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This Book Is Than The Autobiography Of An Extraordinary Woman It Is Also The Story Of A Century Of French History As Lived Through The Experiences And Fates Of Three Generations, The Tumultuous History Of The Birth Of Modern France And The Transformation Of A Society Foarte remarcabil g ndirea autoarei mi pare r u c un suflet at t de bun ca al s u a trebuit s ndure at ta nefericire Am izbucnit n pl ns c nd am v zut c nu mai am ce s mai citesc Merit fiecare cuv nt a ternut de ea pe h rtie. Free download available at Project Gutenberg Histoire de ma Vie, Livre 1 Vol.1 to 4.Free download available at Project Gutenberg Histoire de ma Vie, Livre 2 Vol 5 to 9.Free download available at Project Gutenberg Histoire de ma Vie, Livre 3 Vol 10 13.Even if this book is not considered as a true autobiography it seems the author didn t follow the faits and the corresponding dates , I really liked it.Her relationship with her grand mother was stronger than to her mother and she was heartbroken after her death After that, she was sent to a monastery in order to finish her education.Unfortunately she didn t describe in details her writing career On the other hand, she mentioned several of her famous and very known friends, painters and writers of the 19th century French literature.About Balzac Un de mes amis, qui connaissait un peu Balzac, m avait pr sent e lui, non comme une muse de d partement, mais comme une bonne personne de province tr s merveill e de son talent C tait la v rit Bien que Balzac n e t pas encore produit ses chefs d uvre cette poque, j tais vivement frapp e de sa mani re neuve et originale, et je le consid rais d j comme un ma tre tudier Balzac avait t , non pas charmant pour moi, la mani re de Delatouche, mais excellent aussi, avec plus de rondeur et d galit de caract re Tout le monde sait comme le contentement de lui m me, contentement si bien fond qu on le lui pardonnait, d bordait en lui comme il aimait parler de ses ouvrages, les raconter d avance, les faire en causant, les lire en brouillons ou en preuves Na f et bon enfant au possible, il demandait conseil aux enfans, n coutait pas la r ponse, ou s en servait pour la combattre avec l obstination de sa sup riorit Il n enseignait jamais, il parlait de lui, de lui seul Une seule fois il s oublia pour nous parler de Rabelais, que je ne connaissais pas encore Il fut si merveilleux, si blouissant, si lucide, que nous nous disions en le quittant Oui, oui, d cid ment, il aura tout l avenir qu il r ve il comprend trop bien ce qui n est pas lui, pour ne pas faire de lui m me une grande individualit About Stendhal Sur le bateau vapeur qui me conduisait de Lyon Avignon, je rencontrai un des crivains les plus remarquables de ce temps ci, Bayle, dont le pseudonyme tait Stendhal Il tait consul Civita Vecchia et retournait son poste, apr s un court s jour Paris Il tait brillant d esprit et sa conversation rappelait celle de Delatouche, avec moins de d licatesse et de gr ce, mais avec plus de profondeur.About Musset Alfred de Musset subit bien plus gravement que moi l effet de l air de Venise qui foudroie beaucoup d trangers, on ne le sait pas assez Il fit une maladie grave une fi vre typho de le mit deux doigts de lamort Ce ne fut pas seulement le respect d un beau g nie qui m inspira pour lui une grande sollicitude et qui me donna, moi tr s malade aussi, des forces inattendues c tait aussi les c t s charmans de son caract re et les souffrances morales que de certaines luttes entre son c ur et son imagination cr aient sans cesse cette organisation de po te.About Sainte Beuve Parmi les hommes d un talent appr ci , M Sainte Beuve, par les abondantes et pr cieuses ressources de sa conversation, me fut tr s salutaire, en m me temps que son amiti , un peu susceptible, un peu capricieuse mais toujours pr cieuse retrouver, me donna quelquefois la force qui me manquait vis vis de moi m me.About Delacroix Eug ne Delacroix fut un de mes premiers amis dans le monde des artistes, et j ai le bonheur de le compter toujours parmi mes vieux amis Vieux, on le sent, est le mot relatif l anciennet des relations, et non la personne Delacroix n a pas et n aura pas de vieillesse C est un g nie et un homme jeune Bien que, par une contradiction originale et piquante, son esprit critique sans cesse le pr sent et raille l avenir, bien qu il se plaise conna tre, sentir, deviner, ch rir exclusivement les uvres et souvent les id es du pass , il est, dans son art, l innovateur et l oseur par excellence Pour moi, il est le premier ma tre de ce temps ci, et, relativement ceux du pass , il restera un des premiers dans l histoire de la peinture Cet art n ayant pas g n ralement progress depuis la renaissance, et paraissant moins go t et moins compris relativement par les masses, il est naturel qu un type d artiste comme Delacroix, longtemps touff ou combattu par cette d cadence de l art et par cette perversion du go t g n ral, ait r agi, de toute la force de ses instincts, contre le monde moderne.About Lamennais On l a dit, et on l a tr s bien dit et compris, jusqu au lendemain de sa mort, les esprits droits et justes ont embrass d un coup d il cette illustre carri re de travaux et de souffrances la post rit le dira jamais, et ce sera une gloire de l avoir reconnu et proclam sur la tombe encore ti de de Lamennais ce grand penseur a t , sinon parfaitement, du moins admirablement logique avec lui m me dans toutes ses phases de d veloppement.About Chopin Le g nie de Chopin est le plus profond et le plus plein de sentiments et d motions qui ait exist Il a fait parler un seul instrument la langue de l infini il a pu souvent r sumer, en dix lignes qu un enfant pourrait jouer, des po mes d une l vation immense, des drames d une nergie sans gale Il n a jamais eu besoin des grands moyens mat riels pour donner le mot de son g nie Il ne lui a fallu ni saxophones ni ophicl ides pour remplir l me de terreur ni orgues d glise, ni voix humaines pour la remplir de foi et d enthousiasme Il n a pas t connu et il ne l est pas encore de la foule Il faut de grands progr s dans le go t et l intelligence de l art pour que ses uvres deviennent populaires Un jour viendra o l on orchestrera sa musique sans rien changer sa partition de piano, et o tout le monde saura que ce g nie aussi vaste, aussi complet, aussi savant que celui des plus grands ma tres qu il s tait assimil s, a gard une individualit encore plus exquise que celle de S bastien Bach, encore plus puissante que celle de Beethoven, encore plus dramatique que celle de Weber Il est tous les trois ensemble, et il est encore lui m me, c est dire plus d li dans le go t, plus aust re dans le grand, plus d chirant dans la douleur Mozart seul lui est sup rieur, parce que Mozart a en plus le calme de la sant , par cons quent la pl nitude de la vie.A very touching piece of work, a true masterpiece written by George Sand. I enjoyed the beginning where she describes her childhood and youth I enjoyed the bits of French history that played a part The latter half of the book is a lot philosophical and I found this less interesting Maybe I had hoped for some juicy bits about her liaisons This translation of George Sand s autobiography by Dan Hofstadter is divided into three parts Part One is her autobiography, Part Two contains letters between George and her lover Alfred de Musset as well as extracts from her journal from the period November 15 to 28 1834, and Part Three describes time she spent on the island of Majorca with Fredric Chopin In the autobiography, heavily weighted to her early years, George Sand recounts her life story through three generations Aurore Dupin, also later known as George Sand , was born in Paris 1804 Her father Maurice came from a heritage of kings and nobility while her mother Sophie came from very humble and impoverished beginnings The fact Maurice married so far below his station was a constant irritant in the family dynamic, creating animosity and distrust between Maurice s mother and Sophie, Maurice s wife When Aurore was four, her father who was a soldier, was killed in battle and Aurore, Sophie and her grandmother moved from Paris to the family home in Nohant There disharmony between the two women continued with Aurore the pawn in a perpetual and jealous tug of war between her mother and her grandmother After her father s death, Aurore s grandmother took over guardianship of her granddaughter as she had the funds to raise and educate her as well as place her in a favourable position to ensure a good marriage Aurore was sent to a religious convent in Paris for three years after which she returned once again to the family home in Nohant When her grandmother died, Aurore inherited the estate She married Casimir Dudevant at the age of nineteen and had two children, a boy Maurice and a girl named Solange But she was unhappy in her pampered rural setting and at the age of twenty seven left for Paris in search of independence and personal happiness She had few funds for her expenses and so she dressed like a man to reduce her clothing costs and to be comfortable She also took to smoking cigars In Paris she frequented the literary and political events, attended theaters and picture shows and went to the clubs where she met a number of different writers and artists She relished in her new exciting life and independence and began writing in a very focused and disciplined way When she fell in love with Jules Sandeau a young writer with whom she wrote collaboratively, she used the pen name J Sand as she wanted to remain anonymous Later when she published Indiana her first novel, she changed her pseudonym once again to George Sand After the relationship with Sandeau ended, she met Alfred de Musset a young poet, and they soon became lovers During this period in Paris and amidst a number of different relationships, Sand separated from her husband and took custody of Solange while her son Maurice remained with her husband Casimir There were many other relationships and lovers including her complicated and well known affair with Chopin that signals the end of the first section of the book She describes that relationship as complex, one that began as friends, progressed to a short period as lovers and was followed by a longer period when she took care of him during his long illness During that final period she assumed the role of care giver rather than lover In Part Two, reading the correspondence between George and Alfred, the reader gets a better sense of Sand s love life, an entirely different tone than that of the autobiographical section The shorter part of this section, titled The Intimate Journal serves a similar purpose In Part Three she describes a winter in 1838 39 that she spent in Majorca with Chopin, although his name is never mentioned There are beautiful descriptions of the island which many say are still true today, and she also includes some interesting thoughts on religion But she is embarrassingly critical of the inhabitants, calling them monkeys and seems completely devoid of any appreciation or sensitivity to their culture Like a typical na ve and insensitive tourist, she is full of complaints about the services and accommodations provided on the island Part One, the autobiography, is long and at times weighed down by the level of detail such as her descriptions of the convent in Paris, its architecture, gardens, nooks and crannies Aurore s early life and that of her parents takes up most of the focus of the storyline which falters after the death of her grandmother Descriptions of the later part of her life appear rushed with large gaps in the narrative Regrettably, the reader is almost finished the entire autobiographical section before Sand talks about her literary career, and even then we do not get a lot of detail about her life as a writer This is a major disappointment as that is specifically why many of us are reading this book Sand does concede her account does not include all her poignant sorrows as she does not feel it serves any purpose Perhaps that is why the last forty years of her life is covered in only two chapters However, Sand makes no apologies to the reader for these lapses as she says the purpose of this written account is to put her souvenirs in order As perhaps an unintended aside, the entire narrative does give us a sense of what it was like living in France in the first half of the 19th century, as it is an important background to several events The final two parts of the book give quite a different understanding of Sand than her autobiography and her personality is much evident in her letters and the excerpt from her journals She covered little of her romances or relationships with other writers and artists in the main text, so without this section the reader would certainly not get a sense of this side of her personality Sand has also completely ignored a discussion of any of the issues generated by her quirky lifestyle or any of the problems that were brought on by fame This is an interesting omission as she was renowned for her unique and bohemian way of life.This is a very readable text and for that credit is due to the translator as well as Sand s writing. Couldn t finish it. uvres modifier GEORGE SANDmanuscrit de Un hiver Majorque.Le Commissionnaire avec Jules Sandeau 1830.Rose et Blanche avec Jules Sandeau, roman, 1831 La Fille d Albano 1831 Valentine roman, 1831 Indiana roman, 1832 L lia roman, 1833 Aldo le Rimeur 1833 Une conspiration en 1537 1833 Journal intime 1834 Jacques roman, 1834 Le Secr taire intime roman, 1834 La Marquise roman, 1834 Garnier conte, Urbain Canel Adolphe Guyot 1834 Lavinia 1834 M tella 1834 Andr roman, 1835 Matt a 1835 Leone Leoni roman, 1835 Simon roman, 1836 Mauprat 1837 Dodecation, ou le Livre des douze Le Dieu inconnu 1837 Les Ma tres moza stes roman, 1838 La Derni re Aldini roman, 1838 L Orco 1838 L Uscoque roman, 1838 Gabriel dialogue, 1839 lire en ligne Spiridion roman, 1839 Les Sept Cordes de la lyre th tre, 1840 Cosima, ou la Haine dans l amour th tre, 1840 Pauline Les Mississipiens roman, 1840 Le Compagnon du tour de France roman, 1841 Mouny Roubin 1842 Georges de Gu rin 1842 Horace 1842 Un hiver Majorque r cit, 1842 La Comtesse de Rudolstadt roman, 1843 La S ur cadette 1843 Kouroglou 1843 Carl 1843 Jean Zizka roman historique sur la vie de Jan i ka, chef de guerre hussite, 1843 Consuelo roman, 1843 Jeanne roman, 1844 Le Meunier d Angibault roman, 1845 La Mare au diable roman, 1846 Isidora roman, 1846 Teverino roman, 1846 Les Noces de campagne roman, 1846 Evenor et Leucippe Les Amours de l ge d or 1846 Le P ch de M Antoine 1847 Lucr zia Floriani roman, 1847 Le Piccinino roman, 1847 La Petite Fadette roman, 1849 Fran ois le Champi roman, 1850 Le Ch teau des D sertes roman, 1851 Histoire du v ritable Gribouille 1851 Le Mariage de Victorine th tre, 1851 La Fauvette du docteur 1853 Mont Rev che 1853 La Filleule 1853 Les Ma tres sonneurs 1853 Adriani 1854 Flaminio th tre, 1854 Histoire de ma vie autobiographie, 1855 Autour de la table 1856 La Daniella 1857 Le Diable aux champs 1857 Promenades autour d un village 1857 Ces beaux messieurs de Bois Dor 1858 Elle et lui r cit autobiographique sur ses relations avec Musset, 1859 Jean de la Roche 1859 L Homme de neige 1859 Narcisse 1859 Les Dames vertes 1859 Constance Verrier 1860 La Ville noire 1861 Valv dre 1861 La Famille de Germandre 1861 Le Marquis de Villemer 1861 Tamaris 1862 Mademoiselle La Quintinie 1863 Les Dames vertes 1863 Antonia 1863 La Confession d une jeune fille 1865 Laura 1865 Monsieur Sylvestre 1866 Le Don Juan de village th tre, 1866 Flavie 1866 Le Dernier Amour 1867 Cadio th tre, 1868 Mademoiselle Merquem 1868 Pierre qui roule 1870 Le Beau Laurence 1870 Malgr tout 1870 C sarine Dietrich 1871 Journal d un voyageur pendant la guerre 1871 Francia Un bienfait n est jamais perdu 1872 Nanon 1872 Contes d une grand m re vol 1 1873 Ma s ur Jeanne 1874 Flamarande 1875 Les Deux Fr res 1875 La Tour de Percemont 1876 Contes d une grand m re vol 2 1876 Marianne 1876 L gendes rustiques La Reine Mab La F e qui court Fanchette 1877 L Orgue du Titan 1873 Les Ailes du courage This was a GREAT book Or rather, the first 3 4 of it was Ms Sands talks in charming, sometimes depressing, detail about her childhood, but with an intriguing style that kept me interested and entertained throughout It was fascinating to learn about the people and places that influenced such an interesting life It s unfortunate that the book sort of putters out at the end, and short shrift is given to all the events of her life after the death of her grandmother including her marriage, career, children I believe that the volume only covers her life until her affair with Chopin, but it all seemed very choppy and skimpy toward the end.Nevertheless, I love George Sand and find her a fascinating historical figure and writer, and it was fun to read her tell her own life s story. Iconoclast that she is, George Sand s independent spirit and astute observatory powers are evident from the first page of her memoirs, which begin with her early childhood and finish up with her affair with Chopin who sounds like a total sap I say that in a fond way, Chopin is one of my favorite composers and I loved the movie Impromptu It s interesting to read about Sand s contempt for the Ton of the 19th century, people who sound like they ve taken a few too many ballet lessons There is a one description of an elderly lady who is quite fond of her pale arms and feels the need to expose them at dinner parties that feels as contemporary as a description of an aging actress with a close, personal relationship with Botox Sand s teenage travails in a convent in Paris are equally terrifying Life without central heating must have been terrible indeed Erster Band der Lebensgeschichte von George Sand mit R ckblick auf die Geschichte ihres Vaters und die Verwandtschaft im Adel von Sachsen Es wird flei ig aus Briefen zitiert und geschichtliche Anspielungen h ufen sich da tut es gut, wenn man ber die Zeit der Revolution und Napoleons etwas mehr parat hat als gesundes Halbwissen Die Ausgabe besteht aus vier B nden bis hin zu Chopin und der Reise nach Mallorca Der vierte Band besch ftigt sich dann auch mit dem Werk Man muss autobiographien m gen und erst recht sich f r Geroge Sand und ihre Zeit interessieren An manchen Stellen berwiegt das Gef hl, dass die Autorin da eine Selbstdarstellung unternimmt, um ihr Image zu pflegen an anderen Stellen scheint sie sehr direkt und ehrlich zu schreiben Jedenfalls lohnt sich das Lesen.