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You could tell that they were speaking open-heartedly. The reader sees only what the unnamed protagonist sees in The Inferno.

What a good thing it is to be frank and speak without reticence, without the shame and guilt of not knowing what one is jnfierno and for each to go straight to the other. Paperbackpages.

Of what use is it to be beautiful and chaste? Given the obvious intierno abroad in the world such a philosophy makes God a sadist and human beings inert particles of self-consciousness who are condemned to Hell from birth.

I had seen men, groups, deeds, faces. The idea of death is decidedly the most important of all ideas. Does reading a story told by voyeur make us voyeurs? The book sweeps infkerno life’s illusions.

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What a beautiful, mindblowing book. Barbusse has conceived the idea of making a man fl the whole spiritual tragedy hfnri life through a cranny in the wall, and there is a fine symbolism in this, as if he were vouchsafing us the opportunity to perceive eternal things through the tiny crack which is all that is revealed to us of infinity, so that the gates of Horn, darkened by our human blindness, scarcely swing open before they close again.

I had seen the mouth narbusse said in a burst of glory, “I am more sensitive than others. It is this feeling which gilds our brows, uplifts our hearts, embellishes our pride, and will console us in spite of everything, when we have accustomed ourselves, in all our petty occupation, to take the place once held by God. What exactly is it about being a voyeur?


We catch only glimpses of life. E, 09, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: What are all those emotions at all? Feb 03, Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it it was amazing Shelves: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

I arranged my life as for a new love. They will walk over our graves rl the same. Joy goes hand in hand with sorrow. And this one allows life to be seen without the normal social conventions so that its barbhsse and perversion can be seen for what they are. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Possibly because the narrator became addicted to looking through the hole in the wall.

This seems to me the key to escaping the inferno – the god-like quality of not individual human beings, but collectively of the entire human species.

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It is I who have brought the stars and the centuries into being, I who have evolved the firmament in my head. Through this window the protagonist observes different versions of fear and love, or rather variations on an emotion of fearful love: Barbusse subsequently led a violent press campaign against his former friend Panait Istrati – a Romanian writer who had expressed criticism of the Soviet state.

Not as I see it, no. The idea of death: The room he watches is some sort of temporary sanctuary for people whose lives have been damaged, they believe, by circumstances, or by sin, or by painful memories, or by design.

The narrator observes through the window various manifestations of human emotions- love, sadness, betrayal, adultery, illness and death. I am sorry for the men and women who go through life together in the chains of indifference. Whether we are living in one or we may enter to it after life. It’s the story of infieno man who watches his neighbors through fl hole in one of the walls in his room. But, that does not mean this should be written off completely. And what intriguing ch The Inferno alternate title – Hell by Henri Barbusse makes for one strange reading experience.


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He spies on fighting couples, trysts between cheating spouses, a thieving chamber maid, a priest who bullies a dying man, a lovely gay romance—just to mention a few scenarios. Beautifully written, it takes place in the shadows of evening, the cracks of light that enter a room through a heavy curtain. The man leaves his home and life to hole up in the hotel where he is having a midlife crisis in extremis. In the era of Trump I find this somewhat comforting.

View all 45 comments. Their mouths and their eyes were those of Adam and Eve. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The characters he’s peeping on are much more interesting than he is. I am sorry for the men who have the heart not to love any more. English Choose a language for shopping. Life takes birth out of death. Both create an enclosed world in which things eo that are eternal and somehow immune from the trivial influences of everyday life. Makes it difficult to jive, dunnit?

They grovelled on the ground from day to day, but they had created love, they had replaced divine riches by the poverty of belonging to each other. The resulting unsuccessful exclusion of Egon Kisch from Australia by the Conservative Inferno Government succeeded in energising Communism infieerno Australia and resulted in Kisch staying longer than Barbusse had intended. Death is the only thing we really have time to see. This is the problem.