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Fe however and a year later still retained his ability to pass through walls although with no inclination to use it However a new manager arrived at his office and began to make his job unbearable Dutilleul began using his power to annoy his manager who went mad and was taken away to an asylum Dutilleul then began to use his ability to burgle banks and jewellery shops Each time he would sign a pseudonym The Lone Wolf in red chalk at the crime scene and his criminal exploits soon became the talk of the town In order to claim the prestige and celebrity status The Lone Wolf had gained Dutilleul allowed himself to be caught in the act He was put in prison but used his ability to frustrate his jailers and repeatedly escape He then fell in love with a married woman whose husband went out every night and left her locked in her bedroom Dutilleul used his power to enter her bedroom and spend the night with her while her husband was away One morning Dutilleul had a headache and took two pills he found in the bottom of his drawer His headache went away but later that night as he was leaving his lover s house he noticed a feeling of resistance as he was passing through the walls The pills Dutilleul had thought were aspirin were in fact the medicine his doctor had prescribed for him a year earlier As he was passing through the final outer wall of the property he noticed he was no longer able to move He realized his mistake too late The medicine suddenly took effect and Dutilleul ended up trapped in the wall where he remains to this day 2012 1388 167 9789647948937 20 Wow what a gem was hiding for 20 years on my shelvesI remember reading the first short story and laughing a lot I also remembered the plot But so typical for me I found other things to do so I didn t finish the book and I forgot about it until recentlyThis collection is so amazing I regreted the moment I started it again ie Christmas I was away visiting family for the last three days and although it was super fun I realized I was enjoying the thought of coming back home to my bookIf you want me to lose interest in a book you try to promote it is enough to mumble something about fantasy So I feel lucky not to have thought further and realize this was at times a fantasy book while already captivated by it I am familiar with the likes of Kafka and Mircea Eliade Kafka made me think of illing myself hence escaping finishing his oh so dark books and I was simply afraid while reading Eliade s fantastic novelsMarcel Aym is so so different Sooooo good Such a pleasure to read his stories I stoped than once and considered that Le passe muraille was published in 1943 ie during WWII and I wondered how this has been possible It is at times so ironic against the Germans I was in awe I want to now about the history of this bookI also watched a modern film version of Le passe muraille yesterday on ARTE if you are in Germany or France you can watch it here until tomorrow It was funny but the story is way betterI cannot prize enough this book the author juggles with the notions of time space going back and forth in time expanding time able to clone oneself he does it with such an ease that I
"can confidently say "confidently say wasn t lost at all I mean it He also raises important themes I have a lot to think aboutDefinitely going to look for other books by Marcel Aym And think aboutDefinitely going to look for other books by Marcel Aym And back to this one now that I now what s inside Cover of the 1962 Berkley Medallion mass market paperback 191 pages Spring has never been as beautiful as it is now I am sorry to be dying in two days A decade ago French author Marcel Aym was a revelation to my undergraduate philosophy majoring and loving self A course on Ludwig Wittgenstein led me to an article by BR Tilghman that resulted in the stories of one man being inextricably linked to the language games of another if only in my mind Not having read Aym s yet to be translated works eminently practical I had opted for Attic Greek over French I still found myself transported by his thought experiments From a paper I wrote in 2002 In one of his tales warring countries decide to set the clock forward seventeen years in the hope that the war will have ended in another wartime story it is decided that time should be rationed just like everything else in a third a law is passed making the year twenty four months long rendering everyone precisely half of his or her previous ageAym never explicitly tells his audience that these imagined scenarios are absurd This revelation occurs only in the mind of the reader a reaction to Aym s deliberate misuse of the word time by attributing to it the grammar of some other concept Tilghman might have directed our attention to a uestion Wittgenstein poses in the Investigations Why do we feel a grammatical joke to be deep 111 What is it about the infamous categories of the Chinese encyclopedia that we find so amusing We can make sense of the shift from the general to the particular but this example has no rhyme or reason distinguishing between those belonging to the Emperor suckling pigs those that are included in this classification and others The divisions are so arbitrary an. 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D involve so much overlap that categorization as we understand it loses its purpose and meaning Such jokes call our attention to the fact that time is not an object in the manner of food that legislation has no authority over temporal events that nonsense in the guise of sense is no less nonsenseReading these pieces now finally I m struck by their inship with the best episodes of Rod Serling s Twilight Zone as they grab hold of the ordinary and twist it slowly relentlessly inexorably until that great beast topples and we see it with fresh eyes This collection includes two of the three stories I referenced in that long ago term paper The Problem of Summertime and Tickets on Time Like the other eight they re beautifully translated by Sophie Lewis who neither minces words nor strips them of all figurative charm For a while death becomes softer lovelier poetic in Tickets on Time At the moment of her passing I took care not to look away She was in the midst of laughing at something I had said when suddenly her laughter broke off and simultaneously she vanished before my eyes as if an illusionist had conjured her away I felt the still warm place where her body had been and felt the invasion of that silence that death s presence imposes I was rather grimly impressed Love affairs bloom and wither on days that never occurred Months extend expand remain unchanged Absolute time proves to be a fiction and Aym acknowledges the emotional as well as the intellectual ramifications Just in time I remembered that it would be ten years before he and I would make each other s acuaintance I could have fun after him and found a pretext for introducing myself but some sense of human respect or deference to fate stopped me and although I promised myself to hasten the beginning of our friendship and ignore the order fixed by destiny it was without conviction Yet I can gauge the degree of my disappointment and impatience by the sadness that this incident caused me Each story is at turns harsh and gentle lamentable and laugh out loud I am suffering like a soul in hell I hope I am able to turn my sufferings into a book that will become a bestseller Aym s skills rest cozily in that juxtaposition and the two stories concerned with shifts in space time are not the only highlights The title piece eases you in to his strange surreal perspective and I refuse to spoil The Bailiff for you but Oh that s beautiful murmured God That is beautifulMy favorite by far though is The Seven League Boots In a way it s the least remarkable of the bunch just the tale of a boy and his mother who love and respect and understand each other but that s what makes me treasure it so Like the others it skirts the edge of a world filled with magic and inexplicable events that somehow make perfect sense Their rapture was uite impossible to express it was something like a happy dream during which every so often one rather painfully remembers a real life about to resume I didn t love all of these stories The Proverb limps beneath the weight of unlikeable characters and While Waiting meanders through fourteen brief honest complicated devastating introductions and before losing interest and wandering off Sabine Women about an unusual woman with the dubious gift of ubiuity gave me the most trouble thanks to its very literal allusion to the legendary rape of the Sabine women While not particularly graphic the concluding pages ought to come with a trigger warning graphic the concluding pages ought to come with a trigger warning rape is used as a ind of rehabilitation tool for the problem of one woman s voluptuous free for all this shameless fornicating perspiring moaning multiplicity It contrasts sharply disturbingly with the humor that precedes it as in descriptions of Theorem a Capital A artist anticipating inspiration An arrogant and unshakable idea of what true art was prevented him from painting without the compulsion of inspiration If I have to wait ten years he would say I shall wait This or less was what he was doingI see where Aym was going or trying to go with this thought experiment gone wild and it contains some wonderful and tragic moments There s even a shout out to New Zealand This hilarious account of salacious Sabine s collection of lovers is particularly winning Soon the unhappy ubiuitist was gripped by a frenzy of lust and had lovers all around the globe Their numbers increased exponentially with common ratio 27 This dispersed army included men of all inds sailors plantation owners Chinese pirates army officers cowboys a chess champion Scandinavian athletes pearl divers a Soviet people s commisar schoolboys cattle drovers a matador a butcher boy fourteen film directors a porcelain restorer sixty seven doctors some maruises four Russian princes two railway workers a geometry teacher a saddler eleven lawyers and we shall have to leave some to the imagination I wish he had left or perhaps less to the imagination in this story It s an unexpected stain on an otherwise thought provoking collection full of good people and bad people who are less likely to get what they deserve than not full of melancholy and mirth and insight and intensity that should be read and WIDELY. 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I enjoyed the first in this book of short stories but the others were not for me All very clever and reminded me of surrealist paintings but I was bored Could be just bad timing I might enjoy it at a later date but I doubt it I only read the title story and half the next one about some stupid woman having an affair with a dick artist I failed to realize when ordering this that it was a collection of short stories rather than a novel Really enjoyed Great bite sized stories that read like fables for adults I am embarrassed to say I had not heard of Marcel Aym until I came across his work while searching for magic realist books I was somewhat relieved to hear that my bibliophile husband hadn t either And yet Aym is a writer described by George Simenon as The greatest French writer of the day Unfortunately little of Aym s writing has been translated into English which if this collection of short stories is anything to go by is a great shame There are ten short stories in this book and nearly all can be considered magic realism I was reminded of Kafka when I read the book Aym s approach is to take a fantastical element set it in a realistic setting and follow the internal logic to its conclusionThis appeals to me as I said in my review of The Peculiar Sadness of Lemon Cake I like there to be a logic within the story Dutilleul the man who walks through walls starts hardly using his gift at all but a series of actions and events take him down a slippery path Likewise the woman who can duplicate herself starts with just one other self but after a while her other selves are duplicating and the numbers increase exponentially Some of the stories are amusing surrealism but others have a dark tone to them Published in 1943 the stories reference the grim reality of life in occupied France The most striking is Tickets on Time in which in response to shortages the government decides to put unproductive consumers to death by rationing the number of days they are alive Unproductive is defined to include the rich elderly unemployed writers and artists and of course Jews Sadly the subject matter is still relevant in 2013My favourite story was The Seven League Boots This story looks at a gang of boys and their relationships and the wider context of social status Not until the end is there much sign of magic realism In this and in all the stories Aym s strength is the characterization of the stories participants Despite being short stories the characters motives and emotions are well defined and explored No wonder Simenon admire Aym so much This review first appeared in my magic realism blog One of the best collections of short stories I ve EVER read Aym is considered one of France s national treasures and now that of his work is being translated and as the many multilingual comments below show his reputation will surely have lasting value beyond France s borders Often discussed within the context of magical realism Aym is actually of a modern fabulist Several of the fables and tales in this collection are reimagined interpretations of older classics the rape of the Sabine women for instance or the seven league boots One of my favorites is the Poldavian Legend where a saintly woman is refused entrance into heaven while endless regimes of belligerent soldiers are welcomed without reservationLike all fables Aym s stories end with some sort of moral but with a twentieth century twist that is a complicated
"and often unjust "often unjust accurate perception about human values in the face of WWII atrocities What do you values in the face of WWII atrocities What do you a way from an ending like the one written for the Poldavian Legend Is it that in the modern state patriotism is piety no matter the bloody prereuisites of the patriot Whatever the case the lesson reflects the way things are rather than the way things should be a sort of reversal of the fable s form Some of the stories are grotesue some are enchanting but all are inventive fresh and revelatory This is a book I ll return to Highly recommend Memorable for its absurdity but an uneven collection of short stories I especially enjoyedle passe muraille the 1951 movie version mesmerised me when I watched it as a id in the 1980sles Sabines with a woman who duplicates herself but shares the mind of all her copiesLa Carte when people get 1 day life passes the less useful they are the less they get A black market opens with some rich peoples getting than 31 days of life every month a lot better than the 2011 movie In Time remember that short story was first published in 1942I found some of the other stories uite bad let s just forget about those Le Passe Muraille The Passer Through Walls The Man Who Walked Through Walls Marcel Aym The passer through walls translated as The Man Who Walked through Walls The Walker through Walls or The Man who Could Walk through Walls is a short story published by Marcel Aym in 1943A man named Dutilleul lived in Montmartre In his forty third year he discovered that he possessed the ability to pass effortlessly through walls In search of a cure he consulted a doctor who prescribed intensive work and a medicine Dutilleul made no change to his rather inactive li. Le Passe Muraille | Homme et Patrimoine Association Le Passe Muraille pour la sauvegarde la valorisation et la mdiation des patrimoines culturels et naturels en Occitanie et en France Le Passe Muraille film AlloCin Le Passe Muraille est un film ralis par Dante Desarthe avec Denis Podalyds Marie Dompnier Synopsis mile Dutilleul a ans Il vit dans un Montmartre envahi de touristes et passe sa LE PASSE MURAILLE Entreprise familiale fonde en Le Passe Muraille est spcialis dans les travaux de sciage et de percement du bton Le Passe muraille Wikipdia Htel Restaurant Le Passe Muraille La Souterraine Restaurant Le Passe Muraille La Souterraine dans la Cr.