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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This sounds like a drastic measure, but maybe one of these two scenarios will help you summon your inner strength: En recouvrant ce que les hommes appellent la raison, faudra-t-il regretter de les avoir perdues? Written in a dream-state, stream-of-consciousness style in the ‘s considerably ahead of his time, it’s obvious why he was so aureli to the surrealists and other writers of the early 20th century such as Proust.

Aurélia and Other Writings

Civil War American History: The composer Hector Berlioz relied on Nerval’s translation of Faust for nwrval work La damnation de Faustwhich premiered in Gordon, Rae Beth Nerval shifts back and forth from past to present, proving the reader with a phantasmic perspective in conjunction with heart- break and misery.

Jones, Robert Emmet What’s more tedious than random pomo ramblings? As recommended by Rene Daumal, various Surrealists, and others. He is also beseiged by his own Catholic guilt for seriously dabbling in the occult for the purposes of figuring out these very visions.


Umberto Eco in his Six Walks in the Fictional Woods calls Nerval’s Sylvie a “masterpiece” and analysed it to demonstrate the use of temporal ambiguity. There is a particular reclusiveness that lies within Nerval’s writing that identifies solely with a limited number of individuals. His later work merged poetry and journalism in a fictional context and influenced Marcel Proust.

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In that sense, it does fit in well with various Surrealist’s acounts of their own aurelix of delusion Unica Zurn’s The Man of Jasmine and Leonora Carrington’s Down Below are key examples of this genrewhile looking ahead to some of the oneiric accounts in fictions As recommended by Rene Daumal, various Surrealists, and others.

As George Franju put it, I don’t like my dreams dreamed for me, at least not this winter. View all 17 comments.

Gérard de Nerval – Wikipedia

Return to Book Page. Also included in this volume are previously untranslated stories by Marc Lowenthal, and poet Robert Duncan’s version of the sonnet cycle Chimerasmaking this the most complete collection of Nerval’s influential oeuvre ever published in English. Such appear to be demanding criteria which Exact Change sets for the scribes of truly inspiring and timeless literature. View all 24 comments.

Momentarily captive upon the earth, I take part in the universal chorus, which shares in all my joys and sorrows! May 19, David rated it it was amazing. Aug 14, Nate D rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 21, Tess rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some might find his romanticism a bit much.

Lyrics are known to be mainly written by Vivian Stanshall after reading Nerval’s biography. Retrieved 1 September An “almost nervql sense that reality aureia not stable,” says my boy Warwick, and do I love that stuff?


I wish everyone would read this book. This is a personal favorite of nerrval a traveler and freighthopper myself– illuminating the reader with antiquarian delights, interesting anyone with a subtle appreciation for the architecture and landscapes of s Europe. Eventually it becomes irrelevant because you just feel privileged to have access to this mysterious man’s mind.

View all 5 comments. Criticism books [ edit ] Ahearn, Edward J. French Men of Letters.

A cleverly constructed artifice? It’s clear, even amidst his more rhapsodic passages, that this is his loss and he knowns it, not any failing of the women who move through his life and depart on to their own.

The majority of us can delineate between aurella “real” world and the “other” world we imagine but there are those for whom the line between these worlds becomes less and less defined.

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Gérard de Nerval: The Status of Dream in Aurélia

Who needs reason when you can read this book! Aug 13, Castor Luwian rated it it was amazing. Yale University Press, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Gorgeous and harrowing at the same time, the delicate pubescent longing of Sylvie becomes the cosmic eschatological last one standing narrative of Aurelia.