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  • Title: The Child
  • Author: Jules Vallès
  • ISBN: 9781590171172
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback

Free Read The Child - by Jules Vallès, The Child, Jules Vallès, The Child The Child is a story about growing up that is comparable in humor and humanity to Great Expectations even as its unflinching exposure of violence and hypocrisy foreshadows the nightmare realsim of Louis Ferdinand C line Jules Vall s an anarchist and a bohemian dedicated his book to all those who were bored stiff at school or reduced to tears at home who in childhoodThe Child is a sto

The Child

Free Read The Child - by Jules Vallès Free Read The Child - by Jules Vallès - The Child, The Child The Child is a story about growing up that is comparable in humor and humanity to Great Expectations even as its unflinching exposure of violence and hypocrisy foreshadows the nightmare realsim of Lo The Child

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  1. A great nineteenth century novel translated into English for the first time So says the back cover of this book, and I have to agree.I was gripped even from the dedication I dedicate this book all those who were bored stiff at school or reduced to tears at home, who in childhood were bullied by their teachers or thrashed by their parents Jacques, the young hero is thrashed by his parents in the very first chapter They are unhappy people, concerned only with their social status and advancement, a [...]


  2. While reading the autobiographical L Enfant, I was often reminded of Dickens Great Expectations especially earlier on, when the world is seen and described through the eyes of an ingenuous, impressionable, mistreated, poor boy Yet Vall s tale, though lacking in intrepid adventures, cold hearted women and convoluted plots, is far real, and in this way it also reminded me at times of the Rougon Macquart series Everything does not fall into place in orderly Victorian fashion the body and the peasa [...]


  3. Best Bildungsroman I ve ever read besides The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and Denton Welch s incomparable In Youth is Pleasure It is also one of the funniest novels I ve ever read He is funny in the way that Woody Allen is funny but it is funny than he An obvious influence on Celine The book reminded me of the movie Alice Doesn t Live Here Any in its impossible balance of complete absurdity and very particular tenderness Somehow the hilarity of the exaggeration does not undermine the reality and s [...]


  4. sortie brutale du livre comme on sort de l enfanceand, fort, libre, avec quelques larmes jolies et grises.


  5. A wonderful insight into the early life of the writer The tableau of the era is really enjoyable with an attention given to details, and the construction of the characters often gives a good laugh especially the mother A great read, it only lacks another layer of serving a stylistic and aesthetic purpose


  6. Not exactly hilarious but it is funny or unflinching yet gripping and fairly brutal at times but a very enjoyable coming of age read Somewhere between Farrell s O Neil saga and Moricz s Be Faithful Until Death in terms of humor and brutality A young boy s parents demonstrate their lack of social intelligence by attempting to define their social status by their parenting Beating after beating fails to do anything other than alienate a boy from his studies and his parents The boy sees the joy and [...]


  7. L enfant est le premier volume de la trilogie Jacques Vingtras qui raconte la vie de Jules Valles de sa naissance jusqu a la chute du commnue de Paris Il vaut mieux lire les trois L enfant etant le premier et l Insurge etant le dernier dans leur ordre de parution.L Enfant est un r cit autobiographique ou l auteur d crit une enfance penible et pleines d humiliations Ce roman fait penser a L enfance de Gorki Dans les deux cas, une enfance douleureuse semble avoir pousser l auteur a un engagement p [...]


  8. BienJ ai bien aim cette autobiographie, certains passages sont un peut long, mais c tait la vie d avant Un livre que certains parents devraient lire avec leurs enfants cela leur ferait prendre conscience de beaucoup de choses Peut tre que pour l enfant la vie tait dur, mais au moins il avait une ducation et du respect car a l heure actuelle on se demande s il y en a encore.


  9. Like Angela s Ashes, L Enfant is the account of Valles furiously fighting the memory of an agonized childhood, armed to the teeth with desperate humor and marvelous dreams Hilarious, spectacular, and terrible I really must finish it someday.





  10. B s ch mang t nh t truy n c a chi n s C ng x Paris Jules Vall s, t p 1 y t nh h i h c, t tr o v gia nh, cha m




  11. After you read Apathy, wait four books and then go for this gem It s translated French loveliness from the Napolepnic era that is tres funny not side splitting but entertaining.


  12. Je mets au d fi quiconque de trouver une criture plus vive et plus moderne Vous ne croirez pas que ce roman a t crit au XIXe si cle.


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