by Henri Barbusse


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When we have descended for a long time the gradient ends, the avenue flattens out like a river, and widens as it pierces the town. Through the latticed boughs of the old plane trees-still naked on this last day of March-one glimpses the workmen's houses, upright in space, hazy and fantastic chessboards, with squares of light dabbed on in places, or like vertical cliffs in which our swarming is absorbed. Scattering among the twilight colonnade of the trees, these people engulf themselves in the heaped-up lodgings and rooms; they flow together in the cavity of doors; they plunge into the houses; and there they are vaguely turned into lights.
I continue to walk, surrounded by several companions who are foremen and clerks, for I do not associate with the workmen. Then there are handshakes, and I go on alone.

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ISBN-13: 9781722953263
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/14/2018
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Henri Barbusse wurde am 17. Mai 1873 (anderslautendes Geburtsjahr: 1874) in Asnières-sur-Seine bei Paris geboren und starb am 30. August 1935 in Moskau. Er war ein französischer Politiker und Schriftsteller. Durch sein im Jahr 1916 erschienenes Kriegstagebuch Das Feuer, das im Laufe der Zeit in mehr als 60 Sprachen übersetzt wurde, wurde er weltberühmt und erhielt im selben Jahr dafür den Prix Goncourt, den angesehensten französischen Literaturpreis.

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