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What we generally accept about these two extremes is: Can we refute the reality? This is why “Every human being is the whole truth. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Henri Barbusse, “L’Enfer” (1908)

I recalled the ancestral lesson from which sacred history and human history flow as from a fountain. Lovely book, but dark, dark, dark.

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Instead, the scope is somewhat limited to only a few groups of occupants. Nov 09, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Somehow the book heri really bogged down, sadly.

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever read. The reader sees only what the unnamed protagonist sees in The Inferno. View all 19 comments. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. I have no right to do so, without falling into error or falsehood.

Filled to the brim as it may be with obvious-isms barbysse what could easily be presented by a lazier, less intuitive writer as sappy woe-is-me-ness, there’s something terribly honest about Hell that manages to dance around the “lost in translation” trap without tripping down that chasm of redundancy, despite the oft-repeated statement of the narrator that we are “all alone” even in the presence of the closest of companions.


After all, what is the meaning of truth? Try as I may to struggle as if to escape from myself, I cannot invest the world with any reality other than that of my imagination.

The book sweeps away life’s illusions. It is us who have endowed the universe with exorbitant qualities, which exist within us, we must have endowed it with them since, even if it possessed them, we could not prove the presence of what cannot be proved, and would have to contribute them from our own resources, to complete the limited concept we have of it; all things are only ways of imagining reality, and so to speak vague powers we possess.

And since this narrator barely interacts with the fellow residents i Rejecting Absolute Misery I think the reason I enjoy Barbusse is the chance to escape into another reality, an unexpected metaphysics.

Alternately voyeur and seer, he obsessively studies the private moments and secret activities of his neighbors: Alas, one day I mat say to you: They were as if they did not exist.

Had I ever thought of it? It is I who have brought the stars and the centuries into being, I who have evolved the firmament in my head.

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Toward the end of his stay at the rooming house, we read: All these philosophical discussions seem to be futile, nothing can be checked, nothing barbsuse be proved to be true. Feb 26, Stephen rated it liked it. They wandered in the penetrating light of paradise without knowledge.


And this one allows life to be seen without the normal social conventions so that inflerno duplicity and perversion can be seen for what they are.

Given the obvious suffering abroad in the hdnri such a philosophy makes God a sadist and human beings inert particles of self-consciousness who are condemned to Hell from birth. As a spatial barbuxse, Heaven is generally considered to be “above,” “higher” than the human or earthly plane.

The man leaves his home and life to hole up in the hotel where he is having a midlife crisis in extremis. Barbusse in turn was harshly criticized for his admiration of Stalin and his propagandistic activities on behalf of Soviet Russia by his former comrade Victor Serge, who noted that Barbusse had dedicated a book to Leon Trotsky before Stalin had definitively won the power struggle against Trotsky, only to denounce Trotsky as a traitor after the latter’s fall from power.