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La Duchesse De Palliano
Je ne suis point naturaliste, je ne sais le grec que fort mdiocrement; mon principal but, en venant voyager en Sicile, n'a pas t d'observer les phnomnes de l'Etna, ni de jeter quelque clart, pour moi ou pour les autres, sur tout ce que les vieux auteurs grecs ont dit de la Sicile. Je cherchais d'abord le plaisir des yeux, qui est grand en ce pays singulier. Il ressemble, dit-on, l'Afrique; mais ce qui, pour moi, est de toute certitude, c'est qu'il ne ressemble l'Italie que par les passions dvorantes. C'est bien des Siciliens que l'on peut dire que le mot impossible n'existe pas pour eux ds qu'ils sont enflamms par l'amour ou la haine, et la haine, en ce beau pays, ne provient jamais d'un intrt d'argent. Je remarque qu'en Angleterre, et surtout en France, on parle souvent de la passion italienne, de la passion effrne que l'on trouvait en Italie aux seizime et dix-septime sicles. De nos jours, cette belle passion est morte, tout fait morte, dans les classes qui ont t atteintes par l'imitation des moeurs franaises et des faons d'agir la mode Paris ou Londres. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 803
Author: Stendhal, 1783-1842
Release Date: Feb 1, 1997
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