Personal Reminiscences of Auguste Rodin

Personal Reminiscences of Auguste Rodin

Personal Reminiscences of Auguste Rodin

Personal Reminiscences of Auguste Rodin

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With the exception of the biographical matter in the first chapter, and the critical comments and bibliography at the end, the whole of the following pages have been written from notes made during my close association with Rodin as his private secretary in the year 1906. The middle chapters, which contain the bulk of my personal reminiscences, were published in the Cornhill Magazine in July and August, 1923, December, 1925, and January and February, 1926, and I am glad of the opportunity offered me here of cordially thanking the Editor of that magazine for his kindness in allowing me to reprint them.

Apart from the articles written for the Cornhill, and now published in book form for the first time, I have not published anything about Rodin, except a short article written seventeen years ago for a more or less obscure newspaper for young men.

I always look back upon my time with Rodin as one of the most interesting and happy of my life; for while in 1906 I was old enough fully to appreciate the privilege of being his secretary, and thoroughly to enjoy his own company and . . .

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