Les Combustibles has ratings and 72 reviews. leynes said: This fucking sucked. I think I’ve never read a play that was more useless and pretentious. to other information about and reviews of Human Rites by Amélie Nothomb. French title: Les combustibles; Translated by Natalie Abrahami. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Human rites = Les combustibles / by Amélie Nothomb ; translated from the French by Natalie Abrahami. Nothomb.

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Her experience of this time is told in Fear and Trembling. Want to Read saving…. It was beyond boring.

No trivia or quizzes yet. There, she reportedly felt as much a stranger as everywhere else. Christelle rated it did not like it Jul 20, Well, the reader can have no views about the books discussed because Nothomb has deliberately invented the authors to eliminate the subjective. L’amie de Madame Maigret Georges Simenon. Fringilla Pinson rated it did not like it Jun 18, Combustiblws What are lists?

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Maybe some books deserve to go up in flames? Les combustibles – France. The question arises which books should be burned first and what the consequences of these actions are. Posted by Dr Tony Shaw. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Orthofer4 February The characters probe the questions as to what there might be to hold onto beyond the hellish cold — other people?

In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Marie Ct rated it did not like it Dec 30, I felt like Nothomb was trying to showcase the decline of humanity: All nohomb the action takes place in the room of an unnamed university professor aged about 50, and the only other two characters are the doctoral student Daniel — who is also the Professor’s assistant — and Daniel’s girlfriend-of-the-year Marina.


What were the books actually saved? Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the combustiblrs review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole.

Kelly’s [Former] France Blog: Review: Les Combustibles by Amelie Nothomb

After some family tensions, she returned to Japan amelle work in a big Japanese company in Tokyo. Un sac de billes Joseph Joffo. The English title is “Human Rites”. While in Japan, she attended a local school and learned Japanese. The glorious premise — of what books are, or might be, worth saving — isn’t utilized to the fullest — perhaps the biggest drawback of the limits of the stage-presentation — but it’s used well enough. Return to Book Page.

Is there an English translation? Les fleurs du mal Charles P Baudelaire.

Many ideas inserted in her books come from the conversations she had with an Italian man, from late eighties and during the nineties. I can’t help but compare her to Yasmina Reza who’s an excellent playwright combbustibles who excels at showing the fucked up human condition.

Tam Glw rated it did not like it Oct 04, Human Rites – India. Quotes from Les Combustibles.

Allison McCulloch rated it did not like it Sep 09, To ask other readers questions about Les Combustiblesplease sign up. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. Tags What are tags? Julie rated it did not like it Mar 31, I highly enjoyed Robert des noms propres and I am very interested in reading more from her, since she always comes up with the weirdest and bizarre ideas for her novels Jul 18, leynes rated it did not like it.


An old professor who turns out to be shallow and impudent. The Professor says he never liked the question of what book s one would take to a desert island — but he is intrigued by the question of what books one would be willing to destroy. Significantly, the professor finds many of the books unreadable, and although at the end he’s going to save his favorite – a sentimental love story he wouldn’t be seen dead reading in public – he burns it on a malicious whim.

Natacha rated it did not like it Jul notho,b, Although Nothomb claims to have been born combustbles Japan, she actually began living in Japan at the age of two until she was five years old. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Les Combustibles

The complete review ‘s Review:. Combkstibles they go cpmbustibles with it, burning book after book. At the beginning of the first act the bookshelves are packed full; at the beginning of the second, most of the shelves are already empty; and when the third opens there’s only a sad pile of ten or so volumes left. The play is complete horse shit, if you ask me. Nora Bouillaguet rated it did not like it Jan 19, Open to the public ;