MALPERTUIS JEAN RAY PDF

Malpertuis cover image, Malpertuis. Jean Ray. Atlas Anti-Classics 5. Translated and Introduced by Iain White. ISBN 0 98 8 pp 19 x 17cm, out of print. Jean Ray’s novel Malpertuis is a strange little book indeed. It’s not immediately obvious wherein lies the strangeness, but don’t despair. Malpertuis by Jean Ray – book cover, description, publication history.

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Basically Jeann was once a powerful occultist and alchemist. Cassave realized it’s in the god’s nature to play out dramas which is why he has them all come together to live within Malpertuis where they can unknowingly act out predestined fates. Jan 24, Umberto Rossi rated it it was amazing.

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The upper part of the stairwell was already inky black. Jul 27, Michelle added it. See the rray authors section. Others have noted that it’s basically a pulp story a bit haunted house and a bit And Then There Were Nonebut 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.

Brush-up on your Bullfinch too.

Sep 18, Orrin Grey rated it it was amazing. It’s quite difficult to get hold of and I eventually picked up a copy of the Atlas Press translation on eBay.

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Aug 25, Dfordoom rated it it was amazing Shelves: By the early s he had joined the editorial team of the Journal de Gand. According to the introduction written by White this is “Jean Ray’s” only full length novel, what a shame.

But do people who buy rare books actually read them, or do they put them on a display shelf where they are never handled? The ultimate solution to the mystery is obvious, but somehow getting there never jaen 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.

I was just expecting something more brilliant and experimental, but this was entertaining enough, and I learned a couple new words. Unread books may as well not jfan in the first place. The prologue involves a sea voyage, but what is it that these mariners ate seeking?

Ray was a fairly successful student but failed to complete his university studies, and from to he worked in clerical jobs in the city administration. Everything is meant to symbolize something. Un romanzo horror che riesce pienamente a centrare il suo obiettivo.

jezn He also has a number of somewhat mediocre but better than average horror stories. Google Books — Loading Apr 17, Andy rated it it was amazing.

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However, by the end of the book the events and their delirious quality started to make sense. Wikipedia in English None. He brings them back to Europe and creates identities for them as friends and family.

May 16, Profundus Librum rated it it was ok. CD Audiobook 0 editions. Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. On jesn contrary, gods owe their existence to the belief of men. I could definitely re-read this one, and can tell it will be one of my best reads of the year. He was rushing from lamp to lamp, touching the flame to each wick, awakening in the darkness discs of golden light.

Jan 23, Jeff rated it it was amazing. I was just expecting something more brilliant and experimental, but this was e Mapertuis the concept. Others have noted that it’s basically a pulp story a bit haunted house and a bit And Then There Were Nonebut again, a singularly weird one and escapes from being anything really reducible mslpertuis either of those archetypeswith scenes of unparalleled quasi-surrealist insanity.

Not even the beautiful enigmatic Euryale.