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I got a lot out of this biography of one the most brave woman in early literary history A better understanding of her situation in life, her philosophies, circle of peers friends, enemies, lovers and family often frustrating, often moving and very enlightening The author inserts his judgements often, but they seem acute and compassionate I really enjoyed the ride. Aurore s mothering of her young male prot g s, in her latter years, however true it may have been, was a little too sappy for me. Translated From The French By Gerard Hopkins Pages, Plates, Boards, Very Good From The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition George Sand, Pseud Of Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baronne Dudevant , French Novelist Other Variant Forms Of Her Maiden Name Include Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin Born Of An Aristocratic Father And A Lower Class Mother, She Was Reared By Her Austere Paternal Grandmother On A Country Estate In Berry After Entering A Convent In Paris, She Returned To The Countryside And Led An Unconventional Life, Donning The Male Clothes That Became A Mark Of Her Rebellion In , After Eight Years Of A Marriage Of Convenience With Baron Dudevant, A Country Squire, She Went With Her Two Children To Paris, Obtaining A Divorce In She Wrote Some Novels, Which Were Widely Popular In Their Day, Supporting Herself And Her Children Chiefly By Her Writing Her Earlier Novels Were Romantic Later Ones Often Expressed Her Serious Concern With Social Reform Her Liaisons With Jules Sandeau, Musset, Chopin, And Others Were Open And Notorious, But Were Only Part Of Her Life She Demanded For Women The Freedom In Living That Was A Matter Of Course To The Men Of Her Day A long time ago I heard about a writer who loved to dress in men s clothes because she loved the freedom I immediately felt identified because I always loved my jeans and hated those frilly silly dresses my mom bought for me.Later I saw a movie about her life and liked the portrayal of her personality Then, when I was in college I was perusing the library when I found her biography so I had to read it I really liked it because I got insight as to her background and her motives. I found my copy at a used book store I ve been interested in reading a biography on Sand ever since I learned that she knew Chopin. An excellent book on a brilliant artist. Me encant esta biograf a y saber de la vida de la mujer q convivi con Chopin por 8 a os. Fascinating very nice written, very well documented, interesting characters, especially George Sand, not a very good writer herself, but with a life that beat all her novels. Fascinante y detallada biograf a de la novelista y escritora francesa George Sand Poco conocida hoy en d a, su nombre evoca a la amante de Federico Chopin y Alfred De Musset, una novelista de prosa fluida y f cil que ocasionalmente vest a como hombre para esc ndalo de sus contempor neos La realidad es mucho m s compleja, pues George Sand lleg a vivir setenta y dos a os y la lista de sus amistades y corresponsales es pr cticamente un inventario intelectual, art stico y pol tico de la Francia del siglo XIX Afirma Maurois que Evolucionando con su poca, permanece como un eco sonoro en el centro de las ideas nuevas Sus relaci n con Chopin duraron unos ocho o nueve a os de una intensa y agitada vida que la vio desafiar la subordinaci n intelectual de la mujer de la poca, codearse de t a t con los m s eminentes escritores y artistas francesas de la poca, participar como vocera del gobierno de la revoluci n de 1848, interceder por numerosos de sus allegados en los procesos reaccionarios que llevaron al gobierno imperial de Napole n III, horrorizarse de la guerra franco prusiana y terminar sus d as como dulce y apasionada abuela, a la vez que segu a una f rrea disciplina que la llevaba a escribir unas veinte a treinta p ginas diariamente y a culminar y publicar de dos a tres novelas por a o.Andr Maurois escribe esta biograf a con mucho respeto, mucha curiosidad y haciendo gala de interesantes y penetrantes observaciones psicol gicas Por ejemplo resume su proto feminismo as lo que ella ped a para las mujeres no era el derecho de voto y elecci n, sino la igualdad civil y la igualdad sentimental En ocasiones el texto se hace tedioso y ciertamente se necesita conocer de los protagonistas intelectuales del siglo XIX franc s para disfrutar del maravilloso y casi proustiano tejido que hace Andr Maurois de la vida personal, social y pol tica de George Sand Si bien el bi grafo considera parte de su deber mencionar las principales obras de la escritora e incluir un breve resumen de sus particularidades de estilo y contenido, claramente lo que le atrae y fascina est centrada en su prolija correspondencia y sus libros de memorias, m s que en las novelas, a tal grado que no logr motivarme a buscar alguna de las m s de cien novelas escritas por George Sand As culmina Andr Maurois su obra George Sand es inmortal por Consuelo pero tambi n por su Journal intime, por las Lettres d un Voyageur, por esa inmensa correspondencia tan f cil, tan justa de tono, tan firme de pensamiento, y por la verdad permanente de sus ideas Muchas de las tesis que defendi y que sorprendieron, en su tiempo, a lectores sin imaginaci n, se han convertido hoy en la pol tica de los mejores La igualdad que ped a para las mujeres , la igualdad que ped a para el pueblo, el sufragio universal una m s justa repartici n de la riqueza, no hay ya esp ritu honrado que no est de acuerdo con ella en esto.