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Shvoong Home>Books>Classic Literature>Letters from my Mill Review

Letters from my Mill

Book Review   by:Louidger     Original Author: Alphonse Daudet
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This abstract was translated from Lettres de mon Moulin
 
Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) is among the first writers that classic french I have read, I was seven or eight years. The story entitled La chèvre de M. Séguin and the school each student read five lines in turn. Background decor, there was a mountain goat a little hungry for space and freedom and who will pay very dearly for his audacity. Re-reading Alphonse Daudet, is back to basics and reconnect with the world of his childhood, if it had the chance to have read during his childhood, otherwise it''s time for you to discover the Letters from my Mill of''Alphonse Daudet. It starts in the office of notary: a poet of Paris buys an old windmill and flour in Provence, in the heart of the Rhone Valley, with the avowed purpose to devote himself to his work of poetry. It was in this abandoned mill that the poet-writer Alphonse Daudet moved to write his letters to be published in 1869 and will be ignored by the public and critics. The book has twenty-three. My favorite is The Goat of Mister Seguin, but there are other equally good: The phrase of the pope tells us about the resentment and revenge, The secret of Master Cornille us several messages, including the consequences of progress technology versus the old traditions. There is also the story of a shepherd of Provence, a brief history of love and especially the location of the lighthouse Sanguinaires monitoring the Agony of Semilla, terrible story of a maritime disaster. We discover throughout this book a world and a different era, one which is at times nostalgic. Note: there is a museum Alphonse-Daudet in Fontvieille, Provence, and can be visited throughout the year.
Published: July 23, 2009   
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