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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Breton placed Nerval in the highest echelon of Surrealist heroes for a good reason.

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Civil War American History: The obscure confusion, the pathos, and the spiritual hope that permeate these writings is very lucid and very pungent–I see why Breton considers Nerval’s writings the measuring stick for the surreal; there is truly something both lucid and dreamlike about Nerval’s writings.

Deconstruction and manipulation of religious iconography for cove Dream is a second life. He took a job at a notary’s office, but his heart was set on literature. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Despite its many flaws, the translation had many merits, and it did a great deal to establish his poetic reputation. Nerval is one of those people whose “other” world became his “real” world. Some might find his romanticism aurleia bit much.

Poetry portal Biography portal. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Apr 01, Erik added it. I considered myself a living hero in the eyes of gods.

I regarded myself as a hero living under the gaze of the gods; all of nature took on new aspects, and secret voices escaped from the plant, from the tree, from animals, from the humblest insects, to warn me and encourage me. There are other stories, poems, and documents in this fantastic collection that I’m not reviewing, all of which are great or at least well worth reading esp. May 19, Cen rated it it was ok. Who needs reason when you can read this book!


May 19, David rated it it was amazing. Penguin,Apple Books edition. The area had been scheduled for demolition in Juneand that work began in the spring of View all 17 comments.

The title story is actually less fully dream-like than expected, but actually more a personal account of ones own descent into and intermittent recovery from insanity.

Last pages of this autobiographical novel were found in Nerval’s pocket as he was dangling from the wooden beam he hanged himself from.

Gérard de Nerval: The Status of Dream in Aurélia – Oxford Scholarship

These conflicts entangled him in a significant psychic bind and landed him in an asylum, from which this document seems to’ve been written. From the moment I became certain that I was subject to sacred initiatory rights, an invincible force entered my spirit. aurelua

Poor Nerval, what a troubled and beautiful soul. In sum, although the narrator clearly identifies post hoc the illusory aspects of his experience, he seeks at the same time to retain a sense of the value of this experience and the convictions to which it has led. Yale University Press, The poet Charles Baudelaire observed that Nerval had “delivered his soul in the darkest street that he could find. View all 5 comments. Gordon, Rae Beth Nevermind the compelling sidenote that after botching the re-wiring of this primitive telecommunications device, his squad discovered they were somehow able to place calls to JUGS, sending the platoon into a downward spiral of lethargy and preposterous beat-off sessions previously unknown to the annals of Asian history.

Not for everybody, though. The author seems surprisingly modern.

Gérard de Nerval: The Status of Dream in Aurélia

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. View all 4 comments. Apocalyptic Writing from Blake to the Modern Age. They are peaceful, serious creatures. As close as you can get to watching a person go insane, which means it’s a wince-fest. A Man and His Lobster”.


Gérard de Nerval

Getting his aruelia in journalism, he traveled to Belgium with Gautier from July to September. Schlegel’s Arabesque in Nerval. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. The dreamy pungency is what I most appreciated–and despite the obscurity and dreaminess of Nerval’s spiritual experiences, there is something intimately human about these writings; and when it’s all finished with, a kind of wilted sadness.

On Psychological and Visionary Art: The degree of autobiography contained within the text is irrelevant. Proust fans, dreamers, escapists, the mentally unstable. Following his doctor Emile Blanche’s advice, he tried to purge himself of his intense emotions nevral his writing. Some specialists claim that his unrequited love for her is what inspired many of the female figures that appear in his writing, including the Virgin Mary, Isis, the queen of Saba.

For this reason, Nerval will ayrelia be understood by everyone that attempts reading his dream-inspired writings.

Increasingly poverty-stricken and disoriented, he committed suicide during the night of 26 Januaryby hanging himself from the bar of a cellar window in the rue de la Vieille-Lanterne, a narrow lane in a squalid section of Surelia.

Lyrics are known to be mainly written by Vivian Stanshall after reading Nerval’s biography. He is always inebriated with wistful longing, and it’s easy to get carried away with him. French Men of Letters.