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The editorial of the F: "The breath of romance"

2023-03-21T06:15:26.618Z


By Marie-Noelle Demay. “However Dorothée, strong and proud as the sun, advances in the deserted street, alone alive at this hour under the immense azure, and making on the light a dazzling and black spot…” who better than Baudelaire * can say , in a few words, to make feel, feel, this imprecise and fuzzy notion that is the romantic? Not romanticism, a word sprinkled with blandness, even insipidity, but the more demandin


“However Dorothée, strong and proud as the sun, advances in the deserted street, alone alive at this hour under the immense azure, and making on the light a dazzling and black spot…” who better than Baudelaire * can say

, in a few words, to make feel, feel, this imprecise and fuzzy notion that is the romantic?

Not romanticism, a word sprinkled with blandness, even insipidity, but the more demanding, more radical, romanticism.

A word that does not like heroes, sure of their facts, so much as dreamers yielding nothing to the utopia of an elsewhere greater than themselves.

Love?

Certainly.

The ideal?

Of course.

The dream?

Sometimes.

A masculine word, which combines with the feminine and carries with it centuries of literature - from

Dangerous Liaisons

by Laclos to

La Reine Margot

by Dumas, from

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert to

L'Amant

by Marguerite Duras - or unforgettable feature films: the crinolines wet with tears of an Adèle H, a mother and her daughter bound around a piano washed up on a beach...

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Source: lefigaro

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