Marcel Brion


Marcel Brion ( French: [bʁi.ɔ] , November 21, 1895, Marseille – October 23, 1984, Paris ) was a French essayist, literary critic, novelist, and historian.

Early life

The sound of a lawyer, Brion was classmates in Thiers with Marcel Pagnol and Albert Cohen . After completing his secondary education in Champittet College , Switzerland (disambiguation) , he studied law at the University of Aix-en-Provence .

Career

Counsel to the bar of Marseilles between 1920 and 1924, he left his legal career to turn to literature.

Brion wrote about a hundred books in his career, ranging from historical biography to examinations of Italian and German art, and turning later in life to novels. His most famous collection of stories is the 1942 The Escapes of the High Night (“The Shore Leaves Of The Deepest Night”). An essay of Brion appears in our Exagmination Round His Facilitation for Incidence of Work in Progress , the important 1929 critical appreciation of James Joyce ‘s Finnegans Wake .

He was a friend of the philosopher Xavier Tilliette .

In 1964, Brion was elected to the French Academy ‘s chair 33 , replacing his friend Jean-Louis Vaudoyer . Other distinctions include membership in the Legion of Honor , the Croix de Guerre , a Grand Officer in the Order of Merit , and an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters . [1]

The 1982 television program The Romantic Spirit , which aired in the US on the A & E (TV channel) from 1985-1991, credits Brion as having “devised” the series.

French language publications

Arts and literature

  • Giotto , Rieder, 1928
  • Turner , Rieder, 1929
  • Botticelli , Crès, 1932
  • Klee , Somogy, 1955
  • Kandinsky , Somogy, 1960
  • The Work of Balzac , 16 volumes, Classics-CFL , 1950-1953
  • Fabrizio Clerici , Milan, Electra Editrice, 1955
  • Romantic Germany , 4 vol., Albin Michel:
    • Flight. I – Kleist , Brentano , Wackenroder , Tieck , Caroline von Günderode , 1962
    • Flight. II – Novalis , Hoffmann , Jean Paul , Eichendorff , 1963
    • Flight. III – The initiatory journey – 1, 1977; ISBN  978-2-226-00403-1 . Table: The initiatory journey , Theme; Variations; Presence and Presence of Joseph von Eichendorff ; The Invisible Lodge of John Paul ; Franz Sternbald ‘s Travels by Ludwig Tieck ; Heinrich von Ofterdingen of Novalis ; The Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse
    • Flight. IV – The initiatory journey – 2, 1978
  • Venice , Albin Michel 1962
  • The Romantic Art , Hachette, 1963
  • The Golden Age of Dutch painting , Elsevier, 1964
  • The Eye, Mind and Hand of the Painter , Plon, 1966
  • Romantic painting , Albin Michel, 1967
  • The Great Adventure of Religious Painting , Perrin, 1968
  • Rembrandt , Albin Michel, 1969
  • Titian , Somogy, 1971
  • Guardi , Henri Scrépel, 1976
  • Goethe , Albin Michel, 1982
  • Robert Schumann and the Romantic Soul , Albin Michel, 1954
  • Paul Cézanne , Bordas, 1988
  • Fantastic Art , Albin Michel 1989
  • Michelangelo , Albin Michel, 1995
  • Leonardo da Vinci , Albin Michel, 1995
  • Mozart , Perrin, 2006
  • The Theater of the spirits , preface by Agnès Brion and opening note by Patrick Brion, La tour verte, 2011

Biographies

  • Bartolomé de Las Casas, Father of the Indians , Plon, 1928
  • The Life of Attila , Gallimard, 1928
  • Rudyard Kipling , Editions of the Nouvelle Revue critique, 1929
  • Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths , Payot, 1935; 1979
  • Laurent the Magnificent , Albin Michel, 1937
  • Blanche de Castille , The Editions of France, 1939
  • Machiavelli , Albin Michel, 1948
  • Frederic Template: II of Hohenstaufen , Tallandier, 1948
  • The Pope and the Prince – Les Borgia , Hachette, 1953
  • Tamerlan , Albin Michel, 1999
  • Charles the Bold, Grand Duke of the West , Hachette, 1947. Reissue: Tallandier, 2006, report online .
  • Lovers short essays on Diotima – Alcoforado – Frédérique Brion – Charlotte Stieglitz and Louise Labé , Albin Michel, 1941

History

  • The Ancient Worlds , Arthème Fayard, 1954; Tallandier, 1977. 9 volumes: Egypt (1 and 2), East (3), Hebrews (4), Greece (5 and 6), Rome (7 to 9)

Novels

  • The Spanish Caprice (Gallimard nrf, 1929)
  • La Folie Céladon (Correa Publishing, 1935, Albin Michel 1963, and Pocket Book, 1989)
  • Les Escales de la haute nuit , new, (Laffont, 1942, reissues Marabout library, 1971, then Albin Michel, 1986)
  • A child of the earth and the sky (Albin Michel, 1943)
  • Shadow Castle (Luf, 1943, then Albin Michel, 1960)
  • The Enchanter (Luf, 1947)
  • The Song of the Foreign Bird (Albin Michel, 1958)
  • The City of Sand , (Albin Michel, 1959)
  • The Rose of Wax (Albin MIchel, 1964)
  • On the other side of the forest (Albin Michel, 1966)
  • Mirrors and chasms (Albin Michel, 1968)
  • The Shadow of a Dead Tree (Albin Michel, 1970)
  • We crossed the mountain (Albin Michel, 1972)
  • The Feast of the Tower of Souls (Albin Michel, 1974)
  • Algae – fragment of a diary (Albin Michel, 1976)
  • The Vaines Montagnes (Albin Michel, 1985)
  • The Journal of a visitor (Albin Michel, 1980)
  • Villa of chances (Albin Michel, 1984)
  • Drunk with a heroic and brutal dream (de Fallois, 2014)

English language publications

  • Pompeii & Herculaneum: The glory and the grievance.

References

  1. Jump up^ http://www.academie-francaise.fr/les-immortels/marcel-brion

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