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June 15 2017

06:57

Victor Hugo - Eulogy for Balzac

dostresseisdostres:

pilferingapples:

dostresseisdostres:

pilferingapples:

Exactly what it says!

Omg this website is literally the best thing I’ve ever found on Internet

Right?? I link to them all the time, and yet I feel like they’ve somehow become this weird Unknown Secret Source but they are the one of the BEST sites for Hugo Nerding, I love gavroche.org ! So many weird little snippets translated! :D


(no, I don’t know who runs it, but I Am A Fan.) 

I’m staring at my computer screen with the widest grin on my face right now. Seriously where has this site been hiding in the past four years I spent in the fandom?? @pilferingapples, you are the friend who has brought me here thanks to you! I am one with the gods and heaven is near! *cries with joy*

ahahah
AU where Eponine wants everyone to meet Cosette, because Cosette is AWESOME and has…lots of translated primary source documents….okay the metaphor falls apart a little XD

but eee, I’m so glad to know other people are enjoying it too! It’s just so full of wonderful odds and ends, some that I can’t find translated anywhere else! I love it! 

06:32

Barricade day gift

dostresseisdostres:

Hello, mizzies on tumblr! I’m always very grateful to all wonderful people here who gift stuff. Your gifts are really helpful for non-trader fans. I’d taken many gifts before I registered this account (er…sorry about that), and I think it’s time for me to return the favor. So here’s a barricade day audio gift. Link under the cut. Feel free to gift it to other fans. Please like or reblog if taking. :)

Keep reading

06:29

Victor Hugo - Eulogy for Balzac

dostresseisdostres:

pilferingapples:

Exactly what it says!

Omg this website is literally the best thing I’ve ever found on Internet

Right?? I link to them all the time, and yet I feel like they’ve somehow become this weird Unknown Secret Source but they are the one of the BEST sites for Hugo Nerding, I love gavroche.org ! So many weird little snippets translated! :D


(no, I don’t know who runs it, but I Am A Fan.) 

06:23
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oilan:

At long last, I’ve got my INPRNT shop updated, including with my two barricade day pieces from this year! If you need some art prints for your wall or some art cards to give to someone, please go check it out! :D

01:48

lacommunarde:

combeferre:

I won’t accept “Enjolras DIIIIED for NOOOOOTHING he was SOOO YOUNG” when Victor Hugo wrote a novel that inspired two dudes to write a musical where Enjolras’s featured song has been used as a protest song across the world for decades now

“Enjolras died for nothing” - forty years later, due to the outpouring of support around Les Miserables, the Third Republic would be formed and support would be strong enough to get in to stay until the Fourth Republic.

“Enjolras died for nothing” - people read the barricade section of Les Miserables on the barricades of the Paris Commune during the Bloody Week to give them bravery and dignity after in became clear they were likely to die. (And l’Internationale was written by a surviving, jailed Communard, so how many Revolutions, Leftist and Labor Movements, etc have used l’Internationale as their song? written by one of the Communards who read the barricade scene with tears in their eyes for bravery when fighting on the barricades)

“Enjolras died for nothing” - students read Les Miserables in mai ‘68

“Enjolras died for nothing” - the letters at the formation of the UN quote Les Miserables and at least one of them in Tamiment Library and Robert F Wagner Labor Archives quotes Enjolras’ “Horizon that is Visible from the Top of the Barricade” speech.

June 14 2017

22:39

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21:52
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Alas! this powerful worker, never fatigued, this philosopher, this thinker, this poet, this genius, has lived among us that life of storm, of strife, of quarrels and combats, common in all times to all great men. To-day he is at peace. He escapes contention and hatred. On the same day he enters into glory and the tomb. Thereafter beyond the clouds, which are above our heads, he will shine among the stars of his country. All you who are here, are you not tempted to envy him?
— Victor Hugo, apparently having Grave Envy in his Eulogy for Balzac
21:30

Victor Hugo - Eulogy for Balzac

Exactly what it says!

21:26

ACTION ALERT: Tell the Senate we’re still watching!

autisticadvocacy:

The Senate is rushing their ACA repeal bill to a vote THIS MONTH. Some Senators claim that their version of the bill will be better than the version passed by the House – but they’re refusing to show it to us so we can judge for ourselves. The Senate is hoping you’ll tune out after hearing their empty promises, so they can pass a bill that does the same thing as the House-passed bill: take health care away from 23 million Americans, and destroy Medicaid as we know it.

They’re trying to do this fast, because they want to get the bill passed before you realize what they’re up to. Normally, when Senators write and introduce a bill, they debate it on the Senate floor, discuss it in committees, and hold hearings where people who could be affected by the bill have a chance to testify. But the Senate has decided that on an issue as critical as health care, they can’t be bothered with that pesky democratic process.

They’re feeling confident because they are not getting as many calls as before – they think you’ve given up. Help us show them they’re wrong.

Here’s a script for calling your Senators:

My name is [your full name]. I’m a constituent of Senator [Name], and I live in [your town]. I’m calling to ask the Senator to reject any health care proposal that would convert Medicaid funding to a per capita cap, or take health insurance away from people in our state. Per capita caps would shift the cost of Medicaid to the states, forcing them to choose between extreme tax hikes or gambling with the lives of their most vulnerable residents–all to fund a massive tax break for the wealthiest Americans. People with disabilities like [me/ my family member/ my friends] are not disposable, and our funding is not your trust fund. Please vote AGAINST repealing the Affordable Care Act. We’re counting on you to do the right thing. 

For more on how to help, click through on the link above!

21:21
I want to make coherent criticism of this article but I keep laughing at the phrase ‘Gautier, a journalist rather than a poet’

HE WOULD CRY and then possibly kick someone’s ass in a duel omg
why would someone say that, what on earth

…is it revenge for the whole “critics are cowards who never get laid” thing in Maupin because I think that boomerang already smacked him in the head in his own lifetime
21:20
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visorah:

finally posting this old watercolour chibi thing here. i love this glorious meme feast of a movie, my friend @mrsjadecurtiss and i are in tears (and singing obnoxiously) every time we warch it. 🌝 if you’ve seen the movie, who’s your favourite character? mine is by far enjolras. i ship him with marius - and france, obviously 🇫🇷❤️

I am cracking up so much over Javert and the Wall XD.

21:10
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, maybe?

Ooh, maybe! Thanks!

21:02
I thought this would be an actual cage fight thread.

I mean I’d pay to see the Hugo-Balzac throwdown, but sadly no.

20:53

References for Literary Workers

oh my gosh y’all please go look at this book which is apparently nothing more than a collection of 19C mini-essays about Which Writer (of two) is Better

HUGO VS BALZAC
THACKERAY VS DICKENS 
GEORGE ELIOT VS …Mrs. Browning? who is Mrs. Browning how am I supposed to google that 

ANYWAY it’s got some very Dramatic commentary and should serve to start a food fight at all the finest Society parties of 18–

20:44

Baudelaire, Dumas and cannabis

so I went looking for something on Hugo and Balzac and this popped up 

am I going to be opinionated at it? yes of course I am

okay so there’s a description of how hashish got popular in France which is nice and brief and folks should read it, then:

In 1844 Moreau met the French philosopher, writer and journalist Théophile Gautier (1811-1872), a man at the heart of Romanticism - the current intellectual movement - and whose manifestos were among its primary underpinnings, epitomised by the slogan “art for art’s sake”.

…that was not Romanticism’s slogan but okay leaving that aside it’s sweet that they’re calling Theo a philosopher

Gautier was impressed by Moreau’s theories, especially perhaps his description of cannabis as “an intellectual intoxication”, preferable to the “ignoble heavy drunkenness” of alcohol.

Are…are we pretending that Theophile Gautier was unfamiliar  with hashish? 

Gautier brought with him a number of leading Parisian littérateurs: Alexandre Dumas, Gérard de Nerval, Victor Hugo, Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Eugène Delacroix and many others.

Apparently he was everyone’s Weed Guy? This seems…honestly it seems like the truest of things here

It is Gautier, a journalist rather than a poet, who is the best informant.

why are you attacking my friend like this
also just generally WTH, Gautier’s poetry is still fairly famous

After a description of the hotel’s interior, Gautier

“goes on to describe the furnishings” would be my guess, but instead apparently he gets baked, which would be my strong second guess

anyway there’s a fairly extravagant account of a trip in there , several in fact, because they’re quoting a few of different authors, it’s a good read! 

19:37

when u get to that part of the drawing and u have zero confidence in ur skills

19:05

pilferingapples:

also lol at “semi-wistfully remembered by Victor Hugo”

Hugo:  And then the streets were filled not only with dying starving abused neglected children, but the blood of our best and most idealistic young adults, while internalized prejudice killed off their elders! MISTY WATERCOLORED MEEEEEM’RIIIIIESSSSS…OF THE WAAAY WE WEEEEERE…

I mean of course he IS being kind of nostalgic but I swear, only in frigging Romanticism is that SWEET ROSE-TINTED NOSTALGIA

19:04

also lol at “semi-wistfully remembered by Victor Hugo”

Hugo:  And then the streets were filled not only with dying starving abused neglected children, but the blood of our best and most idealistic young adults, while internalized prejudice killed off their elders! MISTY WATERCOLORED MEEEEEM’RIIIIIESSSSS…OF THE WAAAY WE WEEEEERE…

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