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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Hugo readily condemns nearly every suppressive weapon employed by those in power by mirroring their uses by blacks on whites. When concluding a book, certain last sentences release Night and the day, when united, Bring forth the light.

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Victor Hugo,” Revue encyclope;dique 5. The first, a modified version with the title The Slave-Kingwas published in Central Coast Library Service. He also devotes much of the introduction and notes to demonstrating uugo Hugo had pieced together portions of the novel from historical sources.

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No other writer, for me, deserves my unwavering buv to fulfill my need for this graceful electricity. And I reach the high of a blown mind. The story of Bug-Jargal begins several weeks before the Haitian Revolutionwhen Toussaint Louverture fights the colonial regime.

Legend has it that Mackandal had supernatural abilities and somehow escaped before the flames could take him. 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.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is a wonderful story woven around the colonial era and entails a friendship between a master and his revolting slave. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Slavery has been going on since time began but only recently over the last centuries has the in 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.

But I found their relationship and the circumstances which cultivated it starkly different from the relationship between the groups of blacks and whites. This self-referential structure took shape over several editions.

To ask other readers questions about Bug-Jargalplease sign up. Hugo layers his theme of justice and brotherhood through personal and societal levels. The character Bug-jargal reminds me of a mysterious historical character known as Mackandalwho is often referred to as the Black Messiah.

Also perfect description of colonialism and colonial tyranny. They stay despite the warning, and the day of the wedding the slave revolution begins, and the white landowners see the rapid and violent dissolution of their society. Beside, the subject, the place, the characters, didn’t seem to me what I would expect from Hugo. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The relevance of Habibrah’s betrayal to linguistic betrayal falls outside of Bongie’s analysis. Then again, my drug fills everything and everytime. Jun 06, Andreea rated it liked it. Voices of Resistancewhich is also a relatively obscure novel, set amidst the Haitian revolutionary upheavals. Apr 01, Neelam Babul rated it it was amazing. Separate different tags with a comma.

Several translations into English exist. The modern day practice of Vodou in Haiti today bears many remnants of the French Catholicism that the Haitian slaves never quite understood, but attempted to mimic nonetheless. Nevertheless I found myself really into it.

It’s also one of the first Hugo’s writing, one of the only french fiction book of 19th century about the Haitian revolts and revolution against french colonial domination. The subterranean battle between the fool and the captain in chapter 54 not only parallels the mounting tension between rebels and colonists but is an early example of the hugolian sublime.


On sait qu’il a pris le soin d’enrichir de documentation ses premiers jets. Hugo seems to build his protagonist, Bug-jargal, after Mackandal, but turns Bug-jargal into a Christ-like figure, who offers up his life for others.

While the availability of bound complimentary copies is restricted to desk copies only, electronic complimentary copies are readily available for those professors wishing to consider this title for possible course adoption. Will our cause be more holy jargla more just because we exterminate the women, slaughter the children, and burn the colonists in their houses?


It had a strange and weird appearance; the humidity which saturated its roots prevented it from dying, whilst the force of the cataract tore off its new shoots, and only left it with the branches that had strength to resist the force of the water. This is the first novel of Jwrgal Hugo. I usually hate Hugo’s excessive style but this looks like more a short story, with a lot of actions and explanations.

When I victorr that Victor Hugo’s first novel written in was Bug-Jargal, I did not know it would be on my list of favorites.

It is a world that seemingly nourishes while simultaneously destroying. A slave, Pierrot, falls in love with Marie, but can not do anything because of the obvious racial and cultural barriers between them. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Bongie attempts to demonstrate the relevance of Hugo’s poetics to the question of language with appendices devoted to Hugo’s early ideas on literature, particularly his review of Sir Walter Scott’s Quentin Durward Open to the public ;