Carmen and the Venus of Ille

Carmen and the Venus of Ille By Prosper Mérimée Philip Pullman Andrew Brown, Carmen and the Venus of Ille Carmen the inspiration for one of the world s most popular operas is a story about the dark forces that lurk beneath the facade of civilization where passions are brutal and erotic love is seductive
  • Title: Carmen and the Venus of Ille
  • Author: Prosper Mérimée Philip Pullman Andrew Brown
  • ISBN: 9781843910961
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • Carmen and the Venus of Ille By Prosper Mérimée Philip Pullman Andrew Brown, Carmen the inspiration for one of the world s most popular operas is a story about the dark forces that lurk beneath the facade of civilization, where passions are brutal and erotic love is seductive and sinister When Don Jose meets a gypsy woman, he has no idea that his chance encounter with the pretty witch will have disastrous consequences With her magic and her Carmen the inspiration for one of the world s most popular operas is a story about the dark forces that lurk beneath the facade of civilization, where passions are brutal and erotic love is seductive and sinister When Don Jose meets a gypsy woman, he has no idea that his chance encounter with the pretty witch will have disastrous consequences With her magic and her malevolent spirit, Carmen exerts a powerful charm on the unsuspecting Don Jose, who is drawn into a seedy underworld of bandits and smugglers exploited and humiliated, until he is driven to the ultimate revenge In Carmen, Prosper Merimee introduced a literary archetype the femme fatale, who uses her sexuality and mystery to ensnare and ultimately destroy the weak, unsuspecting man It appears here with The Venus of Ille, a brilliant tale of the supernatural Prosper Merimee is a noted French novelist, playwright, and short story writer.
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    1. Prosper Mérimée Philip Pullman Andrew Brown

      Prosper M rim e was a French dramatist, historian, archaeologist, and short story writer He is perhaps best known for his novella Carmen, which became the basis of Bizet s opera Carmen.M rim e loved mysticism, history, and the unusual, and may have been influenced by Charles Nodier though he did not appreciate his works , the historical fiction popularised by Sir Walter Scott and the cruelty and psychological drama of Aleksandr Pushkin Many of his stories are mysteries set in foreign places, Spain and Russia being popular sources of inspiration.In 1834, M rim e was appointed to the post of inspector general of historical monuments He was a born archaeologist, combining linguistic faculty of a very unusual kind with accurate scholarship, with remarkable historical appreciation, and with a sincere love for the arts of design and construction, in the former of which he had some practical skill In his official capacity he published numerous reports, some of which, with other similar pieces, have been republished in his works.He was also responsible for several translations of Pushkin and Gogol, when they weren t known in Europe yet.

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    1. A re read can make or break a book for me Either the author s skill shines brightly or you find plot holes With Carmen, it was a pleasure to delve back into the world inhabited by Jose and the woman whom he desires The story is still intense, but you notice the details .The second story, The Venus of Ille also features a strong woman, this time in the form of a bronze statue of a Roman Goddess, who enacts vengeance on a man who does not take love seriously It s interesting how the goddess contr [...]


    2. I liked Carmen but, it ended too quickly Plus, I was confused when I reached the end because I didn t realize the author had gone off on a tangent about his research.The story I really liked, which is also in this paperback, is called The Venus of Ille It s simple and very eerie I m not sure how Prosper Merimee was able to instill concern and fear in me so soon but, I was captivated from the beginning and still looking over my shoulder an hour later.


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