Gold: Being the Marvelous History of General John Augustus

Gold: Being the Marvelous History of General John Augustus Sutter Like Dan Yack, this was a madcap tale, although far less over the top Frenchy like a Decemberists song, andabout the tragically funny fate of noted accidental American legend John Sutter who curses out what gold does to a man, Treasure of the Sierra Madre style Of course, it s a wildly fictionalized picaresque, but you ll likely enjoy it in the same way you enjoyed if you did Mason Dixon, The Public Burning, or any other thoroughly overboard, comic exploitation of historical personage Like Dan Yack, this was a madcap tale, although far less over the top Frenchy like a Decemberists song, andabout the tragically funny fate of noted accidental American legend John Sutter who curses out what gold does to a man, Treasure of the Sierra Madre style Of course, it s a wildly fictionalized picaresque, but you ll likely enjoy it in the same way you enjoyed if you did Mason Dixon, The Public Burning, or any other thoroughly overboard, comic exploitation of historical personages And the fact that I m comparing this to high postmodern novels written several decades later should tell you how far ahead of his time Cendrars was Leave it to a French poet to demythologize John Sutter, a Swiss thief and swindler who fled his native country one step ahead of the bill collectors Sutter went first to New York, then Missouri, and finally ended up in California, where he set up a trading post and fort and, not coincidentally, something of a protection racket for other settlers When a carpenter building a mill on Sutter s property found gold, he opened up the Swiss entrepreneur s private domain to hundreds and thousands of newcomers, a migration that changed the course of American history Sutter died inin Washington, DC where he had gone to complain to Congress that his empire had been stripped away from him without due process This is an altogether fascinating reconstruction of his strange and star crossed lifeGregory MacNamee ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Poltergeist (Greywalker, Author Kat Richardson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a Swiss thief and swindler who fled his native country one step ahead of the bill collectors Sutter went first to New York ➣ [Epub] ➝ OBaby By Geoffrey Johnson ➭ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk then Missouri ❰Download❯ ➽ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Author Pamela Clare – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and finally ended up in California ❥ [KINDLE] ❂ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada ➢ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk where he set up a trading post and fort and ❴EPUB❵ ✺ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Author Ellen Connor – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk not coincidentally [KINDLE] ❅ The Good Daughter ❥ Karin Slaughter – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk something of a protection racket for other settlers When a carpenter building a mill on Sutter s property found gold [Read] ➵ Crysis Author Peter Watts – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk he opened up the Swiss entrepreneur s private domain to hundreds and thousands of newcomers ➿ [Download] ➽ Fractured (Will Trent, By Karin Slaughter ➵ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a migration that changed the course of American history Sutter died inin Washington ❰Epub❯ ➜ Ghost Author Fred Burton – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk DC where he had gone to complain to Congress that his empire had been stripped away from him without due process This is an altogether fascinating reconstruction of his strange and star crossed lifeGregory MacNamee Ho scoperto Cendrars per caso da una citazione in un altro romanzo e questa la sua seconda opera che leggo e mi piaciuta moltissimo Il racconto della avventure di Johann Suter, rampollo di una famiglia di industriali, che fugge dalla Svizzera e dai debiti che vi ha accumulato per cercare fortuna nell America dei pionieri e del selvaggio West affascinante Il lettore rimane inchiodato alla pagina e segue i suoi viaggi, i rivolgimenti della sua fortuna, fino alla beffa la scoperta dell o Ho scoperto Cendrars per caso da una citazione in un altro romanzo e questa la sua seconda opera che leggo e mi piaciuta moltissimo Il racconto della avventure di Johann Suter, rampollo di una famiglia di industriali, che fugge dalla Svizzera e dai debiti che vi ha accumulato per cercare fortuna nell America dei pionieri e del selvaggio West affascinante Il lettore rimane inchiodato alla pagina e segue i suoi viaggi, i rivolgimenti della sua fortuna, fino alla beffa la scoperta dell oro sui suoi terreni invece di consolidarne la ricchezza acquisita lo porta alla rovina.Suter non certo un personaggio tout court positivo Il modo in cui si fa strada nella vita e o si rimette in piedi dopo una crisi non sempre onesto o eticamente ineccepibile leggi alla voce deportazione degli isolani della Hawaii per avere manodopera economica per le sue piantagioni, per esempio pure la sua storia affascinante e il finale view spoiler che ne vede la decadenza economica, fisica e mentale hide spoiler restituisce comunque il quadro di un uomo fuori del comune view spoiler hide spoiler view spoiler hide spoiler Cendrars is evenmarvellous than Sutter, so check out his novels. 3.5 5 Cendrars demo era If you, like just about every reasonably attentive person in the world, are a bit uneasy about things like Columbus Day and American History this breezy and vigorous read might interest you It is impossible for me to read Cendrars without thinking up an Abel Gance film in my head and that s a great thing because life is better when you have an Abel Gance film in your head Cendrars is a skilled observer of lives led to the fullest and like all his works the possibilit Cendrars demo era If you, like just about every reasonably attentive person in the world, are a bit uneasy about things like Columbus Day and American History this breezy and vigorous read might interest you It is impossible for me to read Cendrars without thinking up an Abel Gance film in my head and that s a great thing because life is better when you have an Abel Gance film in your head Cendrars is a skilled observer of lives led to the fullest and like all his works the possibilities of human achievement are the central concern here Not a wasted word here this is a succinct but not curt biography of John Sutter, a Swiss man like Cendrars, and his lust for riches that brought him to and through the pre Civil War US In about 130 pages, Cendrars writes a fairly direct telling of his fate that should appeal to most people interested in adventure biography I think it s fair to find some fault with Cendrars macho concerns but there s nothing overtly offensive if you re willing to accept some anachronistic attitude that isn t inconsistent with most of his other works, To The End of the World being an obvious and fairly reactionary deviation.I m not sure how I would feel about Cendrars if I didn t consider Gance one of the best film makers to ever stand behind a camera In my mind the two are permanently connected and I ll admit a possible bias Having said that there is something I find brilliantly vivacious about all of Cendrars writing He has an obvious lust for experience that is skillfully displayed in his intelligent and feral writing Don t start here with Cendrars dive into Dan Yack first that s a cannon shot of literary gusto that will please anyone but the very easily offended Anybody interested in silent film genius Abel Gance is advised to see La Roue, J Accuse and Napoleon as soon as possible The debate around Napoleon and its soundtrack based legal issues is a fascinating study in human arrogance you ll only be able to get a horribly crappy print of Napoleon at the time of this writing but it s worth it Andwhen the issues get solved and a proper print gets released you ll be scanning the crowd scenes for Cendrars who is identifiable by his pinned up empty sleeve in much greater detail All three of his best known works rank among the best films ever made as far as I am concerned L histoire tragique et magnifique du g n ral suter, b tisseur de la californie ruin par la d couvert d Or sur son territoire Malheureusement le grand cart tent par Cendrars d oit voulant rester factuel, l histoire est cont e la plupart du temps assez s chement, tandis que par moments l auteur se prend d envol es lyriques sur certains points de l histoire d un personnage que l on a finalement l impression de n avoir pu conna tre qu peine. Just re read this and love the story Means a lotnow that I know the area a lot better.I d love to read an annotated version of this book, detailed withhistory, images, references, etc. Gold is a deceptively thin first novel by the pioneering, and widely forgotten but influential Swiss French author Though it s not long in length, it surely covers a lot of area in its depth In many ways, it follows the the early 20th century trope of a rags to riches story, but in typical Cendrars fashion, it turns that trope on its head This is one of the earliest attempts at Historical Fiction that I m aware of, as it takes the life of the real John Augustus Sutter, a pioneer in California Gold is a deceptively thin first novel by the pioneering, and widely forgotten but influential Swiss French author Though it s not long in length, it surely covers a lot of area in its depth In many ways, it follows the the early 20th century trope of a rags to riches story, but in typical Cendrars fashion, it turns that trope on its head This is one of the earliest attempts at Historical Fiction that I m aware of, as it takes the life of the real John Augustus Sutter, a pioneer in California and the discoverer of gold that led to the famed Gold Rush of 49 Cendrars portrays Sutter s life astragic than it actually was as a way to strengthen the themes of the novel centered around fate, justice, and the futility of fighting against the first or for the latter Sutter had come to America as a penniless immigrant, and eventually makes his way to the violatile land of California where he establishes several successful enterprises on a huge swath of land granted to him by the Mexican government then controllers of California By the time California is part of the U.S., Sutter is on the verge of becoming the richest man in the worldand then gold is discovered on his vast properties When the discovery leaks to the rest of the world, it spells the ruin for Sutter, who watches all he built quickly taken over by the flood of people coming to search for gold and build towns and cities on land that was rightfully his Fully engrossing and surprisingly moving


About the Author: Blaise Cendrars

Fr d ric Louis Sauser, better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss novelist and poet naturalized French in 1916 He was a writer of considerable influence in the modernist movement.His father, an inventor businessman, was Swiss, his mother Scottish He spent his childhood in Alexandria, Naples, Brindisi, Neuch tel, and numerous other places, while accompanying his father, who endlessly pursued business schemes, none successfully.At the age of fifteen, Cendrars left home to travel in Russia, Persia, China while working as a jewel merchant several years later, he wrote about this in his poem, Transiberien He was in Paris before 1910, where he got in touch with several names of Paris b lle poque Guillaume Apollinaire, Modigliani, Marc Chagall and manyCendrars then traveled to America, where he wrote his first long poem P ques New York The next year appeared The Transsib rien.When he came back to France, I World War was started and he joined the French Foreign Legion He was sent to the front line in the Somme where from mid December 1914 until February 1915 During the attacks in Champagne in September 1915 that Cendrars lost his right arm He described this war experience in the books La Main coup e After the war he returned to Paris, becaming an important part of the artistic community in Montparnasse There, among others, used to meet with other writers such as Henry Miller, John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway During the 1920 s he published two long novels, Moravagine and Les Confessions de Dan Yack Into the 1930 s published a number of novelized biographies or volumes of extravagant reporting, such as L Or, based on the life of John August Sutter, and Rhum, reportage romance dealing with the life and trials of Jean Galmont, a misfired Cecil Rhodes of Guiana.La Belle Epoque was the great age of discovery in arts and letters Cendrars, very much of the epoch, was sketched by Caruso, painted by L on Bakst, by L ger, by Modigliani, by Chagall and in his turn helped discover Negro art, jazz, and the modern music of Les Six His home base was always Paris, for several years in the Rue de Savoie, later, for many years, in the Avenue Montaigne, and in the country, his little house at Tremblay sur Mauldre Seine et Oise , though he continued to travel extensively He worked for a short while in Hollywood in 1936, at the time of the filming of Sutter s Gold From 1924 to 1936, went so constantly to South America This life globertrottering life was pictured in his book Bourlinguer, published in 1948 Another remarkable works apparead in the 40s were L Homme Foudroy 1945 , La Main Coup e 1946 , Le Lotissement du Ciel 1949 , that constitute his best and most important work His last major work was published in 1957, entitled Trop, C est Trop Sources


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