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Then their hands will grip strongly at the gift, and they will flee from you like cats that take the morsels you have given them and eat far away, having learned to distrust man.
You will be able to see their eyes widen immeasurably. But the child does not occupy himself with his preferred toy.
Instead, here is what he watches: There, there is a beautiful and well-kempt child, dressed in coquettish country styled clothing. At first, they will refuse to take it; they doubt their good luck.
Morale Du Joujou – Suivi de: de L’Essence Du Rire (French, Paperback)
And the two children laugh beside one another as brothers, with teeth of an equal whiteness. Instead, here is what he watches:. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You are commenting using your Twitter account. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: An impartial eye would discover beauty in this dirty, spindly, and sooty child — using the eyes of a connoisseur to discover the ideal paints beneath the veneer of an outcast, and applying moraoe repugnant patina of misery onto their canvas.
Child’s Play: Baudelaire’s Morale du joujou – Google Books
The luxury, recklessness, and the habitual spectacle of wealth, makes these children appear so lovely that one would think them crafted from something different than the children of mediocrity or poverty. There are so few amusements that morxle without guilt! Although I first did a literal translation, I provide here another edition that takes some stylistic liberties.
The whiteness of a lovely sun-beaten house appears from behind the gate of a large garden on a road. On the other side of the gate, on the road between the nettles and the weeds, there is another child.
The Gift of Memory in Baudelaire’s “Morale du joujou”
However, this toy, that the slovenly child jouou irritated and agitated through shaking in its gated box, is a live rat. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Bauxelaire will give you an idea for innocent entertainment. When you leave in the morning with the intention to stroll through the large streets, fill your pockets with small inventions, — those paper puppets moved by a single thread, the anvil-beating blacksmiths, the rider and his horse whose tail is a whistle — and along the cabarets at the foot of the korale, give the toys in homage to the unknown children and poor that you encounter.
I have translated it to English, although the original can be found in full with commentary in French here. Lying baudelaie the grass beside him is a splendid plaything, looking as fresh as its master: If interested in the process of translation, I encourage you to take a look at it.
Undoubtedly, his parents thriftily captured the plaything themselves. The two worlds of the large street and the mansion are separated between a symbolic barrier.