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The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.

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A bit about Jules Renard ...

Pierre-Jules Renard or Jules Renard (February 22, 1864- May 22, 1910) was a French author and member of the Acadmie Goncourt, most famous for the works Poil de Carotte (Carrot hair) (1894) and Les Histoires Naturelles (Natural Histories) (1896). Among his other works are Le Plaisir de rompre (The Pleasure of Breaking) (1898) and Huit jours la campagne (Eight Days in the Countryside) (1906).

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