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Memoirs of a Breton peasant

Author: Jean-Marie Déguignet; Linda Asher
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Born to landless farmers in Brittany in 1834, the young Déguignet was sent out several times a week to beg for the family's food. After spending some of his adolescent years as a cowherd and a domestic speaking only Breton, he left the provinces as a soldier, avid for knowledge of the vast world. He taught himself Latin, then French, then Italian and Spanish; he read history, philosophy, politics, and literature.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jean-Marie Déguignet; Jean-Marie Déguignet
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Marie Déguignet; Linda Asher
ISBN: 1583226168 9781583226162
OCLC Number: 53084014
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 431 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Mémoires d'un paysan bas-breton.
Responsibility: Jean-Marie Déguignet ; translated from the French by Linda Asher.
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"Born to landless farmers in Brittany in 1834, the young Déguignet was sent out several times a week to beg for the family's food. After spending some of his adolescent years as a cowherd and a domestic speaking only Breton, he left the provinces as a soldier, avid for knowledge of the vast world. He taught himself Latin, then French, then Italian and Spanish; he read history, philosophy, politics, and literature. He was sent to fight in the Crimean war, he served as attendant at Emperor Napoleon III's coronation, he supported Italy's liberation struggle, and was deployed to defend the ill-fated puppet emperor Maximilian in Mexico. After his return home Déguignet worked as a farmer and tobacconist, falling back into dire poverty.

Throughout the tale, his freethinking, almost anarchic views put him ahead of his time, and often (sadly, for him) out of step with his fellows." "Memoirs of a Breton Peasant is drawn from Déguignet's voluminous notebooks, written from 1897 to 1904, recently discovered in a grandniece's cupboard in Brittany."--Jacket.

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