''Letters from my mill'' is a book of novel which appeared in 1869. Provence was the authors inspiration so the book was intended for the readers in Paris. The novel about a proud old man who would rather be ruined than accept a new lifestyle is enriched by solidarity and compassion but on the other […]
Alphonse Daudet is a French writer who spent most of his life in Provence and he got his inspiration there. He is considered to be one of the most important writers in describing abandoned people living in the prayer.
He was born in 1840. His father manufactured silk and despite many problems he encountered in life he never gave up. During his school days he skipped class a lot and through his biography we can tell that he was depressed most of his childhood.
In 1865 he came to Lyon where he spent his school days. When he ended his studies he became a teacher and the job wasn’t easy for him. He even confessed to having nightmares in which he had to deal with his students.
In 1857 he left his job and joined his brother Ernest to work as a journalist. Alphonse then got to some serious writing. Some of his works are: ‘’Tartarin of Tarascon’’, ‘’L’Arlesienne’’ and ‘’Letters from my Mill’’. He diede in 1897 in Paris.