One of Cleopatra's Nights

One of Cleopatra's Nights By Théophile Gautier Lafcadio Hearn, One of Cleopatra s Nights Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier was a French poet dramatist novelist journalist and literary critic In the Revolution he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenne district of Paris
  • Title: One of Cleopatra's Nights
  • Author: Théophile Gautier Lafcadio Hearn
  • ISBN: 9781409914235
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of Cleopatra's Nights By Théophile Gautier Lafcadio Hearn, Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier 1811 1872 was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic In the 1830 Revolution, he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenne district of Paris, living a rather pleasant bohemian life He began writing poetry as early as 1826 but the majority of his life was spent as a contributor to various journals, mainly for LaPierre Jules Theophile Gautier 1811 1872 was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic In the 1830 Revolution, he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenne district of Paris, living a rather pleasant bohemian life He began writing poetry as early as 1826 but the majority of his life was spent as a contributor to various journals, mainly for La Presse, which also gave him the opportunity for foreign travel and meeting many influential contacts in high society and in the world of the arts, which inspired many of his writings including Voyage en Espagne 1843 , Tresors d Art de la Russie 1858 , and Voyage en Russie 1867 He was a celebrated abandonnee of the Romantic Ballet, writing several scenarios, the most famous of which is Giselle His prestige was confirmed by his role as director of Revue de Paris from 1851 1856 During this time, he became a journalist for Le Moniteur universel, then the editorship of influential review L Artiste in 1856 His works include Albertus 1830 , La Comedie de la Mort 1838 , Une Larme du Diable 1839 , Constantinople 1853 and L Art Moderne 1856.
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    1. Théophile Gautier Lafcadio Hearn

      Pierre Jules Th ophile Gautier 1811 1872 was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic In the 1830 Revolution, he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenn district of Paris, living a rather pleasant bohemian life He began writing poetry as early as 1826 but the majority of his life was spent as a contributor to various journals, mainly for La Presse, which also gave him the opportunity for foreign travel and meeting many influential contacts in high society and in the world of the arts, which inspired many of his writings including Voyage en Espagne 1843 , Tr sors d Art de la Russie 1858 , and Voyage en Russie 1867 He was a celebrated abandonn e of the Romantic Ballet, writing several scenarios, the most famous of which is Giselle His prestige was confirmed by his role as director of Revue de Paris from 1851 1856 During this time, he became a journalist for Le Moniteur universel, then the editorship of influential review L Artiste in 1856 His works include Albertus 1830 , La Com die de la Mort 1838 , Une Larme du Diable 1839 , Constantinople 1853 and L Art Moderne 1856

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    1. I was originally intrigued by the cover art and the title e book version then by the translator s opening essay In his time, Gautier was considered a wordmaster, an artist who created a painting by carefully choosing and placing words to achieve his creation For me, the ornate descriptions sometimes interrupted the storytelling but these tales are gems of Romanticism filled with deep emotion, exotic locales, a touch of the supernatural Interestingly, one of the recurring themes of these stories [...]


    2. C est une Cl op tre bien inhabituelle que d peint ici Th ophile Gautier une reine effray e par cette Egypte monumentale sur laquelle elle r gne et, par dessus tout, une reine qui s ennuie La survenue d un audacieux jeune homme qui brave tous les dangers pour elle introduit dans se fastueuse existence un trouble qui la s duit Mais s duire Cl op tre s av re peut tre le plus p rilleux des exploits Les voluptueux caprices de la reine ne sont ils pas les plus dangereux


    3. Very Baroque and ultimately a sense of style over substance, this book has some lovely passages but tedious pages Partly because of the translation, I suspect, the writing comes out as overwrought, overemotional, melodrama.



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