My post disappeared. It was my second post on L’Impromptu de Versailles. I cannot explain what happened. Inserting the original French quotations is somewhat difficult because I have to use a PDF version. It is not the copy you see. The PDF version of Molière’s play can be copied easily. However, copying Henri van Laun’s is a challenge. So, a post on Molière can take a full week to build. Building is the correct word.
No I cannot rebuild it today. I copied the text in Word, but something happened. The copy lacks final paragraphs.
It is not as rich a text as the Critique de l’École de femmes, but it is both a théâtre dans le théâtre (a play within a play, in the broadest acceptation of the word) and a mise en abyme. The Russian dolls nestled one inside another is a form of mise en abyme. But if there are two mirrors, one on each side of an object, the result is an eternal abyss, a kaleidoscope. We are about to read La Princesse de Clèves. It contains stories that could be considered mises en abyme.
I’m thinking of Christmas. The Premier wanted to wait until 11 December before allowing or cancelling Christmas, but it has already been cancelled for all red areas of the province. It’s much too dangerous.
I miss my Nova Scotia home. Life is humbler now, and I left friends behind.
I wish all of you the very best. 💕
© Micheline Walker
6 December 2020
Le meilleur pour toi Micheline.
Clodoweg, je vous embrasse moi aussi. Si vous saviez combien j’apprécie votre amitié et votre chaleur.
Thank you for your good wishes and I wish you the best as well for this holiday season.
Thank you for good your sincere wishes. My readers have been and continue to be my community. There is no greater gift.
All the very best to you Micheline. And thanks for the beautiful music!
Thank you, Josie. I am rebuilding my post using Word only. Material may otherwise be lifted, or an earlier copy may surface.
I wish you and yours the very best Josie. I don’t know whether you can leave your home at Christmas. The music is beautiful, but the recording features several pieces. I must find out which one, or which ones, was/were used. The music is soothing. Carl Larsson’s home was so beautiful.
My best wishes for the season.
I’m so sorry you lost all that work. Carl Larsson is a wonderful illustrator
Thank you, Derrick. There are times when a hand removes what it deems superfluous. However, I am now rebuilding the post, using Word only. Word is stable. Carl Larsson’s legacy is incredible. I like the pictures where one can see the enormous fireplaces. They are a semi-circle and placed in the corner of a room. These could be beautifully decorated. Besides, he has his own bedroom, with a bookshelf sitting above the door but running on all sides of the room. His wife sleeps in the same room as the children. I suspect that he and his wife also have a room of their own which he may not have painted. His home was his subject matter. At Christmas, I think of Carl Larsson.