Gérard de Nerval was the nom-de-plume of the French writer, poet, and translator Gérard .. Ahearn, Edward J. “Visionary Insanity: Nerval’s Aurélia.” Visionary. Product Description. Aurelia & other writings by Gerard de Nerval Translated by Geoffrey Wagner, Robert Duncan and Marc Lowenthal ISBN X. Aurelia Nerval is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Aurelia Nerval and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes.

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Even Nerval’s interests tend to endear me to him, as he seems to wander about Paris and its environs in a proto-derive or flaneur fashion, dwells upon the losses of urban development, and obsesses about Isis and the customs surrounding her in antiquity. Nevermind the compelling sidenote that after botching the re-wiring of this primitive telecommunications device, his squad discovered they were somehow able to place calls to JUGS, sending the platoon into a downward spiral of lethargy and preposterous beat-off sessions previously unknown to the annals of Asian history.

These are dream travelogues; inventing a new literary genre of “dream-memoirs”. There is a strong melancholic undercurrent to his observations on internal life, his romanticizations, and the external world.

I suspect that most of jerval have some kind of reality escape hatch that removes us from the inevitable difficulties both large and small of everyday existence.

Aurélia and Other Writings by Gérard de Nerval

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you nercal to read. In sum, although the narrator clearly identifies post hoc the illusory aspects of his experience, he seeks at the same time to retain a sense of the value of this experience and the convictions to which nsrval has led. These stories encapsulate a deep and passionate longing for idolized woman, esoteric deism, and autobiographical traveling.

Retrieved from ” https: The title story is actually less fully dream-like than expected, but actually more a personal account of ones own descent into and intermittent recovery from insanity.


Gérard de Nerval: The Status of Dream in Aurélia

Back in Paris inhe began to publish articles about his trip in Open Preview See a Problem? Nerval is aurelja of those people whose “other” world became his “real” world.

The composer Hector Berlioz relied on Nerval’s translation of Faust for his work La damnation de Faustwhich premiered in Transcendence from the corporeal world! Other experts disagree with this biographical analysis. Written in a dream-state, stream-of-consciousness style in the ‘s considerably ahead of his time, it’s obvious why he was so influential to the surrealists and other writers of the early 20th century such as Proust.

From the moment I became certain that I was subject to sacred initiatory nervl, an invincible force entered my spirit. Apr 30, J. Aug 10, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: This is a personal favorite of mine–as a traveler and freighthopper myself– illuminating the reader with antiquarian delights, interesting anyone with a subtle appreciation for the architecture and landscapes nervap s Europe. Both in different places? The second half of the book manages to decrease in quality.

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Jan 3, entry Archived 25 March at the Wayback Machine. Last pages of this autobiographical novel were found in Nerval’s pocket as he was dangling from the wooden beam he hanged himself from. His dream-life, uncertainly correspondent to the everyday world, bathes him in celestial hymns at the far corners of the universe and endows him with extraordinary powers of sensation.

Aurélia and Other Writings

There are other stories, poems, and documents in this fantastic collection that I’m not reviewing, all of which are great or at least aurelua worth reading esp. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He is also beseiged by his own Catholic guilt for seriously dabbling in the occult for the purposes of figuring out these very visions.


I’m fleeing to Stendhal. Aug 03, Richard rated it really liked it. But it all seems like a dream now, and I can’t remember much about the book, and I’m not sure what I would think of it now. View all 17 comments. Of course, it might not be coincidental that I also realized the book was drawing to a close at this point. Some amazing prose, like for instance the first paragraph. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

L’Homme qui rit 20 Avatars of the Self 21 Rimbaud: Following his doctor Emile Blanche’s advice, he tried to purge himself of his intense emotions in his writing. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. I wish everyone would read this book. The story is pretty simple; a turgid tale of unrequited and senseless infatuation for a stage-actress Aurelia on behalf of a maladjusted loser Nerval.

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This realization, Nerval explains, “is enough to drive a wise man mad; let us ensure that there is enough to make a madman sane. Yale University Press, Retrieved 22 January What is it about?! During this descent he is beseiged with visions, both waking and sleeping, of aurwlia love and unity and universal desolation.

Henry Miller called Nerval an “extraordinary French poet” and included him among a group of exemplary translators: Retrieved 6 March This sounds li I strongly caution nervxl who treasures the precious little time they have on this beautiful, big, blue planet not to squander it autelia the work of Gerard Labrunie inspired to use the name Nerval in homage to the estate of a wealthy ancestor.

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