One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances

One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances

Théophile Gautier / Feb 17, 2020

One of Cleopatra s Nights and Other Fantastic Romances This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

  • Title: One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances
  • Author: Théophile Gautier
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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    About "Théophile Gautier"

      • Théophile Gautier

        Pierre Jules Th ophile Gautier 1811 1872 was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and literary critic In the 1830 Revolution, he chose to stay with friends in the Doyenn district of Paris, living a rather pleasant bohemian life He began writing poetry as early as 1826 but the majority of his life was spent as a contributor to various journals, mainly for La Presse, which also gave him the opportunity for foreign travel and meeting many influential contacts in high society and in the world of the arts, which inspired many of his writings including Voyage en Espagne 1843 , Tr sors d Art de la Russie 1858 , and Voyage en Russie 1867 He was a celebrated abandonn e of the Romantic Ballet, writing several scenarios, the most famous of which is Giselle His prestige was confirmed by his role as director of Revue de Paris from 1851 1856 During this time, he became a journalist for Le Moniteur universel, then the editorship of influential review L Artiste in 1856 His works include Albertus 1830 , La Com die de la Mort 1838 , Une Larme du Diable 1839 , Constantinople 1853 and L Art Moderne 1856


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    1. Though hyperbolic to a fault, Gautier's collection of stories showed no shortage of color or vocabulary in its parade of fantastic and seemingly anti-realistic characters. Each tale explores a common theme of impossible love grasped at by different men, each readily asserting that the heart above all else is worth living and dying for. The objects of their affection are just that, described for their physical attributes at lengths that definitely tried my patience, and who show little dimension [...]


    2. Gautier is now chiefly known for Mademoiselle de Maupin, and even there the preface - wherein was immortalised that bold slogan of the aesthetics, "art for art's sake" - is better known than the tale itself. A shame, for it's as fine and ridiculous a decadent edifice as one could ever hope to lose oneself inside. These taleswell, hunting in a pack may mean they'll all go hungry. Any one of them, in isolation, might haunt. Taken together, you have half a dozen peculiar young men, each stricken by [...]


    3. I stopped reading this book when the main characters in the first story - One of Cleopatra's Nights - began to seem like nightmare versions of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The author, Theophile Gautier, paints beautiful word pictures. But no matter how spectacular his imagery, too many passages like the following made it impossible for me to persevere: "The banks [of the Nile] were desolate, a solemn and mighty sadness weighed upon this land, which was never aught else than a vast tomb, and in [...]


    4. Read so far--One of Cleopatra's nights--Clarimonde--Arria Marcella--The mummy's foot--Omphale: a rococo story--King Candaules--


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