First Impressions, from “Letters From My Windmill”, by Alphonse Daudet

Windmill Alphonse Daudet’s short story collection Lettres de mon moulin (1869) is one of the most beloved sets of tales ever written in French or in any other language. Daudet was born in Provence himself, and this little anthology represents the quintessentially Parisian author’s reconnection with his own native soil. Along with the works of Frédéric Mistral and a handful of others, this collection of purported letters continue to inform how the rest of the world views Provence, “the land of tambourines and muscat wine”. I’ll be presenting some of the best stories here in the days and weeks to come.

First Impressions, by Alphonse Daudet {11:08}