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Sep 03, Nate D rated it really liked it Shelves: A heady mix of excitement and nervous anxiety rushes through your being.

Julien Gracq: Le Rivage des Syrtes (The Opposing Shore)

Probably more a 4. So here we have both the sfnal – alt-Earth – aspect of syrres Opposing Shore” and the reason why it works and we are so ready to suspend disbelief and let the author’s wonderful prose enchant us.

I read this book because I saw that Badiou was rivagee to reference it in Logics of Worlds. Il grqcq viaggia su Facebook. I could also get annoyed at how there’s only one female character with a name in the book, and a lot of gender essentialist nonsense, but Aldo is enough for today.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Syrtds the Opposing Shore diverts completely from the Tartar Steppe in certain areas which i can’t really talk about without spoilers.

He seems likely, at least via this translation, to be a forebear of my beloveds, Redonnet and Volodine. Refresh and try again. Some of the sentences were less interesting to me than some of the other sentences. The Opposing Shore by Julien Gracq. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but dez can opt-out if you wish. The Opposing Shore has a quite unique atmosphere — it is written in the baroque language of the nineteenth century classical novels and at the same time it is fraught with the Kafkian surreal suspense of the kind that permeates The Castle and it even boasts some whiffs of beautifully enigmatic Gormenghast.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The idea that betrayal to a nation that has stagnated, in order rivaeg provoke revitalising change, can be the noblest form of patriotism, and dee a form of loyalty; and the idea that stability is desirable only when the consequences of change are known in advance to be injurious Read this thanks to this bit in Enrique Vila-Matas’s Dublinesque: Julien Gracq’s principle subject, in a career bisected by WWII and time in a POW camp, seems to be observing through subtle, isolated viewpoints, just where and how the 20th century fell aside, somewhat willingly, into the flames of c What seems at syrtea to be little more than an exquisitely-described study of a state of suspended history, of the torpor and inertia attending a year ceasefire and decadence of the national machinery, gradually shifts and darkens into something more unsettling.

A psychedelic existential novel about pushing through grscq making contact and really feeling alive even if doing so is in no way in one’s best interest on a practical level in the novel’s case, it might lead to full-on war but is essential so life seems alive.

The tone is invariably solemn, epic, almost hieratic, the imagery is highly metaphorical and exceedingly polished. Your email address will not be published. While Buzzati’s work can at times flirt with minimalism, Gracq’s writing is on the other side of the spectrum, prolix.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The writing here is exceptional; both elegant and oppressive. Works by Julien Gracq.

There are some word choices I question, but one of the achievements of Mr. It takes pe discipline and inner abandon to accept the terms of this literary pact. Jun 01, Mikee rated it it was ok Shelves: Aldo, a member of a prestigious family in the imaginary city of Orsenna, is stationed at a fort on the coast.

On the positive side, I enjoyed some of the discussion about the death of a country and its possible salvation, a philosophical angle I hadn’t expected in this work that was more engaging than much of the actual story. Rjvage literary works were noted for their Surrealism.


Julien Gracq, Le Rivage Des Syrtes by Gérard Cogez

The Opposing Shore is set in the Venice-like maritime state of Orsenna which faces, across a strait, the Muslim kingdom of Farghestan. I finally gave it four stars, mostly because I can see myself wanting to reread it some time. I’m looking forward to reading more works by Gracq, to understand his place in the scope of French fiction. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Our hero is Aldo, a man from an influential family, the country is Orsenna and the remote outpost is the Syrtes of the French title.

If at all possible, however, it should be read in French. View all 16 comments. Even the chronology is puzzling: Enamored with the early Surrealists, Gracq does display their influence, though his work is also imbued with a heavy gothic atmosphere. The overall sales figures might have easily reached into the hundred thousands by now. Some of the sentences that were less interesting to me were less interesting to me because I had read similar things in different sentences in different books on previous occasions.

Just awesome prose to drown into and it goes that way to the end. Orsenna, a fabulous city state of decaying grandeur, living on past glories; and Syrtes, a desert province on a distant and desolate coast to which the protagonist, Aldo, is assigned by the Orsenna Signory to observe naval operations.

The Spanish and German translations are growing old, but they are still commercially available.

This seems anyhow the book of Julien Gracq that is most liked by his readers. Its stability calms you.