The Diary of a Chambermaid by Octave Mirbeau

bookshelves: spring-2015, film-only, published-1900, france, under-500-ratings, doo-lally, epistolatory-diary-blog, amusing

Recommended for: Laura, Wanda et al
Read from February 21 to March 31, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoHgW…

Description: “I am no saint; I have known many men, and I know, by experience, all the madness, all the vileness, of which they are capable. But a man like Monsiuer?” — from THE DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID

The famous anarchist and art critic Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917) inspired not one but two films (from Jean Renoir and Luis Bunuel) with his often forgotten classic THE DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID. Telling the scandalous story of Celestine R., a fisherman’s daughter with a taste for men, Mirbeau reveals that “when one tears away the veils and shows them naked, people’s souls give off such a pungent smell of decay.”

There is a hiccough half way through this youtube version where you have to fast forward through the duplicate piece

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