"It seems to me very presumptuous & stupid enough to want to attract public attention for all the time the wretched ones will appear. A superb letter from Flaubert about to complete the drafting of salammbô which he did not wish to see published at the same time as the Hugolian chief of work announced for the beginning of 1862. Referring to the completion of his novel, Flaubert gave his conception of creation and literary art "success is not my business. It is the one of chance & the wind that blows.
) starts bubbling as soon as I find myself in the open air. "What a great letter you wrote to me! It is not possible to read anything more kind and charming.
I was delighted & touched. Everything you tell me about my book is very encouraging & good. I begin my last chapter tomorrow, which I expect to have finished by the end of January. As for the publication it is very likely (between us) that it will be kept back until next autumn or next; unless my publisher (I don't know which one) wants to risk the thing, anyway.
But it seems to me very presumptuous & stupid enough to want to attract public attention for all the time the wretched ones will appear. However, if the 8 volumes appear every month, two to two, starting in February, it will be a four-month affair which rejects me in June, a detestable time. I was counting this summer on some money p.
[or] get some fresh air. It's only on this side that the thing hurts me. For I have no typographical disease - as soon as I have finished a book it becomes completely foreign to me, having come out of the sphere of ideas that made me undertake it - so when salammbô will be copied - & recorrected I will put it in a cabinet bottom & will no longer think about it, - very happy to give myself immediately to other exercises.Success is not my business. I only take into account the intentions. [or] that which I consider myself, mine being high & noble. And that's p [or] why I defended the sweet vaccure. If he doesn't have more talent, is it his fault? I keep all my hatred & all my disdain for people who do decent and successful things. & I like a boss, a dwarf & even a valet moron better than any other moron. It's not given to everyone to be ridiculous. Are you of course that in twenty-five years the camaraderie, or the slander.
Will be more admired than the funeral of honor. Let's talk about something else, the subject is not gay.
I have just given myself medical readings on thirst & hunger, - & I have read others the thesis of d. [oc]teur savigny the doctor of the raft of jellyfish. Nothing is more dramatic, atrocious, scary. What is the providential meaning of all these tortures?
But I know something much more distressing p. It's the mocquard sir's jessie. Tell me a little about it.
I miss the expressions to express my horror. You're right to like travel.It is the most fun way to get bored, that is to say to live that there is in the world. This taste, when you do it soon becomes a vice, - an insatiable thirst. How many hours have I not lost in my life to dreaming at the corner of my fire, long days spent on horseback in the plains of tartaria or southern America. My red skin blood (you know I'm coming down from a natchez or an Iroquois) starts bubbling as soon as I find myself in the open air, in an unknown country.
[el] q [ue] times - (the last one in the other was three years ago, near constantin) species of delirium of freedom where I managed to shout aloud, in the drunkenness of blue, loneliness & space. & however I lead a recluse & monotonous life, an almost cellular & monacal existence. On which side is the vocation? I congratulate you for having been happy, these holidays - about your dear son, whom "I love in you" as church people would say.Write me long letters where you'll tell me everything that goes through your head. The more it will be and the better. I think of you very often & very deeply - & I really want to see you again.
I'm fucking your hands. And the camaraderie or the short ladder are two plays of eugene scribe played in the French theatre. Drame d'auguste vacquerie played in the theater of the porte-saint-martin.
Jean-baptiste-henri savigny, observations on the effects of hunger and thirst experienced after the shipwreck of. The king's frigate "the jellyfish" in 1816. (the said volume erroneously indicates the date of November 28, 1861).
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