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!Free ♀ A Life of Her Own: The Transformation of a Countrywoman in 20th-Century France ♍ First published in France in , this autobiography vivifies the captivating Carles from her peasant origins in a tiny Alpine village through her work as a teacher, farmer, mother, feminist and political activist I loved this book Emilie shows us what it is to have inner strength and vision An inspiration for women everywhere written in her unique voice It reminds me of memoirs my own mother would write capturing country life. I came upon this title from a reference in the book SYLVIA S FARM Am I ever glad I followed up This is the story of a French peasant woman, born in 1900, who became a teacher She wrested her education from nuns and in the direst of living circumstances, always going back to her father s farm to work on weekends She bicycled to her father s farm and worked like the devil, or at least, a peasant Sycthing wheat, working with dray horses, drawing water, chopping wood Her living conditions, whi I came upon this title from a reference in the book SYLVIA S FARM Am I ever glad I followed up This is the story of a French peasant woman, born in 1900, who became a teacher She wrested her education from nuns and in the direst of living circumstances, always going back to her father s farm to work on weekends She bicycled to her father s farm and worked like the devil, or at least, a peasant Sycthing wheat, working with dray horses, drawing water, chopping wood Her living conditions, while she was studying, were also severe She had many duties after her classes and then had to study late into the night How she did all this is a miracle She was a pacifist because of the horrors of World War I, and a leftist, along with her husband, in revolt against conditions of the poor and downtrodden in the peasant communities where she lived As she grew older, in her 70 s she became an activist in the protection of her beloved, bucolic valley in Val des Pres and fought commercial forces to build a super highway into the area She died in 1979,having made a difference The simply written autobiography of a courageous woman who grew up in a poor and conservative peasant family in the Hautes Alpes of France in the early twentieth century Given the unusual gift of higher education, she rebelled against the narrow conventions within which she had been raised, speaking out against patriarchy, chauvinism, nationalism, militarism even the Catholic Church and its God She saw it as her role as a longtime schoolteacher in her native valley to shape and broaden the per The simply written autobiography of a courageous woman who grew up in a poor and conservative peasant family in the Hautes Alpes of France in the early twentieth century Given the unusual gift of higher education, she rebelled against the narrow conventions within which she had been raised, speaking out against patriarchy, chauvinism, nationalism, militarism even the Catholic Church and its God She saw it as her role as a longtime schoolteacher in her native valley to shape and broaden the perspectives of the peasant children whom she taught, and nearing death in her mid seventies, reflected that it was splendid to leave life with the thought that you have done the maximum possible to defend the ideas you believe just and human, and to help those who need to be helped without discrimination An unusual, thoughtful, albeit sometimes na ve, look at life 3.5 Really interesting view into the realities of life in the mountain regions of France in the early 1900 s How harsh and sad it could be, and I believe the pictures in the book reflect that I often wonder how some people are able to step outside the norms of their time and region, and she gives insight into how, in her and her husbands case, that happened how she became educated and he, as an avid reader, educated himself She was much influenced by her husband, and together they tried to l 3.5 Really interesting view into the realities of life in the mountain regions of France in the early 1900 s How harsh and sad it could be, and I believe the pictures in the book reflect that I often wonder how some people are able to step outside the norms of their time and region, and she gives insight into how, in her and her husbands case, that happened how she became educated and he, as an avid reader, educated himself She was much influenced by her husband, and together they tried to live out their convictions I personally am not of their ilk, humanists and pacifists, and found the final bit of the book less interesting as she expounded on those issues, but can appreciate their honesty as they put it on the table I was not sure whether to give this book three or four stars simply because some chapters caused her story to drag a bit, in my honest opinion , but I ultimately decided that Emilie Carles s undying strength as a French peasant turned pacifist and feminist was basically unheard of during this period I had to read this for my history course, but it was quite the exciting adventure With this book I cared for the life of a countrywoman who has already left this world, and has left her wisdom beh I was not sure whether to give this book three or four stars simply because some chapters caused her story to drag a bit, in my honest opinion , but I ultimately decided that Emilie Carles s undying strength as a French peasant turned pacifist and feminist was basically unheard of during this period I had to read this for my history course, but it was quite the exciting adventure With this book I cared for the life of a countrywoman who has already left this world, and has left her wisdom behind for the rest to absorb Let us learn to read, because reading means strengthening our minds through the minds of others, steeping our hearts with feelings that please, and struggling with an author according to whether our ideas and feelings agree with his or diverge Learn to live by knowing how to live and let live Never take anything in life but flowers, and from flowers, only the perfume 259 260 A well written and compelling account of peasant life in early 20th century French Alps Emilie Carles is born into a poor, peasant family and a life of hardship and through educating herself, becomes a teacher, pacifist and activist and gives her life back to the community into which she was born We holidayed very close to the Valley de Claree where this is set and it is one of the most beautiful, remote and unspoilt areas of the French Alps, thanks to Emilie Carles activism to prevent a super A well written and compelling account of peasant life in early 20th century French Alps Emilie Carles is born into a poor, peasant family and a life of hardship and through educating herself, becomes a teacher, pacifist and activist and gives her life back to the community into which she was born We holidayed very close to the Valley de Claree where this is set and it is one of the most beautiful, remote and unspoilt areas of the French Alps, thanks to Emilie Carles activism to prevent a superhighway being built to connect Grenoble to Turin through the valley I m desperate to visit this little village now An incredible story I ve since read there is some controversy over whether it was all truth we sometimes forget we each have our own truth of Emilie and her life growing up as a peasant farmer, getting her education and fighting to keep her valley simple and pure I particularly loved her last two pages What a little gem x Loved this book an absolutely delightful read about life in provincial France and one amazing girls journey to adult hood Not what I would normally read but loved this. An astonishing and discerning account of independence, courage and perseverance amidst the harshness of peasant life in the High Alps of South eastern France Set against the background of the catastrophic upheavals of the 2oth century and speaking with refreshing honesty and grace, milie Allais Carles reminds us of what is truly important in life Inspirational