Théophile Gautier (Pdf or Kindle ePUB) My Fantoms



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    Théophile Gautier 1811 1872 one of the giants of 19th century French literature author of novels short stories essays plays and poetry was also a journalist who wrote reviews on literature theater dance and art especially art since i

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    In my contrarian days I was a subscribing member of the Committee for Scientific Investigation into Claims of the Paranormal now known as the temperate and less narrowly focused Committee for Skeptical Inuiry For real Oh I was armed with ferocious resources to debunk commonly cherished myths like flying saucers crop circles psychics and divine creation None of which added to my already limited popularity And I

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    45 starsOn n'est veritablement morte ue uand on n'est plus aimée My Fantoms is a ghostly provocative selection of seven of

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    The Hippopotamus Theophile Gautier The sturdy Hippopotamus inhabits jungles Javanese where snarl in caverns bottomless undreamable monstrosities The boa hisses and unscrews; snuffles convulse the buffalo; the tiger caterwauls He chews or slumbers tranuillissimo He fears not kris nor assegai he looks at man and stands his ground; he laughs when shots from the sepoy spatter his leather and rebound The hippopotamus and I have an impenetrable

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    this is an absolutely fantastic book of seven supernatural stories by theophile gautier kudos to nyrb for putting this book out along with the dozens of other fabulous titles they have published many of them uite obscurewhile these aren't really ghost stories; demons devils and spirits abound and one of the stories the priest must

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    I had read other books by Theophile Gautier but nothing prepared me for this superb collection of fantasy horror stories entitled My Fantoms translated by the biographer Richard Holmes To the extent that it was Holmes's contribution that made the difference I think I'd like to see him do translationsThe only thing that threw me for a loop was that Holmes changed the titles of the seven stories from in some cases their

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    A middling collection nothing fancy pants but nothing awful either Gautier might put you in mind of Lefanu or other mid cent

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    Wonderful stories Superb writing Phantasmagoria Fantastiue I loved each one of these even the one that is about Nerval his friend and poet than a fictional story I really enjoyed this collection This went on my best reads p

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    It's funny because after reading descriptions of Gautier in the Goncourt journals and other books these are exactly the kind of short stories I thought he might write Kind of a Gallic Poe if you substituted Poe's high Gothic style with a sort o

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    charming beautiful ghost stories that absolutely did not speak to me

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Romantic provocateur flamboyant bohemian precocious novelist perfect poet not to mention an inexhaustible journalist critic and man about town Théophile Gautier is one of the major figures and great characters of French literature In My Fantoms Richard Holmes the celebrated biographer of Shelley and Coleridge has found a brilliantly effective new way to bring this great but too little known writer into English My Fan. 45 starsOn n est veritablement morte ue uand on n est plus aim e My Fantoms is a ghostly provocative selection of seven of Th ophile Gautier s short stories translated and compiled by Richard Holmes The stories are arranged chronologically so that the reader may perceive the progression of Gautier s writing throughout the course of his professional career the first The Adolescent was written when he was just twenty one the last in this collection The Poet was written when he was fifty six Gautier s lengthy works not presented in this selection are erotically imagined Some of the tales are sensual seductive gothic romances often with spectral hypnotic fantastic and otherworldly features The fant mes in his stories are shadowy outlines silhouettes mostly feminine entities they are seductresses ravishing mischief makers soft hearted vampires generous courtesans fatal temptresses or simply ardent thousand year old musesxxii Symbolically they hint at a portrait of Gautie Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers year old musesxxii Symbolically they hint at a portrait of Gautie

Summary My Fantoms

My Fantoms

Ng readers on a tour of modernity at its most mysterious ”What ever would the Devil find to do in Paris” Gautier wonders “He would meet people just as diabolical as he and find himself taken for some naïve provincial”Tapestries statues and corpses come to life; young men dream their way into ruin; and Gautier keeps his faith in the power of imagination “No one is truly dead until they are no longer loved”. It s funny because after reading descriptions of Gautier in the Goncourt journals and other books these are exactly the kind of short stories I thought he might write Kind of a Gallic Poe if you substituted Poe s high Gothic style with a sort of otherworldly eroticism Very uniue and there were some beautiful passages such as this description of The Painter at workThe blood began to flow beneath the flesh tones the outlines grew sharp the forms filled out the light values were established against the dark and half the canvas was already alive The eyes were particularly successful The curve of the eyebrows was faultlessly indicated and melted softly into the temples in a velvety transposition of blue The shading beneath the eyelashes fell upon the white brilliance of the cornea with a marvelous muting effect the gaze was firmly placed and the painting of the iris and pupil left nothing to be desired The only thing missing was the tiny diamond of light that spangle of sunsh The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, you substituted Poe s high Gothic style with a sort of otherworldly eroticism Very uniue and there were some beautiful passages such as this description of The Painter at workThe blood began to flow beneath the flesh tones the outlines grew sharp the forms filled out the light values were established against the dark and half the canvas was already alive The eyes were particularly successful The curve of the eyebrows was faultlessly indicated and melted softly into the temples in a velvety transposition of blue The shading beneath the eyelashes fell upon the white brilliance of the cornea with a marvelous muting effect the gaze was firmly placed and the painting of the iris and pupil left nothing to be desired The only thing missing was the tiny diamond of light that spangle of sunsh

Summary ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Théophile Gautier

Toms assembles seven stories spanning the whole of Gautier’s career into a unified work that captures the essence of his adventurous life and subtle art From the erotic awakening of “The Adolescent” through “The Poet” a piercing recollection of the mad genius Gérard de Nerval the great friend of Gautier’s youth My Fantoms celebrates the senses and illuminates the strange disguises of the spirit while taki. this is an absolutely fantastic book of seven supernatural stories by theophile gautier kudos to nyrb for putting this book out along with the dozens of other fabulous titles they have published many of them uite obscurewhile these aren t really ghost stories demons devils and spirits abound and one of the stories the priest must surely be one of the first stories to mention vampires as it was written in 1836 bram stoker s dracula by comparison didn t come out until 1897the writing is uniformly brilliant thanks in large part to the fabulous translation by richard holmes every sentence flows beuatifullyif you like stories that lean toward the supernatural or just really great writing in general i can t recommend this book highly enoughi also own two other books by gautier one is a novel and the other a memoir of his travels in italy i can t wait to read them