The Paris Review – Chateaubriand on Writing Memoir between Two Societies

Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, The Surroundings of Dieppe1833, licensed under CC0 1.0, via Wikimedia Commons. François-René de northern Chateaubriand (1768–1848) was born in Saint-Malo, on the coast of Brittany, the youngest son of an Aristocratic family. After an isolated adolescence spent largely in his father’s castle, he moved to Paris not long before the revolution … Read more