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Déguignet, Jean-Marie 1834-1905

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Works: 10 works in 36 publications in 4 languages and 441 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD1536.F8, B
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Most widely held works by Jean-Marie Déguignet
Mémoires d'un paysan bas-breton by Jean-Marie Déguignet ( Book )
12 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ces mémoires furent en partie publiées dans la "Revue de Paris" de 1905 et dans le "Bulletin de la Société archéologique du Finistère" de 1963. Tour à tour mendiant, vacher, soldat, cultivateur, assureur, débitant de tabac, miséreux, J.-M. Déguinet nous apporte une vision décapante de la Bretagne du XIXe siècle, mais aussi de l'armée impériale à travers ses campagnes
Memorie di un contadino by Jean-Marie Déguignet ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire de ma vie : texte intégral des "Mémoires d'un paysan bas-breton by Jean-Marie Déguignet ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contes et légendes de Basse-Cornouaille by Jean-Marie Déguignet ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rimes et révoltes by Jean-Marie Déguignet ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jésus, fils aîné de Marie-Joachim, dernier roi des Juifs : sa vie, ses aventures et sa mort by Jean-Marie Déguignet ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paměti bretonského venkovana by Jean-Marie Déguignet ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of a Breton peasant by Jean-Marie Déguignet ( )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fascinating document of an extraordinary life, Memoirs of A Breton Peasant reads with the liveliness of a novel and bristles with the vigor of an opinionated autodidact from the very lowest level of peasant society. Brittany during the nineteenth century was a place seemingly frozen in the Middle Ages, backwards by most French standards; formal education among rural society was either unavailable or dismissed as unnecessary, while the church and local myth defined most people's reasoning and motivation. Jean-Marie Deguignet is unique not only as a literate Breton peasant, but in his skepticism for the church, his interest in science, astronomy and languages, and for his keen'often caustic'observations of the world and people around him. Born into rural poverty in 1834, Deguignet escapes Brittany by joining the French Army in 1854, and over the next fourteen years he fights in the Crimean war, attends Napoleon III's coronation ceremonies, supports Italy's liberation struggle, and defends the hapless French puppet emperor Maximilian in Mexico. He teaches himself Latin, French, Italian and Spanish and reads extensively on history, philosophy, politics, and literature. He returns home to live as a farmer and tobacco-seller, eventually falling back into dire poverty. Throughout the tale, Deguignet's freethinking, almost anarchic views put him ahead of his time and often (sadly, for him) out of step with his contemporaries. Deguignet's voluminous journals (nearly 4,000 pages in total) were discovered in a farmhouse in Brittany a century after they were written. This narrative was drawn from them and became a surprise bestseller when published in France in 1998
Mémoires d'un paysan bas-breton by Jean Aicard ( Book )
1 edition published in 1914 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Déguignet, Jean-Marie
Languages
French (27)
English (6)
Italian (2)
Czech (1)
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