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The Life of Henry Brulard
  • ISBN: 9780940322899
  • Pages: 544
  • Publisher: The New York Review of Books
  • Binding: Paperback

The Life of Henry Brulard


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The Life of Henry Brulard is the memoir of one of France’s greatest writers, Stendhal, the author of The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma.

Here, writing at white heat and with such ferocious honesty and indignation that his book was to remain unpublishable for more than a century after its composition. Stendhal revisits his unhappy childhood in a stuffy provincial town and bares his rebellious heart.

His adored mother, who died when he was only seven. A father devoted only to his own social ambitions. The aunt whose daily cruelties passed for these are among the indelible portraits in a work that captures the sights, sounds, places, and characters of Stendhal’s youth, its pleasures and sorrows, with preternatural clarity and immediacy.

Full of dazzling images and burning emotions, The Life of Henry Brulard is a vivid memoir that is also an extraordinary work of the imagination.

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