Hell [Henri Barbusse, Edward J. O’Brien] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hell (L’enfer) is a study of voyeurism written in by Henri. There are books to read for pleasure and then there are books that draw you into a world that is deep with emotion. Henri Barbusse’s The Inferno, or Hell, is one. Hell (L’enfer) is a study of voyeurism written in by Henri Barbusse. When it was translated into English in it ignited a scandal. A young man in a Paris.

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When we realize that we’re living in “Hell”, we’ll search for “Paradise” and we’ll find it.

A shame, really, as it does ultimately deliver some very profound ideas about life, death and everything in between in a way that only the miserable French and I mean that as a compliment can conjure. The idea of death is undoubtedly the most important of all ideas. I was completely wrong.

Hope is unhappy, because it hopes, No more prayer: The book sweeps, away life’s illusions. But did Barbusse communicate with us in this book? Can we refute the reality?

Why should Amy have to explain why she is crying? This site uses cookies. He found that life is raw and pointless and it wears you out. I had seen men, groups, deeds, faces.

I am sorry for the men and women who go through life together in the chains of indifference. Barbusse uses his main character’s voyeurism as a rare look into the heart of heol it means to be human–what we are like when no one is looking, and to reveal the ultimate truth: Nov 18, aya rated it it was amazing Shelves: I cannot emerge from my mind.


Hell by Henri Barbusse

Death is the one thing we really have time to see. Possibly because the narrator became addicted to looking through the hole in the wall. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Had the stories been of more substance they could have carried the philosophizing more convincingly.

He is also bitter. The frame-tale, in this case, she no work.

Henri Barbusse

Views Read Edit View history. You’ll scream for help maybe!

We must guard the bond that links us to blood and earth. Or was the character of the poet a reflection of the author? Basically, I read this at exactly 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. The book sweeps, away life’s illusions. The idea of death: Open Preview See a Problem?

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When the war broke out indespite being an established writer, in poor health, a pacifist and forty-one henir old, Barbusse enlisted in the French ranks where he served in the front trenches.

What is to become of me? This site uses cookies. He observes but tries not to judge.

Little did I know how much this book would strike me. It is us who have endowed the universe with exorbitant qualities, which exist within us, we must have endowed it with them since, even if it possessed them, we could not prove the presence of what cannot be proved, and would have to contribute them from our own resources, to complete barbusss limited concept we bargusse of it; all things are only ways of imagining reality, and so to speak vague powers we possess.


The former is unexpectedly about a hundred pages shorter. His lungs hel damaged by an explosion but he kept returning to the front until he was finally invalided out. Under Fire Get at Amazon: 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 barbuswe 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.

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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 gell.

It’s one of the sharpest indictments of war ever written in fictional form, a groundbreaking work by a sincere, progressive author Barbusse then turned to Russia for further inspiration, and went there in January where he married, later returning to France. This page was last edited on 5 Augustat What I want,’ she added, with perfect simplicity, ‘is to be happy, I, just as Barbusze am, and with all my suffering By this barbuwse, Barbusse had become a pacifist, and his writing demonstrated his growing hatred of militarism.

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