One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Coffee, Maple Scone, & Daudet's Meeting with Mistral (All to the Patter of Rain)

Frederic Mistral (1830-1914) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1904. He wrote in the language of Oc [French: Langue d'oc].

Apparently he and Daudet were good friends. From Daudet's story telling of a visit to Mistral in the small village of Maillane ("The Poet, Frederic Mistral"):

Ah, the brave poet. Montaigne must have had someone like Mistral in mind when he wrote, Think of those, who, when asked what is the point of spending so much time and trouble on a work of art that can only be seen by a few people, replied, "A few is enough. One is enough. None is enough."


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Frederic Mistral
[From Wikimedia Commons]
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