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by Ishbel Addyman

  • ISBN: 1416522409
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Ishbel Addyman
  • Other formats: lit txt azw docx
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (June 2, 2009)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • FB2 size: 1665 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Today, Cyrano de Bergerac is generally only remembered as a lovelorn eccentric with a big nose.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Edmund Rostand's famous play inspired by the life of Cyrano is a worldwide box-office smash but the man behind the legend is more or less forgotten. The real Cyrano was sharper.

Ishbel Addyman was born in North Yorkshire in 1976. She was educated at Oxford University and Paul Valéry University in Montpellier. She took fencing lessons in preparation for writing about the legendary duellist Cyrano de Bergerac but is not yet up to fighting off one hundred assailants single-handedly. This is her first book. Ishbel Addyman’s books. Cyrano: Adventures in Space and Time with the Legendary French Hero.

Addyman This book has a mission: to rescue the real Cyrano de Bergerac from the shadow cast by Rostand's immensely popular stage and screen version

Addyman This book has a mission: to rescue the real Cyrano de Bergerac from the shadow cast by Rostand's immensely popular stage and screen version. In doing so, Ishbel Addyman conjures up a surprisingly modern figure, who was always alert to publicity opportunities and who constantly questioned the assumptions of the church

Today, Cyrano de Bergerac is generally only remembered as a lovelorn eccentric with a big nose

Today, Cyrano de Bergerac is generally only remembered as a lovelorn eccentric with a big nose. The real Cyrano was sharper, funnier and, ironically, more modern than the romantic hero he inspired. Part murder mystery, part literary detective story, Ishbel Addyman presents a fascinating insight into the heroically courageous, sparklingly witty and unfailingly good-humoured man behind the legend. She was educated at Oxford University and Paul Valery University in Montpellier. Country of Publication.

CYRANO The Life and Legend of Cyrano de Bergerac by Ishbel Addyman, Published by Simon & Schuster in hardback on 4 February 2008, priced £1. 9

CYRANO The Life and Legend of Cyrano de Bergerac by Ishbel Addyman, Published by Simon & Schuster in hardback on 4 February 2008, priced £1. 9. In truth, it is a very great consolation to me to be hated because I am loved; to find enemies everywhere because I have friends everywhere and to see that my unhappiness stems from my good fortune". Instead, he is only thought of as a fictional character, a lovelorn eccentric with a big nose. Now Ishbel Addyman has written the first ever biography (in English) of "the man behind the nose" and reveals that the real Cyrano was sharper, funnier and, ironically, more modern than the romantic hero he inspired.

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Nothing in the life of the 17th-century swordsman and author Cyrano de Bergerac ever quite matched the delirium that greeted the . After the first 40 curtain calls," recounts Ishbel Addyman, "the stage manager gave in and simply left the curtain raised.

Nothing in the life of the 17th-century swordsman and author Cyrano de Bergerac ever quite matched the delirium that greeted the premiere of Edmond Rostand's play about him on December 28, 1897. The scene in the Paris theatre that night was more akin to a pop concert than a stage performance. At two o'clock in the morning, several hours after the show had finished, the lights were still up, the auditorium still packed.

Today,Cyrano de Bergerac is generally only remembered as a lovelorn eccentric with a big nose.Edmund Rostand's famous play inspired by the life of Cyrano is a worldwide box-office smash but the man behind the legend is more or less forgotten. The real Cyrano was sharper, funnier and, ironically, more modern than the romantic hero he inspired. A death-defying soldier-poet in the age of the musketeers, Cyrano's duelling skills were unparalleled, and his wit was every bit as keen as his sword's edge. He employed his sharp tongue and satirical pen in continued criticism of church and state -- his harrowing personal experiences had made him a staunch opponent of Louis XIV's bloody foreign policy--as well as in defiance of social norms -- Cyrano refused to acknowledge his likely homosexuality as a sin: brave and independent thinking that was years ahead of its time but which meant that his life was in constant danger. Part murder mystery, part literary detective story, Ishbel Addyman presents a fascinating insight into the heroically courageous, sparklingly witty and unfailingly good-humoured man behind the legend.
Reviews about Cyrano (2):
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I've just finished Cyrano: The Life and Legend of Cyrano de Bergerac by Ishbel Addyman. The author clearly knows her period and places the life and works of Cyrano de Bergerac within the larger context of early modern thought and writing. She also does a first rate job of debuncking later accretions to his legend and unearthing what actually can be know of the real person, and supporting areas where some speculation is required with good evidence. The author is very clear about the difference between things that are known, things that are false or contradictory, and things that are likely. I very much appreciated the deep understanding of the background and period and the decision not to straight wash.

I do have one quibble, which is that the book really needed an outline. It is very unfocused and tends to wander discursively, which on occasion can be really frustrating. We will just be getting to the point about something I am interested in and then it wanders away for half a chapter to something that would have better belonged with the chapter previous, then meanders back to something adjacent to the point without quite getting in waving distance, then veers off again. All of these bits are interesting, but I feel like if it were properly organized it would be a much more enjoyable and useful read. I do get that facts are sparse and there needs to be a lot of debunking of things people said centuries later that got treated as fact and context is important, but organize that please. Doing it this way makes me wonder if I am looking at padding or someone who can't focus her thoughts.

I do recommend the book. This Cyrano biography was clearly written for adults with a solid grounding in early modern intellectual history and an interest in queer history and early modern French history. (IE: Me) Just understand that it's going to be a bit of a mess as far as connection between chapter heading and contents.
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I've just finished Cyrano: The Life and Legend of Cyrano de Bergerac by Ishbel Addyman. The author clearly knows her period and places the life and works of Cyrano de Bergerac within the larger context of early modern thought and writing. She also does a first rate job of debuncking later accretions to his legend and unearthing what actually can be know of the real person, and supporting areas where some speculation is required with good evidence. The author is very clear about the difference between things that are known, things that are false or contradictory, and things that are likely. I very much appreciated the deep understanding of the background and period and the decision not to straight wash.

I do have one major quibble, which is that the book really needed an outline. It is very unfocused and tends to wander discursively, which on occasion can be really frustrating. We will just be getting to the point about something I am interested in and then it wanders away for half a chapter to something that would have better belonged with the chapter previous, then meanders back to something adjacent to the point without quite getting in waving distance, then veers off again. All of these bits are interesting, but I feel like if it were properly organized it would be a much more enjoyable and useful read. I do get that facts are sparse and there needs to be a lot of debunking of things people said centuries later that got treated as fact and context is important, but organize that please. Doing it this way makes me wonder if I am looking at padding or someone who can't focus her thoughts.

I do recommend the book. This Cyrano biography was clearly written for adults with a solid grounding in early modern intellectual history and an interest in queer history and early modern French history. (IE: Me) Just understand that it's going to be a bit of a mess as far as connection between chapter heading and contents.

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