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At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: George Sand, July 1

July 1, 2014 

George Sand (1804-1876) 


Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Downtown Highlands NC on Main Street

Passersby are invited to chose from passages from novels by this classic French novelist. The selected passage will then be read to them. George Sand was the pseudonym used by Amantine-Lucille-Aurore Dupin. She was a prolific popular writer, publishing over 40 novels and a dozen plays.

 

More information about George Sand can be found at these links from Wikipedia and archives from Mt Holyoke College and a wonderful article from the New York Times books section.

 

 

 

 

 

"His genius was filled with the mysterious sounds of nature, but transformed into sublime equivalents in musical thought, and not through slavish imitation of the actual external sounds. His composition of that night was surely filled with raindrops, resounding clearly on the tiles of the Charterhouse, but it had been transformed in his imagination and in his song into tears falling upon his heart from the sky. ... The gift of Chopin is [the expression of] the deepest and fullest feelings and emotions that have ever existed. He made a single instrument speak a language of infinity. He could often sum up, in ten lines that a child could play, poems of a boundless exaltation, dramas of unequalled power.”

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