Lot n° 88
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Maurice CLAVEL (1920-1979). Signed autograph... - Lot 88 - Ader
Maurice CLAVEL (1920-1979). Signed autograph manuscript, Jeanne et ses auteurs,  ; 9 pages in-4 (qqs leaves cut out for the composition, printer's marks). On Joan of Arc. Article for the weekly Arts, by the author of La Grande Pitié du Royaume de France (1956). Clavel evokes L'Alouette d'Anouilh, Jeanne d'Arc de Péguy, modern criticism, Vie d'Anatole France, Jeanne d'Arc and her judges by Thierry Maulnier, etc. Joan is in turn sublime, false, fearful... He questions her holiness, which he links to her martyrdom, her pursuit of war, which makes her an adventurer that the King had to disavow, Joan's will, and her relationship to Grace. It was not a question of liberating the territory, in the manner of Gambetta or De Gaulle. "Hence the sanctity of her mission, far beyond patriotism... warrior for the peace of the fields and gardens, victorious first of all by the peace that was in her....
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