Histoires naturelles by Jules Renard
By Jules Renard
De ses promenades à travers les prés, les routes et les jardins de sa Nièvre natale. Jules Renard, chasseur d'images ", ramène dans sa gibecière des images croqués sur le vif: insectes et animaux des bois, volailles des basses-cours et bêtes domestiques, rien n'échappe à l'oeil de l'écrivain, qui sait faire surgir le trait saillant, drôle, inattendu mais juste, d'une précision "mathématique", comme il aimait à le dire lui-même. Les Histoires naturelles, assortment de images cocasses et attendris, trésor d'humour et de délicatesse, sont le résultat d'un sens de l'observation qui tient à los angeles fois du naturaliste et du poète.
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