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Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve
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Selected Essays

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
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Vince Potenza
I read this book because Cyril Connolly mentions and quotes Sainte-Beuve in his wonderful The Unquiet Grave. Unfortunately all the quotes therein are in French, so I went looking for an English translation. This book, used, almost 40 years old, and the only one I could find, is limited to his essays and criticism of French writers. I would have preferred otherwise, but all in all it’s not an entirely bad thing. Sainte-Beuve talks about Montaigne, Corneille, Racine, Moliere, Voltaire, Rousseau, S ...more
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Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (23 December 1804 in Boulogne-sur-Mer – 13 October 1869 in Paris) was a literary critic and one of the major figures of French literary history.
He was born in Boulogne, educated there, and studied medicine at the Collège Charlemagne in Paris (1824-27). In 1828, he served in the St. Louis Hospital. Beginning in 1824, he contributed literary articles, the Premier lundis
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