Memories of Federic Mistral (Paperback)

By Frederic Mistral, George Wickes (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811210096, 292pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1986

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Hardcover (12/1/1986)

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Description

Written in the relaxed conversational style of an elderly gentlemen reminiscing about old days, the Memoirs describe the circumstances of mistral's childhood and early manhood--the Provencal landscapes, the seasonal life of the farm, the religious observances and seasonal festivities, many clearly of pagan origin. Memoirs, which is not so much an autobiography as a recollection of the life of ordinary country people in his early years, filled with delightful anecdotes, tales, folksongs, and poetry.