My Father's Life

My Father s Life EDME R TIF fils de Pierre et d Anne Simon naquit le novembre Nitri terre d pendante de l abbaye de Mol me dans le Tonnerrois Son p re avait une fortune honn te c tait un homme charmant par

  • Title: My Father's Life
  • Author: Rétif de la Bretonne
  • ISBN: 9780862991760
  • Page: 412
  • Format: None
  • EDME R TIF, fils de Pierre et d Anne Simon, naquit le 16 novembre 1692, Nitri, terre d pendante de l abbaye de Mol me dans le Tonnerrois Son p re avait une fortune honn te c tait un homme charmant par la figure, et d une conversation amusante on le recherchait de toutes parts, et lorsqu on ne pouvait l avoir, on venait chez lui Comme il avait la satisfaction de touEDME R TIF, fils de Pierre et d Anne Simon, naquit le 16 novembre 1692, Nitri, terre d pendante de l abbaye de Mol me dans le Tonnerrois Son p re avait une fortune honn te c tait un homme charmant par la figure, et d une conversation amusante on le recherchait de toutes parts, et lorsqu on ne pouvait l avoir, on venait chez lui Comme il avait la satisfaction de toujours plaire, il prit ais ment le go t d une vie dissip e

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    1. This is a short hagiography about, well, the life of his father; and while it sometimes slows like a book of its time (18th century social realism), it is also amusing and insightful in its vividly French way - snobbish in its pride, a disdain for anything but itself even though it rarely takes note of anything else. Perhaps surprising for its time, the book idealizes the nobility of the earthy peasant. Nicolas-Edme's father was a peasant (as was he), but that only meant he was born without titl [...]

    2. THIS REVIEW IS FOR ADULTS ONLYreview of Rétif de la Bretonne's My Father's Life by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - January 25-27, 2018 I just discovered Restif de la Bretonne (the name is written both w/ & w/o the "s" - apparently, the "Réstif" version is the older French - both versions mean "restive") last yr in the paperback room of my favorite bkstore. I was interested b/c I saw a bk of his titled The Anti-Justine. I've read a substantial amt of the work of the Marquis de Sade & while [...]

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