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The habitual peacefulness of Gruchy : poems after pictures by Jean-François Millet

Author: David Middleton
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English
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"David Middleton celebrates the artist Jean-Francois Millet's sympathetic realism depicting the harsh life of French peasants in the nineteenth century and honoring their essential human dignity. Middleton follows Millet, picture by picture, in taking a lowly pastoral theme and elevating it to epic and tragedy. He seeks to describe Gruchy - the small Norman village near Cherbourg where Millet grew up - and explore  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: Jean François Millet; Jean François Millet
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Middleton
ISBN: 0807130818 9780807130810 0807130826 9780807130827
OCLC Number: 60558964
Description: 67 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Madame J.-F. Millet (Catherine Lemaire) --
Woman pasturing her cow --
Knitting lesson I --
Shearing sheep --
Washerwomen --
Potato planters --
The gleaners --
Bust of a female nude --
In the garden --
Newborn lamb --
Little goose girl --
Goose girl bathing --
Madame J.-F. Millet (Pauline-Virginie Ono) --
The lovers --
Woman sewing beside her sleeping child --
Faggot gatherers on the edge of Fontainebleau Forest --
Entrance to the forest at Barbizon in winter --
Farmyard by moonlight --
Landscape with shepherdess and sheep, winter --
Path through the wheat --
The sower --
Two men turning over the soil --
Buckwheat harvest --
Harvesters resting --
Gleaner returning home with her grain --
Return of the flock
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"David Middleton celebrates the artist Jean-Francois Millet's sympathetic realism depicting the harsh life of French peasants in the nineteenth century and honoring their essential human dignity. Middleton follows Millet, picture by picture, in taking a lowly pastoral theme and elevating it to epic and tragedy. He seeks to describe Gruchy - the small Norman village near Cherbourg where Millet grew up - and explore that rural world in relation to the American South and his own career as a Louisiana poet."--BOOK JACKET.

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