Une double famille

Sur le th me intemporel de la double vie, Balzac dresse dans ce court texte un tableau cruel des relations familiales et de l institution sociale qu est le mariage.
Une double famille Sur le th me intemporel de la double vie Balzac dresse dans ce court texte un tableau cruel des relations familiales et de l institution sociale qu est le mariage

  • Title: Une double famille
  • Author: Honoré de Balzac
  • ISBN: 9782253088981
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Une double famille”

    1. Η συγκεκριμένη νουβέλα δημοσιεύτηκε αρχικά με τον τίτλο " La Femme vertueuse" (Η ενάρετη γυναίκα). Γράφτηκε στα 1830 και κυκλοφόρησε στον δεύτερο τόμο της συλλογικής έκδοσης με γενικό τίτλο: Scènes de la vie privée. Tome 2 par M. de Balzac στα 1832. Από τα κεντρικά πρόσωπα, οι δύο ηρωίδες, Caroline Crochard και Angélique [...]

    2. This was both typical Balzac and not the story I anticipated. The original title is Un double famille - A Double Family - and I anticipated bigamy, or, at the very least, a duplicitous relationship. That, it is. However, my sympathies were allied with the wrong character and the ending was completely unexpected. I should come to expect the unexpected with Balzac - this is not the first time.If I have not said it before, I think I am coming to appreciate his short offerings more than the longer o [...]

    3. This is one of Balzac's best stories, but because it rejoices in different names in different translations, I didn't realise I had already read it when I put it on my Balzac TBR. It is known variously as A Second Home, A Double Family or A Double Life and it is, as you would easily guess, be about a man who keeps two households. The story begins with a chaste and lovely needlewoman called Caroline who spends her days by the window of a run-down house in a seedy part of Paris. A gloomy young man [...]

    4. Human Comedy #11 : Definitely one of the better entries in the Human Comedy, so far. The "double life" of the title is a sad little affair, with nobody winning anything in the long term and deception doing nobody any good (even those who had been deceived). Balzac, as was the fashion of the time, spends more time that I'd have liked in telling us what we should think about the characters rather than showing us why we should think that, but I'll forgive it because the tale was an interesting one. [...]

    5. Location 5635:L'amour, ma chère, répondit Granville avec une sorte de surprise ironique, vous n'êtes pas en état de le comprendre. Le ciel froid de la Normandie ne peut pas être celui de l'Espagne. Sans doute la question des climats est le secret de notre malheur. Se plier à nos caprices, les deviner, trouver des plaisirs dans une douleur, nous sacrifier l'opinion du monde, l'amour-propre, la religion même, et ne regarder ces offrandes que comme des grains d'encens brûlés en l'honneur d [...]

    6. This novella starts out as a love story and then becomes a very interesting analysis of domestic religious extremism -- one of the characters is a "devot", a word I remembered from Moliere's plays. I didn't particularly like the ending, which was rushed and in Balzac's most cynical vein. There were whole passages I was tempted to quote here, but read the book.

    7. Carolina, Rogério e Angélica formam o trio de personagens centrais nessa dupla família e conforme o título da novela podemos antecipar o enredo.O autor retrata aqui um homem em busca da felicidade conjugal suprimida pela carolice extrema da esposa.A narrativa flui bem mas me parece que a história ficou truncada, tendo sido suprimidos alguns acontecimentos que explicariam o final, quando a história pula para um futuro onde os personagens tiveram seus destinos modificados. Em resumo, muita c [...]

    8. I didn't much like this. I thought Balzac was a bit too eager to blame the Vicomte's disastrous lovelife on all the women around him, rather than his own poor choices and stupidity. If he didn't get on with his wife, it's his own fault for not finding out what she was like first before he married her, and then wanting the poor girl to be his dream woman without his putting in any effort. And his definition of love as being that the woman should worship her man like a god is absolutely ludicrous. [...]

    9. A Second Home (Une Double Famille) has also been translated as A Double Family and Double Life.A widow and her daughter sit sewing by the window most days. They see a gentleman in a brown coat pass by in the mornings and return in the evenings. The mother always remarks that he appears either over-worked or in delicate health. The daughter ignores most of her remarks as her mother sees every passer-by as a possible protector for the daughter. But soon the gentleman begins to exchange glances wit [...]

    10. An enjoyable novella in which a mysterious sad-looking man helps a young needle woman and her mother when they are threatened with eviction. The inevitable follows. But this is not a simple story of love between a married man and his mistress. It is also an account of narrow-minded religious zeal, with passages which reminded me of some of the condemnations of loveless religion by Dickens and other 19th century English novelists; and there is a twist at the end which takes the reader by surprise [...]

    11. C'est l'histoire d'une jeune fille nommée Caroline qui rencontre un homme dont elle tombera amoureuse. Le couple file le parfait amour jusqu'à ce qu'elle découvre la vraie vie de celui-ci.Dans ce roman, Balzac s'insurge contre la bigoterie. Pour lui, un excès de religion et de vertu peut tuer un couple comme c'est le cas dans ce court roman.Ce roman se retrouve dans les scènes de la vie privée dans la Comédie Humaine.

    12. This is one of Balzac’s classic stories where a man holds two households, set in two stages. The important thing to mention is that he uses realist points as setting real street names to the environment where the action took place and there is a technique where Balzac trusts the reader as if instead of a video there are pictures one after another binding the story.

    13. Described as "average" Balzac by Saintsbury, but that only shows how "average" Balzac is above the norm for most writers. As Granville ruefully recognizes at story's end: "A lack of union between husband and wife, from whatever cause, leads to terrible misfortune; sooner or later we are always punished for contravening the social law."

    14. Two tales that form one whole with exquisite descriptive language, as always, from the master. An interesting investigation of a relationship between a normal person and a religious nutter. Well done.

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