Insula Pinguinilor

Insula Pinguinilor

Anatole France Aurel Tita / Sep 17, 2019

Insula Pinguinilor Un misionar cre tin ajunge p c lit de Diavol pe o insul acoperit de ghe uri i av nd o vedere foarte proast i confund pe marii pinguini din specia Great Auk disp rut la jum tatea secolului al XIX

  • Title: Insula Pinguinilor
  • Author: Anatole France Aurel Tita
  • ISBN: 9789736699870
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Un misionar cre tin ajunge, p c lit de Diavol, pe o insul acoperit de ghe uri i, av nd o vedere foarte proast , i confund pe marii pinguini din specia Great Auk disp rut la jum tatea secolului al XIX lea cu ni te p g ni ce trebuie cre tina i El boteaz toate animalele, iar Dumnezeu, care n mod normal le permite doar oamenilor s fie boteza i, rezolv problema d rUn misionar cre tin ajunge, p c lit de Diavol, pe o insul acoperit de ghe uri i, av nd o vedere foarte proast , i confund pe marii pinguini din specia Great Auk disp rut la jum tatea secolului al XIX lea cu ni te p g ni ce trebuie cre tina i El boteaz toate animalele, iar Dumnezeu, care n mod normal le permite doar oamenilor s fie boteza i, rezolv problema d ruindu le pinguinilor suflete i transform ndu i n fiin e omene ti Atfel ncepe istoria pinguinilor, ce o oglinde te, satiric, pe cea a Fran ei i a Europei Occidentale.Pinguinii trec prin marile migra ii, prin Evul Mediu eroic, prin Rena tere i cunosc o epoc modern , tehnologic civiliza ia lor ultraindustrial e distrus , p n la urm , de o campanie terorist , i totul porne te de la cap t Insula Pinguinilor e o critic a naturii umane morala, obiceiurile i legile omene ti sunt obiectul satirei lui Anatole France.

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        Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921 in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament Anatole France began his career as a poet and a journalist In 1869, Le Parnasse Contemporain published one of his poems, La Part de Madeleine In 1875, he sat on the committee which was in charge of the third Parnasse Contemporain compilation He moved Paul Verlaine and Mallarm aside of this Parnasse As a journalist, from 1867, he wrote a lot of articles and notices He became famous with the novel Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard 1881 Its protagonist, skeptical old scholar Sylvester Bonnard, embodied France s own personality The novel was praised for its elegant prose and won him a prize from the French Academy In La Rotisserie de la Reine Pedauque 1893 Anatole France ridiculed belief in the occult and in Les Opinions de Jerome Coignard 1893 , France captured the atmosphere of the fin de si cle.He was elected to the Acad mie fran aise in 1896.France took an important part in the Dreyfus Affair He signed Emile Zola s manifesto supporting Dreyfus, a Jewish army officer who had been falsely convicted of espionage France wrote about the affair in his 1901 novel Monsieur Bergeret.France s later works include L le des Pingouins 1908 which satirizes human nature by depicting the transformation of penguins into humans after the animals have been baptized in error by the nearsighted Abbot Mael La Revolte des Anges 1914 is often considered France s most profound novel It tells the story of Arcade, the guardian angel of Maurice d Esparvieu Arcade falls in love, joins the revolutionary movement of angels, and towards the end realizes that the overthrow of God is meaningless unless in ourselves and in ourselves alone we attack and destroy Ialdabaoth He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921 He died in 1924 and is buried in the Neuilly sur Seine community cemetery near Paris.In 1922, France s entire works were put on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum Prohibited Books Index of the Roman Catholic Church 2 This Index was abolished in 1966.


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    1. L’Île des Pingouins = Penguin Island, (1908), Anatole FrancePenguin Island (1908; French: L'Île des Pingouins) is a satirical fictional history by Nobel Prize–winning French author Anatole France. Penguin Island is written in the style of a sprawling 18th- and 19th-century history book, concerned with grand metanarratives, mythologizing heroes, hagiography and romantic nationalism. It is about a fictitious island, inhabited by great auks, that existed off the northern coast of Europe. The [...]



    2. As I read this 100+ year old book, I was amazed at how all the current arguments regarding politics, society and wealth inequality are simply the recycled dreck of yesteryear. The book itself is an allegory of mankind’s history told through the story of certain penguins inadvertently baptized by a bumbling monk and thereafter turned into humans by a God who has grown somewhat soft in his old age. The author is clearly an atheist, but he is not as mean spirited as most modern adherents to the C [...]


    3. “As if men could live in society without disputes and without quarrels, and as if civil discords were not the necessary conditions of national life and progress… The progress of civilization manifested itself among them by murderous industry, infamous speculation, and hideous luxury.”Penguin Island is not about penguins, but it is about history. It is a cynical retelling of the human history commenced in the era before pre-history to the modern ages, done in satire. It is certainly satiric [...]


    4. So, I am staying at the Baroness Hotel in Seattle for a few days and I found this book in my room. Wow! Am I glad I picked it up. It said it was a satire, but it was much better than that. It was a French satire of someone who lived in the Gilded Age. This means anyone who supports Bernie Sanders would really appreciate some of the satire. It also sends up religion, politics, property rights, war, etc. I just loved it. One reason is how it was written. Maybe it's because it's French. (Those peop [...]


    5. When a bumbling priest accidently baptizes a population of penguins, God is left with a cosmic problem. The solution results in the creation of the Penguin race, and is the beginning of the long history of Penguinia. Anatole France has essentially written an entire farcical history book, satirizing various stages of human civilization. First he mocks early religion and mythology, prominently featuring the exploits of a saucy and quick-witted young woman, who in later Penguin history will be know [...]


    6. Penguin Island by Anatole France is a strange book so to say or that’s what I thought when I first started reading it. It is probably nothing like I have ever read before and maybe that is why I did not have a reference point to compare it with, which in a way was the best way to read this book.So let me straight get to the plot: A monk discovers a previously unknown island. He is half-deaf and half-blind because of age. He cannot see the people clearly (or so he assumes them to be people). He [...]


    7. Puoi trovare questa recensione anche sul mio blog ---> La siepe di moreDavanti all'Affare Dreyfus, nel quale si accusava un innocente, non tutti rimasero a guardare ed è ormai proverbiale il J'Accuse! che Émile Zola scagliò dalle pagine de L'Aurore contro coloro che misero in piedi l'intera vicenda. Non solo: l'indomani, sul medesimo giornale, comparve la Petizione degli intellettuali, firmata tra gli altri anche da Anatole France.Lo scrittore, oltre a essere molto colpito dall'Affare (pro [...]


    8. Kitabı okumaya başladığımda ilk bölümler, özellikle Tanrı'nın Azizlerle konuştuğu kısım, bana Saramago'yu hatırlatmıştı ki Saramago'nun yazım tarzını, alaycılığını her zaman sevmişimdir. Bu yüzden de kitabın ilk yarısını çok beğendim. Fakat geri kalan kısımlar beni hayal kırıklığına uğrattı. Sanki yazarın canı sıkılmıştı ama yazmak zorundaymış gibi olaylara devam edilmişti. Konusu gelecek olursak;Aziz Mael, oldukça yaşlı, gözleri neredeyse [...]


    9. Anatole France is proving to be one of my favorite authors. In Penguin Island, he pokes fun at human civilization through satirically inventing a new race of people out of penguins baptized by a blind priest. As he traces their history, I was quite taken with how prophetic France was; many of his clever teases still hold true today. And France knows how to end a book. This is the second time my overall opinion of the entirety was increased upon reading the last few sentences (just like The Revol [...]


    10. Can't believe I missed thiswhat could be more fun than hearing God and St. Augustine debate the merits of giving human souls to a group of penguins who were mistakenly baptized by an old monk whose eyesight was failing?



    11. Я намагаюся щороку почитувати хоча б кількох нобелівських лауреатів, і от нарешті дійшла черга до одного з ранніх — француза Анатоля Франса, який був нагороджений далекого 1921-ого року."Пінґвінський острів", що побачив світ 1908-ого, книга хоч і невелика за об'ємом, але непрост [...]


    12. Wow. A ton funnier than I expected.A blind old monk accidentally lands on an island inhabited solely by pingouins (a word which, though used colloquially modern French for what we in English consider Antarctic penguins, actually refers to Great Auks, a cause of great confusion in my elementary school days as penguins are actually manchots - this is hilariously mentioned in the introduction). Being blind and deaf and maybe mad, but very pious, he blesses and baptizes this strange race of want he [...]


    13. Criticar a la sociedad francesa desde un punto de vista satírico no es nada fácil, y muchos menos lo es hacer lo mismo con su historia, llena de encuentros que pudieran parecer cómicos o simplemente absurdos. Esto es lo que logra Anatole France con su novela “La Isla de los Pingüinos”; donde el autor nos lleva a través de la historia y una revisión un tanto polémica del pensamiento francés. Desde la fundación del país mismo y su sentimiento nacionalista hasta los albores del siglo [...]


    14. gutenberg/ebooks/1930Opening:BOOK I. THE BEGINNINGS I. LIFE OF SAINT MAELMael, a scion of a royal family of Cambria, was sent in his ninth year to the Abbey of Yvern so that he might there study both sacred and profane learning. At the age of fourteen he renounced his patrimony and took a vow to serve the Lord. His time was divided, according to the rule, between the singing of hymns, the study of grammar, and the meditation of eternal truths.A celestial perfume soon disclosed the virtues of the [...]


    15. Nobody is this smart anymore, so don't even try to read this unless you're a complete egghead. It went sailing right over my head -- woooo! Almost as boring as The Late George Apley, which I also read a modern library edition of. I'm beginning not to think too much of their choice of books to publish.Anyway this is a satire of human society, mostly political and religious aspects thereof. It starts off great: an aged monk, St. Mael, nearly blind, baptizes a flock of king penguins when he gets st [...]


    16. Would help in the understanding of this book and to get a full appreciation of the writing if the reader was acquainted with the history of France. This book is a satire on religion, history of France and in particular the Dreyfus Affair and government scandals that came afterwards and just prior to World War l.It mentions bombings and the anarchists which happened around that time, but also can apply to happenings in the world, nowadays.


    17. France doesn't bash the reader over the head with a mallet screaming THIS IS SATIRE like Swift or Voltaire. Rather, like an acupuncturist, he inserts finely crafted needles into your skull - one for Catholicism, one for socialists, one for royalists, one for industrialists, one for the military, and so on. No one escapes his fine needles. A wonderful read.


    18. When I read this, I was taking AP Euro, I could match up every event that France described with the actual one.I think that's the best way to read it, you have to know how to interperet it.And because of that, I thought it was hilarious.I'm reading a lot more Anatole France.


    19. The premise of France’s novel is a little better than his execution: a senile, blind old monk stumbles upon an island of penguins and mistakenly baptizes them as people. This causes a brief crisis in heaven among God, the saints, and the “learned men” (one of France’s little jokes is that all the truly learned men are in hell because of their "heresy," leaving heaven devoid of true brain power), who conclude that the best idea would be for God to transform the penguins into humans. So be [...]


    20. This is one of the most brilliant books I have ever read. The initial premise concerns a fictional Saint Mael, an avid proselytizer whose travelling boat one day through the work of the devil is carried off to a distant frozen tundra. The good but aged and impossibly near-sighted Saint, finding himself surrounded by quiet, well-behaved men of short stature, proceeds to lecture and then baptize his newest batch of converts, unaware that they are not men, but penguins. This naturally creates an up [...]


    21. A brilliant satire of human history. The commentaries from this more than a hundred year old work aligns neatly with the current socio-political discussions. The illuminating fictionalised account of the Dreyfus Affair is an added bonus


    22. An elderly missionary monk boards a stone boat and floats off course in a violent storm, ending up on an island in the North Sea inhabited only by penguins - which are really probably meant to be great auks. Mistaking them for a diminutive race of pagan humans the monk baptizes the entire population, an event that causes a great quandary in heaven about what to do now about the eternal destiny of creatures baptized as Christians but lacking a soul with free will. After a hilarious philosophical [...]


    23. Too religiously allegorical for me. I know it's supposed to be satire, but I'm just not getting it. A bit too obscure, even for me.


    24. Anatole France manages, with a highly disturbing prescience and insight, to paint an ironic reality on which all the long road of history's logic is put on trial. For this he uses a self: pseudo interested in the truth about the Penguin nation, baptized by a saint (Mael) and thus transformed in human form, a world in which he plays the respectful scholar, borrowed in the archives, who feed the need to understand and respect the Penguin nation's legends and official narrative thread (like the one [...]


    25. One of the best Nobel Prize winning books, and sadly, one of the most forgotten. Beautiful plot. While it can be tedious sometimes, the fact A. France explores so many different aspects of human nature--even some of the less interesting aspects--is amazing.


    26. If you're planning to purchase this novel, be sure that the copy you intend to buy includes the astounding illustrations of Frank C. Papé:The novel is brilliant per se, but I must admit, much of my enjoyment came from anticipating such fantastic artwork at the end of every chapter. The Dover Thrift edition is a good copy to get in English as it includes the drawings and is very cheap. To briefly sum up the novel, it recapitulates the history of Europe (especially France) from the introduction o [...]


    27. One of the best books I've ever read. Sharp satire going through history from the early 4-5th century all the way to modern and future times.France tells the story as if told by an uninterested historian, making reality itself the comedian. While all the names and places are fictional they are a very clear allusion to French history. He mocks religion by making a prostitute a saint by trickery, talking about the pious and poor monks who run a distillery and think about money. And the prime minis [...]


    28. Muy bien en cuanto a sátira y análisis de la sociedad; decepcionante en cuanto a pingüinos. El principio es fantástico porque son ellos los que tienen protagonismo, y sobre todo, porque el argumento parte y se sustenta sobre ese hecho. No obstante, desde ahí hasta el final te encuentras leyendo una novela que bien podría tratar perfectamente sobre seres humanos o cualquier otra criatura que no sean pingüinos, con lo cual pierde absolutamente todo el encanto. De vez en cuando aparece la pa [...]


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