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The Resource Memoirs from beyond the grave : 1768-1800, François-René de Chateaubriand ; translated from the French by Alex Andriesse introduction by Anka Muhlstein

Memoirs from beyond the grave : 1768-1800, François-René de Chateaubriand ; translated from the French by Alex Andriesse introduction by Anka Muhlstein

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Memoirs from beyond the grave : 1768-1800
Title
Memoirs from beyond the grave
Title remainder
1768-1800
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François-René de Chateaubriand ; translated from the French by Alex Andriesse introduction by Anka Muhlstein
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Written over the course of four decades, Francois-René de Chateaubriand's epic autobiography has drawn the admiration of Baudelaire, Flaubert, Proust, Roland Barthes, Paul Auster, and W. G. Sebald. In this unabridged section of the Memoirs, spanning the years 1768 to 1800, Chateaubriand looks back on the already bygone world of his youth. He recounts the history of his aristocratic family and the first rumblings of the French Revolution. He recalls playing games on the beaches of Saint-Malo, wandering in the woods near his father's castle in Combourg, hunting with King Louis XVI at Versailles, witnessing the first heads carried on pikes through the streets of Paris, meeting with George Washington in Philadelphia, and falling hopelessly in love with a young woman named Charlotte in the small Suffolk town of Bungay. The volume ends with Chateaubriand's return to France after eight years of exile in England. In this new translation, Chateaubriand emerges as a writer of great wit and clarity, a self-deprecating egoist whose meditations on the meaning of history, memory, and morality are leavened with a mixture of high whimsy and memorable gloom."--
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contains biographical information
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10619663
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1768-1848
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Chateaubriand, François-René
Dewey number
944.04
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Andriesse, Alex
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True
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New York Review Books classics
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  • Napoleon
  • France
  • Napoleon
  • Contemporaries
  • France
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1768-1800
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Memoirs from beyond the grave : 1768-1800, François-René de Chateaubriand ; translated from the French by Alex Andriesse introduction by Anka Muhlstein
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1957145
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 550 pages
Isbn
9781681371290
Lccn
2017025073
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781681371290
  • (OCoLC)990183132
Label
Memoirs from beyond the grave : 1768-1800, François-René de Chateaubriand ; translated from the French by Alex Andriesse introduction by Anka Muhlstein
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1957145
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 550 pages
Isbn
9781681371290
Lccn
2017025073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681371290
  • (OCoLC)990183132

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