Les Sept Couleurs

Les Sept Couleurs❰Read❯ ➱ Les Sept Couleurs Author Robert Brasillach – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk En sept parties tr s d tach es les unes des autres, Robert Brasillach relate avec beaucoup de sensibilit dans ce roman l histoire de la jeunesse des ann es trente travers trois personnages, une jeune En sept parties tr s d tach es les unes des autres, Robert Brasillach relate avec beaucoup de sensibilit dans ce roman l histoire de la jeunesse des ann es trente travers trois personnages, une jeune fille, Catherine, et deux gar ons qui se disputent son coeur, Patrice et Fran ois Lescouleurs permet, d autre part, de comprendre la s duction exerc e par le fascisme sur une jeunesse la recherche d un Les Sept Kindle - id al, plus port e sur le romantisme que sur le politique, et dont les pr occupations premi res ne sont que le bonheurEssayiste et romancier, Robert Brasillach fit ses tudes au Lyc e Louis le Grand Paris puis l Ecole Normale Sup rieure Tr s jeune, il devint le responsable de la chronique litt raire de l Action fran aise et l auteur de plusieurs chef d oeuvres litt raires En , il succ da Pierre Gaxotte la t te de l hebdomadaire Je suis partout En , victime des drames de l puration, il fut condamn mort par une cour de justice et ex cut malgr une p tition sign e et adress e au g n ral De Gaulle par les plus grand crivains fran ais dont Fran ois Mauriac. L histoire des Sept couleurs est l histoire d un triangle ternel racont e en sept couleurs r cit, lettres, journal, r flexions, dialogue, documents, discours Les couleurs sont d peints pendant les ann es vingt et trente du vingti me si cle Patrice et Catherine se rencontrent Ils sont des amies toiles, mais Catherine comme toute femme pour Brasillach, cherche la s curit et son Patrice et ne le trouve pas tandis que Patrice lui crains de d couvrir en elle de la l g ret Il crit e L histoire des Sept couleurs est l histoire d un triangle ternel racont e en sept couleurs r cit, lettres, journal, r flexions, dialogue, documents, discours Les couleurs sont d peints pendant les ann es vingt et trente du vingti me si cle Patrice et Catherine se rencontrent Ils sont des amies toiles, mais Catherine comme toute femme pour Brasillach, cherche la s curit et son Patrice et ne le trouve pas tandis que Patrice lui crains de d couvrir en elle de la l g ret Il crit elle J aime la l g ret des choses, des actes, de la vie Je n aime pas la l g ret des tres C est bien ca Les gens de notre monde bourgeois sont des tres l g res Je crois pourtant que Patrice se trempe au sujet de Catherine Patrice cherche l aventure la l g ret de sa vie et il le trouve en Allemagne national socialiste Le mari de Catherine, Fran ois, faussement en croyant que sa femme est partie pour l Allemagne avec Patrice, abandonne sa vie bourgeoise et il s engage avec les volontaires de la Guerre Civile d Espagne du c t des rebelles fascistes Voila un compte bien lyrique, bien romantique et en effet je croyais souvent lire un po me plut t qu un roman Brasillach nous offre des passages tr s lyriques tr s mouvantes, mais ce n est pas r aliste de tout Nous ne croyons pas au moins superficiellement tre dans la vie v cu Les trois parties du triangle me donnaient l impression d tre non pas des tres qu on pourrait rencontrer mais des symboles, des repr sentants des tendances des volont s Je me demande si n est pas typiquement fascistes de contempler les tres de cette fa on.Nous sommes tous comme Catherine livr s sans d fense toutes les images de la vie Un roman non r ussi, mais un tr s tr s beau r cit, un po me romantique crit en prose C est un bel exercice de style quoique un peu artificiel et chaque genre est un peu trop pouss L histoire en elle m me est totalement nunuche et sans int r t On a m me droit aux poncifs habituels et chacun des mecs s engagent dans la l gion pour noyer leur chagrin d amour, l un dans la l gion trang re l autre dans la bandera Le seul int r t est que l on voit bien l attrait que pr sente pour l auteur le r gime fasciste italien ou espagnol et du national socialisme allemand. I cannot say I was expecting much of this third foray into the Brasillach corpus, especially since it seemed our best days were already behind us Comme le temps passe is often regarded as his best work but in reality Les sept couleurs is clearly a notch above the other two For starters, the reader is quickly relieved to discover that the author has drastically reduced the insufferable lengths he had spent in the other two books setting the stage From about half of the book spent in naive I cannot say I was expecting much of this third foray into the Brasillach corpus, especially since it seemed our best days were already behind us Comme le temps passe is often regarded as his best work but in reality Les sept couleurs is clearly a notch above the other two For starters, the reader is quickly relieved to discover that the author has drastically reduced the insufferable lengths he had spent in the other two books setting the stage From about half of the book spent in naive and vegetative contemplation in Comme le temps passe and Le marchand d oiseau we have here only one chapter out of seven, and already in this chapter discord find its way to creep in Second, there is a stylistic daring that seems quite unusual to Brasillach, allowing him to display his well honed writing skills and to echo his unlikely masters Gide, probably while it also make out for the reader what are his strength, and where are rooted his less savoury mannerisms The book is divided in seven chapters, each presented by the author through a different writing mode novel, epistolary novel, diary, aphorisms, theatre, press and stream of consciousness Each of those modes are actually thoughtfully fitted to the overall narrative, and beyond an exercise in style, reflect not only the mood and spirit of the story, but also seem to echo that textual and narrative self image Brasillach, as with many fascists, has of himself As I mentioned, the book s quality vary with the mode employed, revealing the strengths and affinities of the author or maybe my own although the first chapter, which introduces us to Patrice and Catherine, the couple whose relationship, complicated by distance and a host of picturesque characters, will constitute the red thread of the narrative, is perfectly generic for Brasillach, and could be pretty much exchanged with that of any of his other novels to the point we find numerous places and references in common, for example George Pitoeff s representations of Pirandello who will work with Brasillach on the collaborationist revue Je suis Partout the persisting reader will be somewhat rewarded with the following chapter, taking the form of an exchange of letters between the two After a short but intense platonic relationship a recurrent sign of the purity of youth in Brasillach Patrice s military service, first, and then his employment as a preceptor to a fascist family in Italy, open a chasm between the two lovers Brasillach, with brio, depicts in epistolary form the breaking down of their idyll, under the repeated blows of Patrice s fascination for the vitalist and idealist climate reigning in Italy, leaving him little inclined towards compromises, andimportantly, of Catherine s irremediable softness and bourgeois dreams of gemutlichkeit What could have turned easily into a caricature is redeemed, I think, because this tension between the fascist cult of action, dynamism, violence, revolution on one hand, and the conservative bourgeois aspiration to peace and stability, reflects an internal conflict in the author himself and probably in French fascism at large, if we are to call it like that as it becomes clear further in the book, much of his perpetual eulogizing of youth and nostalgia is a strategy of kind to resolve this conflict Hence there is of the author in both characters, even in Catherine s compromission, and the excellent style of their writing does much to make them, despite their respective choices, into interesting characters The following chapter is of a lesser quality in the form of a diary, the author multiplies ellipses over ten years to take Patrice from his work in Italy to the foreign legion in Morocco He meets there a nazi who later finds him a job in a chamber of commerce in Germany The meat of the chapter is essentially a first person account of life in nazi Germany, with multiple enthusiastic depictions of ceremonies Brasillach had been invited to the Nuremberg rallies he depicts , collective activities and the admirable ethos of this new Germany Save for a few original observations on nazi exoticism for example, in the entry of the 13th of September this is actually surprisingly weak and common There is the occasional rewording of Brasillach s musing on the interwar relationship between France and Germany as exposed in the trenches of Comme le temps passe but few original elements While in Germany he comes across an old acquaintance who implies that Catherine, despite her marriage in the meantime, is still in love with him At the end of the chapter he abandons his German girl for a visit to France Muchinteresting is the following chapter, which the author calls reflections or essay, but to me sounds somewhat like the aphoristic teachings of a Menalque or a Zarathustra The theme, the common thread, is unsurprisingly that of youth, and its alleged waning at the approach of thirty a collage of disparate reflection on the dilemma that faces men and women when they are to recognize and to accept that their best years lay behind them This is of course the central theme to much of Brasillach s fiction Its complex relationship to fascist ideology and aesthetics, I would venture, is clarified in those few pages the constitutive tension within fascism, between movement and regime, between revolutionary claims and conservative policies might have appeared clearly to the writer Youth, as often in fascist rhetoric from Marinetti onward is taken as the dynamic principle that fuels the fascist disregard for conventions and contingencies, but as comes its end, the crime, against good taste and against modesty, is to perpetuate it artificially It would seem that for Brasillach, in one s third decade, one must renounce the enchantment of activism and make do with the placebo of comfort, rather than turn into a grotesque caricature of one s past Age groups acquire something of the organic unity of the corporate state, neatly defined in their function, moral, political and aesthetic, and nostalgia becomes, I suppose, the link that ensures cohesion of the whole The next section takes the form of a short play, introduces us to Catherine s married life and to her husband theatre is a dangerous form to introduce in a novel, so different are its conventions from those of the novel and despite some occasional lengthy indulgence on the part of the author, one has to admit he does a pretty decent job The chapter opens with another reference to Pirandello, then the melodrama unfolds, elucidating Catherine s life choices, settling her among Brasillach s self same gallery of female stooges Although, unlike his previous endeavours, this one novel is woven with avowals of the author s fascination with both fascism and nazism, what most cripples his fiction this one as well as the others is probably his insistence on portraying transparent and empty female characters, while retaining for them a central place in the plot I am a woman, I am modest and reasonable Catherine tells us, and let s face it, it could just as well have been Florence Comme le temps passe or Isabelle Le marchand d oiseau , so many characters who make a virtue of passivity and submission Of course this is nothing this is nothing if not consistent with the author s unsavoury politics, but it is also a real difficulty for the reader whereas the usual common place of fascist narratives, like adventure, violence, tragedy and so on, make for entertaining reads some would say they were picked in part for this very reason one cannot help but think the novels loose much of their appeal by revolving around bland, absent, useless female characters Despite recurrent temptation to leave with Patrice, Catherine, in heroic passivity remain faithful to her husband, but following a misunderstanding this one leaves off and join the nationalist volunteers in the Spanish civil war The next chapter is destined to familiarize us with this lackluster character, and Brasillach s choice of media, a scrapbook collage of articles, book extracts, letters and songs, could have been very interesting at a certain distance we follow the husband s fight and learn the basics about the Spanish conflict The introduction of phalangist songs here and there do add to the texture of the narration, but on the whole it seems all a bit gimmicky, or at least it would have gained fromroom in the book To conclude his story, Brasillach deliver a introspective monologue of Catherine, in the train to Spain where she is to meet her estranged husband, wounded in the war We learn little new about her apathy.All in all, if you need to read one Brasillach it should be this one In some regards, Les sept couleurs 1939 seems like a rewrite, at least partial, of Comme le temps passe 1937 from the same author The introduction of the fascist themes which were largely absent from the original work actually, the original carlist child become a French member of the International Brigades could have seemed like a lazy update on the original work, were it not for the crucial fact that this present book is clearly a notch above the original one, and as far as I can tell also an improvement on Brasillach s usual dreadful romances Beyond the historical interest Brasillach, after all, is chiefly remembered for his execution as a collaborator the book also hold some literary value, which, as far as I am concerned, was rare in the two previous books I have read of his One reads this book for its poetic value, not for the narrative In fact, both the story and the characters are the same in each of Brasillach s novels the exception being Le Voleur d tincelles Self, B s beloved sister and his adored brother in law, plus idealised children s images of B and his sister.The approach rests upon using seven different writing styles narrative, war reporting, epistolary to tell the bittersweet story of a love triangle Like in Comme le Temps Passe, the husba One reads this book for its poetic value, not for the narrative In fact, both the story and the characters are the same in each of Brasillach s novels the exception being Le Voleur d tincelles Self, B s beloved sister and his adored brother in law, plus idealised children s images of B and his sister.The approach rests upon using seven different writing styles narrative, war reporting, epistolary to tell the bittersweet story of a love triangle Like in Comme le Temps Passe, the husband misreads an action by the wife and leaves her, mistakingly persuaded that the has chosen another man over him.The charm of the work lies in the powers of infantility unique to Brasillach one shall not risk spoiling the reading pleasure Suffice it to say that the work abounds in midgets dedicated to the Devil by their parents, in middle aged longlife friends who intermittently share an errant wife, and transports the reader to havres of innocence in a world about to be consumed by flames It was written in 1939, suffused with much love to young communists, and dearer love to young fascists, with much pity for a world and many cities about to be destroyed and a forlorn hope that of the sacrifice of so many young lifes acompassionate society might be borne.A word of cauttion antifascists will not enjoy reading this book it is for the open minded, and not suitable for the easily offended Actually would have given a 3,5 5 This books is the second work that I am reading from this author, Robert Brasillach It is an interesting novel which relates romance trio story but it is told in an original and risky manner it is in divided into 7 different writing styles Story, Letters, Journal, Reflections, Dialog, Compiled documents, Speech The author chose two of his main characters adopting the fascist ideology during the 1930s and how those point of views change due to marking event Actually would have given a 3,5 5 This books is the second work that I am reading from this author, Robert Brasillach It is an interesting novel which relates romance trio story but it is told in an original and risky manner it is in divided into 7 different writing styles Story, Letters, Journal, Reflections, Dialog, Compiled documents, Speech The author chose two of his main characters adopting the fascist ideology during the 1930s and how those point of views change due to marking events throughout Italy, Germany and Spain Some of the time his characters are passionate about fascism which could be for the reader a bit uncomfortable but this does not last for long during the book so there is not much to worry A some moments I had found the letters cutting the great momentum that the Story part of the book had given to my reading but the story in overall is great

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  • 270 pages
  • Les Sept Couleurs
  • Robert Brasillach
  • French
  • 05 February 2019
  • 2841910989