Boule de suif, Christian-Jaque, For several days in succession fragments of a defeated army had passed through the town. They were mere disorganized bands, not disciplined forces. The men wore long, dirty beards and tattered uniforms; they advanced in listless fashion, without a flag, without a leader.
Boule De Suif
Boule de suif Guy de Maupassant (résumé de l'oeuvre & analyse détaillée) | DATABAC
The first aim of art, no doubt, is the representation of things as they are. But then things are as our eyes see them and as our minds make them; and it is thus of primary importance for the critic to distinguish the precise qualities of the eyes and minds which make the world into imaginative literature. Reality may be so definite and so false, just as it may be so fantastic and so true; and, among work which we can apprehend as dealing justly with reality, there may be quite as much difference in all that constitutes outward form and likeness as there is between a Dutch interior by Peter van der Hooch, the portrait of a king by Velasquez, and the image of a woman smiling by Leonardo da Vinci. The soul, for instance, is at heart as real as the body; but, as we can hear it only through the body speaking, and see it only through bodily eyes, and measure it, often enough, only in the insignificant moment of its action, it may come to seem to us, at all events less realizable; and thus it is that we speak of those who have vividly painted exterior things as realists. Properly speaking, Maupassant is no more a realist than Maeterlinck. He paints a kind of reality which it is easier for us to recognize; that is all.
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As tired French soldiers trudge back from battle, residents of the French town of Rouen anticipate the arrival of the occupying Prussian army. There is much animosity in the air—but, still, life has to go on, and eventually people start planning for the future. Three well-off men Mr.
En la diligencia coinciden un almacenista de vinos, un industrial algodonero y un conde con sus respectivas esposas. El hambre empieza a hacerse sentir, lo que obliga a los hombres a descender de la diligencia cada vez que ven una casa en el campo, para pedir algo que llevarse a la boca. Pero pronto, se termina el abundante suministro de "Boule de suif".