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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In Which Life Advances in Various Ways a I am not attempting any detailed examination of Nadaud's political activities . To him , this might have seemed perverse , a wounding disregard for what he saw as his life's work .
By the time we next hear of him in public office , as a Member of Parliament the following year , the shift of identity from labourer to political leader had taken place , and the memories accordingly are filtered through a different ...
... exercise and sports , 95-6 , 243 ; fights , 96–7 , 111 ; misbehaves in Paris , 97–9 ; early political activities , 99-100 ; earnings in Paris , 103 , 118 , 120–1 ; teaches fellow - workers , 104-5 , III , 129 ; resumes building work ...
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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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