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Claude Gellée (Le Lorrain) (Chamagne, 1604 – Rome, 1682) Claude Gellée, surnommé Le Lorrain, ne fut ni un grand homme, ni un esprit noble comme Poussin. Toutefois, on ne peut nier son génie et il fut, à l'instar de Poussin, un inventeur profondément original dans les limites imposées par l'idéal classique. Il passa aussi presque toute sa vie à…
In this memoir of his childhood and youth, Fest offers a far-reaching view of how he experienced the war and National Socialism. True to the German Bildung tradition, Fest grows up immersed in the works of Goethe, Schiller, Mörike, Rilke, Kleist, Mozart, and Beethoven. His father, a conservative Catholic teacher, opposes the Nazi regime and as a result loses his job and status. Fest is forced to move to a boarding school in the countryside that he despises, and in his effort to come to terms with his father’s strong political convictions, he embarks on a tireless quest for knowledge and moral integrity that will shape the rest of his life and writing career.