By Bertrand Dicale
D’où vient Brassens ? Quelles sont ses assets ? remark ses chansons sont-elles écrites ? Quelle est los angeles morale de Brassens ? Est-il vraiment de gauche ? Est-il vraiment si antireligieux ? Brassens est-il devenu un artiste officiel ?
Cela fait belle lurette que l’on ne se pose plus de questions sur Georges Brassens, tant on s’est habitué au mythe du courageous tonton libertaire et paillard, bouffeur de curés et pourfendeur d’hypocrites. Il était temps de réexaminer l’œuvre du bon maître, même si cela contredit parfois le discours habituel des brassensologues.
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The circling motion of his finger imitates revolving propeller blades, and also the cycle of life and death that the war encapsulates. Arlen’s frown, his deep-set eyes, suggest hidden depths and reserves. Dour and taciturn, withdrawn and hesitant, he remains a fascinating psychological study. You can’t quite read his emotions. He holds back and draws you in with his innate dignity. Arlen’s introspective melancholy contrasts with Rogers’s extroverted behavior and even with the latter’s facial contours.
Then the homesick boy looked up one of his father’s friends. “Dad had called and told Dr. Gates the boys had run away,” David said. When Carver showed up at Dr. ” Dr. ” CF replied that he would pay for his son’s trip home. “I remember when Carver came back from San Antonio, Dad picked him up on the train . . in his Model T Ford,” Wilton said. ” CF talked to Carver, going over the whole episode. Carver said he had run away because he was tired of being poor. He had set out to get rich so that his mother could have a servant and not work so hard.
Early on, CF decided he wanted a life that did not involve plowing. He had a powerful voice and wanted to find a use for it. He was equipped with only a rudimentary grammar school education, but CF, a “voracious reader,” scored high on the scholarship exam for Florida State Normal College at De Funiak Springs, from which he graduated, intent on a teaching career. Just north of Holmes County, De Funiak Springs, situated on the foothills of the Appalachians, appeared as “beautiful little table land, in the center of which its great Springs boil up in a perfect circle of one mile in circumference, around which that town is artistically laid off and built,” records John McKinnon’s History of Walton County (1903).