Souvenirs d'égotisme E–book/E–pub

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  • Souvenirs d'égotisme
  • Stendhal
  • English
  • 28 November 2020
  • 9781843910404

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Stendhal Ù 4 Free read Read & Download ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Stendhal Free download Souvenirs d'égotisme Social and artistic movements of the world around him he imbues a range of human experience from the mundane to the extraordinary with the significance it deserves Containing ever. I gotta admit this was a very tedious read for me and I was boarded out of my mind until I ve finished it what got me through this memoir was what Stendhal said in this uote so I hope that if boredom doesn t stop people reading this book they won t find any sense of grievance against menthe period that Stendhal lived in was pretty tough I presume and egotism was one way of making it through out among crowds and living life as a drifter let alone having many woman as mistresses was a young man s habit I don t think I would read this in any time again SO BOARD

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Stendhal Ù 4 Free read Read & Download ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Stendhal Free download Souvenirs d'égotisme Ything from delightful thumbnail sketches of his friends and colleagues to lyrical remembrances of gardens and operas and tenderly amused descriptions of tea with London prostitute. This is a nicely edited edition The work is a rambling stream of consciousness written in 1832 by the novelist to see how much he could turn out if he just kept writing It s gossipy and speaks of trying to get over his love with observations on Milan Paris and England

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Stendhal Ù 4 Free read Read & Download ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Stendhal Free download Souvenirs d'égotisme Memoirs of an Egotist Stendhal’s fragmentary autobiographical work is alert wry and perpetually self uestioning Through a series of apparently random impressions of the political. On the matter of sex What I got out of this book was exactly one thing That in some parts of Europe at the time women and men were eual in this respect everybody had lovers It wasn t something men did to women This makes scenes that might otherwise be repugnant resonate with eroticism Perhaps the euality is merely in the minds of men but Stendhal is a realist and so I doubt that An expert in the area might demolish my illusions howeverthough I m not sure I want you to if you are reading thisIn Chapter 3 two of Stendhal s friends decide to cheer him up by taking him to see a courtesan Alexandrine appeared and surpassed all expectations She was a tall and slim girl of seventeen or eighteen already matureshe was uiet and gentle but not at all shy fairly gay and not unseemly in her behaviour My friends eyes goggled at the sight of her Lussinge offered a glass of champagne which she refused and disappeared with her Mme Petit introduced us to the two other girls who weren t bad but we told her that she herself was prettierPoitevin took her off After a dreadfully long interval a very pale Lussinge returned Your turn Beyle ie Stendhal they cried You ve just come home it s your privilege not at all sure why getting to go second is special I found Alexandrine on a bed a little wan almost in the costume and in the exact position of Titian s Duchess of Urbino Let s just talk for ten minutes she said in a lively way I m a bit tired let s chat My young blood will flare up again soonShe was adorable I perhaps had never seen anyone prettier There wasn t too much licentiousness about her except in the eyes which gradually became suggestively animated and full you could say of passionI failed entirely with her it was a complete fiasco So I had to rely on a substitute which she submitted to Not uite knowing what to do I wanted to try this manual expedient again but she refused She seemed astonished Considering my situation I said several uite good things and then went out Of course I had to hurry off to Google to look up Titian s Duchess of Urbino What was she wearingAhI should have guessedThat s what she s wearing It turns out that this picture is a matter of great controversy nothing to do with whether you like her outfit by the way Mark Twain said of it You enter the Uffizi and proceed to that most visited little gallery that exists in the world the Tribune and there against the wall without obstructing rap or leaf you may look your fill upon the foulest the vilest the obscenest picture the world possesses Titian s Venus It isn t that she is naked and stretched out on a bed no it is the attitude of one of her arms and hand If I ventured to describe that attitude there would be a fine howl but there the Venus lies for anybody to gloat over that wants to and there she has a right to lie for she is a work of art and art has its privileges I saw a young girl stealing furtive glances at her I saw young men gazing long and absorbedly at her I saw aged infirm men hang upon her charms with a pathetic interest How I should like to describe her just to see what a holy indignation I could stir up in the worldyet the world is willing to let its sons and its daughters and itself look at Titian s beast but won t stand a description of it in wordsThere are pictures of nude women which suggest no impure thought I am well aware of that I am not railing at such What I am trying to emphasize is the fact that Titian s Venus is very far from being one of that sort Without any uestion it was painted for a bagnio and it was probably refused because it was a trifle too strong In truth it is a trifle too strong for any place but a public art gallery What Twain is saying here in Tramp Abroad I think is that if you wrote this picture in words it would be obscene rather than erotic Indeed it has been referred to as the masturbating Venusso you see what I mean Interesting in this context that Stendhal whether intuitively or consciously knew that to be the case and thus refers to Alexandrine in this most sexy way without any sex in his language whatsoever A mere reference to a painting says it all I m completely ignorant of art but I expect back then educated people reading this book would have understood the reference immediatelyindeed maybe everybody else doesBut permit the matter to be complex Is it not fair to say that although in this case the exuisitely erotic painting of the DuchessVenus looking directly as us her invited lover hard nipples touching herself does the job no words would to Twain s chagrin at the same time one could readily imagine a tacky picture rendered delicate via choice words Tit for tat if you will forgive me putting it this way