They begin with a joust where Gautier pierces Bernier with his lance between his ribs.
The protagonists Bernier and Gautier have a duel that again occupies an adrenaline-defying amount of time.
Still he carries on, sustaining yet another horrendous blow from Gautier that removes six inches of flesh from his shoulder.
“A lot of members on the council speak about assisting various areas like Anacostia but very few have ever visited,” said Gautier.
Gautier was never more definitely the exponent of romanticism than in saying "I am a man for whom the visible world exists."
Barnave is interesting only as referred to by Gautier; and so on.
But this is hardly ever the case, at least as I find it, with Gautier.
Was it not Gautier who used to write about la consolation des arts?
There remains the most notorious and the most abused of all Gautier's work, Mademoiselle de Maupin.
Like Gautier, he was one for whom "the visible world existed."