The Journal of Jules Renard

By Jules Renard

"Directly, or not directly, Renard is on the foundation of up to date literature."--Jean-Paul Sartre Spanning from 1887 to a month earlier than his demise in 1910, The magazine of Jules Renard is a special autobiographical masterpiece that, even though celebrated in another country, is essentially undiscovered within the United States.

Spanning from 1887 to a month earlier than his demise in 1910, The magazine of Jules Renard is a special autobiographical masterpiece that, notwithstanding celebrated in another country and brought up as a precept impression through writers as various as Somerset Maugham and Donald Barthelme, is still principally undiscovered within the usa. all through his magazine, Renard develops not just his creative 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 major novelist and playwright in that international. Renard offers 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 frequently look in his paintings.

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The Sarah i do know via her popularity, who covers a half-century, disturbs me and makes me dizzy; however the girl i've got right here, close to me, doesn't galvanize me an excessive amount of. after which we have now jokes: “Do you recognize why frogs don't have any tails? . . . Neither do I. ” and so forth. it truly is not easy to recollect you're in the home of somebody “great. ” Then there are the resemblances with animals. Sarah is bound she seems like an antelope, Rostand like a rodent, his spouse like a sheep, Maurice like a greyhound, his spouse like an owl. As for me, one doesn’t be aware of.

De Loynes’s, the X-rays. . . . The footman . . . in a powerful voice, shouts: “Monsieur Renard! ” “I regularly count on Poil de Carotte to enter,” says Mme. de Loynes. I say good-evening to Sarah Bernhardt, who half-closes her little llama-eyes with a view to make it glance as if she didn't see me. Decidedly, i'm starting to locate this nice actress unbearable, like each person else. I shouldn’t like God himself if he weren't uncomplicated and unassuming. And, along with, she lives too challenging to have the time to consider or imagine.

MAY—Chaumot Don’t think that there are unknown nice males. by means of six o’clock within the morning, she has entire cleansing her apartment. somebody may fit by means of her door, who stops and talks. This speak may match on until eventually midday, and the remainder of the day is spent within the related means. not anyone ever sees her operating. You knock. She opens the door, in wood sneakers, neat and fresh, her fingers over her abdominal. every thing is so as. How does she retain busy? occasionally, she knits. She is so satisfied over having misplaced her husband who drank, and beat her, that even the dying of 1 of her boys didn't sadden her.

In November JR and 9 others collaborate in founding the literary assessment, Mercure de France, initially named l. a. Pléiade, the 1st factor of which seems December 25. a lot of JR’s brief tales are to be released during this evaluate. JANUARY—Chitry something has regularly astounded me: the common admiration of the élite of the area of letters for Heinrich Heine. i have to admit i will be able to make not anything of this German who—a vast mistake—tried to pose for French. His “Intermezzo” turns out to me the paintings of a newbie trying to do anything poetic.

That are meant to have happy Antoine. How fast pleasure turns into tiring! I shouldn’t are looking to be too chuffed for whatever on the planet. pleasure impacts the guts like burning ice. DECEMBER visit meet a poet with some of his verses in your lips. One must have the braveness to desire the clever guy to the really nice guy. Jammes doesn't comprehend the poetry of the issues we discover unpleasing in nature: he's an excessive amount of of a honey-pot. If I had performed whatever diverse from what i'm in a position to doing, you'll see how undesirable it'd be!

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