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Olympio: The Life of Victor Hugo

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Paperback, 498 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Carroll & Graf Publishers (first published 1954)
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Rosa Ramôa
May 19, 2015 Rosa Ramôa rated it really liked it

"A cabeça que se não volta para os horizontes sumidos não contém nem pensamento nem amor".
(Victor Hugo)
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Nov 07, 2011 Katya marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Андре Моруа - один из моих самых любимых писателей. Не знаю, читала ли ты, но две его вещи мне очень нравятся: "Письма незнакомке" и "открытое письмо молодому человеку о науке жить". Они есть в Библиотеке Мошкова, если заинтересуешься.
"Письма незнакомке" он написал в 50 лет. а "молодому человеку" - в 80. Конечно, некоторые вещи он говорит со своей колокольни, цитирует своих учителей, ту свою культуру. А его изречениями можно изъясняться сколько угодно. Цитата про ошибки - она из "письма молодому
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Jul 07, 2012 Steve Gordon rated it really liked it
The first half was fairly pedestrian, but the second half was quite inspiring. My only complaint is that the translator consistently leaves passages untranslated. I'd frankly like to slap them for this nonsense.... I'm reading an English translation because I cannot read French you lazy ass! Translate the entire text!
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André Maurois, born Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, was a French author. André Maurois was a pseudonym that became his legal name in 1947.

André Maurois is very famous writer in Russia. Many of his books are translated to Russian.

During World War I he joined the French army and served as an interpreter and later a liaison officer to the British army. His first novel, Les silences du colonel Bramble,
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