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Bug-Jargal, Victor Hugo’s second published novel is set in , during the Haitian Revolution. The plot ostensibly turns around a love triangle between the. Bug-Jargal has ratings and 30 reviews. classic reverie said: When I saw that Victor Hugo’s first novel written in was Bug-Jargal, I did not know. Critics do not agree on how to read Victor Hugo’s first work of narrativ tion, Bug- Jargal (published , revised ). Set during the slave in the French.

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He hargal tells the story of Bug Jargal and his dog Rask. The nature of their relationship and the intrigue of his character add a particularly romantic, mystical and entirely fascinating element to the novella, which I will not spoil here. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 3 of 9.

Bug-Jargal / Victor Hugo ; edited and translated by Chris Bongie. – Version details – Trove

The first, a modified version with the title The Slave-Kingwas published in Apr 01, Neelam Babul rated it it was amazing. Biassou sentences the white of doubtful origin to execute the philanthropist, which he does without delay, extinguishing the philosophical lover of the negro race with a dagger. Victor Hugo,” Revue encyclope;dique 5. Through both Pierrot and the captain life itself seemed liberated from the chains of injured pride and hateful recompense.

Bug-Jargal by Victor Hugo. It’s very racist, colonialist and conservative. Pierrot luckily comes to the rescue of D’Auverney, who learns that Pierrot is really Bug-Jargal, the mystical leader of the slaves.

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‘The Cause of Humanity’: Victor Hugo’s Bug-Jargal and the Limits of Liberal Translation

Bongie’s parallel between literary and historical uses of documents leads him to conclude that language “betrays” history In this new English edition of Bug-Jargal sinceChris Bongie approaches the text as a historian of colonial and post-colonial bictor, putting his previous reading of the novel in Islands and Exiles: A bit flat in the telling, bit still very French. None of your libraries hold this item.


Central Coast Library Service. Or does it remain a crudely reactionary engagement with contemporary politics, and if so might the equally crude English translation, in conscripting Hugo to the abolitionist cause, be read as a distinct improvement on the original, notwithstanding its evident implication in the moral trickery of victir It has no long descriptions, only action.


This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without the mesmerizing indoctrination afforded by primitive Catholicism, the Haitian blacks would eventually rebel in bloody revolt. Retrieved from ” https: The Haitian Revolution is the driving force of the story but in no means the main story which is of two men different in skin tone but with more in common than not. Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: I did not read this edition but a collection of his works, where my notes are placed.

When I saw that Victor Hugo’s first novel written in was Bug-Jargal, I did not know it would be on my list of favorites. The relevance of Habibrah’s betrayal to linguistic betrayal falls outside of Bongie’s analysis. The scene in which a hypocrite white philanthropist and the planter of doubtful origin are brought before the fierce rebel leader Biassou to be judged is the most revealing part of the entire novel.

It is a world that seemingly nourishes while simultaneously destroying. Hugo obviously had contradictory and troubling ideas about black people at this point in his life. I was especially drawn to Bug-jargal because it deals with the Haitian revolution, a place I have visited and read much about.

My needle and my pipe neither inject nor bellow smoke but rather peel away the layers of exhaustive thinking which blanket the brilliance of my drug. Comme quoi tout n’est pas toujours tout noir ou tout blanc. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Hugo later claimed that the story was to have been part of a collaborative work called Contes sous la Tente Tales under a Tentand that he had written it in at the age of sixteen in two weeks; the manuscript is however dated April Books by Victor Hugo.


For example, the horrible deforestation in Haiti, which has rendered modern Haiti a land of abject poverty, is underscored by continual remarks from the characters about the destruction of trees. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links First person makes Hugo’s tangents much more tolerable, and the epilogue casts a whole new light on the story.

Hhgo induring the first months of a slave revolt that would eventually lead to the creation of the black republic of Haiti inBug-Jargal is a stirring tale of interracial friendship and rivalry, a provocative account of the ties that bind vug young Frenchman to one of the rebel leaders and the tragic misunderstandings that threaten to sever those ties completely.

Bongie attempts to demonstrate the relevance of Hugo’s poetics to the question of language with appendices devoted to Hugo’s early ideas jxrgal literature, particularly his review of Sir Walter Scott’s Quentin Durward The book gives a very interesting demonstration of the colonial view of a black slaves revolt: He is the author of Exotic Memories: For this is a drama of intense evil, perpetuated by all the human actors, who daily live the scenes.

This page was last edited on 4 Mayat J’ai entrepris de lire tous ses ouvrages par ordre croissant. There’s Bug-Jargal, described as the pure “noble savage” who also happens to be a hunky dude, and then there’s the only love interest, Maria, who’s also victog and virginal but basically some wacky metaphor of the virgin Mary???