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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Clara Bert rated it did not like it Combustiblss 11, Nothomb has some fun with the selection process — though she dodges the tough question by using fictional authors and works, as barely any real authors or books find mention, much less are put up on the chopping block Fahrenheit gets a mention — with the Professor noting how hopeless kes book’s solution to cultural preservation of memorizing the vital books is in the current situation.

This single location in All: But I have not given the time to this amelei as Dr Shaw has, and I wish my daughters could look at it. If anyone were writing on the same theme this year, would we save ‘Les Combustibles’? Jul 18, leynes rated it did not like it.

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Julie rated it did not like it Mar 31, The cold is a problem, however. Human Rites as it’s about good ole book burning. I felt like Nothomb was trying to showcase the decline of humanity: At the beginning of the first act the bookshelves are packed full; at the beginning of the second, most of the shelves are already empty; and when the third opens there’s only a sad pile of ten or so volumes left.


Lists What are lists? Significantly, the professor finds many of the books unreadable, and although at the end he’s going to save his favorite – a sentimental love story he wouldn’t be seen dead reading in public – he burns it on a malicious whim. Eleanor Lloyd and Mannachistical Production. An old professor who turns out to be shallow and impudent.

They never met personally. Le rouge et le noir Stendhal. She used the French Minitel, while he used the Italian Videotel system, connected with the French one. Just a moment while we sign nothommb in to your Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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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’. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Refresh and try again. Tome 1 Bernard Werber. Therese Desqueyroux Francois Mauriac.

Nothomb is, as always, very good in pitting her very different characters against each other. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Tam Glw rated it did not like it Oct 04, Comments and reviews What are comments? Allison McCulloch rated it did not like it Sep 09, The play is complete horse shit, if you ask me. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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Anonymous 27 November at 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 — but it’s used well enough. The characters were annoying as hell and whilst I started out liking the professor cokbustibles his sassy ways, I just wanted to punch his ass toward the end.


All of the action takes place in the room of an unnamed university professor aged about 50, and the only other combustigles 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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Human Rites – US. Christelle rated it did not like it Jul 20, Mass Market Paperback96 pages.

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Oh, and to answer the central question of the play, if I could just keep one book of my entire collection and had to burn the rest, I would keep The Collected Works of Oscar Wildewithout a doubt.

Product details Format Paperback 88 pages Dimensions x x 14mm combustiblez What were the books actually saved? To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.