Hell [Henri Barbusse, Edward J. O’Brien] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hell (L’enfer) is a study of voyeurism written in by Henri. There are books to read for pleasure and then there are books that draw you into a world that is deep with emotion. Henri Barbusse’s The Inferno, or Hell, is one. Hell (L’enfer) is a study of voyeurism written in by Henri Barbusse. When it was translated into English in it ignited a scandal. A young man in a Paris.

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Jun 14, Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing. The problem of life however is not the removal of suffering; it the the realization of happiness within the suffering. Decades ahead bell its time, “Hell” shocked and scandalized the reviewing public when first released in English in His belief in communism appears to have been total and uncritical. Novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Book ratings by Goodreads.

One window in particular, a chink between bricks allowing visual access to the room next door, is barbusee one the narrator becomes obsessed by. No trivia or quizzes yet. Even so, the New Republic praised “the beauty of nenri book’s nervous yet fluid rhythms Somewhere along the changing literary landscape Barbusse fell out of favour, mainly due to his astringent political activism and communist sentiments.

Others stand for imagination but he stood for the truth.

Henri Barbusse

His voyeurism eventually convinces him to quit his room and find a fulfilling life of his own, but as he attempts to leave he is crippled with backache and blindness.


The book — about a young bachelor, who moves into a lowly boarding house and inadvertently begins spying on his fellow boarders through a crack in the wall — sparked a scandal and was deemed a work of gratuitous voyeurism and moral aberration.

Looking for beautiful books? Can we refute the reality? And when you read it, you realize that that maze and that puzzle are just YOU! To ask other readers questions about Hellplease sign up. Both create an enclosed world in which things happen that are eternal and somehow immune from the trivial influences of everyday life.

While writing a second biography of the Russian leader, Barbusse fell ill with pneumonia and died on 30th August On this here comment thread, me and Knig-o-lass are discussing the book after having co-read it. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. A young man staying in a Paris boarding house finds a hole in the wall above his bed. The story of the older gentleman is more than worth your time.

The idea of death: Now imagine you proceed despite this arrogant ass and you find a very good novelette buried among the prolix musings.

The Russian Revolution had significant influence on the life and work of Barbusse. I have no power to do so, either. Could this be because of his Communist politics or because he lived hwll his late years in the Soviet Union? I am sorry for the men and women who go through life together in the chains of indifference.

Paperbackpages. I have no right to do so, without falling into error or falsehood. What the hell is that supposed to mean, me?


I prayed to Him to babusse pity on me. All these philosophical discussions seem to be futile, nothing can be checked, nothing can be proved to be true. Human suffering is a positive thing, which requires a positive answer, and sad as it is, the word is beautiful, because of the absolute truth it contains.

Among others, two preadolescent fledgling lovers; a sentimental romantic and her tall mustachioed, stiff, jaundiced heartthrob; a pregnant young woman tending to a dying old poet who bj her lover. I am sorry for the poor heart that has what it has for so short a time. The genesis of the book must have been in La Belle Epoque.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. I can’t write ‘peeping tom’ without hearing Michael J. This portion of the novel, to me there it is, again barbysse, encapsulated what the nitwit narrator was going for, without need of his worthless, self-infatuated pontifications. Where is He,l, then, where is God?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Arguably this is a book written when not much was happening. You’ll realize the “Hell” you’re living in. This is why “Every human being is the whole truth.