The Journal of Jules Renard

By Jules Renard

"Directly, or ultimately, Renard is on the starting place of latest literature."--Jean-Paul Sartre Spanning from 1887 to a month prior to his demise in 1910, The magazine of Jules Renard is a distinct autobiographical masterpiece that, notwithstanding celebrated in another country, is essentially undiscovered within the United States.

Spanning from 1887 to a month earlier than his loss of life in 1910, The magazine of Jules Renard is a distinct autobiographical masterpiece that, although celebrated in a foreign country and mentioned as a precept impact through writers as various as Somerset Maugham and Donald Barthelme, continues to be mostly undiscovered within the usa. all through his magazine, Renard develops not just his inventive convictions but in addition 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 global. 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 seem in his paintings.

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He's either with no attempting. “I have simply obvious a taking pictures star,” says Philippe. “It fell on the backside of the backyard. ” there's jealousy in admiration as there's in love. in case you don't think that i'm the person who admires you such a lot, i like you not. What a tragic sight—an previous lady in a superb carriage with horses! i'm like a home that, now not with the ability to switch its position, may open its home windows so as to fill itself with the unknown; yet not anything enters, and in the meantime the home has misplaced its intimacy. I shall expect you. I let you know my intimate lifestyles, as I see it, all actual. hence, you won't need to make up a fake one after my demise. differently, you would need to perform a little fix task, just like the biographers of Mérimée. whilst i believe of the letters I write, i'm wondering what worth, from the perspective of sincerity, one is justified in giving to the correspondence of significant males. Valéry, a prodigious conversationalist. From the Café de los angeles Paix to the Mercure de France, he displayed impressive riches of brain, a true fortune. He brings every little thing right down to arithmetic. He want to make a desk of logarithms for writers. this is because Mallarmé pursuits him loads. He attempts to discover in him a syntax of precision. He wish to do for every sentence what has already been performed for phrases: express its genesis. He has a contempt for intelligence. He says that energy has the proper to arrest intelligence and clap it in prison. an excessive amount of intelligence brings on an aversion for itself. you won't have made genuine growth till you've gotten misplaced the need to turn out your expertise. “The humans” mustn't ever be pressured with “the peasant. ” i'm toward the peasant, and that i don’t suggest that I show pride in it. occasionally I revenue through it, and infrequently I be afflicted by it. De Flers has simply long gone out of right here, after telling me that [Jeanne] Granier will play Le Plaisir de Rompre, that she already understands it via center, that she is making an attempt out the strains. And Noblet, who likes every little thing I’ve performed, will most likely take the a part of the guy. So all this month I’m going to believe silly and depressing. I exclaim: “What good fortune! ” and that i don’t recognize what i've got performed to deserve it. My paintings, performed through Granier, who, says de Flers, doesn't ask to be paid! My paintings, performed through Noblet, who, says de Flers, will act with no expense! i'm misplaced! If, no less than, I had deliberate it! Ah! How fortunate i'm! “Listen,” says Marinette. “You deserve it. you have got such very difficult moments to move via. ” FEBRUARY Granier. Le Plaisir de Rompre. . . . “The minute I learn your play, i assumed; ‘That guy must write a three-act play for me. He’s the fellow for me. ’” once she opens her mouth, I inform her: “How clever you're! i'm enchanted along with your intelligence, your allure. ” After i've got left, she's going to say: “He’s comical, that man! ” Lautrec is expecting the demise of previous Victoria. once the inside track comes, he'll make off for London to determine a spectacle detailed during this century. Allais says that she sustains herself in simple terms via consuming gin. the day gone by, first practice session.

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