( kindle ) Le Roi des Aulnes by Michel Tournier



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    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 euphoria by the obese enigma Nestor The crescendo is reached when the latter murmurs in coda that There's pr

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    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 cripp

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    This earned a star from me for the research and inventive musings the author had obviously done to do pedantic exhibitions about1 monsters;2 the Aristotelian concept of potency which he managed to tie up with the sexual act;3 the two types of women the woman trinket one who can be manipulated by men and the woman landscape one whom a man can only visit;4 benign inversion evil becoming good sort of and the malign inversio

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    Do you not hear what the Erlking uietly promises meThe 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 re

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    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 ha

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

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    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 Hitl

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

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    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 mech

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    One of the weirdest books I have ever read Très bizarre

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Characters Ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Michel Tournier

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 The Collection prestigious literary award The Ogre is a masterful tale of innocence Whispers of Feathers 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 Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal patron saint but a girlfriend refers to the oger myth a humanoid monster in fairy tales that hunts childrenThen the Entrepreneurial Vernacular perspective changes the Second World War starts and Tiffauges is Advanced C Programming by Example 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 Poslije svega (After, 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 Die Herrenschneiderei part in Eastern Prussia is much easier to read as an interesting developing story But this also has a Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling perverse side effect hunting red deers maniacally dissecting and analysing of racial and Cities of God phyiscal characteristics of children atrociously training of the Hitlerjugend at a certain Gravitys Rainbow 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 Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone 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 Pretend God Is Deaf pleasant to read So a very mixed and ambiguous judgment

Review Le Roi des Aulnes

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 Poslije svega (After, 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 Die Herrenschneiderei 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 Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling pages upon Cities of God pages detailing the main character s Gravitys Rainbow private universe were Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone put there as a way to make us see how a modern day Crusoe that is a Pretend God Is Deaf 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 Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide 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 Las Puertas Del Amor 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 Discoveries 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 A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 pools But the last fifty Idenics pages or so are legitimately visionary and horrible an inverted King Matt the First and worth the momentum

Characters Ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Michel Tournier

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 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 despite his height is treated like dirt at a Catholic school and ends by inheriting his father s garageAlong the way he develops some strange ideas regarding children While he is not a pederast and never even attempts to initiate any overt molestation Yet he is falsely accused by a little girl to whom he has given rides in his car of rape Just when he is about to be adjudged as guilty of crime a sympathetic judge frees him providing he joins the army It is only days before the German invasion of France and the Phony War is about to turn into a real shooting warBefore long Abel is captured by the Germans and sent to a prison camp in East Prussia where he develops a reputation as a trusted hard working prisoner Because of his ability with motor vehicles he is transferred to Goering s giant hunting lodge at Rominten and from there to the napola of Kaltenborn where he becomes an assistant to a racial theorist named Otto BlaettchenThese napolas are short for National Political Academies where German youth are trained to become SS officers As always Tiffauges enters into the spirit of the institution and even takes over Blaettchen s position when the latter is transferred to the Eastern Front In the end Tiffauges is so successful in finding prototypically Aryan looking recruits that he develops a fearsome reputation in the Prussian hinterlandThis warning is addressed to all mothers in the areas of Gehlenburg Sensburg Loetzen and LyckBEWARE OF THE OGRE OF KALTENBORNHe is after your children He roves through our country stealing children If you have any never forget the Ogre he never forgets them Don t let them go out alone Teach them to run away and hide if they see a giant on a blue horse with a pack of black hounds If he comes to see you don t yield to his threats don t be taken in by his promises All mothers should be guided by one certainty If the Ogre takes your child you will NEVER see him againAt the napola the boys and girls are raised in a military discipline heavily laden with the ersatz symbolism of a uasi fictitious Teutonic past What eventually happens of course is that the Russians invade on their way to take Berlin The ending of Michel Tournier s The Ogre is exceedingly strange and not altogether successful The book does however show how one on the borders of evil can still be strangely innocent while contributing to the overall evils of National Socialism The Ogre is probably one of the best French novels of the second half of the Twentieth Century Tournier succeeds in keeping the reader enthralled from the first page to the last Entrepreneurial Vernacular 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 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 despite his height is treated like dirt at a Catholic school and ends by inheriting his father s garageAlong the way he develops some strange ideas regarding children While he is not a Advanced C Programming by Example pederast and never even attempts to initiate any overt molestation Yet he is falsely accused by a little girl to whom he has given rides in his car of rape Just when he is about to be adjudged as guilty of crime a sympathetic judge frees him Poslije svega (After, providing he joins the army It is only days before the German invasion of France and the Phony War is about to turn into a real shooting warBefore long Abel is captured by the Germans and sent to a Die Herrenschneiderei prison camp in East Prussia where he develops a reputation as a trusted hard working Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling prisoner Because of his ability with motor vehicles he is transferred to Goering s giant hunting lodge at Rominten and from there to the napola of Kaltenborn where he becomes an assistant to a racial theorist named Otto BlaettchenThese napolas are short for National Political Academies where German youth are trained to become SS officers As always Tiffauges enters into the spirit of the institution and even takes over Blaettchen s Cities of God position when the latter is transferred to the Eastern Front In the end Tiffauges is so successful in finding Gravitys Rainbow prototypically Aryan looking recruits that he develops a fearsome reputation in the Prussian hinterlandThis warning is addressed to all mothers in the areas of Gehlenburg Sensburg Loetzen and LyckBEWARE OF THE OGRE OF KALTENBORNHe is after your children He roves through our country stealing children If you have any never forget the Ogre he never forgets them Don t let them go out alone Teach them to run away and hide if they see a giant on a blue horse with a Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone pack of black hounds If he comes to see you don t yield to his threats don t be taken in by his Pretend God Is Deaf promises All mothers should be guided by one certainty If the Ogre takes your child you will NEVER see him againAt the napola the boys and girls are raised in a military discipline heavily laden with the ersatz symbolism of a uasi fictitious Teutonic Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide past What eventually happens of course is that the Russians invade on their way to take Berlin The ending of Michel Tournier s The Ogre is exceedingly strange and not altogether successful The book does however show how one on the borders of evil can still be strangely innocent while contributing to the overall evils of National Socialism The Ogre is Las Puertas Del Amor probably one of the best French novels of the second half of the Twentieth Century Tournier succeeds in keeping the reader enthralled from the first Discoveries page to the last