Malpertuis



A Manuscript Stolen From A Monastery, The Ancient Stone House Of A Sea Trading Dynasty, Which May Be Haunted These Are Familiar Ingredients For A Gothic Novel, But Something Far Strange And Disconcerting Is Taking Place Within The Walls Of Malpertuis As The Relatives Gather For The Impending Death Of Uncle Cassave The Techniques Of H P Lovecraft, When Transplanted Into The Suffocating Catholic Context Of A Belgium Scarred By The Inquisition, Produce In Jean Ray S Masterpiece A Story Of Monumental Intensity From Which Events Of Startling Ferocity Break The Surface Without Ever Lessening The Suspense Of The Tale S Approaching Apocalyptic DenouementMalpertuis

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  • Paperback
  • 171 pages
  • Malpertuis
  • Jean Ray
  • English
  • 23 September 2017
  • 0947757988

10 thoughts on “Malpertuis

  1. says:

    Ancient pagan deities are not dead they were captured and now live in hiding in the old dilapidated mansion named Malpertuis.In order to create this gorgeous and flowery Gothic novel Jean Ray lavishly used mythology and mysticism so the atmosphere of the novel is intriguingly enigmatic and its artfully macabre aura is quite enchanting And although the plot is pretty linear ostensibly the story is compiled from the notes by different people it is full of unexpected turns and twists Men ar Ancient pagan deities are not dead they were captured and now live in hiding in the old dilapidated mansion named Malpertuis.In order to create this gorgeous and flowery Gothic novel Jean Ray lavishly used mythology and mysticism so the atmosphere of the novel is intriguingly enigmatic and its artfully macabre aura is quite enchanting And although the plot is pretty linear ostensibly the story is compiled from the notes by different people it is full of unexpected turns and twists Men are not born of the whim or will of the gods, on the contrary, gods owe their existence to the belief of men Should this belief wither, the gods will die Have no fear, the ancient gods won t die As long as we read Homer, Virgil and Malpertuis they will live

  2. says:

    Liked the concept The frame narratives were cool The main story itself seemed a bit underdone Certainly didn t merit the Lovecraft comparisons in terms of creepiness The main character JJ was so bland it was hard to care or,importantly, buy that he motivated the events that moved around him And I have a peev about characters just walking out of the story I was expectingfrom about Nancy, especially I was just expecting somethingbrilliant and experimental, but this was e Liked the concept The frame narratives were cool The main story itself seemed a bit underdone Certainly didn t merit the Lovecraft comparisons in terms of creepiness The main character JJ was so bland it was hard to care or,importantly, buy that he motivated the events that moved around him And I have a peev about characters just walking out of the story I was expectingfrom about Nancy, especially I was just expecting somethingbrilliant and experimental, but this was entertaining enough, and I learned a couple new words.anagyrisvulnerary of use in the healing of wounds

  3. says:

    This book was written in 1943 by Jean Ray the best known pseudonym among the many used by Raymundus Joannes de Kremer 8 July 1887 17 September 1964 The book was originally written in French and this edition was translated by Iain White and published in England According to the introduction written by White this is Jean Ray s only full length novel, what a shame Mr White compares Ray to H P Lovecraft, but I don t see the comparison This book is much muchenticing and moody.M This book was written in 1943 by Jean Ray the best known pseudonym among the many used by Raymundus Joannes de Kremer 8 July 1887 17 September 1964 The book was originally written in French and this edition was translated by Iain White and published in England According to the introduction written by White this is Jean Ray s only full length novel, what a shame Mr White compares Ray to H P Lovecraft, but I don t see the comparison This book is much muchenticing and moody.Malpertuis is a crumbling, ancient monastery where a dying warlock has trapped the aging gods of Olympus inside the skins of ordinary citizens.p75 When the moment came to cross the threshold into the street the fear seized me p113 And horrible tears began to flow p125 A weak voice, a disembodied voice was murmuring in my ears This is fantastic Gothic Literature at it s finest A hidden diamond A narrative of mystery and terror

  4. says:

    I can t even begin to describe how much I adored this mysterious and inscrutable tale of tenebrous and awe inspiring gloom I saw the film about a year ago, and it left its mark on my soul, but I still was not prepared for the greatness that was this book, which was quite different from the film, from what I recall Perhaps I shall find it in me to write a review at some point that will do Malpertuis justice, but at this point I think I just need to let the feelings it stirred within me percolat I can t even begin to describe how much I adored this mysterious and inscrutable tale of tenebrous and awe inspiring gloom I saw the film about a year ago, and it left its mark on my soul, but I still was not prepared for the greatness that was this book, which was quite different from the film, from what I recall Perhaps I shall find it in me to write a review at some point that will do Malpertuis justice, but at this point I think I just need to let the feelings it stirred within me percolate Brilliant

  5. says:

    Extravagantly weird mid century refitting of gothic dread around an eerie house and cast of odd characters vaguely competing for an inheritance Unlike the somewhat messy film version, this succeeds in maintaining mood and intrigue, and gradually unspooling its sublimely unforeseeable plot punctuated with audacious scenes of unexpected action for the full length Others have noted that it s basically a pulp story a bit haunted house and a bit And Then There Were None , but again, a singularly Extravagantly weird mid century refitting of gothic dread around an eerie house and cast of odd characters vaguely competing for an inheritance Unlike the somewhat messy film version, this succeeds in maintaining mood and intrigue, and gradually unspooling its sublimely unforeseeable plot punctuated with audacious scenes of unexpected action for the full length Others have noted that it s basically a pulp story a bit haunted house and a bit And Then There Were None , but again, a singularly weird one and escapes from being anything really reducible to either of those archetypes , with scenes of unparalleled quasi surrealist insanity Really, this was perfect pre Halloween reading I was totally satisfied

  6. says:

    An astonishing post modern Gothic novel that has to be readthan once, seriously, to be understood and appreciated When I say you must re read it, you must you will simply not get it all if you don t.Brush up on your Bullfinch too.

  7. says:

    I didn t have any idea what to expect before reading this but did so solely on the basis of a recommendation from someone whose judgement I trusted and I knew nothing about it or the author But what a pleasant surprise it was.It was quite a complex narrative structure, with four embedded narratives within the main one, and a big cast of characters that took time for me to get my head around but once I had settled in, this book was a pleasure to read Gothic prose, macabre similes, a creepy atmo I didn t have any idea what to expect before reading this but did so solely on the basis of a recommendation from someone whose judgement I trusted and I knew nothing about it or the author But what a pleasant surprise it was.It was quite a complex narrative structure, with four embedded narratives within the main one, and a big cast of characters that took time for me to get my head around but once I had settled in, this book was a pleasure to read Gothic prose, macabre similes, a creepy atmosphere and bizarre character and plot developments sustained my interest throughout The shadowy, intriguing mystery of Malpertius was gradually unveiled but its precise nature only revealed at the end although there were many clues and hints throughout.In some ways, it felt older than it actually is published in 1943 and I would recommend this to all fans of classic horror And I am certainly inclined to read someof his work if I can find it Although it will have to be short stories as I believe this is his only novel

  8. says:

    Men are not born of the whim or will of the gods On the contrary, gods owe their existence to the belief of men Should this belief wither, the gods will die.Quando dicono che questo un romanzo straordinario lo si deve intendere in senso letterale fuori dall ordinario un romanzo WEIRD perci contemporaneamente fantasy, gotico e ironico Fatica ad ingranare nelle pagine di Jiji Jean Jacques Grandsire , per il plot twist finale vale assolutamente la pena Mi meraviglio che non ne abbi Men are not born of the whim or will of the gods On the contrary, gods owe their existence to the belief of men Should this belief wither, the gods will die.Quando dicono che questo un romanzo straordinario lo si deve intendere in senso letterale fuori dall ordinario un romanzo WEIRD perci contemporaneamente fantasy, gotico e ironico Fatica ad ingranare nelle pagine di Jiji Jean Jacques Grandsire , per il plot twist finale vale assolutamente la pena Mi meraviglio che non ne abbiano ancora fatto un film moderno quello del 71 probabilmente non stato nemmeno doppiato Questa analisi non mia, ma la linko per non perderla

  9. says:

    Jean Ray, where have you been all my life Malpertuis is a complex and at times confusing novel, but it s also a fantastic one, full of exactly the kind of stuff that I love in my weird fiction, as well as the kind of stuff that I love in my Gothic fiction The ultimate solution to the mystery is obvious, but somehow getting there never feels like it is, and the whole production has such an ominous, almost apocalyptic quality that everything is carried along with a kind of breathless urgency.

  10. says:

    Gli scritti di Jean Ray me li sarei goduti molto di pi se li avessi letti a vent anni, perch ne avrei apprezzato incondizionatamente il lato fantastico e meraviglioso senza vederne i difetti, il principale dei quali l estrema artificiosit nella costruzione dell intreccio, tipica anche dei racconti Qui il classico espediente del manoscritto ritrovato serve a costruire una narrazione a pi voci, che non corrispondono per a punti di vista realmente diversi e quindi non aggiungono n spessore Gli scritti di Jean Ray me li sarei goduti molto di pi se li avessi letti a vent anni, perch ne avrei apprezzato incondizionatamente il lato fantastico e meraviglioso senza vederne i difetti, il principale dei quali l estrema artificiosit nella costruzione dell intreccio, tipica anche dei racconti Qui il classico espediente del manoscritto ritrovato serve a costruire una narrazione a pi voci, che non corrispondono per a punti di vista realmente diversi e quindi non aggiungono n spessore n valore al racconto Sembra quasi che il giramondo Jean Ray abbia voluto paludare e costringere in una veste letteraria le favolose chiacchiere da marinaio che costituiscono l essenza delle sue opere Ma l idea degli d i greci trasformati in gretti borghesi avidi e intriganti davvero splendida e la sua realizzazione pienamente convincente Il realismo nella minuziosa descrizione degli ambienti, non tanto quelli paurosi, quanto quelli pi accoglienti, riscaldati dal tepore del fuoco, arredati con tavole ricche di pietanze succulente, quasi una compensazione fantastica della fame e della stanchezza ataviche del viaggiatore, cos come le potenze infernali che vi irrompono sono una squisita vendetta contro la confortevole invidiabile vita dei privilegiati

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