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Title: Frédéric Mistral Poet and Leader in Provence Author: Charles Alfred Downer Release Date: December 12, 2005 [EBook #17293] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FRÉDÉRIC MISTRAL *** Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Juliet Sutherland, Taavi Kalju and the Online Distributed Proofreaders Europe at [Illustration: FRÉDÉRIC MISTRAL] Columbia University _STUDIES IN ROMANCE PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURE_ FRÉDÉRIC MISTRAL POET AND LEADER IN PROVENCE BY CHARLES ALFRED DOWNER ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IN THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK NEW YORK THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS THE MACMILLAN COMPANY, AGENTS 66 FIFTH AVENUE 1901 _All rights reserved_ COPYRIGHT, 1901, THE MACMILLAN COMPANY. Norwood Press J.S.
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U.S.A. PREFACE This study of the poetry and life-work of the leader of the modern Provençal renaissance was submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Columbia University.
My interest in Mistral was first awakened by an article from the pen of the great Romance philologist, Gaston Paris, which appeared in the _Revue de Paris_ in October, 1894.
The idea of writing the book came to me during a visit to Provence in 1897.
Two years later I visited the south of France again, and had the pleasure of seeing Mistral in his own home.
It is my pleasant duty to express here once again my gratitude for his kindly hospitality and for his suggestions in regard to works upon the history of the Fé...

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