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May 07, Aida Ghazar rated it it was amazing. In a very short story, he tells the story of a poor vendor,who fails to “move” in a crowded street when told so by a gendarme,so he gets arrested and is taken to the court.
The gendarme tells his side of the story so masterly that ,the poor man wonders and then believes that may be he really had told so. However after serving a year in prison ,he gets out unhealthy and poorer and with no earning. After sometime he comes to the conclusion that he was safer in prison ,at least he was fed. Feb 25, Charles rated it it was amazing. This book of social satire was developed as a consequence crainquebillle the Dreyfus incident, where the underlying anti-Semitism of France was brought into public view.
Originally written frsnce as a comedy in three acts, the main character of Crainquebille old Bill of Paris ftance a poor street vendor of vegetables out of a cart. He is falsely accused of insulting a policeman and even though a physician passerby comes to his defense, telling the officer and the judge that Bill is innocent, he is put in ja This francf of social satire was developed as a consequence of the Dreyfus incident, where the underlying anti-Semitism of France was brought into public view.
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He is falsely accused of insulting a policeman and even though a physician passerby comes to his defense, telling the officer and franec judge that Bill is ffrance, he is put in jail. While there he discovers that he gets regular meals and has decent shelter, something he is unaccustomed to. When he is released, he is shunned as a criminal by his former customers and his life spirals downward to even greater destitution.
It is a sad tale of a poor man that franec that his society really has no use or care for him. This is a story where the reader should be aware of the historical context before reading it.
A tragi-comedy in the classic sense, it exposes aspects of society that have not changed, although there has been some improvement in the century since it was written. Apr 22, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: WOW, just a little story written over years ago.
But much of the world still does not understand.
This should be required reading for evert person on earth. Those in criminal justice first. View all 3 comments. Sep 09, Faran rated it it was amazing. A respectable person is one who conforms to custom. People are called good when they do as others do. And the real motivations underlying the exercise of power, as displayed by the twist ending. A good story to reference when confronted with someone who is always loo “Imitation lies at the root of most human actions. A good story to reference when confronted with someone who is always looking for a reason to cross one more unfortunate person off their list of people who deserve empathy and compassion.
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in “in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament. Inhe sat on the committee which Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in “in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament.
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Inhe sat on the committee which was in charge of the third Parnasse Contemporain compilation. As a journalist, fromfrxnce wrote a lot of articles and notices. He became famous with the novel Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard Its protagonist, skeptical old scholar Sylvester Bonnard, embodied France’s own personality. The novel was praised for its elegant prose and won him a prize from the French Academy.
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France took an important part in the Dreyfus Affair. He signed Emile Zola’s manifesto supporting Dreyfus, a Jewish army officer who had been falsely convicted of espionage. France wrote about the affair in his novel Monsieur Bergeret. La Revolte des Anges is often considered France’s most profound novel.
It tells the story of Arcade, the guardian angel of Maurice d’Esparvieu. Arcade falls in love, joins the revolutionary movement of angels, and towards the end realizes that the overthrow of God is meaningless unless “in ourselves and in ourselves alone we attack and destroy Ialdabaoth.
He died in and is buried in the Neuilly-sur-Seine community cemetery near Paris. Books by Anatole France. No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.