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CHAPTER XVII
CLIMATES

PERSONAL friendships and reading, war and travels, had given me some knowledge of the English, in so far as one can know a people, which is, alas, very little. Of America I knew nothing. It remained for me what it had been in my childhood, a mixture of Jules Verne and Mark Twain, to which there was now added Charlie Chaplin, Andre Siegfried and Theodore Dreiser. But in I927 James Hazen Hyde, who was the Founder of the Alliance Francaise in the United States, proposed to me that I should be the official lecturer of the Alliance for that year. He explained the reasons for his choice. I was becoming, he told me, a pretty wellknown writer in America. Bramble had not been published in the United States but Ariel had had thousands of readers there; Disraeli had just been chosen by the Book-of-the-Month Club. In addition, I was now getting my start as a lecturer in Paris. I have told how at twenty I delivered lectures at the People's Universities in Normandy and how I misguidedly gave it up as the result of unimportant attacks. Nevertheless, I had acquired a taste for public speaking and the knowledge that this form of activity was easier for me than any other.
About 1925 a string of accidents had thrust me into this new career. The Vieux-Colombier was arranging a series of lectures on the cinema and, because I had written an article on the subject, asked me to deliver one of them. Madame Adolphe Brisson (Yvonne Sarcey) who was president of the 'Annales' Lectures, heard me and decided to give me a try. She proposed that I give one of a series of talks on the Eighteenth Century for her Society, a lecture on Horace Walpole and Madame du Deffand. And so began with generous, enthusiastic and motherly Madame Brisson and with her son Pierre, an inflexible critic, an exacting and loyal friend, a relationship which nothing has ever altered. The other important Lecture Association in Paris (Societe' des Conferences) was presided over by Monsieur Rene Doumic, Permanent Secretary of the Academie Fran~aise and editor of the Revue des Deux Mondes, an all-powerful authoritarian, feudal baron of the realm of letters. He summoned me to the office of

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