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Les Combustibles has ratings and 72 reviews. leynes said: This fucking sucked. I think I’ve never read a play that was more useless and pretentious. to other information about and reviews of Human Rites by Amélie Nothomb. French title: Les combustibles; Translated by Natalie Abrahami. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Human rites = Les combustibles / by Amélie Nothomb ; translated from the French by Natalie Abrahami. Nothomb.

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The Professor says he never liked the question of what book s one would take to a desert island — but he is intrigued by the question of what books one would be willing to destroy. So they go through with it, burning book after book.

Mass Market Paperback96 pages. None of your libraries hold this item. Les combustibles – France. When the story opens the library is practically empty: This single location in All: Bahar Ranjbar rated it did not like it Mar 11, Les combustibles – Canada. I felt like Nothomb was trying to showcase the decline of notbomb What were the books actually saved? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I’m still veeeery interested in reading more of her novels because many of their synopsis just sound too good to be true but I’m staying away of her plays from now on. If anyone were writing on the same theme this year, would we save ‘Les Combustibles’?


After some family tensions, she returned to Japan to work in a big Japanese company in Tokyo. Dijuncto rated it did not like it Jan 12, These online bookshops told us they have this item: The complete review ‘s Review:.

What were the books actually saved? And while the Professor is willing to slum it some, at least literarily speaking, he tries to maintain a certain sense of standards and decorum: All of the action takes place in the room of an unnamed university professor aged about 50, and the only other two characters are the doctoral student Daniel — who is also the Professor’s assistant — and Daniel’s girlfriend-of-the-year Marina.

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Les Combustibles

Open to the public ; The challenge to the literary canon invented by a a,elie elite is superb, but I’m not clear why the reader can have no views which conflict with ‘Les Combustibles’. Libri da ardere – Italia.

Les fleurs du mal Charles P Baudelaire. Please note that amelif ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. While in Japan, she attended a local school and learned Japanese.

Sarah rated it did not like it Apr 19, Unsurprisingly, she prefers one-on-one confrontations and so, for example, the entire second act has only the Professor and Marina jousting, with Daniel absent for the time being. The setting is beyond unbelievable especially the background info of having a war going on in that country. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.


The characters were annoying as hell and whilst I started out liking the professor and his sassy ways, I just wanted to punch his ass toward the end.

Les Combustibles by Amélie Nothomb (1 star ratings)

Daniel claims things are diffferent with Marina — but then everything is different in these conditions that push the characters to extremes. Human Rites – Canada.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Is there an English translation? LittleBeaute rated it did not like it Jul 13, The same kind of applies to Les Combustibles eng.: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

The challenge to the literary canon invented by a unversity elite is superb, but I’m not clear why the reader can have no views which conflict with ‘Les Combustibles’. We are in a war setting where fuels are getting scarce, that’s why a professor, his assistant and the assistant’s girlfriend decide to burn some books to relish in the heat.

Well, the reader can have no views about the books discussed because Nothomb has deliberately invented the authors to eliminate the subjective.

Since then, she has published approximately one novel per year with a. The glorious premise — of what books are, or might be, worth saving — isn’t utilized to the fullest — perhaps the biggest drawback of the limits of the stage-presentation notthomb but it’s used well enough. It is Marina that quotes a real author — Georges Bernanos, of all people — throwing his: Le rouge et le noir Stendhal.