Ogre I was reminded again of how incredibly fun it is to move around in a novel whose reserves are charged rather than sapped by a sense of ideal forms At times for all its storytelling and scene setting and narrative capability this book seems to be of an ecology than even the most experimental nouveaux romans Indeed by the end of it I got the sense that Tournier is not just system obsessed but system haunted and that the pages upon pages detailing the main character s private universe were put there as a way to make us see how a modern day Crusoe that is a person who feels completely cut off from human connection might go about surviving Loneliness This book is very lonely It is also I think a testament and warning to anyone who ever spent a year and a half trying to learn Elvish followed by Dark Elvish Klingon and probably because it was the most strange and made up sounding of the languages that my high school offered Russian What happens when the world you make in your head takes over Or to put it even handedly I hope How do we light the mentalemotional candelabra inside us without eclipsing the very real and conseuential world outside us How do we keep from destroyingbeing destroyed In places Tournier s book may be in a little too much of a hurry the answer these uestions to follow the arrow of its logic I wanted of the tide pools But the last fifty pages or so are legitimately visionary and horrible an inverted King Matt the First and worth the momentum

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An international bestseller and winner of the Prix Goncourt France's most prestigious literary award The Ogre is a masterful tale of innocence perversion and obsession It follows th. A very special kind of book there s no doubt about that But I m not sure what to feel about it The first third is a mix of diary excerpts memories and reveries especially about the youth of Abel Tiffauges a crippled garageholder in Paris It s difficult reading but it s clear enough Tiffauges looks at reality in a very strange way with special attention to young children yes indeed he sees himself as childbearer and Saint Christopher his patron saint but a girlfriend refers to the oger myth a humanoid monster in fairy tales that hunts childrenThen the perspective changes the Second World War starts and Tiffauges is prisoner of war in a camp in East Prussia deep in Germany He is afforded a lot of freedom becomes an aide of G ring and eventually ends up in a castle school of the Hitlerjugend In the slipstream of nazi rigor and cruelty he can develop his special talents It is here the link is made with the known poem of Goethe the alder king Der Erlk nig I m not going to reveal the end but in the midst of the apocalyptic sceneries of the fall of the Third Reich Tiffauges comes to repent his sins This part in Eastern Prussia is much easier to read as an interesting developing story But this also has a perverse side effect hunting red deers maniacally dissecting and analysing of racial and phyiscal characteristics of children atrociously training of the Hitlerjugend at a certain point it becomes attractive Add to this the beautiful depicting of the eastprussian landscapes dark woods lovely lakes and grand castles of the teutonic order all very wagnerian and attractive Tournier has drawn a lot of criticism for this as though he wanted to make nazisme likeable I don t agree on the contrary he has succeeded in exhibiting the perversity in every human soul and he clearly shows the excesses this can lead to In short there is a lot in this book to make it a beautiful but shocking work but in the end I can not say this was pleasant to read So a very mixed and ambiguous judgment

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Novel since The Tin Drum Until the very last page when Abel meets his mystic fate in the collapsing ruins of the Third Reich it shocks us dazzles us and above all holds us spellboun. The ogre of the title is Abel Tiffauges a French mechanic who first appears a kind of autistic naif strange rather than frightening in his obsessions or perversions It begins in France 1938 in the years before Hitler s invasion then as the war progresses the setting moves eastward into a winter world of horror and ultimately transcendence which I admit doesn t tell you much It s an unusual demanding novel to my mind a work of genius unlike anything I ve ever read including the other great eually odd novels of Tournier Gemini Friday The Four Wise MenNot a book for the weak hearted

  • Paperback
  • 373
  • Le Roi des Aulnes
  • Michel Tournier
  • English
  • 04 June 2019
  • 9780801855900

About the Author: Michel Tournier

Michel Tournier was a French writerHis works are highly considered and have won important awards such as the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1967 for Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifiue and the Prix Goncourt for Le Roi des aulnes in 1970 His works dwell on the fantastic his inspirations including traditional German culture Catholicism and the philosophies of Gaston Bachelard



10 thoughts on “Le Roi des Aulnes

  1. says:

    At a high point in a pivotal relationship formed during his refectory days in an alien French boy's school Abel Tiffauges is told the gruesome apocryphal story of the Baron des Adrets' newfound awareness of cadent

  2. says:

    A very special kind of book there's no doubt about that But I'm not sure what to feel about it The first third is a mix of diary excerpts memories and reveries especially about the youth of Abel Tiffauges a crip

  3. says:

    This earned a star from me for the research and inventive musings the author had obviously done to do pedantic

  4. says:

    Do you not hear what the Erlking uietly promises me?The title of this brilliant novel comes from a poem by Goethe and traces back the love and admiration that the French novelist Michel Tournier 1924 2016 felt for Germany His father being a renowned expert in that country’s culture the boy learned the language at an early age He

  5. says:

    Since The Ogre is a book obsessed with taxonomy heraldry classification of all kinds I'll start by saying that the author MIchel Tournier most reminds me of is Thomas Mann Mann's playful ironic fictions seem to have fallen out of use these days I for one can't get over Guy Davenport's comparison of him to James Joyce Mann imposes meaning; Joyce finds it; Mann looks for weakness in strength; Joyce for strength in weakne

  6. says:

    Michel Tournier's Der Erlekonigaka The Ogre aka Le roi des aulnes accomplishes the remarkable feat of making the

  7. says:

    The ogre of the title is Abel Tiffauges a French mechanic who first appears a kind of autistic naif strange rather than frightening in his obsessions or perversions It begins in France 1938 in the years before Hitler's invasion — then as the war progresses the setting moves eastward into a winter world of horror and ul

  8. says:

    Michel Tournier writesThere’s probably nothing moving in a man’s life than the accidental discovery of his own perver

  9. says:

    If you wish to be an ogre then it is very important that you not only be bullied mercilessly but that you react by choosing someone completely unsuitable as a role model This is what happens to Abel Tiffauges the son of an auto mechanic who des

  10. says:

    One of the weirdest books I have ever read Très bizarre

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