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It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. But if we share loneliness, we are not entirely alone. View all 3 comments. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Rejecting Absolute Misery I think the reason I enjoy Barbusse is the chance to escape into another reality, an unexpected metaphysics. I had seen men, groups, deeds, faces.

I left my room only to go down to dinner, where nothing interested me any more.

Both create an enclosed world in which things happen that are eternal and somehow immune from the trivial influences of everyday life. Our imagination seems to knfierno better than reality; but can we live with imagination? Nov 09, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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I thought that this book would be good as a salacious, voyeuristic romp. And since this narrator barely interacts with the fellow residents in his Parisian boarding house, what he sees is almost all there is. It was so human infiedno beautifully written. It’s a very humanistic work of art, which beautifully portrays life, love, death, human instinct, details, through a hole in a shabby hotel room.

EL INFIERNO: Henri Barbusse: : Books

Joy goes hand in hand with sorrow. Decades ahead of its time, “Hell” shocked and scandalized the A young man staying in a Paris boarding house finds a hole in the wall above his bed. His later works, Manifeste aux Intellectuels Elevations and others show a more revolutionary standpoint.

What the hell is that supposed to mean, me? Does reading a story told by voyeur make us voyeurs?

Their mouths and their eyes were those of Adam and Eve. Thus, we as readers are given two separate dramas: View all 9 comments. Others killed themselves with poison or with a revolver. The idea of death was everywhere. Lovely book, but dark, dark, dark.

Barbusse uses his main character’s voyeurism as a rare look into the heart of what it means to be human–what we are like when no one is looking, and to reveal the ultimate truth: I believe that that word does not point to our insignificance or our unhappiness, but on the contrary to our fulfillment and our divinity, since everything is in ourselves.


Write a customer review. Beautifully written, it takes place in the shadows of evening, the cracks of light that enter a room through a heavy curtain. Barbusse, very cleverly, fashions his protagonist as the everyman, honorable and decent and self-righteously affirmed in his belief until his belief is tested and found wanting.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Little did I know how much this book would strike me. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Serge called Barbusse a hypocrite who was determined to View all 10 comments.

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. Everything that the author permits us to see and understand is seen through a single point of life—a hole pierced in the wall between two rooms of a grey Paris boarding house.