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Reasons to study the work
Although difficult from the point of view of vocabulary (mitigated by use of our page by page vocab list) this account of Pagnol's childhood is simply fun with a depth of humanity typical of the film director.
The interest of the work
Towards the end of his career, Pagnol was asked to write his autobiography in serial format for a magazine. The result was this charming account of his idyllic childhood in Marseille and in the surrounding area for his holiday.
Pagnol captures the nature of childhood and particularly worship of one's father and the way this is gradually tempered by experience. He also pictures an environment which is in short supply in Provence, the garrigue.