Un hiver à Majorque

Un hiver à Majorque By George Sand Béatrice Didier, Un hiver Majorque Il ne s agit pas tant de voyager que de partir quel est celui de nous qui n a pas quelque douleur distraire ou quelque joug secouer Le c l bre couple doit partir la sant de Chopin exige une temp ratur
  • Title: Un hiver à Majorque
  • Author: George Sand Béatrice Didier
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  • Un hiver à Majorque By George Sand Béatrice Didier, Il ne s agit pas tant de voyager que de partir quel est celui de nous qui n a pas quelque douleur distraire ou quelque joug secouer Le c l bre couple doit partir la sant de Chopin exige une temp rature cl mente et le g nie de Sand, une solitude totale pour crire Ils seront merveill s par l le, ses alo s, ses monuments arabes et ses costumes grecs Mais l Il ne s agit pas tant de voyager que de partir quel est celui de nous qui n a pas quelque douleur distraire ou quelque joug secouer Le c l bre couple doit partir la sant de Chopin exige une temp rature cl mente et le g nie de Sand, une solitude totale pour crire Ils seront merveill s par l le, ses alo s, ses monuments arabes et ses costumes grecs Mais les habitants, s tonne l crivain, ne ressemblent gu re aux paysans du Berry Ils ne pensent pas, l vent des cochons et craignent par dessus tout les maladies contagieuses Bref, le courant ne passe pas et pourtant cette invitation au voyage est le meilleur guide des Bal ares qui ait t crit Il rendit c l bre Palma et, au milieu des orangers et des amandiers, la chartreuse de Valldemosa qui r sonne encore de la musique de Chopin.
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    1. George Sand Béatrice Didier

      Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, later Baroness French baronne Dudevant 1 July 1804 8 June 1876 , best known by her pseudonym George Sand French pronunciation s d , was a French novelist She is considered by some a feminist although she refused to join this movement She is regarded as the first French female novelist to gain a major reputation.Sand s reputation came into question when she began sporting men s clothing in public which she justified by the clothes being far sturdier and less expensive than the typical dress of a noblewoman at the time In addition to being comfortable, Sand s male dress enabled her to circulate freely in Paris than most of her female contemporaries could, and gave her increased access to venues from which women were often barred even women of her social standing.Also scandalous was Sand s smoking tobacco in public neither peerage nor gentry had yet sanctioned the free indulgence of women in such a habit, especially in public though Franz Liszt s paramour Marie D Agoult affected this as well, smoking large cigars These and other behaviors were exceptional for a woman of the early and mid 19th century, when social codes especially in the upper classes were of the utmost importance.As a consequence of many unorthodox aspects of her lifestyle, Sand was obliged to relinquish some of the privileges appertaining to a baroness though, interestingly, the s of the period did permit upper class wives to live physically separated from their husbands, without losing face, provided the estranged couple exhibited no blatant irregularity to the outside world.Poet Charles Baudelaire was a contemporary critic of George Sand She is stupid, heavy and garrulous Her ideas on morals have the same depth of judgment and delicacy of feeling as those of janitresses and kept women The fact that there are men who could become enamoured of this slut is indeed a proof of the abasement of the men of this generation However, other luminaries in the world of arts and letters did not necessarily agree with Baudelaire, a few quotes will suffice She was a thinking bosom and one who overpowered her young lovers, all Sybil a Romantic V.S Pritchett writer What a brave man she was, and what a good woman Ivan Turgenev novelist The most womanly woman Alfred de Musset poet George Sand died at Nohant, near Ch teauroux, in France s Indre d partement on 8 June 1876, at the age of 71 and was buried in the grounds of her home there.

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    1. Reise nach Mallorca ist ein Reisetagebuch aus dem Jahr 1838 Obwohl Chopin eine zentrale Rolle in der Geschichte einnimmt, kann man sein musikalisches Dasein nicht nacherleben Chopin bleibt w hrend der gesamten Geschichte anonym, seine Person und sein Leben werden kaum thematisiert Die Liebschaft zu seiner Geliebten George Sand steht nicht im Mittelpunkt und wird nur beil ufig erw hnt Das Augenmerk liegt auf dem Leben auf Mallorca im Jahr 1838, auf die vorherrschende Kultur, seine Einwohner und s [...]


    2. I just came back from a wonderful vacation in Mallorca and bought a copy on the island of George Sand s account I thought it was going to be a book about her relationship with Chopin and the island but the only references to the composer is that he is an invalid and he is never named Sand s descriptions of the island s beauty are spot on, even two hundred years later, I could imagine the places and the landscapes that she describes having just seen a lot of it myself I have never read George San [...]



    3. ETA 17 2 2012 quote of the day Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness George SandShe should have employed some kindness here Letter from a reader to one that is thinking of reading In order to reconcile you to having been deprived of actual physical reading of George Sands s vitriolic attack on the largest of the Balearic Islands, I am reviewing my journey through this book, in the certai [...]


    4. I chose this because it is short and I had never read George Sand, but it was mostly like watching a cat fight Robert Graves came to bury, not to praise her, in this apparently first English translation, with his annotations, copyright 1956 His flurry of footnotes never lets up No it was called and No the islands and Not true He knows Majorca well and objects to and or refutes most of what she says, one way or another You do get some glimpses of Sand, the woman and the writer, and Chopin, her co [...]


    5. Life resembles a novel often than novels resemble life Aurore Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin was an aristocrat who lived up to her famous statement She was born in 1804 and married in 1822, at the age of eighteen, Casimir Dudevant with whom she had two children Maurice in 1823 and Solange in 1828 This Normal life came to an end in 1831 when she left her husband and children moving to Paris, in modern terms, to find herself She embarked on a series of affairs with prominent writers and musicians H [...]


    6. When in Majorca, why not read about George Sand, a French novelist and memoirist, who was Chopin s lover So I did They spent the cold, wet winter of 1838 39 on the island in an abandoned Carthusian monastery Sand s writing is a dense literary bouquet of sometimes scathing, sometimes lyrical digressions, opinions, historical research, geography and parable I particularly liked her descriptions of landscapes, dotted with man s architectural thumbprint, in sunshine and moonlight and storm I do not [...]


    7. I read this in a famous translation by Robert Graves unfortunately he took umbrage at George Sand s negative comments on Majorca, and, as he went on, started to add enormous footnotes arguing with the text and pointing out inaccuracies These are sometimes amusing, sometimes infuriating, and make reading the book a slightly strange experience



    8. Interesting for an old book If you become interested in George Sands, usually because of a visit to Mallorca, it s worth taking a look at Sometimes books I don t enjoy reading I am glad I ve read them from an educational point of view This book gives a glipse of life past in Mallorca and not very good attitudes to local people.


    9. George Sand wrote of a winter1838 Majorcawith her lover Frederick Chopin The book does not mention Chopin by name A few mentions of a piano, a few mentions of an invalid traveling with her I found most interesting the footnotes by Robert Graves who corrects Sand s multi misrepresentations of geography and history Sand writes from the perspective of a bitter woman, critical of the Majorcan people, resentful of her role as Chopin s nurse, and apparently that wintereven in Spainn indeed be wet and [...]


    10. George Sand a female writes beautifully However, the book is not what I thought it would be My mother bought the book for me while we were visiting Valldemossa, Mallorca I was thinking the book would recount the romance between the two artists, Sand and Frederic Chopin, one a writer and one a famous composer But, no, that remains a mystery of sorts George Sand wrote a description of the flora, fauna, and people of Mallorca in the mid 19th century Given that I am interested in filling in the gaps [...]


    11. In a recent holiday to Majorca I visited the famous house that was home to author and notable figure George Sand, her two children and her friend Chopin in 1838 There visitors can see the piano used by Chopin, various portraits and other personal belongings left by them, and the gift shop includes a variety of copies of this book that was written about her experiences there by George Sand after her three month visit What is rather amazing is that her recollections and opinions of her time at Val [...]


    12. The translation French to Spanish was nasty And, maybe worse, I found spelling mistakes and bad punctuation on every page There s much to like in this book it goes beyond travelogue and into memoir in a beautifully quirky, tongue in cheek sort of way She destroys the people of Mallorca, condemning them as miserly and thieves, even less than human though the book s foreword makes a good case of both apologizing and explaining the reasons behind this terrible impression Sand took with her from her [...]


    13. i bought this book to read a tourist s review of mallorca during the 19th century, to accompany me during my stay there it is interesting how george sand s description of the landscape still holds until today mallorca is still beautiful, but the locals have definitely progressed and are not so naive and unhospitable as she prevoiusly experienced i put a low rating because this book has launched a tourist trap frenzy in the sleepy town of valdemossa.


    14. I was really disappoiknted with this book.She spends time quoting other people s work than she does describing what she actually does on the island.She is, however, very forthright about the islanders and the disdain in which she holds them She would have done better to stay in France, or go to Switzerland.About her family and her living arrangements with M Chopin we learn virtually nothing.


    15. George Sands s tough look at Mallorca and their people, when she spent winter with Frederick Chopin in 1838 39 Shocked by the backwardness of the people, even on Spanish standards, she sheds light on what happened there at that time Inquisition was gone already 10 years before, but many things stayed.This travel documentary from 1840 was one of the first at that time, and it is fine by those standards


    16. You may have also seen the Egyptian pyramids, a hideous testimony to the slavery of nations or the dolmens over which torrents of human blood flowed to slake the unquenchable thirst of barbaric gods But most of you artists see only the beautiful or the singularity of execution in the works on man, and are impervious to the ideas that this work substantiates Consequently your intellect often worships an emotion which your heart, if it had a conscience, would reject p 108


    17. Composer Frederic Chopin and author George Sand flee to Majorca for his health He is so ill with consumption that his shipboard bed is burned upon his arrival at Palma They find a rental in a vacant monastery from which the monks have been driven Here, in spite of it all, Chopin continues to work This book was made into a movie.


    18. I purchased this book during a visit to Chopin s house in Majorca, and decided I d upgrade it from souvenir to a book I ve read Instead it s been demoted to incredibly boring souvenir


    19. I ll almost certainly never read this, but it looks good on my bookshelf and kids visitors into thinking I m well read and not just interested in learning about criminals and football Not a completely random purchase had been to Sand and Chopin s house in Valldemossa previously and was curious what the whining little bitch had to say about her brief stay.


    20. J ai bien aim le c t descriptif de ce livre J ai pu visualiser les paysages de Majorque travers ce livre Le probl me est qu elle a une vision assez n gative de la population ce qui terni un peu le livre Int ressant lire mais il ne faut pas s arr ter la vision de l auteur.


    21. Yow, George Sand is such a snob But she makes some very interesting comments about the psychology of traveling I put this down about 3 4s the way through because her bitching about the inferiority of the Mallorcan people got really tiring


    22. Oh mon dieu Comment peut on laisser autant de fautes dans un livre L histoire n est pas ce quoi je m attendais, mais c est mieux Le r cit est ok.



    23. This was the Luis Ripoll version, translated by Lieut Col W Kirkbride Quite interesting to see the island as it was.


    24. Did not finish this although the Majorca parts were of interest Perhaps I ll get back to it when traveling to Majorca or listening to Chopin.


    25. My four stars are perhaps misleading as I did not read this exact edition of the book Instead, I read a Polish translation of it I have not read any of George Sand s other works and I reached for this one specifically because I was traveling in Mallorca at the time As such, the book was an entertaining and informative read about 19th century Mallorca or rather, a French perspective of it George Sand is definitely too harsh and patronizing when she writes about the Mallorcans, however One needs t [...]


    26. Two centuries ago George Sand spent so strange and hard winter in Mallorca that she wrote a novel about this adventure mostly filled with complaints Only common thing her island has with the island I saw this summer is overwhelmingly beautiful nature I kind of got tired of all this whining quite soon.


    27. George Sanders narra su vivencia en Mallorca Su descripci n consta mayormente de quejas Fue desagradable leer este libro y tambi n muy aburrido No me quedaron ganas de volver a leer a George Sand.


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