The Journey of Martin Nadaud: A Life and Turbulent Times
Chatto & Windus, 1999 - 310 páginas
Martin Nadaud tells the true story of an itinerant stone mason from the Creuse region, at the georgraphical heart of France, who became a builder and architect in Paris and who would eventually return to his birthplace as Prefect of the entire department. Self-taught, Nadaud was a republican who warmed to the emerging theories of socialism that would liberate so many of his class. After the failure of the 1848 revolution, he was forced to flee to a long and lonely political exile in London, returning again to Paris at the time of the Commune in 1871 to regain his public life.
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More prosaically , but perhaps with the same implication , Nadaud adds at this point : ' If I hadn't encountered this man at that time ... I would never have known how to multiply or divide or that there are different parts of speech .
... that for the first few weeks she stayed in their small room much of the time , washing the old red floor tiles across which so many other lives had passed , tending the fire of wood over which she hung their cooking pot , perhaps ...
Perhaps Nadaud actually did entertain the thought at one time , or perhaps Madame Cabet ( whose meandering , ill - spelt letters are full of complaints about people letting her down ) optimistically mistook his filial attentions to her ...
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THE JOURNEY OF MARTIN NADAUD: A Life and Turbulent TimesCrítica de los usuarios - Kirkus
A skillful, imaginative exploration of the life of a 19th-century French stonemason who, with ferocious determination, transformed himself into a potent political force. Tindall (Célestine, 1996, etc ... Leer comentario completo
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