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By: Jules Renard
  • Title Book: The Journal of Jules Renard
  • Author : Jules Renard
  • ISBN 10: 9780979419874
  • ISBN 13: 0979419875
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography / Literary
  • Languages : en (Available in All Languages)
  • Pages : 304

Spanning from 1887 to a month before his death in 1910, The Journal of Jules Renard is a unique autobiographical masterpiece that, though celebrated abroad and cited as a principle influence by writers as varying as Somerset Maugham and Donald Barthelme, remains largely undiscovered in the United States. Throughout his journal, Renard develops not only his artistic convictions but also his humanity as he reflects on the nineteenth-century French literary and art scene, and on the emergence of his position as an important novelist and playwright in that world. Renard provides aphorisms and quips, and portrays the details of his personal life--his love interests, his position as a socialist mayor of Chitry, the suicide of his father--that often appear in his work.

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