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Dante écrit deux vers

Victor Marie Hugo 1802 (Besançon) – 1885 (Paris)



Dante écrit deux vers, puis il sort ; et les deux vers
Se parlent. Le premier dit : - Les cieux sont ouverts.
Cieux ! je suis immortel. - Moi, je suis périssable.
Dit l'autre. - je suis l'astre. - Et moi le grain de sable.
- Quoi ! tu doutes étant fils d'un enfant du ciel !
- Je me sens mort. - Et moi, je me sens éternel.
Quelqu'un rentre et relit ces vers, Dante lui-même :
Il garde le premier et barre le deuxième.
La rature est la haute et fatale cloison.
L'un meurt, et l'autre vit. Tous deux avaient raison.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Victor Marie Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831. Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He was buried in the Panthéon. more…

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