New PDF release: Jane Eyre (édition enrichie)
By Charlotte Brontë
Version enrichie de Dominique Barbéris comportant une préface et un file sur le roman.
D’où vient que nous revenions toujours à Jane Eyre avec le même attrait? Avec le sentiment d’y trouver le romanesque porté à un degré de perfection? Le roman offre un concentré de ce que le style peut produire : l’histoire d’une formation, l’affrontement d’un être solitaire avec sa destinée, l. a. ardour, los angeles peur, le mystère. C’est l. a. révolte d’une humiliée, d’une femme inconvenante parce qu’elle s’oppose aux hommes. Jane est sauvage, directe, déjà féministe. Face à elle, le cygne noir, Rochester, séducteur sulfureux, sadique et tendre, père et amant.
Cette voluptueuse autobiographie déguisée – derrière Jane, on devine Charlotte – donne l’impression d’une âme parlant à l’âme.
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In a sense, his answer is the book itself, for it is the best thing he ever wrote. IRVI~G IIOWE The Pleasures of Kim That sense of evil which for cultivated people has become a mark of wisdom and source of pride, indeed, the very sun of their sunless world, is not a frequent presence in the pages of Kim, and when it does appear it can rarely trouble us with either its violence or grasp. We are inclined these days to exalt the awareness of evil into a kind of appreciation. We find it hard to suppose that a serious writer could turn his back upon the malignity at the heart of things; we urge it as a criticism of writers like Emerson and Whitman that they arc weak in the awareness of evil, as if nature had denied them a necessary faculty.
But for the dynamic of the novel itself, for the inner development of Kim, it would not matter decisively. The Secret Service, rather than a secret underground, is what Kipling's experience made available to him at a fairly superficial plane of consciousness; it is a given of the world in which he grew up, the India of his youth, and it is not, one notes with gratitude, subjected to any quick "purification" by virtue of Kim's service to the lama. All that the Gamethe Secret Service and its prep-school hijinks-need really do is to embody the Wheel of Things, that terrestrial "illusion" which the first portion of the book has shown to be the substance of delight.
Jane Eyre (édition enrichie) by Charlotte Brontë