Евгений Войнов (tritankista) wrote in lj_live,
Евгений Войнов

In for a Penny …

Flourish Mérimée is best cognised as the writer of Carmen, the novelette that inspired Bizet’s opera. Just he set about his vocation as an unknown author in Paris, where a pass craze for Spanish literature directed him to pull a modest dupery — in 1825, he published Le Théâtre de Clara Gazul, a accumulation of dramatic plays [...]

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