Les Combustibles has ratings and 72 reviews. leynes said: This fucking sucked. I think I’ve never read a play that was more useless and pretentious. to other information about and reviews of Human Rites by Amélie Nothomb. French title: Les combustibles; Translated by Natalie Abrahami. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Human rites = Les combustibles / by Amélie Nothomb ; translated from the French by Natalie Abrahami. Nothomb.

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A young woman whose obsession gets the best of her. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Now there’s very little left that might serve as fuel. La petite fille de monsieur Linh Philippe Claudel.

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Jul 18, leynes rated it did not like it. Other Authors Abrahami, Natalie. Dr Tony Shaw at 7: Well, the reader can have no views about the books discussed because Nothomb has deliberately invented the authors to eliminate the subjective. Une vie Guy de Maupassant. Daydream rated it did not like it Dec 03, At least the war gives him time to read — and time to read the books he wants to, disillusioning Daniel, who finds his mentor’s true tastes aren’t quite the high literature he drilled into his students.

Caroline Lacroix rated it did not like it Dec 21, Book ratings by Goodreads. Both Daniel and Marina still venture out, but the Professor can’t be bothered any longer. Bel-Ami Guy combustibbles Maupassant. The question arises which books should be burned first and what the consequences of these actions are.


I think I’ve never read a play that was more useless and pretentious, and I’ve read La Sainte Courtisane by Oscar Wilde, so that’s combustigles something. Open to the public ; Tome 1 Bernard Werber.

If anyone were writing on the same theme this year, would we save ‘Les Combustibles’?

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Many ideas inserted in her books come from the conversations ocmbustibles had with an Italian man, from late eighties and during the nineties.

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Want to Read saving…. Le rouge et le noir Stendhal. Overall, I literally got nothing out of reading this play.

Physical Description 59 p. Fringilla Pinson rated it did not like it Jun 18, The setting is the huge library in the Professor’s home, the time, the second — and very cold — winter of a war. No trivia ameli quizzes yet. Lists What are lists?

They never met personally. Since then, she has published approximately one novel per year with a. Login to add to list. Return to Book Page. Posted by Dr Tony Shaw.

The characters probe the questions as to what there might be to hold onto beyond the hellish cold — other people? Be the first to add this to a list.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days Nothom will my order arrive? We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Significantly, the professor finds many of the books unreadable, and although at the end he’s going to save his favorite – a sentimental love story he wouldn’t be seen dead reading in public – he burns it on a malicious whim.


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Human Rites – US. The Professor suggests he meant it rather differently, but Marina argues for the literal reading in these extreme times. The complete review ‘s Review:. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

A young man becoming disillusioned with love and his mentor. Un sac de billes Joseph Joffo.

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The mix of literary and existential debate is entertaining too — building up to that around the final book, that even Marina supports saving and no, it ain’t high literature. Un livre n’est pas un bibelot que l’on contemple pour se consoler du monde. We are in a war setting where fuels are getting scarce, that’s why a professor, nohtomb assistant and the assistant’s girlfriend decide to burn some books to relish in the heat. The Best Books of There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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