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    Théophile Gautier 1811 1872 one of the giants of 19th century French literature author of novels short stories essays plays and poetry was also

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    In my contrarian days I was a subscribing member of the Committee for Scientific Investigation into Claims of the Paranormal now known as the temperate and less narrowly focused Committee for Skeptical Inuiry For real Oh I was armed w

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    45 starsOn n'est veritablement morte ue uand on n'est plus aimée My Fantoms is a ghostly provocative selection of seven of Théophile Gautier's short stories translated and compiled by Richard Holmes The stories are arranged chronologically so that the reader may perceive the progression of Gautier's writing throughout the course of his pro

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    The Hippopotamus Theophile Gautier The sturdy Hippopotamus inhabits jungles Javanese where snarl in caverns bottomless undreamable monstrosities The boa hisses and unscrews; snuffles convulse the buffalo; the ti

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    this is an absolutely fantastic book of seven supernatural stories by theophile gautier kudos to nyrb for putting this book out along with the dozens of other fabulous titles they have published many of them uite obscurewhile these aren't reall

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    I had read other books by Theophile Gautier but nothing prepared me for this superb collection of fantasy horror stories entitled My Fantoms translated by the biographer Richard Holmes To the extent that it was Holmes's co

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    A middling collection nothing fancy pants but nothing awful either Gautier might put you in mind of Lefanu or other mid century nouveau gothicists or whatever you want to call them Gautier's supernaturality comes from the omnipresent titular ghosts in the stories collected here The first batch seem to be almost a keen symbol for repressed sex

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    Wonderful stories Superb writing Phantasmagoria Fantastiue I loved each one of these even the one that is about Nerval his friend and poet than

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    It's funny because after reading descriptions of Gautier in the Goncourt journals and other books these are exactly the kind of short

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    charming beautiful ghost stories that absolutely did not speak to me

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Summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Théophile Gautier

My Fantoms

Romantic provocateur flamboyant bohemian precocious novelist perfect poet not to mention an inexhaustible journalist critic and man about town Théophile Gautier is one of the major figures and great characters of French literature In My Fantoms Richard Holmes the celebrated biographer of Shelley and Coleridge has found a brilliantly effective new way to bring this great but too little known writer into English My Fan. In my contrarian days I was a subscribing member of the Committee for Scientific Investigation into Claims of the Paranormal now known as the temperate and less narrowly focused Committee for Skeptical Inuiry For real Oh I was armed with ferocious resources to debunk commonly cherished myths like flying saucers crop circles psychics and divine creation None of which added to my already limited popularity And I am cynical stillBut that doesn t mean there aren t ghosts They just aren t cinematic They are the little fissures in the mind that blur that disconnect Except for the heavy lifting of course That s when the Devil comes in Having cast around for a long time the best answer he could come up with was that the whole thing was inexplicable unless it was the Devil himself at work The Devil has always preyed upon mankind and Jesus himself was not spared his wiles The temptation of St Anthony is well known and Martin Luther was also tormented by Satan so that to drive him away he was reduced to throwing the inkwell at his head One can still see the mark of the ink on the wall of his monk s cellThe Devil makes a few appearances in these 19th century ghost stories toying first with an artist and then with an actor The actor was attempting to portray the Devil in a stage play but he wasn t getting the Satanic laugh uite rightOften of course the protagonists were confronted with feminine fantoms Of this I know I have heard serious minded people make flippant remarks about the kind of love that is conceived for actresses and ueens and lady poets and for all women who to their way of thinking excite a man s imagination rather than his affections and yet it is just this kind of mad love affair which leads to insanity to death or to the unheard of sacrifices of time or wealth or intellect So You think you are in love Ah But don t you sometimes think you are ill And yet if you think you are then you really are The final story in this collection is hardly fiction rather it is a meditation of sorts of the author s friend the poet G rard de Nerval who ended it all in the Rue de la Vieille Lanterne by means of a thin strap perhaps the ueen of Sheba s garter attached to the bars of a wall ventilatorI started this story just after reading a review about some Gustave Dor prints They make an impression to say the least So I was startled when Gautier when describing his friend s suicide took us to the very place first to a lithograph by C lestin Fran ois NanteuiAnd then to a drawing by Gustav Dor A black masterpiece he calls it which prompts the reflection that horror has its own beauty Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of the major figures and great characters The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of French literature In My Fantoms Richard Holmes the celebrated biographer Sylvia Pankhurst of Shelley and Coleridge has found a brilliantly effective new way to bring this great but too little known writer into English My Fan. In my contrarian days I was a subscribing member Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of the Committee for Scientific Investigation into Claims Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts of the Paranormal now known as the temperate and less narrowly focused Committee for Skeptical Inuiry For real Oh I was armed with ferocious resources to debunk commonly cherished myths like flying saucers crop circles psychics and divine creation None The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series of which added to my already limited popularity And I am cynical stillBut that doesn t mean there aren t ghosts They just aren t cinematic They are the little fissures in the mind that blur that disconnect Except for the heavy lifting Book of Isms of course That s when the Devil comes in Having cast around for a long time the best answer he could come up with was that the whole thing was inexplicable unless it was the Devil himself at work The Devil has always preyed upon mankind and Jesus himself was not spared his wiles The temptation バガボンド 1 of St Anthony is well known and Martin Luther was also tormented by Satan so that to drive him away he was reduced to throwing the inkwell at his head One can still see the mark Расул Гамзатов Стихи of the ink Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble on the wall Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers of his monk s cellThe Devil makes a few appearances in these 19th century ghost stories toying first with an artist and then with an actor The actor was attempting to portray the Devil in a stage play but he wasn t getting the Satanic laugh uite rightOften Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly of course the protagonists were confronted with feminine fantoms Of this I know I have heard serious minded people make flippant remarks about the kind Hawk's Passion of love that is conceived for actresses and ueens and lady poets and for all women who to their way Girls of Brackenhill of thinking excite a man s imagination rather than his affections and yet it is just this kind A Beautiful Dark of mad love affair which leads to insanity to death After We Fell or to the unheard Damsels in Distress of sacrifices The Thread of time Renewing Pastoral Practice Trinitarian Perspectives on Pastoral Care And Counselling Explorations in Practical Pastoral and Empirical Theology Explorations Practical Pastoral and Empirical Theology or wealth Going Grand or intellect So You think you are in love Ah But don t you sometimes think you are ill And yet if you think you are then you really are The final story in this collection is hardly fiction rather it is a meditation The Reject of sorts Screenwalks of the author s friend the poet G rard de Nerval who ended it all in the Rue de la Vieille Lanterne by means Battle Ground of a thin strap perhaps the ueen Rightfully the Alpha Female of Sheba s garter attached to the bars Twin Obsessions of a wall ventilatorI started this story just after reading a review about some Gustave Dor prints They make an impression to say the least So I was startled when Gautier when describing his friend s suicide took us to the very place first to a lithograph by C lestin Fran

Characters My Fantoms

Toms assembles seven stories spanning the whole of Gautier’s career into a unified work that captures the essence of his adventurous life and subtle art From the erotic awakening of “The Adolescent” through “The Poet” a piercing recollection of the mad genius Gérard de Nerval the great friend of Gautier’s youth My Fantoms celebrates the senses and illuminates the strange disguises of the spirit while taki. The Hippopotamus Theophile Gautier The sturdy Hippopotamus inhabits jungles Javanese where snarl in caverns bottomless undreamable monstrosities The boa hisses and unscrews snuffles convulse the buffalo the tiger caterwauls He chews or slumbers tranuillissimo He fears not kris nor assegai he looks at man and stands his ground he laughs when shots from the sepoy spatter his leather and rebound The hippopotamus and I have an impenetrable hide In armour plate of certainty I roam the plains with dauntless stride Gautier was a hippopotamus with a ballerina brainWith ballerinas on his brainBig bosomed ballerinas in marble diabolically vivified in his imaginal lifeHe was a hippopotamus who wore silk dainties under his hide and in his dream life was turned inside out A hippy hippo who lived in a frothy chaotic age when aesthetics freely mingled with the truly fantastical the magical the wackily spiritual and when these things could be handled with an irony that did not sacrifice the reality of the Unseen thereby investing the ironical with substance and chills So these tales spiritually chill as they seduce with alluring very tangible detail sprinkled with humor like marble breasts come to laughing life in one s dreams breasts large enough to blot out the everyday sun to draw one with immense mammarian force into alternate worlds fed by erotical starsBut beneath these laughing and living imaginary tits are the devil s horns and hooves so to bury one s fun loving face in the pliant milky flesh is to feel hardness and points and consuming flamesGautier was a tightrope hippopotamus in a tutu Tightropes no less real for being mental And a hippo no less sexy for being a hippoHis was an age when the imagination could reign supreme because the imagination was realIt was also an age when the imagination could kill because it was realNerval was Gautier s best friend and died at the hand of his own imaginationAnd the hippo lived to cry and write about it Nothing in fact actually dies everything goes on existing always No power on earth can obliterate that which has once had being Every act every word every form every thought falls into the universal ocean of things and produces a circle on its surface that goes on enlarging beyond the furthest bounds of eternity The material configurations only disappear from the common gaze while the spectres that break free from them go out to people infinity

Summary ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Théophile Gautier

Ng readers on a tour of modernity at its most mysterious ”What ever would the Devil find to do in Paris” Gautier wonders “He would meet people just as diabolical as he and find himself taken for some naïve provincial”Tapestries statues and corpses come to life; young men dream their way into ruin; and Gautier keeps his faith in the power of imagination “No one is truly dead until they are no longer loved”. Wonderful stories Superb writing Phantasmagoria Fantastiue I loved each one of these even the one that is about Nerval his friend and poet than a fictional story I really enjoyed this collection This went on my best reads pile I was sad when I had blazed through the whole thing and it ended Highly recommend to fans of the gothic phantasmagoric type stories

  • Paperback
  • 194
  • My Fantoms
  • Théophile Gautier
  • English
  • 12 April 2018
  • 9781590172711

About the Author: Théophile Gautier

Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier 1811 1872 was a French poet dramatist novelist journalist and literary critic In the 1830 Revolution he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenné district of Paris living a rather pleasant bohemian life He began writing poetry as early as 1826 but the majority of his life was spent as a contributor to various journals mainly for La Presse which also gave