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Count d'Orgel Interesting During one of her lengthy hospitalizations in Switzerland, Zelda Fitzgerald translated Une Saison en Enfer Earlier Zelda had learned French on her own, by buying a French dictionary and painstakingly reading Raymond Radiguet s Le Bal du Comte d Orgel Yukio Mishima said The spiritual companions of youth are friends and books My childhood was spent during the war In those days the book that thrilled me most was a novel by Raymond Radiguet, La sic Bal du Comte d Orgel It is Interesting During one of her lengthy hospitalizations in Switzerland, Zelda Fitzgerald translated Une Saison en Enfer Earlier Zelda had learned French on her own, by buying a French dictionary and painstakingly reading Raymond Radiguet s Le Bal du Comte d Orgel Yukio Mishima said The spiritual companions of youth are friends and books My childhood was spent during the war In those days the book that thrilled me most was a novel by Raymond Radiguet, La sic Bal du Comte d Orgel It is a masterpiece of classical technique that has ranked Radiguet with the great masters of French literature The artistic value of his works is beyond question, but admittedly at that time my appreciation of them was half for the wrong reasons I was drawn to the genius Radiguet, who at the tender age of twenty had died leaving the world such a masterpiece, and I who was almost certainly destined to go to war and die equally young in battle superimposed my own image on his Somehow he became my personal rival and his literary achievements a landmark to be reached before I died Consequently, as my literary tastes changed and I unexpectedly survived on into the postwar era, the spell of Radiguet s novel naturally weakened Mme Forbach had the innocent coquetry of those old people who pretend they are light sleepers She had too much to say to ask any questions A housewife cannot stand to see bread crumbled for Mme de Seryeuse, caresses were a waste of heart, they cheapened true feelings They thought criticism was a sign of sophistication Unfortunately, this is what everybody, high and low, thinks Genuinely astounded, Count d Orgel remained silent He was only deft as expressing what he did not feel Once his surprise was over, he knew how to feign it The first to arrive had been Paul Robin Count d Orgel barely introduced him to Narumov In this, Count d Orgel behaved like a guide who lets the first visitor wait for a group to collect before starting the tour he ruthlessly left Paul waiting in front of a mystery But not for long Mirza and his niece soon came to his rescue For them he turned on the spotlights They were worthy of the full spectacle Drawings did nothing for Anne He was like his uneducated ancestors who won battles but could not read a map She was so clear and cold that Count d Orgel failed to understand her She noticed it an panicked Incredulity can be harrowing Count d Orgel is a study of a three sided relationship set in Parisian society after World War I Count Anne d Orgel and his wife Maliant befriend the young Francois de Seryeuse, and find that their marriage is alternately qualified and confirmed by the feelings released An analysis of feelings. I loved the writing style and theI learned about the young author I wasintrigued When I started reading I did not really know much about it and had no expectations What I loved most about the complexitiy of this novel are many quote worthy sentences author uses While short in terms of pages not nearly 150 pages long, this novel provides much food for thought Had the author lived to writethan just two novels before he died at the age of 20 I am sure some of his works would I loved the writing style and theI learned about the young author I wasintrigued When I started reading I did not really know much about it and had no expectations What I loved most about the complexitiy of this novel are many quote worthy sentences author uses While short in terms of pages not nearly 150 pages long, this novel provides much food for thought Had the author lived to writethan just two novels before he died at the age of 20 I am sure some of his works would be part of mandatory school reading Revised by Jean Cocteau after Radiguet s death, this is his masterpiece A love triangle is set in post World War I Paris with the main characters caught in a complex psychological game It is brilliant, cynical, and erotic in a way that intensifies as the game goes on It is a game that is one in which the players are unsure of the objective or even the rules They are even unwilling to take definitive steps, preferring indirect ones, or even avoidance when, at the end, Mahaut tells her husban Revised by Jean Cocteau after Radiguet s death, this is his masterpiece A love triangle is set in post World War I Paris with the main characters caught in a complex psychological game It is brilliant, cynical, and erotic in a way that intensifies as the game goes on It is a game that is one in which the players are unsure of the objective or even the rules They are even unwilling to take definitive steps, preferring indirect ones, or even avoidance when, at the end, Mahaut tells her husband she must talk to him before he goes to bed he dallies, hoping she would be asleep by the time he walked into her room This is a book to be savored and searched for deeper understanding of the relationships that exist for these characters It reminded me in some ways of Proust on a much smaller, yet just as sophisticated, scale The literary ideal of dying young, leaving behind a handful of perfect work, was carried unintentionally to an extreme by Raymond Radiguet who perished in 1923, at age 20, of typhoid fever, leaving behind two highly praised novels, of which this is the latter Set among the French aristocracy, the central female character is descended of a family that returned from Martinique as the colonial adventure unraveled which is perhaps supposed to give a hint of some Bertha Mason esque Caribbean inst The literary ideal of dying young, leaving behind a handful of perfect work, was carried unintentionally to an extreme by Raymond Radiguet who perished in 1923, at age 20, of typhoid fever, leaving behind two highly praised novels, of which this is the latter Set among the French aristocracy, the central female character is descended of a family that returned from Martinique as the colonial adventure unraveled which is perhaps supposed to give a hint of some Bertha Mason esque Caribbean instability and marries the titular Count She becomes entangled in a love triangle with a young man, socially correct but of no real position or influence The adulterous relationship grows through a set of tiny steps hand holding here and there, followed by endless anguish, but the Count asserts the solidity of his class by prohibiting any scandal or uproar We are not in the Islands The damage is done, let s fix it I picked this up as Mishima was a fan and the NYRB reprintings are very stellar so far, and it s a fascinating book, albeit tinged with the racism and sexism of the time Radiguet at a very young age combines the caustic tone of Flaubert with the empathy of Tolstoy to create a portrait of an aristocracy so obsessed with itself and the affairs of the heart that it doesn t even notice it s decline I was a bit confused by the ending but realized the abruptness is perfect life goes on and is even I picked this up as Mishima was a fan and the NYRB reprintings are very stellar so far, and it s a fascinating book, albeit tinged with the racism and sexism of the time Radiguet at a very young age combines the caustic tone of Flaubert with the empathy of Tolstoy to create a portrait of an aristocracy so obsessed with itself and the affairs of the heart that it doesn t even notice it s decline I was a bit confused by the ending but realized the abruptness is perfect life goes on and is even silenced for the sake of propriety and the masks they wear I read it because Mishima loved it when he was younger and when he aspired to write a perfect, beautiful piece of literature and then die young but this book was alright It did build up pretty well, and it was admirable in some ways but frankly nothing spectacular Maybe I missed something There is a hint of obsession with purity in here that I know Mishima would have admired and probably also the relationship with Francois mother, and confession and self degradation, but idk I think I m blin I read it because Mishima loved it when he was younger and when he aspired to write a perfect, beautiful piece of literature and then die young but this book was alright It did build up pretty well, and it was admirable in some ways but frankly nothing spectacular Maybe I missed something There is a hint of obsession with purity in here that I know Mishima would have admired and probably also the relationship with Francois mother, and confession and self degradation, but idk I think I m blind to the significance or existence of what this purity is oneof the final books that raymond wrote its about the relationship between a coupl and a friend essentially for a writer so young raymond can express feelings that you imagine you would be experienceing in the same postion its a very small book and quite simply in its story line but the way the characters are developed in a short space of time is impressive nothing on his deevil in teh flesh but still worth the read. I enjoyed this short novel about the complexity of relationships bound by social restraints The style is relatively straightforward but Radiguet skates well through the intricacies of the plot and despite being constantly confused by a male character called Anne I found this easy going and succinct Recommended for those who like this kind of thing.


About the Author: Raymond Radiguet

Raymond Radiguet was born in Saint Maur, Val de Marne close to Paris, the son of a caricaturist In 1917 he moved to the city Soon he would drop out of the Lyc e Charlemagne, where he studied, in order to pursue his interests in journalism and literature He associated himself with the Modernist set, befriending Picasso, Max Jacob, Jean Hugo, Juan Gris, and especially Jean Cocteau, who became his mentor Radiguet also had several well documented relationships with women An anecdote told by Ernest Hemingway has an enraged Cocteau charging Radiguet known in the Parisian literary circles as Monsieur B b Mister Baby with decadence for his tryst with a model B b est vicieuse Il aime les femmes Baby is depraved He likes women Note the use of the feminine adjective Radiguet, Hemingway implies, employed his sexuality to advance his career, being a writer who knew how to make his career not only with his pen but with his pencil In early 1923 Radiguet published his first and most famous novel, Le Diable au corps The Devil in the Flesh The story of a young married woman who has an affair with a sixteen year old boy while her husband is away fighting at the front provoked scandal in a country that had just been through World War I Though Radiguet denied it, it was established later that the story was in large part autobiographical Critics, who initially despised the intense publicity campaign for the book s release something not normally associated with works of literary merit at the time , were finally won over by the quality of Radiguet s writing and his sober, objective style.His second novel, Le bal du Comte d Orgel, also dealing with adultery, was only published posthumously in 1924 Radiguet had died the previous year, aged 20, of typhoid fever, which he contracted after a trip he took with Cocteau In reaction to this death Francis Poulenc wrote, For two days I was unable to do anything, I was so stunned Ivry 1996 Alongside these two novels, Radiguet s works include a few poetry volumes and a play.


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