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On this here comment thread, me and Knig-o-lass are discussing the book after having co-read it. Through ‘Hell’ Barbusse penetrated into very heart of mankind and returned, found nothing human in this dancing caricature. Instead, the scope is somewhat limited to only a few groups of occupants. But if we get heaven only in after life- as suggested by our generally accepted norms- then this life here itself becomes hell- hell of existence, what is the purpose of going through it to get heaven in nether world which we are not very sure.

Feb 26, Stephen rated it liked it. In fact, I had to put the book down for a couple of months for respite. This portion of the novel, to me there it is, againencapsulated what the nitwit narrator was going for, without need of his worthless, self-infatuated pontifications.

Toward the end of his stay at the rooming house, we read: We must guard the bond that links us to blood and earth. Through this window the protagonist observes different versions of fear and love, or rather variations on an emotion of fearful love: I arranged my life as for a new love.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. These are some basic questions which come to a typical mind when we th What am I? Death is the only thing we really have time to see.

By way of example, here is a snatch of dialogue from the next room: This IS the problem. Try as I may to struggle as if to escape from myself, I cannot invest the world with any reality other than that of my imagination.


And this one allows life to be seen without the normal social conventions so that its duplicity and perversion can be seen for what they are. The author strips man of all his externals and perhaps that is what he wishes to show. And what intriguing ch The Inferno alternate title – Hell by Henri Barbusse makes for one strange reading experience.

But if we share loneliness, we are not entirely alone. If everything that hurts us were to be removed, what would remain? Basically, I read this at barrbusse the right time, so if you do precisely that except on purpose, you may just love it as much as I accidentally did willynilly, perchance, it just so happened.

They were as if they did not exist. The idea of death: Somehow the book gets really bogged down, sadly.

Makes it brbusse to jive, dunnit? And since this narrator barely interacts with the fellow residents i Rejecting Absolute Misery I think the reason I enjoy Barbusse is the chance to escape into another reality, an unexpected metaphysics. For what is horrifying is not death itself but the idea of death, which ruins all activity by casting a subterranean shadow.

The frame-tale, in this case, she no work.

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Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Hnri And it will happen again and again and again… Paperbackpages. I am sorry for the men who have the heart not to love any more. Our imagination seems to be better than reality; but can we live with imagination?

I believe in myself and I am alone, since I cannot emerge from myself. I believe that that word does not point to our insignificance or our unhappiness, but on the contrary to our fulfillment and our divinity, since everything is in ourselves.

As a spatial referent, Heaven is generally considered to be “above,” “higher” than the human or earthly plane.


I was completely wrong. This capacity mitigates suffering by diluting it with empathy for the suffering of others. Thus, Heaven is often symbolized by light or brightness as a realm of bliss, whereas Hell is characterized as dark or shadowy, a realm of anguish ep suffering.

Angels pursued them like vultures. Others stand for imagination but he stood for the truth. And the novel is an allegory of Genesis, a profound parable of existence.

Barbusse in turn was harshly criticized for his admiration of Stalin and his propagandistic activities on behalf of Soviet Russia by his former comrade Victor Serge, who noted that Barbusse had dedicated a book to Leon Trotsky before Stalin had definitively won the power struggle against Trotsky, only to denounce Trotsky as a traitor after the latter’s fall from power.

View all 9 comments. Invalided out of the army three times, Barbusse would serve in the war for 17 months, until the end ofwhen he was permanently moved into a clerical position due to pulmonary damage, exhaustion, and dysentery. By this time, Barbusse had become a pacifist, and his writing demonstrated his growing hatred of militarism. Yet I can’t help but think that this could have been a much better book.

Everything turns us in upon ourselves and condemns us to ourselves alone. It was so human and beautifully written.

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This is the problem. We have the divinity of our immense misery; and our solitude, with its burden of thought, tears and smiles, is inevitably divine by barbksse of its universality. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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