Henri Duchemin and His Shadows Emmanuel Bove was one of the most original writers to come out of twentieth century France and a popular success in his day Discovered by Colette who arranged for the publication of his first novel

  • Title: Henri Duchemin and His Shadows
  • Author: Emmanuel Bove Donald Breckenridge Alyson Waters
  • ISBN: 9781590178324
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Emmanuel Bove was one of the most original writers to come out of twentieth century France and a popular success in his day Discovered by Colette, who arranged for the publication of his first novel, My Friends, Bove enjoyed a busy literary career, until the German occupation silenced him During his lifetime, Bove s novels and stories were admired by Rainer Maria Rilke,Emmanuel Bove was one of the most original writers to come out of twentieth century France and a popular success in his day Discovered by Colette, who arranged for the publication of his first novel, My Friends, Bove enjoyed a busy literary career, until the German occupation silenced him During his lifetime, Bove s novels and stories were admired by Rainer Maria Rilke, the surrealists, Albert Camus, and Samuel Beckett, who said of him that than anyone else he has an instinct for the essential detail Henry Duchemin and His Shadows is the perfect introduction to Bove s world, with its cast of stubborn isolatoes who call to mind Herman Melville s Bartleby, Robert Walser s little men, and Jean Rhys s lost women The poet of the flophouse and the dive, the park bench and the pigeon s crumb, Bove is also a deeply empathetic writer for whom no defeat is so great as to silence desire Source nybooks books imprints

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    1. Emmanuel Bove Donald Breckenridge Alyson Waters says:

      Emmanuel Bove, born in Paris as Emmanuel Bobovnikoff, died in his native city on Friday 13 July 1945, the night on which all of France prepared for the large scale celebration of the first quatorze juillet since World War II He would probably have taken no part in the festivities Bove was known as a man of few words, a shy and discreet observer His novels and novellas were populated by awkward figures, losers who were always penniless In their banal environments, they were resigned to their hopeless fate Bove s airy style and the humorous observations made sure that his distressing tales were modernist besides being depressing not the style, but the themes matched the post war atmosphere precisely.



    2 thoughts on “Henri Duchemin and His Shadows

    1. See, I was in an Irish graveyard, in the Fifteen Shilling plot, and I was getting terribly confused at the chatter, which I did not expect. So I slipped out, promising to myself to return, and maybe I will, and I opened this as a respite. Yes, as a respite. There are seven stories here, the best of them merely banal. The worst, annoying, in this way: Now I am writing to you. You can see that I am writing because you are reading what I write. Uplifted? Anyhow, as if I've taken some potion, they'r [...]

    2. Bove, famous for his masterpiece of solitude My Friends, also penned short paeans to solitude and strange male friendships, seven of which are collected in this fresh translation. ‘Night Crime’ features a woeful soul whose whisperings lead to murder, a fattened wallet, and the inevitable moral decay; ‘Another Friend’ a woeful soul who meets a rich ‘friend to the poor’ who proves to be no friend at all; ‘Night Visit’ a woeful soul whose girlfriend in a moment of thoughtless cruelt [...]

    3. These are effective stories, neat and well-wrought, but I can’t imagine they’re central to Bove’s ouevre. Really, I bought this book on impulse, on the strength of its cover, the ostensible link with Robert Walser (he’s namechecked in the blurb) and the introduction by friend/acquaintance Donald Breckenridge. Well, the cover’s great – I love Arp and that combination of greys/blues. As to Walser, he’s here, but peripheral: underdogs in rented walk-ups abound, and tortured (in Bove [...]

    4. I have never read Emmanuel Bove, and now, I feel like I have a good new friend. On the other hand, do I need him as a friend? The short stories all deal with a main character who feels misplaced or not connecting on a human level with others or their settings. In many ways, they are totally self-destructive figures who seem to enjoy their fall from grace to embrace emotional failure. Most of his fiction was written between the two world wars, so it's a world that itself is in conflict, and i thi [...]

    5. Too slight and thin. It was as though after a certain point Bove cared little for his child moving on to his next progeny where the same sad occurrence prepared itself to happen again.

    6. As the Introduction states, Bove is a nice point at which Kawabata might have met Poe. Certainly "Night Crime", the story that actually features the titular Duchemin, comes pretty close. The rest not so much. Kawabata actually wrote beautifully if deceptively simply, whereas Bove is just sort ofere. Poe was fucking weird and gloomy whereas Bove sort of slouches towards that. The stories aren't bad, but they're puzzling in their mediocrity, especially considering Bove's other, more engaging works [...]

    7. Lost, desperate, isolated characters inhabit Emmanuel Bove’s short story collection Henri Duchemin and His Shadows (1928). While the characters are sometimes isolated due to circumstance, it’s primarily their inner thoughts and private fears that separate them from mainstream society. The dominant threads here are broken relationships, absorbing disillusionment and coming to terms with a less-than-satisfactory life. Naturally, most of the disillusion occurs in relationships between men and w [...]

    8. I received an ARC from the publisher.This collection of short stories all feature men who are unhappy and looking for someone or something with which to identify. In the first story entitled “Night Crime,” Henri Duchemin, a forty-year-old man, is alone on Christmas Eve in a pub lamenting over his poverty and loneliness and the last thing he wants to do is to go back to his cold, empty flat. He wanders around the streets in the rain until he really has no choice but to go home. But before he [...]

    9. Estos siete relatos de Emmanuel Bove (1898-1945) publicados por Hermida Editores con traducción de María Teresa Gallego Urrutia y Amaya García Gallego versan sobre la condición humana e hilan muy, muy fino.Queremos librarnos de la soledad, buscamos amistades, que vienen y van (Visita de una noche), encontramos parejas, amores de una noche o de varias noches -que suponen un presente esperanzador- pero entonces -somos así- surgen los celos, las dudas, el resquemor, el hastío, hacia nosotros [...]

    10. Reading Bove is like watching the bastard child of Victor Hugo and Franz Kafka (obvious physiological impracticalities notwithstanding) sipping strychnine from a fine china cup while playing chess in a deserted park. Make of that what you will.

    11. Strange, sparingly detailed stories. At times wonderful, at times unnerving, at times as well strikingly accurate in their depiction of despair, fear, and loneliness. The novella /Night Crime/ and the stories "The Child's Return"and "Is It a Lie?" are noteworthy, though all of the works are interesting enough to be memorable.

    12. My first time reading Bove - his stories have a wonderful subconscious flow and his descriptions are often remarkable. I am certainly going to read one of his novels after this, because the qualities that set this apart (strong characters, humor, writing) lend themselves to that form. The collection starts off very strongly, but it trends downhill because the stories are a bit too similar - it would probably be better to read one a day. Though they are all accomplished, the stories of lonely men [...]

    13. Bove is an underappreciated writer from the first half of the twentieth century. This particular book, a collection of short stories, is a great introduction to the author's work.I suspect that, had I encountered these stories thirty-five years ago, Bove would have joined Lawrence Durrell and Jerzy Kozinsky in my cosmic pantheon of angst: Bove's characters are obsessive and self-absorbed in ways that every human being who has survived his/her early twenties can understand. Now, almost two genera [...]

    14. I enjoyed Is it a lie, the final story in this collection but wasn't blown away by the other stories. I have no real criticism of the style or content, it's simply that something didn't gel for me.

    15. He is my therapeutic, sagacious, mythical older brother. I've always looked up to him and have in fact, wanted to be him. He is my idea of purity and all that is good and worth fighting for.

    16. The stories aren't really plot or character driven, but as the back copy says, Bove has a great eye and ear for detail and these stories are worth reading for that alone

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