The Memoirs of Frédéric Mistral

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New Directions Publishing, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
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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 recollection of the life of ordinary country people in his early years, filled with delightful anecdotes, tales, folksongs, and poetry.
  

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Contents

The AlpillesThe son of MaillaneMy parentsMy father
15
PLAYING HOOKY
37
Anthime of GravesonThe breakup of the boarding school
58
AT MONSIEUR DUPUYS SCHOOL
77
THE REPUBLIC OF 1848
101
AT AIXENPROVENCE
118
BACK TO THE FARM
131
FONTSEGUGNE
144
THE JOURNEY TO THE SAINTESMARIESDE
185
The caravan from BeaucaireThe driver Lamouroux
198
MIREIO
214
AROUND MOUNT VENTOUX
226
THE SPREE AT TRINQUETAILLE
241
ANNOTATED INDEX
255
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
261
Copyright

THE PROVENCAL ALMANAC
163

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About the author (1986)

Mistral won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1904.

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