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  1. E. G. E. G. says:

    Atala René Notes

  2. Amber Sweat Amber Sweat says:

    this book was bad and chateaubriand should feel bad

  3. Bojana ♡ Bojana ♡ says:

    Actual rating would be 2 stars but I had to add one because of the writing styleChateaubriand's pittoresue writing style is filled with a generous dose of sensitivity and is ultimately what makes his works uniue However that alone couldn't help me get past my lack of interest in the actual storylines With that being said I thought that Atala was the stronger contender in this book

  4. Stefan Stojanovski Stefan Stojanovski says:

    Atala 2½ starsRené 2 starsThe only thing this book has going for it is that it has an amazing writing style

  5. Quentin Crisp Quentin Crisp says:

    I got to page 36 of this book and decided that I might as well spend time staring at a wall as reading the restThe name 'Chateaubriand' has a certain ring to it and I find it as it were intoned with a kind of reverence here and there Huysmans one of my favourite writers is said by one critic to be to Chateaubriand as a toad is to a nightingale If this book is anything to judge by I must suppose that critic had cardboard for brainsThis isn't so much in the 'noble savage' genre as the 'savage savage is civilised by white people' genre I would write something about how tiresome and indeed reprehensible this is but we're living in an age when people have used this kind of criticism so much as a form of self promotion that I am afraid I have no appetite for it Suffice it to say it is not this that caused me to lay the book to one sideThere were glimmers of interest for me in the book but sadly they grew dimmer and not brighter as I read on The prose can be vaguely impressive it's what might be called 'well tooled' though I have the suspicion that at times Chateaubriand is simply sitting bored with an encyclopaedia of the flora and fauna of North America and flicking through and writing lists to fill in the descriptions However from his name and reputation as a founding figure in the romantic movement I was not expecting something this stilted Ann Radcliffe is verbose but less stilted Chateaubriand is primly cutting his material by the yard I could well believe this was written under a deadline for money though I understand that Chateaubriand himself thought the two novellas in this volume his passionate twins And beside the language the story too opening portentously The destiny which unites us my dear son is a strange one singularly fails to deliver The melodrama is wanI'm at an age now where I simply no longer have patience with bad books and I will not finish this I shall move on to Hofmannsthal in the hope I have better luck there

  6. Michael David Michael David says:

    I am not averse to religious literature or to Christian literature In fact I've read Christian literature for the better part of last year Despite the fact that Chateaubriand was one of the fathers of romanticism however I found his two novellas to be unimpressive The primary reason was that he bathed words with honeyed excess and obstreperous bathos Did the previous sentence irk you? If it did then we're on the same boat I myself after being berated by my English professor plugged up my verbal diarrhea and developed my ideas in such a way as to rely on verbs than adjectives He argued that it is important to be understood than thought of as erudite I agree because that's the reason why writers such as Jane Austen are still popular while authors such as George Meredith are only known to the nerds of classic Victorian literature I think The Ordeal of Richard Feverel is just as full of shit as these two novellasThose who look for good examples of Christian literature can read Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory or Endo Shusaku's Silence Both are also didactic but both are much better novels as well Those who look for good examples of romance have nearly an infinity of options Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms comes to mind Even Austen's Persuasion achieves exhortation than this Those who wish to read about incestuous themes can attempt Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury or his Absalom Absalom There is no reason outside of history for anyone to want to read this book

  7. Diane Diane says:

    Written in the early 19th century these two novels are set in the French colonies of the New World centuries earlier The story revolves around a Christian indigenous woman who falls in love with a Frenchman with disastrous conseuences I liked the rich description of the scenery and characters in the book as well as the window into life in the French colonies at this time

  8. Charmaine Kambabazi Charmaine Kambabazi says:

    Okay so this was definitely a lot easier to read in English 😅 I enjoyed and appreciated it a lot Very easy read with beautiful poetic language A rather interesting story on some of the struggles that come with religious beliefs Made me think what I would do if placed in the characters place

  9. James Violand James Violand says:

    Unbridled sentimentality uestion Can you feel a teardrop on your knee while under a tree in a hurricane? Does northern Florida have a mountain range that scrapes the sky? The obvious answers illustrate Chateaubriand’s beyond the pale romanticism Both novellas should be avoided

  10. Matthew Matthew says:

    Father Souël's denouncement of René's Wertherism was kind of cathartic If you had to choose between reading René or Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther for your fix of world weariness or sentimentality I'd go with the German

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Atala / René ❀ [EPUB] ✸ Atala / René By François-René de Chateaubriand ❤ – Atala' published in 1801 tells the tragic tale of the eponymous heroine a mixed race Christian daughter of a Native American chief  She saves the captured Chactas and tragically falls in love with Atala' published in tells the tragic tale of the eponymous heroine a mixed race Christian daughter of a Native American chief  She saves the captured Chactas and tragically falls in love with one of them 'René' published the following year is the seminal portrait of the sensitive and world weary young Romantic hero who attempts to flee civilization and pursue a life in the wilderness of Louisiana Referred to by their author as his “passionate twins” and intended to provide Atala / PDF/EPUB or an illustration of the original primitive virtues of Christianity the two novellas were hugely successful in their time thanks to their vivid depictions of exotic locations and their attunement to the emotional sensitivities of the age Even significantly they helped shape European Romantic archetypes which would bear resonance throughout the nineteenth century and profoundly mark its literature and art in general.