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Hadriana dans tous mes rêves

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. On the surface, his novel is about a young bride who becomes a zombie, but this is not a book from the horror, thriller, or fantasy genres.

Depestre refers to French semiotics and post-colonialism in the same novel that contain descriptions sex-obsessed giant butterflies, well-tended gardens, wistful Catholic nuns, and awe-struck military leaders.

I received this book from the publisher for review.

Hadriana dans tous mes reves : Rene Depestre :

Les mains sales Jean-Paul Sartre. I don’t know what else to say except that it was a waste of my time, however little it was. La societe du spectacle Guy Debord. I think the bottom line I wanted from this book is that Haiti is a vibrant place with a dynamic and interesting culture that is hard to stereotype.

The story is written with lush, beautiful sexy language that brings Haitian culture to life in a way that’s haunting and powerful. Du cote de chez Swann Marcel Proust.

Hadriana dans tous mes reves

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. If you want to read this story you have to leave yourself, your understanding of the line between the living and the dead, the masks we put on to exist, and the frenzy that comes from throwing those to the wind. This is a short novel that packs a big punch. It’s at once literary and profane.


Hadriana dans tous mes rêves by René Depestre

Yes, Depestre’s Haiti of the late s is sense-filled and touz with life, but I wouldn’t narrowly define it as an erotic novel.

This was an interesting and lyrically take on zombie literature. It’s interesting to imagine Depestre’s intent in this mixed-genre novel. This is about Haiti, which is where the concept of zombies really originated from.

Also, I’ve seen hadrkana marketed as a zombie love tuos Originally published inDepestre’s novel was just recently translated into English despite having been translated into several other languages and having won literary awards. At the very bottom of the pit that is the reification of men, within the boundaries tou death and the separation of the passions, at the tail end of the tragedy of being, is where one encounters the existential time and place of the zombie Just reading the pages about the carnival during Hadriana wake, make me want to book a trip to Haiti right away.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Ultimately, I concluded that this is an intimate love letter to Haiti. The narrator tells the tale of Hadriana and others who come into contact with supernatural forces, and the beliefs of the Haitians in the city of Jacmel. Check out the top books of the year on our adns Best Books of Several times I thought I’d give up on the book, but I kept going, partly because it’s short and partly out of sheer stubbornness.


I enjoyed this completely bizarre novel set in Haiti with a corpse grandmother, sex-addict butterflies, and the central zombie bride. This was just kind of The narrator spent so much time detailing revelers and characters that didn’t seem to have a whole lot of bearing on the main story that I abandoned the book in favor of books that were far more interesting. There are zombies, but no of The Walking Dead It’s hard for me to give only two stars, but this book didn’t quite do it for me.

You cannot become entranced within this world, within this story, without a sense of abandonment. Nothing makes sense from what I’ve read I stopped after reading part one, of which I understood absolutely nothing and then got pissed off and stopped readingand the descriptions of one thing to another have absolutely no connection. I expected zombies to be more Walking Dead than the way they are portrayed in the story.

I disliked more chapters than I liked. But in the end, all I needed to understand was Hadriana. There are zombies, but no of The Walking Dead ilk.

Written in French, there is always something lost in translation. Want to Read saving….

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