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0586026819
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978-0586026816
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R. Baldick,Henri Barbusse
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HarperCollins Distribution Services; New edition edition (February 1969)
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Hell (1908) by Henri Barbusse, translated from the French by Edward O’Brien in 1918 (Onesuch Press, 2011).

Hell (1908) by Henri Barbusse, translated from the French by Edward O’Brien in 1918 (Onesuch Press, 2011).

Henri Barbusse (1873-1935) was a French novelist and a member of the French Communist Party. The son of a French father and an English mother, Barbusse. See if your friends have read any of Henri Barbusse's books. Henri Barbusse’s Followers (121). More follower. enri Barbusse.

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Henri Barbusse’s The Inferno, or Hell, is one such book. Robert Baldick translated many volumes from the French for Penguin Classics, including volumes by Diderot, Flaubert, and Verne, and wrote a biography of Huysmans. This book is about a man. Patrick McGuinness is a fellow and tutor in French at St. Annes College, Oxford. Библиографические данные. Перевод: Robert Baldick. Издание: иллюстрированное, перепечатанное.

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A novel, translated by Robert Baldick. A young man staying in a Paris boarding house finds a hole in the wall above his bed. Alternately voyeur and seer, he obsessively studies the private moments and secret activities of his neighbors: childbirth, first love, marriage, betrayal, illness and death all present themselves to him through this spy hole.

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"Hell", by Henri Barbusse translated by Edward J. O'Brien
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  • Gabar
An enjoyable short novel in the decadent literary tradition about a man who derives insight into human existence by finely, sensitively, empathically, and unobtrusively observing, as Erving Goffman (1959) put it, people’s “backstage” behavior. The protagonist derives not a carnal but, if you will, a spiritual sort of pleasure from his obsessive voyeurism. Thus, while degenerate—in keeping with the decadent tradition—it is at least a sort of “enlightened” voyeurism. Indeed, it is a pleasure of a sociological sort—and a Goffmanesque sort—akin to the kind Peter L. Berger (1963) indicated in his Invitation to Sociology.* One might loosely characterize Barbusse’s short novel as a confluence of literary decadence with Goffmanian-like existential sensibilities.**

Hell (1908) by Henri Barbusse, translated from the French by Edward O’Brien in 1918 (Onesuch Press, 2011).

* ”We could say that the sociologist, but for the grace of his academic title, is the man who must listen to gossip despite himself, who is tempted to look through keyholes, to read other people’s mail, to open closed cabinets. What interests us is the curiosity that grips any sociologist in front of a closed door behind which there are human voices. If he is a good sociologist, he will want to open that door, to understand these voices. Behind each closed door he will anticipate some new facet of human life not yet perceived and understood.”

** However, unlike Goffman, the protagonist still looks backstage to find essences, to see what people are really like when they think no one is looking, to discover unvarnished human behavior for insight into the human condition. Unlike the protagonist, Goffman, as least a sociologist, was no essentialist—that is, Goffman, for sociological purposes at least, never assumed/presumed/posited there to be a “real self,” “true self,” or “essential self.” There’s no empirical access to any “self” and, so, for the purposes of analysis, we humans are always creatura persona—always performing, even if only for ourselves when we’re alone and think no one is looking.
  • Anarahuginn
I don't recall finishing it though.
  • Rigiot
My comments are directed not at Barbusse's book, but at its reviews, and those of other works in translation posted on Amazon's site. Reviewers consistantly discuss the work itself (fine), but fail to deal with the key question: what is the quality of THIS translation, as opposed to the other translations also offered? Everyone knows what "The Magic Mountain" is about. What matters is the quality of the translation. If several versions of the same work are offered, which is most true to the original? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this version, etc.
  • Winotterin
L'enfer or Hell is a philosophical novel dealing with solipsism and existentialism. The release of "Hell" in English started a burning scandal because of its depiction of voyeurism. The story revolves around a young man in a Paris boarding house peeking through a hole in his bedroom wall to witness love, death, adultery, and birth in the most graphic way.

The topic or the actions described are not the reason for the greatness of this work, rather it is the way this young man describes regular daily events
Endless unforgettable scenes like the helpless exposed position of a woman during childbirth, two doctors discussing a health condition of a dying man, a man discussing religion/God right before his death, two lovers trying to escape emptiness through desire and fantasy. The greatness of the scenes is not the act as much as Barbusse's language:

* "And I think about myself, about myself who can neither know myself well nor get rid of myself; about myself who am like a heavy shadow between my heart and the sun"

* "Nothing can prevail against the absolute statement that I exist and cannot emerge from my self"

* "What's the matter? Nothing is the matter. It's just me"

* "Humanity is the longing for novelty combined with the fear of death"

* "God is merely a ready-made reply to mystery and hope, and there is no other reason for the reality of God but our longing for it"

I don't usually include phrases of the work itself in my reviews, but I'm making an exception for readers like me, who might be fascinated by Barbusse's use of language.

Whether Barbusse intended to deal with existentialism or solipsism or simply the inner hell of a total cynic, he created an absolutely brilliant work; the likes of which has no equal.

Philosophical ideas fall in and out of fashion with time, but the way an idea is delivered, as exemplified by Barbusse, can have a significant impact on how that idea is initially received and how it lives on. Barbusse's Hell is a timeless, great work.