Je tâchais de découvrir, dans les bruits des forêts et des flots, des mots que les autres hommes n’entendaient point, et j’ouvrais l’oreille pour écouter la révélation de leur harmonie.

Gustave Flaubert (1842)

(english: “I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony”).

Bibliography

Flaubert, G. (1842). Novembre. Online on 21 July 2020: https://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Novembre_(Flaubert)

Flaubert, G., (2000, ed. Arvensa Editions and Fb Editions). Novembre. Paris: Librairie Générale Française. 123 p.

Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He was born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, in the Haute-Normandie Region of France.