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Paul Claudel

Most famous for his verse dramas that often convey his devout Catholicism. In 1939, he wrote "Joan of Arc at the Stake", an opera oratorio with music by Arthur Honegger.

Paul Claudel

Most famous for his verse dramas that often convey his devout Catholicism. In 1939, he wrote "Joan of Arc at the Stake", an opera oratorio with music by Arthur Honegger.

Change of personnel at the Ministry – Deladier at Foreign Affairs with Champetier de Ribes, Pernot at Blockade Ministry at Armament Ministry. I write to Maupeou to suggest to Archduke Otto to adopt a clear attitude.

Thérèse Neumann, the stigmatic of Konnersreuth, is dead.

This death almost coincides with the opening of hostilities by Germany. Thus, according to Josephus at the time of the Siege of Jerusalem, those great voices in the Temple were heard to exclaim, "Let us leave this place!"



Strange Dream. I am at the Bastille, of which Giraudoux is the governor. I am consumed with curiosity about this chance to explore the past. Unfortunately, all I see is a prison occupied by a packed and noisy dining table. I remember, however, a church at the place of the Arc de Triomphe where choristers sang at the top of their voices.

Morning. Prayed over the tomb of my grandson. A great sense of peace and permanence. I realised that space is the quality of beings and things, like the colour yellow. Which does not prevent another combination, nor even another space. In another world, the sense of smell, the spirit, will be our instrument of assimilation.