LAWRENCE DAVID HERBERT (1885-1930)

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LAWRENCE DAVID HERBERT (1885-1930)

Flowery Tuscany IV, manuscrit autographe en anglais
S.d., [30 avril 1927]. 10 pages in-4 à l'encre avec quelques ratures et corrections.
Il s'agit là d'un essai repris sous le titre Flowery Tuscany IV dans l'édition de Cambridge des oeuvres de Lawrence et paru à titre posthume sous le titre «Germans and Latins»; il a été écrit au printemps 1927 lors de son séjour dans la villa Miranda, près de Florence, au moment où Lawrence travaillait sur son ouvrage L'Amant de Lady Chatterley.
«It is already summer in Tuscany, the sun is hot, the earth is baked hard, and the soul has changed her rhythm. The nightingales sing all day and all night - not at all sadly, but brightly, vividly, impudently, with a trilling power of assertion quite disproportionate to the size of the shy bird [...] Tomorrow, however, is the first of May, and already summer is here. Yesterday, in the flood of sunshine on the Arno at evening, I saw two German boys steering out of the Por Santa Maria on to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. They were dark-haired, not blondes, but otherwise the true Wandervogel type, in shirts and short-trousers and thick boots, hatless, coat slung in the Rucksack [...]
When I am in Germany, then Germany seems to me very much like anywhere else, especially England or America. But when I see the Wandervögeln pushing at evening out of the Por Santa Maria, across the blaze of sun and into the Ponte Vecchio, then Germany becomes again to me what it was to the Romans: the mysterious, halfdark land of the north, bristling with gloomy forests, resounding to the cry of wild geese and of swans, the land of the stork and the bear and the Drachen and the Greifen. I know it is not so. Yet the impression comes back over me, as I see the youths pressing heedlessly past.
And I know it is the same with the Italians. They see, as their ancestors saw in the Goths and the Vandals, i barbari, the barbarians [...]».
Rare manuscrit de D. H. Lawrence.
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