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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic analysis of Love
Behind a magnifiscent true love story, Cohen describes with exactitude the way feelings begin, live and finish. A real piece of art, sometimes difficult to read, but it's worth going on.
Published on 3 Oct 2000

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2.0 out of 5 stars an absorbing portrayal of interior thought.
I found Albert Cohen's magnum opus "Belle due Seigneur" a very personal, idiosyncratic display of the workings of the internal dialogue. If nothing else, Mr. Cohen has caught the stuttering, semi-incoherent lilt of the person talking to themselves. His pacing is that of a daytime soap opera, and the internal chatter makes it very compelling and oddly reminiscent of Dune...
Published on 11 Jun 1997


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars an absorbing portrayal of interior thought., 11 Jun 1997
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This review is from: Belle du Seigneur (Hardcover)
I found Albert Cohen's magnum opus "Belle due Seigneur" a very personal, idiosyncratic display of the workings of the internal dialogue. If nothing else, Mr. Cohen has caught the stuttering, semi-incoherent lilt of the person talking to themselves. His pacing is that of a daytime soap opera, and the internal chatter makes it very compelling and oddly reminiscent of Dune (Herbert Marshall).

Criticisms would include a cynical tone so profound that it becomes limiting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic analysis of Love, 3 Oct 2000
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This review is from: Belle du Seigneur (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) (Paperback)
Behind a magnifiscent true love story, Cohen describes with exactitude the way feelings begin, live and finish. A real piece of art, sometimes difficult to read, but it's worth going on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book ever written, 27 Oct 2005
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This review is from: Belle du Seigneur (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) (Paperback)
This is possibly the most beautiful novel ever written. I'd just advise anyone who can (beware, the book is long!) to read it in French as Cohen has possibly one of the most intense, outstanding, and breathtaking style of writing of all times. A superb book on non-love (as he described the topic himself in the 1970's)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dont we all wish..., 5 Dec 2006
This review is from: Belle du Seigneur (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) (Paperback)
that people with short attention spans did not attempt the amazing works of literature; nonetheless, the special charm of this book is in its poetic language, you would have to read it in French to fully appreciate it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars On the wings of love, 27 Aug 1998
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Albert Cohen's book is a book on love as Jesus would have written, should he have had any such talent. It's an enlightening and exceptionaly touching account of mutual conquest and destruction, embedded in clouds of wisdom and insight on all aspects of life, religion and culture. It will secretly whisper to your soul its slowly unraveling wisdom on the very few essential things in life. It's a very noble and European-like piece of art and one of mankind's greatest contributions to its struggle against death, as it will stand out for ever.
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