“I only see clearly what I remember.”
Today’s Literary Birthday
French novelist Marie Henri Beyle, known by his pen-name, Stendahl, was born on this day in 1783. His two-volume novel The Red and the Black was one of the first examples of realism combining irony with a psychological exploration of his characters. The book explores the attempts of a young provincial to rise in French society during post-Bourbon restoration France. Stendahl’s Memoirs of an Egotist was published after his death.
Today’s Memoir/Family History Memory Trigger
Each day we offer a question or action to help you trigger your memories of things which will make your memoir or family history richer, more detailed and more interesting. Reflect on the prompt and see what ideas it triggers. Here’s today’s:
Have you ever, or do you now, have a neighbor that stands out for some reason?