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Main enchantée

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Main enchantée by Gérard de Nerval is a haunting and mesmerizing read that delves into the themes of imagination, madness, and the blurred lines between reality and fantasy. The protagonist's descent into insanity is depicted with such intensity and lyricism that it leaves a lasting impact on the reader.

Nerval's prose is rich and evocative, transporting the reader to a world that is both enchanting and unsettling. The way he blurs the boundaries between the real and the imaginary is masterful, creating a dream-like atmosphere that is both beautiful and eerie.

The novel's exploration of the human mind and its capacity for delusion is both thought-provoking and disturbing. It raises questions about the nature of reality and the fragility of the human psyche, leaving the reader to ponder the thin line that separates sanity from madness.

Overall, Main enchantée is a captivating and enigmatic read that will linger in the reader's mind long after the final page is turned. It is a testament to Nerval's talent as a writer and his ability to weave a mesmerizing tale that challenges the boundaries of the mind.

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La Main enchantée ou "La Main de gloire".
Edition 1901. Préface de Jules de Marthold très intéressante.
Conte fantastique, macaronique, burlesque, une nouvelle de Gérard de Nerval fort célèbre, à méditer…
Un drapier, Eustache, et le neveu de son épouse se provoquent, un duel est organisé… Eustache, effrayé, cherche un moyen pas très ordinaire de gagner… - Summary by Christiane Jehanne


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