[identity profile] crimeson-plasma.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] revolution_fr
I have been interested in the french revolution for quite a while, and although I have read several books and biographies about some of the main people of it, I still haven't managed to find a good one of Saint-Just. Could you please recommend me one that is en english/spanish? (my french is not good enough to read a book)

Date: 2012-02-05 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ainokallas.livejournal.com
In my opinion, "Saint-Just, colleague of Robespierre" by E. N. Curtis is the best English language bio, but it's pretty hard to find anywhere (and if you do find it, it will probably be expensive). The next best is J. B. Morton's bio, which might be easier to find with a lower price. I'd recommend using bookfinder (http://www.bookfinder.com/), btw.

Date: 2012-02-06 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jonahmama.livejournal.com
Yeah, the Curtis book is excellent. If you live in or near a major city or research university, try the library. There's also a decent bio by Geoffrey Bruun. I most highly recommend R.R. Palmer's classic "Twelve Who Ruled," which offers outstanding profiles of each member of the Committee of Public Safety, including Saint-Just. It's readily available on Amazon for about $15.

Date: 2012-02-06 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trf-chan.livejournal.com
Ah, let me just bring out my most appropriate icon~

I'd agree with [livejournal.com profile] ainokallas that the Curtis biography is probably the best one available in English; the offerings, alas, are pretty slim. :/ Perhaps you could see if Saint-Just by Bernard Vinot has been translated into Spanish? I just finished it and found it quite good. I maaaaay be embarking on my own personal English translation project of it this summer, time permitting! I've also heard that Saint-Just, sa politique et ses missions by Jean-Pierre Gross is excellent (have only read fragments, but will hopefully be reading the entire thing soon-ish), so that's another one where you could check to see if there's a Spanish translation.

Date: 2012-02-09 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanriotfran.livejournal.com
In Spanish there is a pretty one: "Saint-Just", by Ralph Korngold, but I've purchased it in a book shop who sell old books. Sadly, you can't find it new...


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