Memoirs of Frederic Mistral

Memoirs of Frederic Mistral Written in the relaxed conversational style of an elderly gentlemen reminiscing about old days the Memoirs describe the circumstances of mistral s childhood and early manhood the Provencal landscapes

  • Title: Memoirs of Frederic Mistral
  • Author: Frédéric Mistral
  • ISBN: 9780811209922
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Written in the relaxed conversational style of an elderly gentlemen reminiscing about old days, the Memoirs describe the circumstances of mistral s childhood and early manhood the Provencal landscapes, the seasonal life of the farm, the religious observances and seasonal festivities, many clearly of pagan origin Memoirs, which is not so much an autobiography as a recolleWritten in the relaxed conversational style of an elderly gentlemen reminiscing about old days, the Memoirs describe the circumstances of mistral s childhood and early manhood the Provencal landscapes, the seasonal life of the farm, the religious observances and seasonal festivities, many clearly of pagan origin Memoirs, which is not so much an autobiography as a recollection of the life of ordinary country people in his early years, filled with delightful anecdotes, tales, folksongs, and poetry.

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    1. I did not think I would enjoy this book as much as I did but, by the end, I felt as if the byways and paths of Provence on which they author loved to travel were equally familiar to me. My familiarization with the region of Provence had previously been limited to the beautiful camera shots from motorcycle and helicopter on one of many days the Tour de France travels through each year. But, as I have challenged myself to read a work by every Nobel Laureate for Literature, my task fell to finding [...]

    2. Mistral launched, and won the Nobel for, the Provencal renaissance, a quixotic shot at restoring the language of the troubadours to the respectability of print after centuries spent in the mouths of south French peasants. His Memoirs are Romantic and winning in their humble insistence that the “back to the land” poetic he and his fellow Felibriges pioneered sprang from a doggedly non-literary way of life, in this case the earthy cadence and harvest cycles of Provence, that Land of the Lost t [...]

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