After the Siege of Paris from 1870 to 1871, Hugo lived again in Guernsey from 1872 to 1873, before finally returning to France for the remainder of his life.He expounded his views on the subject in a speech he delivered during the International Peace Congress which took place in Paris in 1849.
The first thing that strikes savages is not reason but strength.He was not only revered as a towering figure in literature, he was a statesman who shaped the Third Republic and democracy in France.Website: Theatre History. (Originally published in Victor Hugo: Dramas.It is across from the Museo Carlo Bilotti on Viale Fiorello La Guardia.
The paraders marched for six hours past Hugo as he sat at the window at his house.Website: Discover France. (Originally published in Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, 1997, v.9.0.1.) Retrieved November 2005.Books and Writers (kirjasto.sci.fi). Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library.When Louis Napoleon ( Napoleon III ) seized complete power in 1851, establishing an anti-parliamentary constitution, Hugo openly declared him a traitor to France.They lived together for nearly 46 years until she died in August 1868.
The Congress, of which Hugo was the President, proved to be an international success, attracting such famous philosophers as Frederic Bastiat, Charles Gilpin, Richard Cobden, and Henry Richard.Though the poems were admired for their spontaneous fervour and fluency, the collection that followed four years later in 1826 ( Odes et Ballades ) revealed Hugo to be a great poet, a natural master of lyric and creative song.
The people of Guernsey erected a statue by sculptor Jean Boucher in Candie Gardens ( Saint Peter Port ) to commemorate his stay in the islands.
After 1872, Hugo never lost his antipathy towards the Catholic Church.Hugo himself particularly enjoyed the music of Gluck and Weber.Wikisource has original works written by or about: Victor Hugo.
Ireson, J.C. (1997). Victor Hugo: A Companion to His Poetry.Avenue Victor-Hugo, located in Shawinigan, Quebec, was named to honour him.Loevenbruck. 3. - Les haut conteurs: tome 1 La voix des rois - Les haut conteurs: tome 2 Roi vampire.This might partly explain why in spite of his deep interest and involvement in political matters he remained strangely silent on the Algerian issue.
Despite his personal loss, Hugo remained committed to the cause of political change.
Sometimes he would even toss in coffee or soot to get the effects he wanted.Les Chansons des rues et des bois (1865), ( Songs of Street and Wood ).
For instance he resorted to Latin abbreviations ( osc. for kisses), to Spanish ( Misma.If he added t.n. ( toute nue ) he meant she stripped naked in front of him.Hugo kept his artwork out of the public eye, fearing it would overshadow his literary work.Like Chateaubriand, Hugo furthered the cause of Romanticism, became involved in politics (though mostly as a champion of Republicanism ), and was forced into exile due to his political stances.