- Edwards, Tudor
The Lion of Arles: A Portrait of Mistral and His Circle
Fordham University Press, New York, 1964, Cloth, , First Edition, Very Good /Good
215 pp. Book with corner bump, sticker ghosts. DJ with rubbing, chipping, tears, but generally complete. 'In the mid-nineteenth century, whan Frederic Mistral gathered round him at Avignon the brilliant group that formed the Felibrige with a view to stimulating interest in the Provencal language, he had little idea of the scope of the movement that then begann. The seven 'gaid felibres provencaux; brought about a revival of letters that was to go hand and hand with the rehabilitation of the old language and make the people of the south of France conscious of their race and heritage. As the principal poet of the group, Mistral was to produce his epic-romance Mireio, a story of frustrated lave in shich Moeric grandeur and the charm and simplicity of Theocritus are situated in the fair land of the valley of the Rhone. In his verse the pagan, sensual world of romance is colored with a delicate Christian mysticism and filled out with the loftier and more sublime sentiments of Catholicism.'