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Nostromo [Anglais] [Broché]

Joseph Conrad
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A novel, in which Charles Gould returns to South America determined to make a success of the inheritance left to him by his father, the San Tome mine. But his dreams are thwarted as the country is plunged into revolution.

Conrad's foresight and his ability to pluck the human adventure from complex historical circumstances were such that his greatest novel, Nostromo -- though nearly one hundred years old -- says as much about today's Latin America as any of the finest recent accounts of that region's turbulent political life. Insistently dramatic in its storytelling, spectacular in its recreation of the subtropical landscape, this picture of an insurrectionary society and the opportunities it provides for moral corruption gleams on every page with its author's dry, undeceived, impeccable intelligence.

(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)
  --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .

Quatrième de couverture

Nostromo est le chef-d'œuvre de Conrad. Ce roman de cinq cents pages raconte l'histoire d'une république d'Amérique latine avec ses coups d'État, ses guerres civiles, ses luttes pour la démocratie, ses intellectuels libéraux, ses aventuriers, ses traîtres et, derrière tout cela, l'impérialisme américain. Des aventures incessantes révèlent les caractères déchirés entre le bien et le mal, hantés par l'angoisse et le sentiment de culpabilité. Les luttes se déroulent, comme toujours chez Conrad, dans des décors d'une grande force poétique où un bref symbole suffit à évoquer la profondeur des significations. Le titre désigne le héros principal, «notre homme», l'éternel homme de main de tous les mauvaix coups qui, sous l'attrait de l'argent, passe de l'honneur à la mort. Ce qui frappera, c'est la multiplicité des leçons que l'on peut tirer du livre, selon que l'on s'intéresse à la psychologie, à la poésie, à la philosophie, à la politique. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Poche .

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  • Broché: 336 pages
  • Editeur : Dover Publications Inc. (26 décembre 2002)
  • Collection : Dover Thrift Editions
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0486424529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486424521
  • Dimensions du produit: 21,3 x 12,9 x 2,2 cm
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 4.2 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (4 commentaires client)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Un grand chef d'oeuvre 26 février 2003
Format:Poche
Envoutant, fascinant, Conrad crée l'illusion d'une république sud-américaine encore plus vraie que s'il elle avait vraiment existée. Le livre se lit d'une traite, avec passion, il y a des moments d'intense féerie, une atmosphère maritime à la Conrad, qui n'appartient qu'à lui. Le livre est le résultat d'un travail acharné. On le comprend mais cela n'en rend pas pour autant le livre moins abouti, stylistiquement.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Du conrad et du meilleur... 23 novembre 2007
Par FRANCOIS
Format:Poche
Conrad a beaucoup écrit, des romans, des nouvelles...et parmi mes lectures, certaines m'ont déçu.
Mais il y a le meilleur de Conrad, ce meilleur qui justifie qu'on y revienne après un déception.
Et je classe ce roman-ci comme du meilleur justement.
Une force entraîne le livre, le personnage, les événements...
L'énergie du livre accroche le lecteur et Conrad, sur de lui et de son style, y affirme et dévellope sa vision de l'humanité, une vision que je qualifierais d'ample, de vaste, de compléte.
Pour ceux qui connaissent Conrad ou veulent le découvrir, il faut lire ce roman.
Je conseille aussi "l'agent secret" ou "au coeur des ténébres".
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Par Alastor78 VOIX VINE
Format:Poche
Que dire de Nostromo si ce n'est que sa richesse n'a d'égale que ses maladresses narratives. C'est avec son plus long roman que je découvre Conrad et même si je n'ai pas vraiment apprécier Nostromo je ne peux nier le fait que Conrad est un auteur très intéressant. Perspicace, l'auteur anglais est parvenu a créer un pays fictif débordant de réalisme avec une Histoire riche, un contexte géo-politique cohérent et des personnages hauts en couleurs. La description de ce pays est longue, pointilleuse mais aussi exhaustive. Les passages descriptifs sont en effet tellement nombreux qu'ils finissent par paralyser une intrigue pourtant pleine de potentiel. Les personnages sont denses, les enjeux narratifs sont réels mais Conrad le conteur n'égale pas Conrad l'illustrateur et dans ce paysage exotique...on s'ennuie.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Magnifique 22 février 2010
Par Friero
Format:Broché
Comme toujours, livraison rapide, en bon état et la lecture... un vrai plaisir. En anglais, il faut lire, si possible, l'original.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 "Costaguana will always be run by butchers and tyrants." 26 juin 2004
Par Mary Whipple - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Poche
Often regarded as Conrad's masterwork, Nostromo is also Conrad's darkest novel, filled with betrayals at all levels and offering little hope for man's redemption. A novel of huge scope and political intrigue, it is also a novel in which no character actually wins. All must accept the ironies which fate has dealt them. Setting the novel in the imaginary South American country of Costaguana, the story centers around a silver mine in the mountains outside of the capital, Sulaco, vividly depicting its allure and the price each character pays for its success.
When Charles Gould, returns from England to claim and reopen the rich silver mine he has inherited from his father, he has good intentions-- to provide jobs for the peasants and contribute to the economy of the town at the same time that he also profits. Soon, however, he becomes obsessed with wealth and power, and as the political climate gets hotter, he must pay off government officials, bandits, the church, and various armed revolutionaries to be able to work. Each of these groups is vividly depicted as working for its own ends and not for the good of the people, and with their goals focused on the real world, these characters have no self-awareness, nor do they develop it during the novel.
In contrast to these "unrealized" humans, Conrad presents several characters who develop some self-awareness through their experiences. Nostromo, a local legend, is a man of principle who has always kept his word. Martin Decoud, a newspaper man, is a nihilist who has editorialized against the revolution, though he has yet to test himself. Dr. Monygham, captured during a past revolution, broke under torture, and is now seeking absolution by fighting against this revolution. And the good and long-suffering wife of Charles Gould, Dona Emilia, who has lost her husband to his silver mine, now devotes her life to helping others.
When Nostromo agrees to protect a load of silver from revolutionaries by taking it out to sea, he takes Decoud with him, leaving him on an island with the silver when they almost sink. Decoud's reaction to his isolation, and Nostromo's reaction to the treasure that is suddenly "his," provide a dark commentary on idealism and human nature. In the conclusion, which includes a love story that feels tacked on, Conrad's darkest self is revealed, offering little hope of change and even less hope for man's redemption. Rich in atmosphere, vibrant in description, filled with characters representing all walks of life and philosophy, and set in a country where revolution is a way of life, the novel is full of dark portents and bleak political outcomes. Mary Whipple
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 masterwork from a master writer 24 mai 2000
Par Bruce Kendall - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Conrad is my favorite 20th century author, so I am biased. The reviewer who compared him to Tolstoy was on the money. Both lived lives that gave them fodder for their fiction; Tolstoy as a soldier in the Crimean war, an aristocrat facing the turbulence of the political and social upheavals of fin-de-siecle Russia, and Conrad as a mariner and a Polish transplant who carved out a language and a career for himself in England. Nostromo contains some of the most vividly realized characterization, plot, and sensory detail of any novel ever written in the English language, period. Do not pay any attention to a customer whose review is based on listening to the audio tape version. It doesn't do the book justice and is indeed labored to the extreme. I would also hope that readers do not form their opinions from the BBC film. It is infinitely shallow by comparison to this rich work. While the "eponymous" character remains purposefully enigmatic, the other inhabitants of Costaguena are stereoscopically fleshed out. We are on intimate terms with the Goulds. We know Decoud's innermost thoughts. It's true that Decoud is the central character of this novel. His isolation and mental defragmentation is Conrad's arguement for and refuation of existentialism. We are all islands, yet no man is in island. Take your pick. This is a very large piece of fiction. Do not approch it as you would some best seller. It's not going to entertain you on every page. What it will do is reward you in riches that can never come cheaply. Yet it is not like Finnegan's Wake, where you have to have your Boedekker's guide to see you along your journey. It's also a great adventure story, with a larger than life hero. If I could suggest one book to represent the most finely crafted novel of its era, this would be it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A story of the silver coast 14 mai 2002
Par A.J. - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Joseph Conrad is one of the most effortlessly cosmopolitan writers in the English language, and "Nostromo" finds him in a fictitious South American country called Costaguana whose mountains are a bountiful resource of silver. And Conrad is probably the only writer who can transform his novel's hero from an all-around tough guy to a heroic savior to a sneaky thief to a tragic victim of mistaken identity through plausible twists of fate without ever letting the story fall into disarray.
The main action of the novel takes place towards the end of the nineteenth century in a town called Sulaco, which is the base of operations for the San Tome silver mine up in the nearby mountains. The administrator of the mine is an Englishman named Charles Gould, whose primary challenge is to find American and European speculators to invest money to keep the mine in business. The other problem he faces is a civil war between the present government and a faction of rebels led by a general named Montero. Gould's wife Emilia is a prominent figure in town, an elegant matron with a philanthropic attitude towards the downtrodden native mine workers and townspeople.
The hero, Nostromo, is an Italian sailor who settled in Costaguana for more lucrative work and is now in charge of keeping the dockworkers -- the "cargadores" -- in line. When Montero's troops invade Sulaco, Nostromo and Martin Decoud, an aristocratic Frenchman who runs Sulaco's newspaper, escape on a boat with the town's silver treasury to protect it from the marauders. Their boat is sideswiped and damaged by a ship commanded by a rebel colonel named Sotillo, and they are forced to moor on a nearby island and bury the treasure there. This island is the future site of a lighthouse to be maintained by the Violas, an Italian family whose patriarch, Giorgio, once supported Garibaldi and still reveres the man like a deity. There is obviously much more to the plot, too much to reveal in this review, and there are many additional important characters, but these are best left for the potential reader to discover.
Narratively, Conrad keeps the story moving with plenty of action and suspense combined with the typical excellence of his prose. Structurally, though, is how Conrad's novel intrigues its reader: He frequently shifts viewpoints, in both place and time, to give the effect of different perspectives of both the immediate events and the long-term history of Sulaco. Contemporary reviewers of the novel apparently saw this technique as an artistic flaw; in retrospect, it seems well ahead of its time.
Thematically, the novel presents a debate about the benefits and problems of imperialism and colonization, using Costaguano as a model colony and the Gould Concession as model imperialists. When Sotillo accuses foreigners of robbing his country of its wealth, Gould suggests to him that a country's resources (i.e., Costaguana's silver) can be used as an asset only from the cooperation of the native workers and the capital and technical knowledge of the colonists. Such a concept seems relevant to global economic development throughout the twentieth century.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Hard to Get into, But Worth the Effort! 15 mars 2001
Par Jeffrey H Wang - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
For the first 150 or so pages of Nostromo, there were several times when I almost quit. The amount of detail about the political and social organization of Conrad's imaginary country was so dry and technical that I felt like I was reading an encyclopedia. But, the strangest thing happened on about page 151. . . I started to get into the book! Then, I couldn't stop. In retrospect, I believe that the exposition at the beginning of the novel could have been dispersed throughout the narrative, rather than shoving it down the reader's mouth at the beginning.
Nevertheless, Nostromo is a stunning and extremely pessimistic examination of the "heart of darkness" within all humans. Virtually all the characters are driven by self-interest and greed, and even our "hero" (Nostromo), is at times bestial and self-involved. But, I still loved this book! Joseph Conrad is like the literary equivalent of Paul Verhoeven- an extremely bitter artist whose dark view of the world serves to shed light on the audience. I know it sounds strange, but I mean exactly what I say.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Conrad's Greatest Novel 18 juillet 2006
Par R. Albin - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
Nostromo is simultaneously a great political novel and a great psychological novel. A large part of Conrad's achievement is his fusion of these 2 elements into one seamless narrative. Nostromo describes the penetration of a Latin American country by European/North American capitalism and the ensuing revolution. All the characters in Nostromo are engaged in the intensely political acts carrying the plot forward. Conrad based his narrative on a considerable amount of research on contemporary Latin America and the articulation of the plot elements is elegantly realistic and gripping. The psychological elements concern characters' motivations for their acts. A recurrent ironic theme is that important characters are driven to act by motivations that have nothing to do with political objectives or economic gain per se. Unlike most of his other novels which offer a psychological portrait primarily of a single character, Nostromo features several characters whose motivations and actions are explored by Conrad. The focus shifts from character to character is a way that consistently advances the plot, a brilliant piece of formal construction. Finally, Nostromo features some of Conrad's best descriptive writing. Because of the complexity of the plot and characterization, Nostromo is not the easiest of Conrad's novels to read. Nostromo is ultimately well worth the effort expended.
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