Autumn and Winter Sonatas: The Memoirs of the Marquis of by Margaret Jull Costa, Ramon Maria del Valle-Inclan

By Margaret Jull Costa, Ramon Maria del Valle-Inclan

Autumn and wintry weather Sonatas completes the cycle began with Spring and summer season Sonatas while the Marquis of Bradomin used to be on the top of his powers. The scene has shifted, in spite of the fact that, from verdant Italy and steamy Mexico to wet Galicia and to wintry Navarre and the court docket of the pretender Carlos in the course of the ultimate Carlist warfare. Valle-Inclan's final Sonatas are decadent in each experience of the notice. He interweaves dying, intercourse and faith - Bradomin seducing the pious, protesting Concha while she is demise and, later, casually making an blameless convent scholar fall in love with him, a tender lady who may perhaps good be his personal daughter - yet this Bradomin is now white-haired and apprehensive that his sexual powers should be waning. the area he inhabits and the ideals he claims to embody also are falling away.

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Leurs silhouettes blanches tranchaient le gris-mauve du ciel. Dans son immeuble, son vieux voisin descendait l’escalier. Il prit peur, puis la reconnut et haussa les épaules d’un air entendu. – Bonjour monsieur Chenal, comment allez-vous ? – Oui, c’est ça, bonjour chez vous, mademoiselle Morvan. Elle l’entendit marmonner quelque chose à propos de la mode chez les jeunes, gravit l’escalier, fourbue. Elle nettoya ses brodequins, mit son treillis à tremper, et s’octroya enfin la douche brûlante dont elle rêvait.

Pour les tests de toxicologie, il faudra attendre, tu t’en doutes. – Sandoval aurait fait « un peu de chambard » sur la péniche où se déroulait une partie privée. On l’aurait mis dehors. Il se serait noyé. Chute accidentelle dans la Seine. – Ma version sera très différente, Serge. Tu peux me faire confiance. – Je te fais confiance. – Si la Crim est sur le coup, je suppose que le « comique » est un sale con, mais pas n’importe lequel ? – Il est réalisateur dans une agence de pub, et s’imagine que ça lui donne le droit d’organiser des bouts d’essai à sa façon.

Le quartier était sage en ce dimanche matin. Pas d’embouteillage, et personne ne s’énervait. Un yacht franchissait lentement l’écluse du canal Saint-Martin, et le bout de la rue de Lancry se scindait en deux tronçons obliques ; une voiture attendait patiemment la reconstitution de la chaussée. Philippine fit un détour par la boulangerie la plus proche. Devant l’immeuble, elle consulta son calepin, composa le code, grimpa les étages. Elle aurait dû téléphoner, prévenir de son arrivée, mais elle le savait lève-tôt et peu soucieux des convenances.

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