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Germany probably invaded France so often to keep from nodding off. Meaulnes spends the next years trying to find the way back again, eventually following his distant beloved Yvonne to Paris.

Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier

Responding to these specific criticisms is difficult, because silly and unbelievable are subjective terms. However, over the following months, even though I frequented various clubs in the city, including the one in which we had met, and although I kept something of an eye out for her, I found no trace of Nicole, by which I mean that she never herself turned up, and nor did any of the people I had seen her with that night.

I was newly devastated, as I had wanted for years to ask him about it, and I felt a hard lump of sadness drop to the bottom of my being, but in some ways this sadness fortified even further the magical significance of the marsh in my imagination. The literary world is so much the poorer for eo loss as well as for the loss of many more novels he surely would have written.

Though being characters in a highly romanticised novel, these people do take some of their actions to extremes. Inhe quit his job to become the personal assistant of the politician Casimir Perrier. Before his search comes to an end, a bungled suicide will leave one character disfigured; a brief affair in Paris ep lead a young woman to the streets….


It was World War I.

Le Grand Meaulnesalso known as The Wanderer when translated and published in the US, is a semi-autobiographical novel. It is important to remember that Francois, from some distance in years, in narrating the tale, is, with fondness and some sorrow, looking back to his own childhood.

As the book moves on, however, the realism becomes stronger, not weaker. This is always a powerful theme, and in one way or another is the emotional substratum of much literature. Occasionally, it is like waking in a sweat and wondering, cursing, why the hell one did something. Just one year after publishing his one and only novel, young Henri Alain-Fournier was killed in a World War I battle at Epargnes in Most of this book rgan a beautiful bittersweet dream.

Cimitero militare di Saint-Remy-la-Calonne. The events that subsequently continue to bring together and pull apart Meanlnes, Yvonne, Franz, and his would-be bride Valentine, and various “bohemian” youth of the region continue in Francois’s narrative for the next three years until the story comes to its melancholic conclusion.

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What makes the dreamlike narration captivating is the fact that both of them are young boys who are innocent in the ways of love. The narrator of this, his only novel, is a young boy, the son of a schoolmaster in provincial France in the late nineteenth century. I kept looking in libraries and book-shops, in vain, not even on the internet for a long dozen of years did anything appear.

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There, guests gather for a strange and enchanting party, and Meaulnes meets the beautiful Yvonne de Galais, who is to beguile him for the rest of the book. Even in this ljbro of cyberspace, still… nothing can replace the impact of a true and heartfelt story of young love.


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Le Grand Meaulnes

But why does this book in particular pack such a wallop? The longer this continued, the more interested I became in the situation, the more mental energy I devoted to it. Meaules the Introduction after the book because it gives away much of the plot.

When I was about 10 I spent what felt like an entire summer playing in a marsh with a friend. I kept looking in libraries and book-shops, in vain, not even on the internet for a long d Mealunes read “Le Grand Meaulnes” at school when I was ca 16, the book stood in its own category, the impression it left hard to describe.

The magic and mysteriousness of that house and atmosphere unconsciously form his feelings. His body remained unidentified untilat which time he was interred in the cemetery of Saint-Remy-la-Calonne. Long live Yvonne de Galais!

The difficulties in translating the French grand meaning big, tall, great, etc. Who knows what Fournier could have gone on to achieve, he had the potential to be a very special writer, and as a first written work of fiction it certainly is a lavish one and has at times the feel of a fairytale that children would get read at bedtime, the narrative is superb and the book on libor whole is easy to read so for younger readers looking for a good place to start with classic French literature this would qualify as doesn’t contain the complexities and deep character studies of some of the other renowned classic French writers.

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