from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Daudet, Alphonse 1840-1897. French writer of the naturalist school whose stories of life in his native Provence include Lettres de mon Moulin (1869).
  • Daudet, Léon 1867-1942. French writer known for his highly charged political essays and numerous volumes of memoirs.


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  • "Alphonse Daudet is immortalized in marble in the little municipal park at Nimes, in the middle of a small ornamental pool, in which two swans swim round and round, with the quiet precision of a pair of clock hands."

    Joseph Roth’s clock hands

  • The number and quality of these French books read by the Dutch young lady are enough to astonish and probably shock an English girl, who reads often with difficulty the safe 'Daudet' ( 'Sapho' excepted), but the young Dutchwoman knows of no _Index Expurgatorius, _ and reads what she likes.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • If such a study of the _femme collante_, the mistress who cannot be shaken off -- or rather of the man whom she ruins, for it is Gaussin, not Sapho, that is the main subject of Daudet's acute analysis -- was to be written at all, it had to be written with a resolute art such as Daudet applied to it.

    The Nabob

  • The evening opens with L'Arlésienne, Petit's 1976 adaptation of the Alphonse Daudet tragedy about a a recently married woman who discovers that her husband is still haunted by his love for a beautiful young girl from Arles.

    This week's new dance

  • This column title definitely calls to mind, for those connoisseurs, the famous "Lettres de mon moulin" by Alphonse Daudet.

    Tante Marie-Francoise

  • Without pretending to be a modern Daudet, however, I simply wish to share what I observe from my little “terrasse,” the modest balcony of my village home.

    en-tête - French Word-A-Day

  • S, GF, and other friends who say, The time will never be “perfect” — just go for it. lazy (though productive) hours in Harvard Square finding used copies of the Colette and Wilde biographies, and an inexpensive edition of Daudet

    Felix et errabunda IX

  • J'ai visite Moulin de Daudet en 2003, ma premiere visit en Provence.

    rubrique - French Word-A-Day

  • J'aime bien les histoires de Daudet (j'ai fait un photo du moulin quand nous etions en Provence en octobre1) et je pense que j'aimerais bien vos histoires aussi, comme celui-ci et Le Tablier1

    rubrique - French Word-A-Day

  • I had secured interviews with three of the great literary figures of the day—Emile Zola, Guy de Maupassant, and Alphonse Daudet—and published accounts of my encounters.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile


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