Your native town is a magic city where you walk noiselessly on felt pavements, where you think through passers-by, where houses, at your signal instantly become what you want them to. (Max Jacob)
Max Jacob was born in Quimper on July 12th, 1876. There, he spent the first seventeen years of his life, between 1876 and 1894. Nevertheless, he is too often considered as the poet of « lEsprit Nouveau » (the New Spirit) of Paris, the author of Le Cornet à Dés (The Dice-Box), edited in 1917. And yet, a very important place is devoted all through his work to his native town.
Quimper is one of the nicest towns in the world, because of its unfailing love for Ideal, Beauty, God, and this under the simplest appearances.
I write our two spires in block letters.
|Quimper : the city centre|
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In red on that map, a trip which follows Max Jacobs itinerary...
Click on the underlined elements of this grid to find the corresponding pages...
|Lycée Brizeux||Théâtre de Cornouaille|
|A view of the Steïr||Collège La Tour dAuvergne|
|Museum of Fine Arts||Cathedral|
|Max Jacob Footbridge||Max Jacob Theatre|
|Max Jacob Bridge||Max Jacobs native house
(Café de Bretagne)
|Café de lÉpée||Number 8, rue du Parc|
|Rue du Chapeau-Rouge||Rue Kéréon|
|Place Laënnec||Rue du Parc|
|LOdet||Place La Tour dAuvergne|