The Nobel Prize winning Provencal poet shares memories, anecdotes, stories, folksongs, and poetry from his past and describes rural life in the south of France
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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.About the Author:
George Wickes is a professor in the department of English at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
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