19-07-15

A. J. Cronin, Heinrich Christian Boie, Dominic Moraes, Georg Diefenbach, Ferdinand Brunetière, Jean-Marie Déguignet

 

De Schotse schrijver Archibald Joseph Cronin werd geboren op 19 juli 1896 in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. Zie ook alle tags voor A. J. Cronin op dit blog en ook mijn blog van 19 juli 2010.

Uit: Two Gentlemen of Verona

“As we drove through the foothills of the Alps two small boys stopped us on the outskirts of Verona. They were selling wild strawberries, bright scarlet berries that looked delicious against the dark green leaves lining the wicker basket.
“Don’t buy,” warned Luigi, our cautious driver. “You will get much better fruits in Verona. Besides, these boys….” He shrugged his shoulders to convey his disapproval of their shabby appearance.
One boy had on a worn jersey and cut off khaki shorts, the other a shortened army tunic gathered in loss folds about his skinny frame. Yet gazing at the two little figures, with their brown skins, tangled hair and dark earnest eyes, we felt ourselves strangely attracted. My companion spoke to the boys discovered that they were brothers. Nicola, the elder was 13; Jacopo, who barely came up to the door handle of the car, was nearly 12. We bought their biggest basket, then set off towards town.
Verona is a lovely city, rich in history, with quite medieval streets and splendid buildings of an exquisite pale honey color. Romeo and Juliet are reputed to have lived there. Bombed in the recent war, it has lost its bridges, but not its gaiety or charm.
Next morning, coming out of our hotel, we drew up short. There, bent over shoe-cleaning boxes beside the fountain in the public square, doing a brisk business, were our two young friend of the previous afternoon. We watched for a few moments; then, as trade slackened, we went over. They greeted us with friendly faces. “I thought you picked fruits for a living,” I said. “We do many things, sir,” Nicola answered seriously. He glanced at us hopefully. “Often we show visitors through the town…. to Juliet’s tomb ….and other places of interest.”

 

 
A. J. Cronin (19 juli 1896 – 6 januari 1981)
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19-07-11

A. J. Cronin, Heinrich Christian Boie, Dominic Moraes, Georg Diefenbach, Ferdinand Brunetière, Jean-Marie Déguignet

 

De Schotse schrijver Archibald Joseph Cronin werd geboren op 19 juli 1896 in Cardross, Dunbartonshire. Zie ook mijn blog van 19 juli 2007 en ook mijn blog van 19 juli 2009 en ook mijn blog van 19 juli 2010

 

Uit: A. J.Cronin. TheMan Who Created DrFinlay (Biografie door Alan Savies)

 

It is necessary to go back to the generation of Cronin’s greatgrandparents to understand the man himself, as well as to appreciate the meaning of certain key references in some of his books and

unravel many of the claims made about his life and personality.

In the early- to mid-nineteenth century, the main characters inthe Cronin story were drawn to western Scotland from a widearea of the british Isles – County Armagh in Ireland, Edinburghand berwick-upon-Tweed in England – eventually converging onGlasgow, where the skilled and industrious could always find work.

As a result, Cronin’s genetic make-up was half Irish, three-eighthsScottish and one-eighth English.

On the paternal side, his grandfather Owen and his grandmotherbridget (née McShane), both staunch Catholics and founders of the Scottish dynasty – if that is not too grand a term – were born

in Ireland in about 1826 and 1832 respectively. Owen Cronin’s origins have not been verified, since his parents never left Ireland.

However, his wife’s parents – McShane and Smith – are known to have hailed from Annaghmore in County Armagh. It is not known if Owen was from the same region, nor if he and bridget McShane knew each other before emigrating to Scotland. Owen’s surname, however, when he arrived in Scotland in about 1850, was Cronague, changed to Cronin in 1870. He married bridget

McShane in Eastwood, Renfrewshire, in January 1851.

Their first child, James, was born in Glasgow in about 1854, and sometime after that date, but before 1861, the Cronagues set up business in Alexandria, north of Dumbarton. Initially hawkers

– another name for rag-and-bone men – they were later described as “glass and china merchants” as they became more sophisticated and affluent.”

 

 


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19-07-10

Anna Enquist, Gottfried Keller, Miltos Sachtouris, Jean-Pierre Faye, Hermann Bahr, Robert Pinget, A. J. Cronin, Heinrich Christian Boie, Dominic Moraes, Georg Diefenbach, Ferdinand Brunetière, Jean-Marie Déguignet

 

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Anna Enquist, Gottfried Keller, Miltos Sachtouris, Jean-Pierre Faye, Hermann Bahr

 

 

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Robert Pinget, A. J. Cronin, Heinrich Christian Boie, Dominic Moraes, Georg Diefenbach, Ferdinand Brunetière, Jean-Marie Déguignet