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Le Nœud de vipères
Title : Le Nœud de vipères
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ISBN : 9780685239049
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 285

In this remarkable novel, Mauriac brings his extraordinary talent for probing the inmost core of the human character to what is arguably the most exciting theme in the world: the battle for the human soul. In all of literature there can be few more appalling studies of a soul devoured by pride and avarice, corroded by hatred.Louis, a wretchedly unhappy multi-millionaire, aIn this remarkable novel, Mauriac brings his extraordinary talent for probing the inmost core of the human character to what is arguably the most exciting theme in the world: the battle for the human soul. In all of literature there can be few more appalling studies of a soul devoured by pride and avarice, corroded by hatred.Louis, a wretchedly unhappy multi-millionaire, all but personifies evil. Toward the end of his life, seeking to uncover the cause of his unhappiness, he commits to paper his whole bitter story: his indulgent but affection-starved childhood; his first love; the trivial misunderstanding that festered until it poisoned their entire married life and the lives of their children; the old miser's struggle to disinherit his family; and finally, the powerful climax, with divine grace vying to the very end to pierce the evil encrusting Louis' soul.


Le Nœud de vipères Reviews

  • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum

    Εντυπωσιακός τρόπος γραφής και γοητευτική ποιότητα λόγου. Με αυτό το βιβλίο, ο συγγραφέας καταφέρνει να βάλει τον αναγνώστη σε συγκεκριμένο τόπο και χρόνο με μια μοναδική δυνατότητα ώστε να εγκαταστήσει την ιστορία μιας ζωής,μέσα σε μια στιγμή. Την κάθε στιγμή, που γράφετα [...]

  • Nickolas the Kid

    Ένα ημερολόγιο μίσους και παραφροσύνης από ένα πλούσιο δικηγόρο, ο οποίος πλησιάζοντας προς το τέλος κάνει τον απολογισμό της ζωής του και σταδιακά ανακαλύπτει πως η αγάπη του για τα χρήματα και ο εγωισμός τον είχαν μετατρέψει σε ένα τέρας Εξαιρετικό ψυχογράφημα από τον μ [...]

  • Eliasdgian

    «Ξέρω την καρδιά μου, αυτή την καρδιά, αυτή τη φιδοφωλιά, την πνιγμένη από ένα κουβάρι οχιές, τη χορτασμένη με δηλητήριο, που συνεχίζει να χτυπά κάτω από αυτό το κοπάδι. Ένας κόμπος από οχιές, ο οποίος είναι αδύνατον να λυθεί, που θα έπρεπε να λυθεί με την κόψη του μαχαιριού, με [...]

  • Carmo

    Nó de Víboras, é uma longa carta de um homem tão rico quanto avarento, moribundo e mal amado ( ou que não soube amar, e como tal não recebeu nada pelo nada que deu), enfim, um homem que regeu toda a sua vida em função do dinheiro e, por conta de um equívoco, (ou não), fechou-se no seu mundo amargurado erguendo muros à sua volta onde não deixou ninguém ( ou quase ninguém) penetrar. Esta carta intimista soa ao leitor como um sussurro, como um desabafo que só se revela uma vez na vid [...]

  • Ahmed ElWakeel

    انها بالفعل رواية العلاقات الإنسانية من الدرجة الأولى. تسألني عن الإستفادة أقولك وفيرة, تسألني عن العمق أقولك ان مورياك محلل نفسي بارع, تحدثني عن واقعية الأبطال أشك في وجودهم على الورق فقط, تناقشني حول المردود أؤكدلك انعدام المفقود.ربما عرضي هذا نتيجة وصولي حد الإستثارة ال [...]

  • Oziel Bispo

    O nó de víboras é um livro em forma de uma carta, escrito por Luis para sua esposa Isa, que deveria ser lida apenas após sua morte. Rico,avarento e orgulhoso ele planeja roubar sua esposa e seus filhos deixando eles sem herança nenhuma. Será que esse homem odioso que odeia os próprios filhos ira se arrepender ou irá morrer na completa solidão , escravo do dinheiro? Escrito em 1932 por François Mauriac " O nó de víboras " é uma das obras primas do autor. Agora porque esse título "O [...]

  • عبدالله ناصر

    إلى أي حدّ يمكن للمال أن يعبث بأصحابه و بحياتهم ؟لويس في منتصف الستينات و في عمر مناسبة للرحيل و يبدو مرشحاً بشدة إذا ما تذكرنا مشاكله الصحية المتعلقة بقلبه . و ينحدر من أصول متواضعة لولا أن الحياة ضحكت قليلاً - قلما تفعل - فوجد نفسه أحد الملاك و الإقطاعيين الجدد و الذين لا ينقص [...]

  • booklady

    “. . . Consider, O God, that we are without understanding of ourselves; that we do not know what we would have and set ourselves at an infinite distance from our desires.” ~St. Teresa of AvilaIt isn’t often anymore I finish a book in a couple of days but today I was sick and the sickbed does have one advantage: you can’t do very much but sleep and lay around. In between sleeping, I read François Mauriac’s masterpiece, Viper’s Tangle. This is the fourth novel I’ve read from the Loy [...]

  • Hadrian

    Excellent novel. Devoured in one sitting. Of course, this isn't much coming from me, but still.Mauriac isn't talked about too often these days, and it's a shame - he's brilliant. I don't know why. Is it because he's thought of as a Catholic writer? Graham Greene and C. S. Lewis survive, and Dostoevsky with his Orthodox influence. Ah well. A gripping and complex look at morality, and the deceits and lies people use against each other, with the acidity of revenge playing a major role in the book, [...]

  • Hoda Elsayed

    ما عرفنا قط أسباب كل هذا الشقاق، ولكننا كنّا نخلد إلى أحقاد أسلافنا.

  • MJ Nicholls

    An embittered old turd writes a mad, furious letter to his wife, whom he hates with a vengeance, which becomes a lengthier journal to his family, whom he hates with an even bigger vengeance. Because he hates them so darned much, he spends his every waking hour planning to diddle them out their inheritance, while they fret about how much their Grandpa hates them and is planning to diddle them out their inheritance. At certain rare moments, the Grandpa takes a break from his hatred and tries out a [...]

  • Qahtan Aljazrawi

    عقدة الأفاعي ليست مجرد رواية و عمل ادبي فقط ، انما الغوص في النفس البشرية و تعرية الذات و الكشف عن مكامن الخطيئة و العقد النفسية . رجل كهل في خريف عمره يكشف عن مكامن ذاته في سردية رائعة استحقت جائزة نوبل للاداب .

  • Bram

    The narrator of Vipers' Tangle is a near-perfect mix of Dostoevsky's Underground Man and Tolstoy's Ivan Ilych. Which is to say, he's a bitter, bitter bastard. For some reason, I felt sure that this book would end up heavy-handed or sentimental. Early on Louis is just too miserly, to the point where it's almost beyond credulity. Rather than clumsily over-playing his hand, Mauriac, it turns out, intentionally includes this too-greedy-to-be-believed aspect as an effective plot point. Every time you [...]

  • Sarah saied

    من أجمل قراءات هذا العام

  • Oziel Bispo

    O nó de víboras é um livro em forma de uma carta, escrito por Luis para sua esposa Isa, que deveria ser lida apenas após sua morte. Rico,avarento e orgulhoso ele planeja roubar sua esposa e seus filhos deixando eles sem herança nenhuma. Será que esse homem odioso que odeia os próprios filhos ira se arrepender ou irá morrer na completa solidão , escravo do dinheiro? Escrito em 1932 por François Mauriac " O nó de víboras " é uma das obras primas do autor. Agora porque esse título "O [...]

  • Gray Side

    رائعة جداً فكرة الرواية، يحكي العجوز لويس عن قلبه وكيف أصبح (عقدة الأفاعي) بكل تجرّد وبطريقة صادمة خاصة فيما يتعلق بوالدته ومشاعره تجاه ابنائه. تتعاطف معه في بعض المواقف وتشك في صدق نياته في مواقف أخرى ويرافقك الشك إلى نهاية الرواية، ذلك الحقد العجيب الذي تجذّر بداخله يجعل م [...]

  • Milou Pujol

    Excellent.Mauriac explore the complexities of the human mind and heart. Going through the book, the main character help the reader to explore a wide range of feelings in depth such as hate, corruption, vengeance, love."There is a fatal tendency in all of us to simplify others, to eliminate in them everything that might soften the indictment, give some human lineaments to the caricature which our hatred craves in order to justify itself"

  • Jim

    In this, the fourth of Francois Mauriac's that I have read, I am just now beginning to see what he is about. The Knot of Vipers of the title is not only a description of the unnamed miser's heart, but also of his family, which is conspiring to subvert his will and take as much of his fortune for themselves. Except for the last few pages, the story is narrated by the miser, who, at the age of sixty-eight, is suffering from angina and appears to be in danger of imminent heart failure. The aridity [...]

  • Gemma Williams

    A brilliant and beautifully written study of greed, hypocrisy, jealousy and hatred, it conveys the corrosive effect of avarice through the story of an elderly man eaten up by hatred for the family who are all longing to get their hands on his money, and how he schemes to disinherit them. I especially like the contrast between the pious cliches of the family whose professed faith never makes the slightest difference to the way they live their lives, and the anti-religious miser who actually seems [...]

  • Hanne

    This is an intense drame of the life of a bourgoise family of Bordeaux in the beginning of the 20th century. More particularly, it is a letter written by an old man filled with hate of his family, his wife and their children. As a young he lost his hope of life and love as he learned that the wife married him to avoid a life as a celibataire and because of his money (she came from an old noble family which now didn't have anymore money, his family had money, but was not "old"). He thinks that hi [...]

  • Laura

    This is the story of Louis, a French lawyer, who writes a confession letter to his wife, just before his death. In this drama, Mauriac shows the lack of communication between the members of a typical French family, showing how a viper's tangle may come up with this lack of comprehension among them. According to the author, this is "story of a blind man by his passions, who believes hate his wife and children and love only money, while his nature, if he had followed, would have led to the love [...]

  • Pierre E. Loignon

    Ce que j’apprécie par-dessus tout dans un roman psychologique, c’est l’explosion éblouissante de l’intériorité. Arriver à rapprocher d’aussi près deux mondes parallèles, restant dans la plus stricte méconnaissance l’un de l’autre, et montrer qu’ils se stimulent inconsciemment mutuellement à deux types d’excellences héroïques est un tour de force sublime. De plus, les réactions absolument contingentes envers le christianisme, en tant que symbole d’opposition politi [...]

  • Samira

    النسخة العربية والتي من تعريب نزيه الحكيم - دار النشر المصرية- الطبعة الأولى 1947.لقد كان ذلك جديرا بالضحك, وكنت اضحك منه وحدي, لاهثا بعض اللهاث ,متكئا على جذع دالية ,قبالة الضباب الشاحب الذي اختفت وسطه القرى بكنائسها والطرق بأشجارها العالية ,وكان نور المغيب يشق لنفسه طريقا عسير [...]

  • دينا

    هل تخيلت ان تقرأ يوما حوارا لرجل يكره عائلته ، ويمتلئ حقدا وغيظا عليهم ومع هذا تتعاطف معه ؟ هذا العجوز الذي يكتنز المال ويسعى جاهدا ليمنع ابناءه من الحصول على ميراثهم ، يُكثر الحديث عن كرهه لهم لانهم لا يألون جهدا في انتظار موته ليحصلوا على غنيمتهم ومع هذا ان استطعت ان ترافق ه [...]

  • Safae

    Je ne saurais exprimer à quel point je suis dégoûtée et étonnée de constater qu'il y'a des gens qui préfèrent l'argent à leurs siens. Leurs coeurs dévorés par l'avarice et la haine, ils oublient ce qu'il y'a de plus précieux dans la vie, L'AMOUR FAMILIAL. ce livre nous enseigne sur la valeur de la famille, et si j'ai appris quelque chose de cette lecture c'est de ne jamais laisser passer un seul moment avec sa famille sans en profiter parce que viendra le jour où nous le regretteron [...]

  • Conor

    This novel seems to be the working out of Francis Thompson's famous poem, "The Hound of Heaven." It is a story of grace and how it works on us to the very end. It is a story of how the most visibly religious are often those with the least faith. Beautifully told. No wonder this won the Nobel Prize.

  • Fuad Takrouri

    لا،لا تحسبي أني أرفع كثيراً من شأن نفسي .إني أعرف قلبي،هذا القلب،هذه العقدة من الأفاعي،يختنق بثقلها مشبعا بسمها،وما يزال يخفق تحت هذا الضجيج.عقدة الأفاعي هذه يستحيل حلها،ويجب قطعها بضربة من سكين،بضربة من سيف)) لم آت لأحمل السلام بل السيف)).

  • د. حمدان

    عقدة الأفاعي – فرانسوا مورياكفرانسوا مورياك 1885 – 1970 هو روائي وناقد وصحفي فرنسي حصل على جائزة نوبل للآداب عام 1952 له حوالي 25 رواية منشورة بالإضافة إلى دواوين شعر ومسرحيات وكتب آخرى في الأدب ونقد. عمل في وقت لاحق كمستشار ثقافي لشارل ديغول قبل بضع سنوات من وفاته.هذه الرواية صدرت [...]

  • Tony

    Mauriac, Francois. VIPER’S TANGLE. (1932; this ed. 1987). *****. Mauriac won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1952. This is only the second of his novels that I have read, the first being “Flesh and Blood,” which was assigned as part of the readings for a seminar on the modern novel I had in college. Back then, that was more of a modern novel than it is today, but Mauriac seems to write books that resonate and connect with readers of all times. This book is a psychological study of how vu [...]

  • Andrei

    This book perfects, IMHO, what the author started with "There Desqueryeux". The viper's tangle is a metaphor for the rigid society and for the human soul sometimes. The novel is narrated from the first person's point of view and slowly depicts an dying man's life, guiding the reader to penetrate this mysterious character that can be easily mistaken. What I liked the most was how the author sketches his main character, swinging between the miser burgher who marries a noble woman, thus penetrating [...]