Silence: A Fable

Silence A Fable A fable about a demon and a man in an enchanted land

  • Title: Silence: A Fable
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A fable about a demon and a man in an enchanted land.

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    1. Is it any wonder fans of Edgar Allan Poe find Silence – A Fable one of the least accessible and enjoyable of his tales? This is quite understandable since this two pager lacks the development and pacing of a conventionally constructed short-story and also lacks grounding in our predictable, realistic everyday reality. Rather, what we find here is a tale having much in common with lyrical prose poetry and what in the twentieth century would become known as surrealist writing. With this very sub [...]

    2. Despre Poe nu mai are rost să se spună că e sumbru, însă această scriere depăşeşte limitele admise (stiu ca literatura nu are niciun fel de limite). Povestirea, cu nuanţă mitologică, are un iz din descrierea biblică (de factură iudaică): Era noapte, şi ploaia cădea. Şi căzând, era ploaie - dar după ce cădea, era sânge.Şi am blestemat cu blestemul tăcerii apa şi nuferii, şi vântul şi codrul, şi cerul şi trăsnetul, şi suspinele nuferilor.

    3. " كانت تمطر ، وحين كانت تمطر كان الذي يتساقط مطراً ، لكنه حين يصل إلى الأرض يصير دماً "

    4. "Then I grew angry and cursed, with the curse of silence, the river, and the lilies, and the wind, and the forest, and the heaven, and the thunder, and the sighs of the water-lilies. And they became accursed, and were still. And the moon ceased to totter up its pathway to heaven- and the thunder dies away- and the waters sunk to their level and remained- and the trees ceased to rock- and the water-lilies sighed no more- and the murmur was heard no longer from among them, nor any shadow of sound [...]

    5. Δεν θα σταθώ στην ιστορία όχι γιατί δεν αξίζει τον κόπο να το κάνω, αλλά επειδή οι λέξεις που χρησιμοποιεί ο Poe για να μας μεταφέρει εικόνες, σκέψεις, συναισθήματα, φόβους και κρυφές αγωνίες, είναι πολύ πιο έντονος απ' όσο θα μπορέσω ποτέ να το κάνω εγώ. Με περιγραφές ζωντανές, [...]

    6. Es una historia diferente a lo que he leído últimamente. Muchísimo suspenso por parte de Poe con esta historia, realmente transmite mucha oscuridad y encanta todo lo sombrío aunque esperaba algo más, con ese final se coronó. Un gran relato y me ha gustado. La risa fue algo muy interesante.3 ESTRELLAS!

    7. There really isn't much to say about this brief Edgar Allan Poe fable. It's quite well written and somewhat haunting in its own way, and I'd definitely recommend it for those interested in Poe, for it is a quick, easy, and interesting read.

    8. مطمئن نیستم اما به نوعی گنگ بود که گویا از خود اثر نیست؛ آیا از برای ترجمه بود؟ نمیدانم

    9. Very short and odd little piece. A man isn't scared off by all the mind-bendingly terrible things a demon shows him (rain that once it's on the ground becomes blood or water-lilies shrieking in their beds). However, once the demon ceases all that and it becomes calm, the man becomes scared of the silence and runs off. Okay, it's a queer story up to this point and packs a lot of imagery in a short amount of space, but it's followed by one paragraph that I suppose is meant to inform what we've jus [...]

    10. "Слушай какво ще ти кажа - промълви Демонът"Също както и при "Сянка", "Тишина" е красота, самота и тъга. Магия, мрак и ужасяваща светлина. Но най-вече - приказка за тишина.На скалата пишеше "САМОТА"На скалата пише "ТИШИНА"

    11. -Escuchame- dijo el demonio, poniendo su mano sobre mi cabeza Así comienza esta fabula, que sin duda aguan te logra erizar todos los vellos desde su inicio hasta el final, Solo Edgar sabe hacer un silencio tan intenso a través de sus palabras.

    12. A lot of imagery was used in this very short story, detailing the torments of the Roman by the Demon. The beauty of this is that after all of the chaos the Demon shows the subject of this tale, it is his own interpretation of horror when silence descends that drives him away. I may have misinterpreted Poe's intent for this fable, but for me, this is how it came across (There is nothing worse than your own imagination).

    13. Silence: A Fable By Edgar Allan Poe January 4 1840 Philadelphia Saturday Courier. The story its about a demon recounts the story of how he tormented man in the Congo. The man was seated on a rock on the edge of a churning river. The river was bordered by water and surrounded by a forest of poisoned shadows. The man trembles in fear but did not run from the world he saw. Demon then cast a spell that turned the world into a violent one. The winds raged, the earth shook but the man remained still t [...]

    14. Eeriely beautiful, vaguely doomed, gently rocking betwixt the bizarre lullaby tones is the imagery of the dreary river Zaire and crimson moon and rustling primal forests and sighing waterlilies and rain that is rain when it falls but is blood when it is fallen, a demon and a man in the wake of chaos and silence. What it means, I will need more time to think about. I only know I am completely spell bounded.

    15. "It was night, and then rain fell; and falling, it was rain, but, having fallen, it was blood. And I stood in the morass among the tall and the rain fell upon my head, and the lilies sighed one unto the other in the solemnity of their desolation."This one was definitely interesting and very deep, I liked the describtion it was easy to imagine, and the writing was excellent.

    16. "Listen to me! Said the Demon"from a world of chaos to the silence of the tomb, a world of nothing!, where the only sound you hear in this empty space is the laugh of the demon!A very short fable! the description and the symbolism were great! and it was very easy to read yet not that much to understand. Listen to the Fable

    17. Para mí no es uno de sus mejores relatos "y en las escasas arrugas de sus mejillas leí las fábulas de la tristeza, del cansancio, del disgusto de la humanidad, y el anhelo de estar solo".

    18. Most beautiful writing I've ever sincerely felt. Poe exhibits true magic in such a small amount of words.

    19. “It was night, and the rain fell; and falling, it was rain, but, having fallen, it was blood."Beautiful writing!

    20. I was first introduced to this by an audio performance that Our Fair City did for Hallowe'en 2012, having never heard of it before. So that's probably why I have such a high opinion of it. "Silence: A Fable" is prose poetry, about a mood and images in the mind rather than plot or characters, and listening to it read, accompanied with faint music and sound effects for the roaring hippopotami, the howling wind, and the mysterious forest does a lot to help set the mood. I still have that episode of [...]

    21. I just need to accept that I'm never going to be smart enough to understand what this man is trying to say. I didn't understand this when I read it. I understood it a little better after researching it, but that's not going to change my rating. As I've explained before (and I have a sinking feeling this will be the case for a lot of Poe's stories), if you have to point out why I should like something then you've lost me.Apparently silence is what man fears most. I can totally get on board with t [...]

    22. Silence: A Fablereally a bit of prose poetry, that will need a few readings, some discussions, reading of critical analysis in order to have an firm idea about the message. In one article, I read that this is about a demon who tortured a man. That demon is telling our narrator about the event. I must admit that I didn't get the sense that the demon was doing anything; I read him more as an observer of the man and watching his torment. Going with my idea that the demon is an observer, I feel that [...]

    23. And mine eyes fell upon the countenance of the man, and his countenance was wan with terror. And, hurriedly, he raised his head from his hand, and stood forth upon the rock and listened. But there was no voice throughout the vast illimitable desert, and the characters upon the rock were SILENCE. And the man shuddered, and turned his face away, and fled afar off, in haste, so that I beheld him no more.عمل مفعم بالرمزية ربما تجد متعتك في محاولة تفكيك هذه [...]

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