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Floarea întunecată ✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ Floarea întunecată By John Galsworthy ✼ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Actiunea romanului Floarea Intunecata de John Galsworthy, autor al ciclului Forsyte Saga si laureat al Premiului Nobel pentru Literatura, se Intinde pe o perioada de aproape treizeci de ani din viata Actiunea romanului Floarea Intunecata de John Galsworthy, autor al ciclului Forsyte Saga si laureat al Premiului Nobel pentru Literatura, se Intinde pe o perioada de aproape treizeci de ani din viata lui Mark Lennan, un sculptor dintr o familie engleza Instarita Alcatuit din trei parti, Primavara , Vara si Toamna, care corespund tot attor epoci din existenta personajului principal, volumul surprinde trei mari pasiuni din viata lui Mark, primele doua din vremea tineretii si a maturitatii, pentru doua femei mature, iar a treia din vremea vrstei mijlocii, pentru o fata aflata abia la anii adolescentei Liric si amuzant pe alocuri, prin stngacia personajelor care nu reusesc uneori sa si exprime sentimentele, romanul lui Galsworthy contine pasaje descriptive remarcabile si impresioneaza prin structura simetrica a naratiunii, marca a scriiturii unui mare autor.


10 thoughts on “Floarea întunecată

  1. Iain Iain says:

    John Galsworthy is mostly forgotten to the English speaking public A literary titan of his time, he s best remembered presently as the author of his epic family chronicle, The Forsyte Saga The Forsyte Saga chronicles the ups and downs of a family of new wealth British aristocrats through several generations Most commonly known due to the numerous television adaptions it produced, the Forsyte Saga can be seen as a precursor to series like Downton Abbey This novel, The Dark Flower, isn t The F John Galsworthy is mostly forgotten to the English speaking public A literary titan of his time, he s best remembered presently as the author of his epic family chronicle, The Forsyte Saga The Forsyte Saga chronicles the ups and downs of a family of new wealth British aristocrats through several generations Most commonly known due to the numerous television adaptions it produced, the Forsyte Saga can be seen as a precursor to series like Downton Abbey This novel, The Dark Flower, isn t The Forsyth Saga though It is one of the numerous less famous novels Galsworthy wrote, most if not all of which are today out of print ansearch doesn t reveal anything for sale except omnibus versions of the Forsyte Saga or individual portions of the saga.The Dark Flower chronicles 30 years in a man s life as he attempts to seduce and have sex with numerous married forbidden women He starts off as a college student and ends as middle aged man The novel isn t consistent At times the writing is beautiful, the prose excellent, and the inter workings of the characters minds wonderfully fleshed out other times, often at pivotal moments, Galsworthy briefly eludes to major events and plot points without giving them enough to make them meaningful The symbology of a dark flower and other natural elements occur throughout the novel as motifs but they re not fleshed out enough or used with enough nuance to make them meaningful The novel wasn t bad just sort of mediocre Galsworthy could have puteffort into sections to really flesh out the novel.It s easy to see why Galsworthy is mostly forgotten, the prose and dialogue are very outdated and at times just cheesy The way certain characters interact and much of the writing just comes off as a style that may have been popular for a few decades at the turn of the century but not one that necessarily stuck In this edition of the novel the introduction mentions this as well The introduction to this novel contained several factual errors


  2. David David says:

    That, then, was all yes, all He turned out the little lamp, and groped towards the hearth But one thing left To say goodbye To her, and youth, and passion to the only salve for the aching that Spring and Beauty bring the aching for the wild, the passionate, the new, that never quite dies in a man s heart He crouched down before the hearth There was no warmth in that fast blackening ember, but it still glowed like a dark red flower And while it lived he crouched there, as though it w That, then, was all yes, all He turned out the little lamp, and groped towards the hearth But one thing left To say goodbye To her, and youth, and passion to the only salve for the aching that Spring and Beauty bring the aching for the wild, the passionate, the new, that never quite dies in a man s heart He crouched down before the hearth There was no warmth in that fast blackening ember, but it still glowed like a dark red flower And while it lived he crouched there, as though it were that to which he were saying goodbye And on the door he heard the girl s ghostly knocking And beside him a ghost among the ghostly presences she stood Slowly the glow blackened, till the last spark had faded out.Something to do something fixed, real, certain And yet another long hour before her waking, he sat forward in the chair, with that wistful eagerness, his eyes fixed on her face, staring through it at some vision, some faint, glimmering light far out there beyond as a traveller watches a star


  3. Natia Morbedadze Natia Morbedadze says:

    19, 25 45 , ,


  4. Julia Boyko Julia Boyko says:

    The dark flower of passion, carnation or clove pink Awfully beautiful And sad of course Well, life, with all its prizes and its possibilities, had nothing that quite satisfied save just the fleeting moments of passion Nothing else quite poignant enough to be called pure joy Or so it seemed to him.


  5. Miruna Moroșan Miruna Moroșan says:

    There are 3 stages of love 1 spring when everything is new in life, so in love, and when Lennan thinks he found someone to love, an impossible love with a married woman and even worse, his teacher s wife He s tormented, he struggles to complete his love but never really succeed 2 summer when you re an adult, phisically you can do anything Lennan finds 2 kinds of love, both young one that can settle for a life, a platonic love, a safe love, and one that gets him do crazy things, a compli There are 3 stages of love 1 spring when everything is new in life, so in love, and when Lennan thinks he found someone to love, an impossible love with a married woman and even worse, his teacher s wife He s tormented, he struggles to complete his love but never really succeed 2 summer when you re an adult, phisically you can do anything Lennan finds 2 kinds of love, both young one that can settle for a life, a platonic love, a safe love, and one that gets him do crazy things, a complicated love, again with a married girl Finally, the crazy love vanishes in a tragic end and Lennan s hopes of a lifetime with a dangerous love are gone 3 autumn when everything s been settled for a while, you re almost 50 Married with the platonic love, chosing the easy way, Lenan is caught in a boring field, where he can t find joy for his life As a new entry in an old way, a new dangerous love finds a way in his life A young girl askes for Lennan and Sylvia s parenthood only to fall in love with Lenan Again, tormented, he can t deal with the pressure of a married life and a young mistress, choosing to leave the danger that stands between him and a decent life, abandoning his forever sin of always wanting something that he can never have I love how the book what segmented in 3 big parts with the perfect titles, meaning the age of the main character I love how there are things that repeat in every chapter and I like the description of Lenan s inner thoughts


  6. Elena Bianca Elena Bianca says:

    3,5


  7. Constantin Constantin says:

    Floarea ntunecat a pasiunii etern la butonier Via a n anotimpuri, tiranizat de societate Sincer vorbind, nu tiu c i i ar mai dori azi s tr iasc n epoca victorian


  8. Katherine Holmes Katherine Holmes says:

    Although this book was not as entertaining to read as the other books I ve read of Galworthy s, it was an interesting character study Again, not as intriguing as other characters I ve followed in a Galworthy novel but this was worthwhile at the end Lennan is an aspiring sculptor who throughout, seems to do his art as a second priority and that s because he s from an affluent English family and so confines his sculpture to mythological subjects and animals rather than anything embarrassing I Although this book was not as entertaining to read as the other books I ve read of Galworthy s, it was an interesting character study Again, not as intriguing as other characters I ve followed in a Galworthy novel but this was worthwhile at the end Lennan is an aspiring sculptor who throughout, seems to do his art as a second priority and that s because he s from an affluent English family and so confines his sculpture to mythological subjects and animals rather than anything embarrassing In the years covered, he wants forbidden love two married women when he is young and a girl barely out of her teenage years when he is older One of the married women dies in the struggle and Lennan marries a woman he s known since childhood The book is very lyrical while exploring Lennan s attitudes about these women who he feels have not really been loved, and who make it clear that they are miserable without him So while this became somewhat tedious, it was interesting that Lennan saw himself in a good light and that he didn t understand how his desire to kill a husband sprang upon him, and how he only fought English values as a nice guy and again, refused to take any public stand as an artist What I found satisfying at the end was his attempt to explain to his wife and to himself how a man can have an affair and still love his wife This whole inner narrative had some explanatory value Lennan as an artist then but also struggling with the issue as any man would in his frame of mind It was a long book for what was in it I thought it was finished twice, but Lennan wasn t Some redolent passages kept me reading


  9. 5rovsvet 5rovsvet says:

    Ako ne ra unam lektire koje sam itao za kolu, ovo je najstarija knjiga koju sam pro itao Igrom slu aja zainteresovao me je naslov, pretra io sam na internetu i ukratko video opis i kupio je Autor dobro vlada emocijama i opisom istih Cela knjiga upravo i govori o emocijama, onim skrivenim o kojima ne smemo da pri amo a koje postoje.Pomalo spora, ali opet brza Na trenutke preop irna ali opet koncizna Iz pri e u pri u glavni junak me je sve vi e nervirao Nije on kriv za sve te stvari, ali o Ako ne ra unam lektire koje sam itao za kolu, ovo je najstarija knjiga koju sam pro itao Igrom slu aja zainteresovao me je naslov, pretra io sam na internetu i ukratko video opis i kupio je Autor dobro vlada emocijama i opisom istih Cela knjiga upravo i govori o emocijama, onim skrivenim o kojima ne smemo da pri amo a koje postoje.Pomalo spora, ali opet brza Na trenutke preop irna ali opet koncizna Iz pri e u pri u glavni junak me je sve vi e nervirao Nije on kriv za sve te stvari, ali opet neki njegovi postupci su mi neshvatljivi Dodu e, ako protiv argument sebi serviram da se radnja de ava krajem 19 veka i da se, itaju i knjigu, vidi koliko je situacija u dru tvu i uop te poimanje druga ije u odnosu na danas, onda je moj prethodni komentar neshvatljiv Same vrednosti su druga ije Mo da mi je to bio najve i problem da doprem u potpunosti do tih likova, jer naviknut na otvorenosti i slobodnije izra avanje, ova knjiga je prava fina knjiga.Utoliko me je vi e privla ila, jer mi je delovala neobi no Svakako, valja je pro itati jer tek po prvi put bolje razumem neke emocije koje se de avaju u ljudskom bi u a koje su na lep na in opisane itaju i o autoru nakon knjige saznao sam i da je dobio Nobelovu nagradu za knji evnost Sve u svemu, ne verujem da u se skorije vratiti ovoj knjizi, ali u je uvati


  10. Dr.J.G. Dr.J.G. says:

    The dark flower as a concept used in the title and elsewhere in the work by the author is symbolic of passion, not represented by any particular flower but by the dark colour representative of the dark area where a person s reason and other sights of consciousness fail to guide one, and a dark force pulling and pushing one takes over Galworthy here takes stages of an artist s life, symbolised by three seasons he refrains from exploring winter as a season for passion, leaving one to imagine tha The dark flower as a concept used in the title and elsewhere in the work by the author is symbolic of passion, not represented by any particular flower but by the dark colour representative of the dark area where a person s reason and other sights of consciousness fail to guide one, and a dark force pulling and pushing one takes over Galworthy here takes stages of an artist s life, symbolised by three seasons he refrains from exploring winter as a season for passion, leaving one to imagine that one is finally settled into one s marriage and not available anyfor passion outside it , and the passion is of the variety not likely to come to a happy solution all around, hence dark all theOver and over there is characterisation of English life as that bound by good form when freed from other bindings such as those of religion, and thus not allowing the freedom one speaks of or assumes for a person and especially an artist or thinker when it comes to passion The tale begins with an involvement of spirit between young Mark Lennan and his teacher s wife Mrs Stormer whose husband, a don at Oxford, is far too dry and intellectual to answer his wife s needs of love and adoration but is ratherlikely to deal with it by humour and standing aside in spite of awareness of it Sylvia, the young fair girl Mark has protected and known since his childhood, solves the dilemma for the older woman who is really young by the standards of today but was a century ago looking at her last chance for romance, passion, beauty in life at mid thirties , by simply coming to her attention as a younger person on the horizon who might not be an equal opponent but is simply younger Mark is not involved with Sylvia romantically yet, and goes on to become an artist, and happens to subsequently meet and become involved deeply with a young married woman desperately unhappy in her marriage in spite of wealth and respectability, with most of the involvement consisting of an innocent by today s standards togetherness and a passionate awareness of one another that is clear to everyone around With a husband who is just as passionately in love with the wife as Mark being in the picture, and violently jealous one at that, it is bound to end in a separation, and one expects a chase when the young woman in question make sup her mind to go away with Mark But the end of this part comes rather suddenly and shocks one, being so at odds with what generally one is led to expect of an English spirit Then again, of course, the husband is characterised long before that by the wife s uncle musing about his being an adopted heir to his father and hence an unknown factor, unlike Mark whose very deep propriety in his following the form is observed and satisfactorily so by the uncle The autumn chapter brings a stormy turmoil of an involvement with an illegitimate daughter of a schoolmate to Mark s life and threatens to destroy the peace of his now wife Sylvia s life and mind, and while he is tossed about in this storm seemingly far , the concern and responsibility for Sylvia who isthan only a wife but rather the innocent person he is used to protecting since she was small, brings him to port to safety The end is abrupt, since one is rather led to expect a chapter on winter, but perhaps the author could not imagine passion in winter and made subtle allusions to Sylvia asleep by fire to indicate that would be the winter of life of Mark Lennan A slight lessening of quality of Galsworthy comes about by the usual excuse to the passion inappropriate to age being led by the woman in question, and while it might be likely in the first it is a very transparent excuse in the last, a bit reminiscent of the farunpleasant Nabokov It is always possible of course, only, with the striking beauty of the young girl in question, one wonders if it is due to her being an illegitimate and therefore hidden daughter of a not very high caste English man that she is thrown on the society of a man in his mid forties and being the one to take a lead in the affair, declaring her passion and holding on and so forth rather than being one to be surprised by his declaration of love and considering it for reasons of her situation in life It does not quite fit except as an excuse for his passion to be reconciled with his status he cannot offer her marriage and a safe home and respectability, being married and thus must be propositioned rather than the one to lead Thin excuse, at that Spring and Summer are haunting parts, with autumn rathertroublesome and stormy with one wishing he would sooner come to his senses Perhaps it could not be otherwise in any way, but with quality of Galsworthy s works in general one goes in expecting him to do better, and is a bit disappointed Still, all in all perhaps it forms a work preparatory for the farsatisfying and wonderful Forsyte Saga and Forsyte Chronicles, and perhaps it ought to be read before them, not after.Sunday, October 20, 2013 Monday, October 21, 2013


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