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By Jules Renard

"Directly, or in a roundabout way, Renard is on the starting place of up to date literature."--Jean-Paul Sartre Spanning from 1887 to a month earlier than his dying in 1910, The magazine of Jules Renard is a special autobiographical masterpiece that, notwithstanding celebrated in a foreign country, is essentially undiscovered within the United States.

Spanning from 1887 to a month prior to his dying in 1910, The magazine of Jules Renard is a special autobiographical masterpiece that, although celebrated out of the country and brought up as a precept impact by way of writers as various as Somerset Maugham and Donald Barthelme, continues to be principally undiscovered within the usa. all through his magazine, Renard develops not just his inventive convictions but additionally his humanity as he displays at the nineteenth-century French literary and paintings scene, and at the emergence of his place as a big novelist and playwright in that international. Renard presents aphorisms and quips, and portrays the main points of his own life―his love pursuits, his place as a socialist mayor of Chitry, the suicide of his father―that usually seem in his paintings.

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A piece needs to be born and develop like a tree. There aren't, within the air, invisible traces alongside which the branches will set themselves: the tree comes complete from the germ that contained it, and develops loose, within the outdoor. it's the gardener who strains plans, marks paths to persist with, who spoils it. to inform the reality: how the luck of Poil de Carotte made me think that i used to be a guy of the theatre, who had purely stopped for 3 or 4 hours, because it have been; and the way tough it used to be to begin again towards my forgotten village. Le Mariage de Figaro: a natural masterpiece, mild because the air of all time. DECEMBER I don’t write too badly, simply because I by no means take any hazards. you think that he's without or with expertise in line with even if you're on sturdy phrases with him or now not. every little thing is own like or dislike. Paris is changing into brilliant. these buses with out horses . . . You appear to be dwelling within the land of colors. And this concept comes again to me: “Aren’t all of us lifeless with no understanding it? ” In those sounds, reflections, during this mist, you stroll in nervousness, much less with the phobia of being run over than with the phobia of not being alive. The effect of being in an incredible cave, and your head in a pulp from the noise. every kind of smoke: the blue, gentle smoke, the white, the grey, the heavy black, all move as much as the azure and are misplaced, and the azure continues to be. There aren't any leaves left; the wind blows simply to make a fuss. Year’s finish. Our final strength falls away like final leaves. 1906 If I have been to start lifestyles back, I may still wish it because it was once. i might basically open my eyes a bit extra. i didn't see effectively, and that i didn't see every thing in that little universe within which i used to be feeling my approach. construction of L’Invité, one-act play by way of JR. Fantec starts his clinical reviews. JANUARY—Chaumot The curé has despatched round a round asking who wishes faith preserved. those that have been for it have been taken care of to a boiled dinner through the count number. The dripping geographical region. Raindrops threaded on slender branches. at times, in a sweep of sunshine, the solar slowly wipes dry a box, a village, a wooden. a chilly within the head is way tougher to endure than an idea. Paris learn L’Echange via Claudel. I comprehend it relatively good, and it offers me no excitement. Clouds move around the moon like spiders around the ceiling. The topmost, thinnest branches of the tree, whose ends look approximately to dissolve into air. Demolder constantly feels like a mannikin blown up for a visit to the moon. He beverages 3 liters of wine an afternoon, with no counting the beer and all of the relaxation. For some time, his tongue was once paralyzed. His pain at now not with the ability to speak again to his spouse. 1000 roses in his backyard. The clock marching, with its heavy, rhythmic tread—One, ! One, ! —while status nonetheless. Posterity! Why may still humans be much less silly the next day to come than they're this day? The note that's so much real, so much specific, so much choked with experience, is the note “nothing. ” i will think whatever, however the justice of this international doesn't provide me a truly reassuring inspiration of the justice of the subsequent. i'm a great deal afraid that God will move on blundering: he'll obtain the depraved in Paradise and hurl the nice into Hell.

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