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By Jules Renard

"Directly, or in some way, Renard is on the beginning of up to date literature."--Jean-Paul Sartre Spanning from 1887 to a month sooner than his dying in 1910, The magazine of Jules Renard is a distinct autobiographical masterpiece that, although celebrated in another country, is basically undiscovered within the United States.

Spanning from 1887 to a month sooner than his demise in 1910, The magazine of Jules Renard is a special autobiographical masterpiece that, although celebrated in another country and stated as a precept impression by means of writers as various as Somerset Maugham and Donald Barthelme, is still mostly 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 artwork scene, and at the emergence of his place as an enormous 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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JANUARY Moments while even the guy who's least modest is astonished to discover that he's anything. A unmarried event has collected energy in me: every thing is determined by paintings. To paintings we owe every little thing; it's the nice regulator of existence. A window in the street is pretty much as good as a degree. I may still wish to see an individual sadder than myself; the animals within the zoo, for example. i think romantic for a couple of minutes an afternoon; no lady earnings by way of it. If my books bore painters up to their work bore me, I forgive them. Writing for somebody is like writing to somebody: you instantly believe obliged to lie. Poetry kept me from the foul affliction of maliciousness. there's additionally a kind of planned originality, which one expects, which turns into usual, and which leaves one chilly. Voltaire used to be an excellent enterprise guy, and is the reason why he didn't stay the poet he believed himself to be. Shadow lives simply in gentle. A cloud sails alongside as if it knew the place it used to be going. the big and lifeless Bonnefon. What a good-looking monk he might have made! the chance of good fortune is that it makes us fail to remember the world’s dreadful injustice. style ripens on the fee of happiness. it's going to now not be proposal that laziness is unproductive. inside of it, you reside intensely, like a hare listening. You swim in it as in water; and are brushed through the grasses of self-reproach. Oh, for anything new! whatever new, if it encompass my loss of life! The naturalists, like Maupassant, saw a bit of lifestyles and stuffed within the leisure. As for us, we now not dare manage something. We anticipate lifestyles to accomplish lifestyles. If lifestyles is in no hurry, we wait. To them, existence used to be now not sufficiently literary. To us, it truly is attractive adequate. Mme. de Noailles has an excellent spoken press. She is a girl of genius. She is the single lady who doesn't replica males, says Rosny. And the one one, I say, who's now not scared of ridicule. a tender black-haired chap, of flourishing mien, plump, tender, and maybe all of eighteen, involves see me. He had permit me comprehend through letter that he might name so one can inquire into the genesis of Poil de Carotte. He appears silly; I don’t see what he's attempting to do, i haven't the slightest curiosity in having him do it or in seeing him back, and that i inform him every thing, every little thing! and that i develop into lively, and that i clarify issues good. For not anything, I forged one among my top pages into the lap of this unknown. Ah, no! i'm really not a kind of who have to visit Venice with the intention to adventure an emotion. My lifestyles gives the look of being in concord with itself, and but i've got performed nearly not anything of what i wished to do. FEBRUARY each morning, upon waking, you want to say: “I see, I listen, I movement, it's not that i am in ache. thanks! lifestyles is gorgeous. ” lifestyles is what our personality makes it. We model it, as a snail does its shell. a guy can say: “I by no means made a fortune since it isn't really in my personality to be wealthy. ” Collectivism! expertise should be not anything yet person. it truly is more straightforward to be beneficiant than to not remorse it afterwards. Chaumot [Peasants. ] they've got types of ailments: these of the blood, and pains.

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