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À se tordre by Alphonse Allais

By Alphonse Allais

Alphonse Allais se considérait comme un auteur pour commis voyageurs.

On n'a cessé de colporter ses bons mots, du calembour épais (Monsieur Lecoq-Hue) aux réflexions cyniques ( à los angeles suite d'une chute de cheval, j'avais perdu tout sens ethical ), en passant par les considérations absurdes : Angéline rappelait d'une façon frappante l. a. Vierge à los angeles chaise de Raphaël, moins l. a. chaise . C'était pourtant un grand écrivain qui créait à chaque rapid (Jules Renard).

André Breton a rendu justice à son humour noir , tandis qu'Umberto Eco l'a étudié comme l'un des maîtres du récit. En publiant A se tordre, son prime recueil, une assortment de classiques le fait entrer dans le Panthéon des Lettres et le consacre most advantageous comique du XIXe siècle.

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81 82 xxxviii Introduction Chapter VII of the first edition; Hardy later substituted ‘cried’). Whether he believed, as Knight did, that a time was ‘coming when every man will pronounce even the common words of his own tongue as seems right in his own ears, and be thought none the worse for it; that the speaking age is passing away, to make room for the writing age’ (p. 49), is unclear. He would soon have learned that writing could not completely conceal the ‘irrepressible cloven foot of the upstart’ (p.

Thomas Hardy: The Critical Heritage, 31. 81 82 xxxviii Introduction Chapter VII of the first edition; Hardy later substituted ‘cried’). Whether he believed, as Knight did, that a time was ‘coming when every man will pronounce even the common words of his own tongue as seems right in his own ears, and be thought none the worse for it; that the speaking age is passing away, to make room for the writing age’ (p. 49), is unclear. He would soon have learned that writing could not completely conceal the ‘irrepressible cloven foot of the upstart’ (p.

Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Kipling, The Jungle Book Oscar Wilde jailed for homosexual offences; serves three years. The first Bristol electric tramway. G. ). Death of William Morris. Wells, The Island of Dr Moreau Chronology Life 1897 The Well-Beloved, a newly rewritten version of the 1892 serial, added to the Wessex Novels as volume xvii. From now on he only publishes the poetry he has been writing since the 1860s. 1898 Wessex Poems and Other Verses. Hardy and Emma continue to live at Max Gate but are now estranged and ‘kept separate’.

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