Heartsnatcher Set in a bizarre and slightly sinister town where the elderly are auctioned off at an Old Folks Fair the townspeople assail the priest in hopes of making it rain and the official town scapegoat bear

  • Title: Heartsnatcher
  • Author: Boris Vian StanleyChapman Raymond Queneau John Sturrock
  • ISBN: 9781564782991
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in a bizarre and slightly sinister town where the elderly are auctioned off at an Old Folks Fair, the townspeople assail the priest in hopes of making it rain, and the official town scapegoat bears the shame of the citizens by fishing junk out of the river with his teeth Heartsnatcher is Boris Vian s most playful and most serious work The main character is ClementineSet in a bizarre and slightly sinister town where the elderly are auctioned off at an Old Folks Fair, the townspeople assail the priest in hopes of making it rain, and the official town scapegoat bears the shame of the citizens by fishing junk out of the river with his teeth Heartsnatcher is Boris Vian s most playful and most serious work The main character is Clementine, a mother who punishes her husband for causing her the excruciating pain of giving birth to three babies As they age, she becomes increasingly obsessed with protecting them, going so far as to build an invisible wall around their property.

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    1. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum says:

      #Κανε_Τρακα_Λιγο_Ηθος«Τί συνέβη; ρώτησε ό Μακαβριωάννης. Πέσατε από τηβάρκα;—"Εκανα τη δουλειά μου, είπε ό άνθρωπος. Μέσα σ' αυτά τα νερά πετάνε τα πεθαμένα πράγματα, για να τα ψαρέψω. Με τα δόντια. Πληρώνομαι γι αυτό.— Μα ένα δίχτυ θα έκανε εξίσου καλά αυτή τη δουλειά, είπεό Μα [...]

    2. The final novel from Boris Vian—sort of a Queneau for Coltrane enthusiasts—is a bleak and harrowing tale of a mother who loves her children too much. Well, that’s the rub. There’s also the David Lynch village, unnamed, where unfeeling psychiatrist Timortis wanders into the Old Folks Fair, where OAPs are sold to the highest bidder. He meets the Glory Hallelujah—a man paid in gold to absolve the village’s shame by fishing corpses and fish heads from the local river with his teeth, leav [...]

    3. Boris Vian apparently died while attending the premiere of the film version of I Spit on Your Grave. The story goes that the cause of death, rather the cause of the cause of death, which was a heart attack, was 'cause the film wasn't any good. I don't know about anyone else but if I had my expectations so lowered I might say to myself, "Well, it wasn't that bad." Maybe my not dying would raise the expectations of another goodreader and then they would die. "It won't kill me! I already left my br [...]

    4. "Сърца за изтръгване" е много странна, абсурдна, трудна за възприемане, но силно въздействаща. Книга-сън, книга-бълнуване, книга-видение, която се случва в неопределено село и в неопределено време - 59-ти янрил, 73-ти феврюин, 107-ми апруст, 348-ми юлиември.Виан е нарисувал с думи мно [...]

    5. An absolutely wicked and delicious concoction of magic realism crenulated with a Daliesque purpose of the grotesque: a collage of taboo, Levitic-ean prototype, a coronet of (greek) mythological misdirection and a nexus of all encompassing neuroses are shaken, and stirred, into an ironic indictment of petty foibles.What, what? Well, hear ye. Timortis, a ‘psychoanalyzator’ is born (again) into an anonymous French village where he is witness to a parade of grotesque daily exhibits. Each one an [...]

    6. Sou Boris Vian. Quero contar-vos a minha história da humanidade. Todos os horrores que os homens são capazes de cometer, por ódio ou por amor. Mas fazendo-vos rir, quando a vossa vontade é chorar de pena e gritar de medo. Alguns vão achar que todas as personagens e situações são surreais, mas se tirarem a venda dos olhos irão reconhecê-los e reconhecer-se- O meu nome é Jacquemort. Estou vazio. Preciso absorver as vidas e os sentimentos dos outros para me tornar humano.- Chamo-me Culbl [...]

    7. Why, oh why did I let you sit on my shelf so long, little Heartsnatcher?At first Vian seems like he's just goofing off. He's writing a novel as one tries on a costume and prances around in it. Behold my costume, don't I look fine in it? (Wink.) Aren't you fooled? (Nudge.) Let's see a novel has, what? Characters. No problem. Here's a new mother with a gun under her pillow. And here's a vicar who could've been in the Sex Pistols, if there were such a band as the Sex Pistols when I wrote this. And [...]

    8. People sometimes say they love you, but then you discover that what they really mean is that they want something from you. Just about every woman I know has met the guy who says he loves her, but actually wants sex. I guess that's the example you think of first. But there are plenty more.I saw the movie of Coraline yesterday, and it reminded me of this book. Coraline has her real mother, who loves her, but is very bad at showing it. And then she also has her Other Mother, who wants well, if you [...]

    9. So, there are enough reviews already out there dealing with plot and themes and all that jazz, so I will simply say I dug it, daddio. However, what I did not expect was the Wakean wordplay (which leaped out at me due to my current FW reading), and the quality of the translation which achieved that rare ability of seeming as though it was an original text. What do I mean? Well, howzabout this:"Sections of the Babylonian garden hung far over the cliff, and certain species of plants clung to the mo [...]

    10. Here's a somewhat bizarre and unexpected emergence from the early 50s -- not exactly surrealism, not the oulipo despite Queneau's forward, perhaps more of a presage of the kinds of wild and unclassifiable oddities that would emerge in greater force in the late 60s and 70s (which Vian didn't live to see, sadly). Someone else pointed to Vian's jazz background in their review (MJ? Jonathan? Knig? Either way, they've all written excellent reviews), and it makes sense: in the beginning theirs a sense [...]

    11. This is one of those books that's so sad that it becomes hilarious (or is it hilarious because it conceals a deep sadness?). The little village in Heartsnatcher is full of follies so absurd and exaggerated that they become real. I've known a few mothers like Clementine. Smother a thing with so much love that you suffocate it.

    12. Ето защо била толкова харесвана тази книга! Макар че има голям парадокс – съдържанието, прието буквално, изобщо не е за харесване… Няколко пъти се чудех защо ми напомня на Салман Рудши и се оказа, че не е само заради понятието „срам“, а и заради безкомпромисното достигане [...]

    13. Да напиша каквото и да е за този роман на Виан, значи да редя клише до клишето.Има книги, които е добре да прочетеш, да мислиш за тях и да мълчиш.Тази е от тях.И толкова.

    14. "We find that things that don't interest us very much are beautiful above all others because they allow us to see what we want to see in place of them. Perhaps I shouldn't put it in the first person plural." (212)This book has the dubious honor of joining the elite "completed-during-childbirth-hospital-stay" shelf started two years ago when my eldest was born. It will be forever nestled safely in my mind between The Brothers Karamazov and the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. I know, I've revealed [...]

    15. "Heartsnatcher" was Boris Vian's last novel and it has a sadness attached to it. Here Vian goes after the "family unit" with great hysterical results. And again it's his genius to match the moods into a crazy narrative. Vian is like a great bartender, who knows how to mix if not the perfect drink, then at the very least a cocktail that you will never forget.

    16. Este é um daqueles romances que, quando chegamos ao fim, não sabemos se havemos de avaliá-lo com uma ou cinco estrelas. E isto decorre muito por força de elementos perturbadoramente surrealistas introduzidos numa narrativa profundamente complexa mas, simultaneamente, carregada de encanto e magia. As personagens são fascinantemente surpreendentes Jacquemort, psiquiatra que se muda para uma aldeia fictícia podendo no entanto ser situada, pensamos, algures perto de uma das orlas marítimas fr [...]

    17. Виан е сред много малкото писатели (и първият такъв от дълго време насам), чиято библиография искам да прочета, да събера и да ѝ отделя специално място в библиотеката си. И не ми се пише за него. Чете ми се!

    18. Ето защо била толкова харесвана тази книга! Макар че има голям парадокс – съдържанието, прието буквално, изобщо не е за харесване… Няколко пъти се чудех защо ми напомня на Салман Рудши и се оказа, че не е само заради понятието „срам“, а и заради безкомпромисното достигане [...]

    19. This book is horrible! Between the horse crucifixion, nailing horseshoes to small children, selling old people to the market, exploiting kids to do horrible jobs until their death, everything is full of a terrible sadness. And the Jesus-like boat-man that takes over all the sins and shameful acts of the villagers is just too much to swallow! The over-protective mother that ends up by locking her children in cages, after cutting them all degrees of freedom. The book can be read in so many ways th [...]

    20. 'O Arranca-Corações' é uma obra negra, verdadeiramente crítica e intensa se a soubermos olhar desta perspectiva subjectiva e interior, mais do que atendendo à sua forma e lendo as suas palavras à superfície. É preciso entrar no universo absurdo de Boris Vian e encontrar, nesta aldeia onde tudo é caótico, um sentido para esta busca pelo amor que nunca se concretiza senão afastando-o ainda mais das suas vidas. Um livro sobre a fragilidade humana, perturbante e sempre actual, que ainda q [...]

    21. This is the madcap story of Clementine, the very overprotective mother of Joel, Noel and Alfa Romeo, three boys whose simultaneous birth cause her such anguishing pain that their father is exiled. The story is both hilarious and horrifying, and is told from the point of view of Timortis, a psychoanalyst who just happens to be passing Clementine’s home on the day of the boys’ birth and jumps in to deliver them. Clementine becomes increasingly obsessed with keeping the boys safe, and pages are [...]

    22. bizarre.I think it's better not to try and explain this novel at alll I'll say is that it seems to be dealing with the concept of guilt, but mostly what one will remember is the Old Folks' Fair (auction of old people for buyers' personal abuse), Glory Hallelujah who takes upon himself all of the shame of the villagers in exchange for gold that he is not permitted to spend, blue slugs that make you fly, and psychoanalysis equalling doggy-style sexry funny. very weird. Even Vian's life is funnyI l [...]

    23. წიგნი, რომელიც უამრავნაირად შეიძლება წაიკითხო. ერთადერთი ცხადი გრძნობა რომელიც დაგეუფლება, სასოწარმკვეთი მწუხარებაა.სოფელი, სადაც ადამიანები მოხუცების ბაზრობაზე დადიან და ყიდიან მათ; მ [...]

    24. The deliciously bizarre world of hitchhiking animals, crucified horses, and psychoanalyzed cats. To say nothing of the kids.

    25. In "Heartsnatcher," Boris Vian put the Western world on the couch for an examination and decided the best solution was to hide from it. Like many writers, Vian had no particular claim to the title of social psychoanalyst other than the frequent contemplation of his navel, which he found time to do in between stints as an actor, jazz trumpeter, engineer and mechanic. This French scribe, of little import beyond his native nation's borders, was part of a post-World War II Parisian ebullience spring [...]

    26. Mama care mănâncă alimentele putrezite pentru a lăsa ce e mai bun copiilor, care pentru a-I proteja pe copii îi închide în cuști să nu se rănească, deși ei, ca niște copii năzdrăvani, puteau zbura. Lispa de înțelegere și disprețul pentru bătrâni(pe care îi vând la târg) si copii(pe care îi bat, îi pun la munca). Spălarea rușinii cu ajutorul unui individ ales să pescuiască cu dinții toată mizeria din apa în care se varsă gunoiul. Religia ca spectacol (preotul org [...]

    27. Terrificante - amarissima proprio perché ironica - descrizione di una maternità / paternità indesiderate e, in generale, di un senso di spaesamento.

    28. Χίλια μπράβο στην μεταφράστρια , 34 χρόνια μετά και η δουλειά της ΕΙΝΑΙ αναντικατάστατη μα και απαράμιλλη άποψης περιγραφών και λεξιλογίου Δύσκολο βιβλίο πολύ Σουρεαλιστικό όνειρο? εφιάλτης? Είσαι εκεί πάντως με τον Μακαβριωάννη και ζεις τα έσχατα και τον παραλογισμό σαν ά [...]

    29. Много силна книга. Много повече ми хареса от Пяната на дните. Много по-разбираема, с много по-ясна символика. Лесно се чете и човек може да намери много скрити смисли. Противоположностите в историята контрастират по много интересен начин. Насилието в селото, насилието в къща [...]

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