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14 février 2015 6 14 /02 /février /2015 14:18
London Forum Meeting
Saturday 28th February

1pm – 5pm
£10

Michael Guiver
 
‘ 'General Honest Thought':  Four French patriots -  
Drieu la Rochelle, Robert Brasillach, Louis Ferdinand Céline & Alphonse de Châteaubriant'

 
''This was the noblest Roman of them all.  All the conspirators save only he, Did what they did in envy of great Caesar, He only in a general honest thought, And common good to all, made one of them.''

      As recognised by Shakespeare, honesty of thought is a rare thing -  a rare thing in the twentieth century and even rarer now - yet among what the mass media term 'the far-right ' it has found its last refuge. This honesty is exemplified in the lives and careers of four French novelists, who loyally and courageously held to their faith until death, earning them the grudging respect even of  those who are diametrically opposed to them. Using four directions to our compass, Michael Guiver, who lives in fair France and is fluent in its language, will take us on a guided tour of these four stirring examples of general honest thought. To those who wish to destroy our culture they are just dead, white, males, but to those who still have minds able to think they are very much alive and what's more have the capacity to wake up the rest of our race.
Useful information can be found in the links below.

Robert Brasillach
:  The Brasillach Society- http://www.brasillach.ch/ <http://www.brasillach.ch/>  ; Anne Brassie has written an excellent biography of Brasillach - http://annebrassie.fr/ <http://annebrassie.fr/>
  ; one of Brasillach's poems sung  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dNwEeeKhPI <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dNwEeeKhPI>  and the same poem read:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By5sNAkuG9k <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By5sNAkuG9k>  ;  his lawyer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evxU2v1yKwg <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evxU2v1yKwg>  .

Drieu la Rochelle: episode from the famous film of Feu Follet made in 1962, with English subtitles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x79PcY6UkYE <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x79PcY6UkYE>  ;  "Une Femme à sa Fenêtre  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLQKHnkyseI <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLQKHnkyseI>  ; Moving and sympathetic look at his sad end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Tb4YDU1AY <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Tb4YDU1AY>   .

Céline: Fine pictures and good introduction  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEnPd1LpOhM <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEnPd1LpOhM>  ; interview with Celine with (badly translated) English subtitles  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR9tsWhRYJo <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR9tsWhRYJo>   ;Voyage au bout de la Nuit – sensitive and informative  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdaeHcrX2Hg <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdaeHcrX2Hg>  ; Comments on Celine's writings  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3xjcBhM_nc <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3xjcBhM_nc>  ; Readings of Celine by Arletty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmK-9p9AQJQ <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmK-9p9AQJQ>  ;  Luchini reading from the first page of Mort à Crédit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARIA7geiwgk <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARIA7geiwgk> .

Châteaubriant:  http://www.la-question.net/archive/2008/12/05/lettre-a-la-chretiente-mourante-alphonse-de- <http://www.la-question.net/archive/2008/12/05/lettre-a-la-chretiente-mourante-alphonse-de-chateaubriant-18.html> chateaubriant-18.html <http://www.la-question.net/archive/2008/12/05/lettre-a-la-chretiente-mourante-alphonse-de-chateaubriant-18.html>  ; http://clubchateaubriant.centerblog.net/ <http://clubchateaubriant.centerblog.net/> .
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