Nadja

Nadja Nadja originally published in France in is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written a book which defined that movement s attitude toward everyday life The principal narrative

  • Title: Nadja
  • Author: André Breton Richard Howard
  • ISBN: 9780802150264
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nadja, originally published in France in 1928, is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement s attitude toward everyday life.The principal narrative is an account of the author s relationship with a girl in the city of Paris, the story of an obsessional presence haunting his life The first person narrative is supplementeNadja, originally published in France in 1928, is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement s attitude toward everyday life.The principal narrative is an account of the author s relationship with a girl in the city of Paris, the story of an obsessional presence haunting his life The first person narrative is supplemented by forty four photographs which form an integral part of the work pictures of various surreal people, places, and objects which the author visits or is haunted by in Nadja s presence and which inspire him to mediate on their reality or lack of it The Nadja of the book is a girl, but, like Bertrand Russell s definition of electricity as not so much a thing as a way things happen, Nadja is not so much a person as the way she makes people behave She has been described as a state of mind, a feeling about reality, a kind of vision, and the reader sometimes wonders whether she exists at all yet it is Nadja who gives form and structure to the novel.

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    1. Be careful: everything fades, everything vanishes. Something must remain of us…What better way to see the essence of life fresh and anew than through the eyes of a newfound friend. The world opens up as you turn down avenues you’ve walked by but never had reason to explore before, the language of life reveals new slangs and idioms of place and persons.Nadja by Andre Breton is the first surrealist romance novel and explores the surrealist movement through expression in the character Nadja’s [...]

    2. “I shall discuss these things without pre-established order, and according to the mood of the moment…….”Andre Breton doesn’t give a fuck; he doesn’t care about you; he doesn’t care about me: he doesn't care about his reader. He only cares about his Nadja. This book was written for her.But what is Nadja? The physical Nadja in the novel is a woman dealing intense emotional and psychological problems; she captures the gaze of the narrator and his heart. She becomes his muse, his artis [...]

    3. When I was in college, I was in a block section. We were around 40 and we were classmates in all subjects from 1st year to 3rd year. Our last year was an internship in a hospital. During that year, we were mixed with other interns from other schools. That was the year when I met my first real love.One early morning, I was doing complete blood count near the window of the laboratory. I was on duty the whole night and was scheduled to leave at around 9:00 a.m. I was done with the count and just wr [...]

    4. 683. Nadja, André Bretonنادیا - آندره برتون (افق) ادبیات سبک سوررئالیسمعنوان: نادیا؛ نویسنده: آنده برتون؛ مترجم: کتوه میرعباسی؛ تهران، افق، 1383؛ در 165 ص؛ شابک: 9643691497؛چاپ سوم 1387؛ چاپ چنجم 1392؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسه - قرن 20 معنوان: نادیا؛ نویسنده: آنده برتون؛ مترجم: کاوه میرعباسی؛ [...]

    5. Interesting, and the prose is sometimes lyrical, but I admit it was not as revolutionary as I had expected. But what I really want is a book written by Nadja, and what she thinks about André's pining.

    6. A lot of writers nowadays would describe their books as 'surreal' when they really mean full of pretentious randomness, but this is the real deal - complete with drawings reproductions and Max Ernst cameos. But beside the surrealism and the exciting format, it's really just Manic Pixie Dream Girl in early 20th century Paris.

    7. Finally got around to reading this cornerstone of surrealist lit, somewhat underwhelmed. Nadja's meaning for Breton is a little obscure but it seems to be embodied in sentiments like this:Perhaps life needs to be deciphered like a cryptogram. Secret staircases, frames from which the paintings quickly slip aside and vanish (giving way to an archangel bearing a sword or to those who forever advance), buttons which must be indirectly pressed to make an entire room move sideways or vertically, or im [...]

    8. More a treatise on how to be ghostly than anything else, Nadja is Andre Breton’s highly wrought elaboration of his brief relationship with a mysterious (possibly mad?) young woman. For those with a taste for, or an interest in, coincidences (as I am), this book can be highly intoxicating and actually mind altering, meaning it can have a direct effect on how and what you see as you go about your days and nights walking around (preferably through a city with “atmosphere”). This intoxication [...]

    9. من از خوندن كتاب ناديا لذت نبردم (به جز چند خطش مثلا) ولى متوجهم كه اثر مهميه و راه رو مثلا براى آثار ديگه باز كرده. فضل تقدم داره و اينها، كارى ندارم. اما مطمئن نيستم جز اين چيز ديگرى در چنته داشته باشه. به نظرم كل كتاب يه برهانه، و در دفاع از رويكردش و نگاهش به ادبيات نوشته شده. ف [...]

    10. Andre Breton incorporates some of my favorite things into a love story: fortune tellers, random footnotes, prison abolition, psychologically questionable doodles, and interesting nicknames.

    11. حين قرأت نادجا! 0قبل عدة ليال، استيقظت فجأة في الثانية ليلا و فكرة عجيبة تلح على ذهني بقوة و تصرخ أنه ينبغي علي أن أقرأ نادجا 0في صباح اليوم التالي تذكرت ذاك الإلحاح العجيب المفاجئ في منتصف الليل لقراءة كتاب لم يعبر بالي من سنوات شعرت بالغرابة، و قلت ربما ينبغي لي قراءته، لأرى [...]

    12. One of the keystones of modern French literature. I see that some fellow Goodreader's take fault with it not being surreal 'enough.' What the fuck does that even mean? Is it great beyond all proportion? Yes. Then who gives a rat's asphalted asshole what 'school' it belongs to? That's like hating Curtis Mayfield for not being Glenn Danzig: it makes no goddamn sense, especially as both are lower-case geniuses. Labels: protecting you from poison since 'whenever-the-shit' AD. Also bear in mind the c [...]

    13. Breton’s ‘Nadja’ reads like a blog. Of course in 1928 blogs didn’t exist, so this rather thin tome which unfolds like a collage of mixed media must have erupted on the scene as avant garde vogue. Of surrealism, naturalmente. Andre Breton, writing as Andre Breton, spends the first half of the novel meandering through the streets of Paris, posting photos of his favourite haunts, and namedropping par excellence. Of course, if this is read like a blog, then there no harm in the fact that his [...]

    14. This book was extremely hard to jump into. The sentences are convoluted with all sorts of subordinate clauses and whackiness. For instance:"Over and above the various prejudices I acknowledge, the affinities I feel, the attractions I succumb to, the events which occur to me and to me alone--over and above a sum of movements I am conscious of making, of emotions I alone experience--I strive, in relation to other men, to discover the nature, if not the necessity, of my difference from them." (12-1 [...]

    15. چندتا چیز!یکی این که واقعا بعضی جاها خل میشدم انقدر که باورنکردنی بود برام که بعضی از این اتفاقا واقعا اتفاق افتادن! تو همین دنیای خودمون!!خیلی عالی بود.بعد هم این که کتاب بعضی جاها مثل کتاب‌های معمایی میشد برام! همه‌ی چیزا هم‌دیگه رو تکمیل می‌کردن و درنهایت هم عباس پژمان میگ [...]

    16. I have written at length on this book on another site, writingwithimages. For this review I only want to note an amazing obtuseness in this book. I suppose it could make sense to call this a psychoanalytic masterpiece, because of the time and place it was written, as part of the Surrealist project, and as evidence of Breton's reading of Freud. But psychologically, it is a horror show. In the book Breton is married; he starts seeing Nadja, and it never occurs to him -- as a narrator, for for sake [...]

    17. Self-styled leader of the Surrealist movement, Andre Breton narrates here his experience in Paris in the 1920s, specifically his experiences surrounding the "siren", Nadja - a name chosen for herself as it is the begining of the word hope in Russian (nadejat'sja). Nadja is an enigma to Breton and she challenges his way of looking at life in general. The semi-autobiographical story is told in a typical Surrealist manner - vaguely dream-like, heavy on the symbolism, etc. The progression of Nadja's [...]

    18. Andre Breton's "Nadja" is one of my all time favorite books. I think the main reason is that the city of Paris becomes a character in the novel. Or is it even a novel? It reads like a travel diary under the influence of Opium. I like how Breton eroticises Paris, and the images that are through out the book are priceless.

    19. I really should have liked this much more than I actually did: it's French, written in the early 20th Century, and involved a lost and tragic waif selling cocaine and her body in order to get by in Paris in the 1920s. HOWEVER. Well I suppose I have just had enough of pretentious French writers and their new clothes. I admire certain innovations in the book: that it was firstly a pronouncement of the Surrealist ideals, and as such mae no claim to having structure or answers or justifications; it [...]

    20. "Beauty will be CONVULSIVE or will not be at all." One cannot call this a spoiler, though, that is the last line of this curious novel. That is the gift of Breton's writing, which was anything but predictable. Three stars or fouropted for four for the curiosity that this small book has cause me. Yes, there is the question of "who is Nadja", but the greater question: 'who is you' at the end of the book? Nadja is the 'beginning' as is indicated of her chosen Russian name as she explains it. Perhap [...]

    21. a friend of mine was telling me the other day that she recently rewatched say anything, the 80s romantic comedy starring john cusack, and discovered that in the intervening twenty years john cusack's character had morphed from a lovable rogue into a total douchebag and all she wanted was for the girl to get the hell away from him and find a decent guy who was worthy of her. i'd never really liked say anything anyway (better off dead was always more my style), but i understood the problem. and i [...]

    22. سخت بودخیلی خیلی سخت بود و من تازه پی بردم که نرگس چه موجود بینهایت باهوشی بوده و ما خبر نداشتیم! کسی که این کتابِ مقدسشه آخه،خیلی باید باهوش باشه!(شایدم من خنگما البته)یعنی به کسانی که نخوانده اند و سطح هوشیشان هم با من چندان تفاوتی ندارد می گویم که بعد از خواندن این، حس می کنید [...]

    23. Nadja is a (daresay feminist) psycho-surrealist account of Breton's meeting with the titled character, Nadja. The meeting encompasses only 20 or so pages of the novella, but it influences everything in the book, even before he meets her. Full of beautiful and complex ideas and imagery with black and white photographs accompanying to secure this dream into some sense of the reader's reality. Breton searches and finds and searches but not in progression. Is Nadja just another blip in Breton's real [...]

    24. This book did nothing for me. As interesting or engaging writing, this book falls short and then some. It doesn't function as a novel and I'm not sure it was supposed to. Breton gives a long rambling preamble, scattered impressions of "Nadja" for act 2, then an afterword that tries to be an apology, but sometimes apologies are not enough.If you're interested in the surrealist movement, then I'm sure you'll find some value in this book as a relic of the movement's history. Other than that, pass!! [...]

    25. What can one say about such a sophistic (in the modern sense) novel? In this solipsistic work by Breton, we are treated to a name-dropping treatise on surrealism in the first third, followed by a disturbing (semi-autobiographical) account of his brief love affair with a muse, the eponymous Nadja, in the balance of the book.Granted that all of us who are engaged in the creative interpretation of reality have had our Nadjas and have benefited therefrom (what would Dante be without Beatrice or Petr [...]

    26. The beauty will be CONVULSIVE or will not be.This sentence closes the first surrealist novel. A diverting book. At the high school, I read the classics, fines analyzes psychological, meticulous description, rigorous plan. In Nadja nothing of all. There is a plan in 3 parts or anecdotics things dominate. The meeting with Nadja and the character of Nadja himself are in the final analysis rather secondary. No description, a photograph replaces it. Nadja lived at "Hotel des grands hommes", so photog [...]

    27. رائعةنص نشر سنة 1928 و عاد أندريه بريتون و أصلحه سنة 1962, مقتطف من سيرة ذاتية للكاتب ركز فيه على لقاء بالصدفة جمعه بنادجا توجت بعلاقة مميزة ما بين أكتوبر 1926 و فبراير1927 , لقاء قصير خرج منه بريتون بثورة من الأفكار حول الفن والحياة الفرد و الآخر و لم تكن الكتابة عن نادجا سوى تنفيذا لو [...]

    28. Nadja is often regarded as a Surrealist love story but the focus is truly on Paris and Nadja. The first part of the book is a blend of theory, Surrealist gossip, Breton’s back story, dreams, and assorted excursions through Paris. For Breton, the dedicated Surrealist, accidents and coincidences are much like automatic writing; they are events that set aside the limits of traditional logic and perception and spontaneously create new, unexpected connections. Breton was completely captivated by Na [...]

    29. What Nadja basically showed me was that Surrealism is a boys' club with a sign outside the door that says 'Women Not Welcome.' The intriguing character of Nadja gets lost in Breton's ego. He uses this young woman for his own selfish purposes and then tosses her aside when he's done with her. She gets sent to a sanatorium and he doesn't even bother visiting or helping her because (this is a good one) he doesn't agree with how society treats people deemed insane. It sounds like a lame excuse to me [...]

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