سيرافيتا [Seraphita]



سيرافيتا [Seraphita] Balzac Begins With A Travelogue Of The Fiords Of Norway, Concentrating Ultimately On One Valley That Is Isolated By The Roaring Waters Of The Sieg River Which Rises In Sweden And By The Forbidding Mountains Of JarvisWe Begin With Two Figures Cross Country Skiing UP A Mountain, Past Unimaginable Abysses One Of Them Is Minna Becker, Daughter Of The Village Pastor The Other Is A Pale Young Male Named Seraphitus, Who Expertly Guides Minna Up The Slope To An Alpine Meadow From A Blog On Balzac

10 thoughts on “سيرافيتا [Seraphita]

  1. says:

    Bilim ya da mucizeler insanl n amac olsayd , Musa size diferansiyel ve integral hesaplar n miras b rakm , sa Mesih bilimlerinizdeki karanl k noktalar a kl a kavu turmu olurdu D nya m kemmel de ilse bir y r me veya ilerlemeyi kabul eder ama m kemmelse dura and r Ger ekten ok farkl bir kitapt ncecik bir kitapta o kadar ey anlatm ki BalzacJaguar Kitap a dilimize katt i in ayr ca te ekk rler

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    Kendi i inde yollar i eren, karanl ktan a, ktan karanl a ge en, d n en, d n t ren bir Balzac kitab Seraphita i in benim ustal k eserim olacakt r Bir Goriot Baba her g n yaz labilir ama Seraphita gibi bir yap t bir m rde ancak bir kez ortaya kar de,mi Okuduktan sonra ne demek istedi ini ok iyi anlad m Tekrar tekrar okunabilecek d nyan n kirine ruhun s n rs z teli ine dair inan lmaz tan mlamalar, betimler var Okumak, d nmek, tatmak i in g zel se enek ama bu Kendi i inde yollar i eren, karanl ktan a, ktan karanl a ge en, d n en, d n t ren bir Balzac kitab Seraphita i in benim ustal k eserim olacakt r Bir Goriot Baba her g n yaz labilir ama Seraphita gibi bir yap t bir m rde ancak bir kez ortaya kar de,mi Okuduktan sonra ne demek istedi ini ok iyi anlad m Tekrar tekrar okunabilecek d nyan n kirine ruhun s n rs z teli ine dair inan lmaz tan mlamalar, betimler var Okumak, d nmek, tatmak i in g zel se enek ama bu yola karken her c melede sars lmaya da bir o kadar haz r olun

  3. says:

    ok etkileyici evirmenin de etkisiyle tasvirler i eren ama hikayesinden pek keyif almad m bir kitap oldu Kitab n nemli bir k sm n n mistik tasavvufi monologlardan ibaret oldu unu da belirtmek gerek.

  4. says:

    ok ilgin bir eser bu, kafam kar t rd biraz A r ba lamas na ra men ilerleyen b l mlerde etti i metafizik laflarla ba m d nd rd u akta okumaktan da olabilir, kafam g zeldi, I was high, ff ne i ren bi parantez oldu bu da Zaten Balzac da kitap i in benim ustal k eserim, hayatta bir kere yaz labilecek bir metin bu demi yle c mleler g rmek m mk n B t n dinlerin insana sundu u o alternatif ya gidip ebediyen bir kazanda kaynamak ya da beyaz giysiler i inde, elinde hurma dal ,ok ilgin bir eser bu, kafam kar t rd biraz A r ba lamas na ra men ilerleyen b l mlerde etti i metafizik laflarla ba m d nd rd u akta okumaktan da olabilir, kafam g zeldi, I was high, ff ne i ren bi parantez oldu bu da Zaten Balzac da kitap i in benim ustal k eserim, hayatta bir kere yaz labilecek bir metin bu demi yle c mleler g rmek m mk n B t n dinlerin insana sundu u o alternatif ya gidip ebediyen bir kazanda kaynamak ya da beyaz giysiler i inde, elinde hurma dal , ba n n evresinde bir hale, bah elerde gezinmek bu pagan uydurmas , bir Tanr n n son s z olabilir mi

  5. says:

    Balzac ile tan ma kitab m.Spirit el de bir yan olan ama bir o kadar da ger ek i.Garip duygularla okudum Tanr ve varolu zerine epey eli ki yarat yor insanda Ne g zel

  6. says:

    Hayat m boyunca okuduklar m aras nda kar la t m en ilgin metindi Okumas , uzun felsefi paragraflar ve bol bol detay bar nd rmas sebebiyle zordu Kitapta o kadar fazla d alizm rne i vard ki hatta b t n kitap karakterler ve bar nd rd felsefi d nceler bak m nda k noktas ayn olan kar tl klardan olu uyordu Mistik geler yo unluktayd ki be beni biraz s kt lerde tekrar okumay planl yorum.

  7. says:

    This was the only Balzac book I have ever regretted reading It isn t a novel at all It s a thinly disguised religious tract Not even a good one either I m not in a position to judge the philosophy of the arguments, but this book is just a tiny skeleton of a novel with a whole bunch of sermons shoved in Not even interesting ones either I felt like I was reading Eliphas Levi again It is dull It drones on and on without anything interesting happening, just sermons that cause the eyes to gla This was the only Balzac book I have ever regretted reading It isn t a novel at all It s a thinly disguised religious tract Not even a good one either I m not in a position to judge the philosophy of the arguments, but this book is just a tiny skeleton of a novel with a whole bunch of sermons shoved in Not even interesting ones either I felt like I was reading Eliphas Levi again It is dull It drones on and on without anything interesting happening, just sermons that cause the eyes to glaze over There is some good description of Norway at the beginning, but it is pure dressing to hide the sermons a little The other characters are thin and useless Really, the narrative has no function other than to prop up the sermons I hated this I love Balzac and this is so disappointing after what I expect from him Read this if you want a religious tract Otherwise, stay the hell away

  8. says:

    Hmm At first I thought that Balzac was being rather brave for a C19th author by writing about a potential same sex relationship between Minna and Seraphita this was because after a long and convincing travelogue about Norway had Balzac ever been there these two are ski ing UP the mountain but Minna calls her companion SeraphitUS and he says that theirs is a love that can never be, and that Minna should marry Wilfred When they return to Pastor Becker s house, however, the Pastor addr Hmm At first I thought that Balzac was being rather brave for a C19th author by writing about a potential same sex relationship between Minna and Seraphita this was because after a long and convincing travelogue about Norway had Balzac ever been there these two are ski ing UP the mountain but Minna calls her companion SeraphitUS and he says that theirs is a love that can never be, and that Minna should marry Wilfred When they return to Pastor Becker s house, however, the Pastor addresses Seraphitus as mademoiselle Next we meet Wilfred, and he s in love with the same character, now called SeraphitA Heavens, I thought, Balzac has created an intersex character the first I ve ever come across in C19th literature But disappointment no, Seraphita is a mystic, and so Balzac launches into a very boring rant about religious experience I should have guessed, Seraphim and Cherubim etcOh well

  9. says:

    Yes it isof a philosophical and religious expos than a novel. In here you ll get a mixture of Christianity and esoterics Gnosticism let s say the Bible, Swedenborg and Blawatskaya I enjoyed it to some extent because I appreciate the effort The androginy idea is not really developed here though In general it s too pompous to my taste A bit like reading the later Tolstoy I don t know reading the non fictionalized sourses of all these ideas isexciting for my brain.

  10. says:

    That is one really strange little book.Well, it is not so strange when seen in the context of 19th century mystical trends here revoking also earlier works of Swedenborg , but still, this philosophical tractate thinly veiled as a novel is rather fascinating It starts as an unusual love story over a faraway cold Norwegian village, amidst natural phenomena both stunningly beautiful and mortally dangerous, stands a stone house There a beautiful young nobleperson lives almost alone, accompanied That is one really strange little book.Well, it is not so strange when seen in the context of 19th century mystical trends here revoking also earlier works of Swedenborg , but still, this philosophical tractate thinly veiled as a novel is rather fascinating It starts as an unusual love story over a faraway cold Norwegian village, amidst natural phenomena both stunningly beautiful and mortally dangerous, stands a stone house There a beautiful young nobleperson lives almost alone, accompanied only by an elderly servant Three other people, living in the nearby village, get to socialize with the young recluse the village minister, his charming daughter Minna and Wilfrid, an active and energetic man in his mid thirties, who travelled a lot and dabbled in various dangerous things on nearly all continents before settling in this faraway place And both Minna and Wilfrid are rather madly in love with their mysterious friend only she thinks him a boy, Seraphitus, while he sees in her a girl, Seraphita In fact, Seraphitus a is both an androgynous being of angelic nature, born for heavenly, not earthly existence He she was conceived as a result of the parents mystical rituals through their connection with the great mystic Emmanuel Swedenborg, the man who walked around heavens and talked to angels as such, Seraphitus a is not destined for human love and everyday existence his her impossible perfection is not of this world and the world will not enjoy it for long It is very much _not_ a typical Balzac novel although not the only one such a book in his oeuvre According to modern standards, it is not really a novel, rather a treatise a long exposition on the ideas of Swedenborg forms the biggest part and the action as such is limited to introductory scene between Seraphitus and Minna, the meeting of Seraphita and Wilfrid and the final decision of Seraphitus a to die and ascend to the place of angels and God as well as this decision s effects on the lives of Minna and Wilfred The rest is a long meditation on the nature of the world, angelic beings, God and humanity.And yes, it is not the easiest book to read and for a reader uninterested in this kind of speculation it would be rather let s be frank unreadable Still, an initial concept is fascinating and Seraphita lands on my little private list of 19th c novels with concepts so inspiring that I would love to see them reworked in modern prose

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