My Chateaux d’If: Musketeers and Miserables.

Saturday, market day, at the Plaine bar, I exchanged, between two Casa, with a friend who put Ang Miserables in the same plane as Ang Tmusketeer kingss, the novel by Alexandre Dumas., known by the motto, One for all and all for one. Formula that made us think Nothing for us, all for all Zapatistas, who told Blaise: “ All of us, none of them … everything they have, they stole, well -known protest slogan. Hugo knows the descendants for at least one of these formulas Police everywhere, no justice.

As the tours progressed, we continued to talk about Les Misérables, but it was largely based on everyone’s memories of the cinema because under the glass, almost no one had read the proletarian masterpiece. Is it too serious? : No, if one thinks of the general message that passed the version with Harry Baur, Ventura or Depardieu in the role of Jean Valjean. All generations remain in the shot version. A friend even saw his third white drink Les Misérables but after reviewing, it was Ladj Ly’s version. Because no one forgets Javert, the personification of the psychorigid cop of Michel Bouquet or John Malkovich, or how the state forgives no one. Yvan Colonna knows something about this. Better, the cop in question has his theory on the crime: If we fish once, we dive again. The theory continues to have its followers in society.

Which led me to say two, three pranks to amuse the assembly who already had a few drinks on their noses, and to remember whose son Gavroche was. This urchin from Paris, flower of barricades, loud-mouthed, is one of the most interesting characters in the novel. He was also the son of the Thénardiers. How herbs can give the best flowers. And then Gavroche sings because he has no hope and he is alone. Singing, he recounted the events. As soon as the city is policed, singers and hucksters will have to show certificates of good morals and sellers and merchants authorizations, the person who fears 2020 will show certificates that he himself wrote : the training is complete.

Goodbye activist goguette

You make way for the café-concert

Or the novice, after dessert,

Digest, with a happy soul.

(Auguste Allais, 1856)

If, as Evelyne Pieiller says in her essay, the authors of Les Trois Mousquetaires and Les Misérables were nourished by romanticism, they drew the framework of their stories from the revolutions of the time. Even for Dumas the story took place in April 1626, under a forgotten Louis.

Shouts from outside got inside. »He summarizes. The mysteries of Paris by Eugène Sue, who no longer reads, is fascinating in this matter. A variety of facts enrich the novel as politics flows into the vast portion of the novels that remain with us. People nowadays speak of literature as they speak of politics. Everything is mixed up. Up to Baudelaire, who was sold to us as a major heart patient and was also flayed by the life of the revolution. Probably the most beautiful. Baudelaire writes in Hi Madlais passionate about Proudhon, thinking that the revolution of 48 was more than 1789. « They are planning. Their goal: to make an anti-aging revolution. Its a very good program, to all the young people. It is at this time that the youth is choking and introducing it. He is not protesting on Insta but at work. Cabaret to plan, build barricades, the street as a playground. Young people and Republicans in general take advantage of a little banquet or funeral to push a barricade. Very good recreation away from the paddle. Unless we retake Sicily with fresh troops in combat paddles. ” Valjean is also the spirit of the barricades “A character on both sides, a Victor Hugo in other words, “the good God of the poor”this is Valjean.

The time was for La Rochelle sergeants who refused to denounce their accomplices. Companions are born and act. They also often die from bullets. The youth must kill the father, our two authors have a great deal to do with them, monuments of the time. In Europe, there was Byron dreaming of revolutionaries in Greece, there was the brave Garibaldi who landed in Sicily with his rag army; the air of revolution has a fiery face, action is a powerful machine. And the newspapers make propaganda of this living, agile character, who walks, travels; in short, adventurers. Life is an adventure. His legend was activated around the publication in the press. Byron came to defend the Luddites, VSworkers destroying machines causing unemployment A huge sabotage that others will see. The worker defends himself against his enslavement as he does today against all-digital.

In his essay, the EP tells us about Dumas ’comrades, the Aragos, the Cavaignacs, all of whom now have street signs in Paris. All the children of the French Revolution, haunted by its characters, are also subject to Napoleonic myth. They made the revolution in 1830. It chronicles the long journey of Victor Hugo to Les Miserables, he who was a conservative in his youth. ” Meanwhile, in the Philippine years, Hugo was worrying. “In addition to the beautiful political stories, he showed how some 19th-century writers wanted to tell people and their lives of suffering, in a stylish and easy way.

But then why would the three musketeers fit without a hauberk and without waders into the right category of people’s literature? Evelyne Pieiller explained this to us, without wanting to be too long. The musketeers really messed up the people. They create chaos. They do not think of the future but the pleasure of the moment. And then, this is the most important they are good companions. They put their friendship, their life before everything else. They don’t care about riches, hard cash. In other words, they don’t care about money. They spend. Let me add that they are Rabelaisians here. Quite the opposite of the figure of a saver, who earns. Evelyne said they were plebeians. Of people what. If it is explained that the King’s musketeers are evil subjects, that they are the rabble, well I am one! As the song says. The scum now. Canaille came from the dog, scum from… you got the idea. So the Dumas novel brings fun and success to the people. Giuseppe Garibaldi, whom Dumas admired, whom he met, was in his own way a musketeer to the King. Evelyne Pieiller evokes another book by Dumas that she doesn’t like but I appreciate, Bibi: The Count of Monte Cristo. So why? “It’s just an arrangement of accounts, a hecatomb of celebrities. “Faith, what a massacre! And what patience. Why not see here the long patience and the accepted sad triumph of justice. It is certainly not a collective movement. Monte Cristo took revenge, alone against all but after 14 years in prison? He has since been beaten by Comrade Rouillan. How else can he believe in humanity? The money from Padre Faria’s coffers and his stubbornness will pave the way for his revenge on the swindlers and those who stole his happiness. His rescue will come by escaping from an island. An island with a castle also. What a journey, both.

The musketeers were the rebels of an era. They have like all those who can no longer cope with the world that wins. Are they these Yellow Vests who came thousands on motorcycles to the tolls with their Blue White Red flags and who were accused by the Left of being too human, too car, too redneck, too racist? By simultaneously reading (the famous at the same time) François Ruffin’s book about Emmanuel Macron, This country you don’t know, I found excerpts in Yellow Vest. He quoted Eric Drouet, who I have always believed to be the ancestor of Jean-Baptiste, the postmaster at Sainte-Menehould, who stopped the King’s escape. As he talks about Christophe Dettinger, the brave boxer who took revenge on the millions of demonstrators who hurt all the conflicts in society. Dettinger was a Jean Valjean at the barricade. That is why this movement caused so much fear and why large -scale methods were used against the protesters. Dettinger began to act when he saw people being massacred by the President’s staff. Armed alipores that are almost released, if not already decided to increase them. Because, once again, the CRS has almost become Republicans. Evelyne Pieiller quotes the soldiers of 17ᵉ (another song) as refusing to stop the huge insurrection of Languedoc winegrowers. And with this fire burning all over Occitania, the fusion of employers and employees is threatening the state.

Dumas made no secret of the origin of the novel: D’Artagnan was a Béarn Don Quixote, he was famous because he rode on his bidet (his mountain). His father taught him the way to go: Do not be afraid of opportunities and look for adventures What good advice. When we know that Don Quixote is already a pastiche of chivalry novels, we understand how Cervantes or Dumas mock the nobility and the great in their own way. Like Hugo’s mockery Ruy Blas, made famous by the film, La Delusion of greatness, of these lords, humble and treacherous. Literature makes choices, some writers scoff at power. But it all starts on the street, and everyone comes back here. Like Maurice Leblanc who uses the anarchist thief, Marius Jacob to make him Arsène Lupine, the social question is removed. Power recovers all myths, removing them from the popular and political to make them bourgeois and entertaining. A good diversion.

Evelyne Pieiller’s love of these two great novels is an attachment to her origins, to her mother whom she portrays in a café at 5am and takes her to watch Les Misérables in the cinema. An event for the family. The reading came later. Writing followed. Loyalty remained.

Come on, I’ll tour it! Excuse me, I was a little late.

Musketeers and Miserables, Evelyne Pieiller, Agone, 2022, 17 Euros.

Francois Ruffin, This country you don’t know, Les Arènes, 2019.

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