The Life of Henry Brulard

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2001-12-31
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics
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The Life of Henry Brulardis the autobiography of one of France's greatest writers, Stendhal, author ofThe Red and the BlackandThe 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 care: 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 Brulardis a vivid memoir that is also an extraordinary work of the imagination.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xv
A Note on the Translationp. xxxvii
Titlesp. xxxix
The Life of Henry Brulardp. 1
Testamentsp. 489
The Privelegesp. 491
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