How Stendhal can change your life ( part two)

Serge Gainsbourg Et Jane Birkin

Stendhal believed a writer is a man who knows the human heart. He knew the human heart extremely well, and he is probably the only French writer who invented two phenomenon linked with human feelings.

The first phenomenon is called the Stendhal’s Syndrome, and the second, The Crystallization.In 1817 Stendhal visited a cathedral in Florence, and saw Giotto’s frescoes for the first time. He was mesmerized by such beauty: he had vertigo and became sick, exactly like Clara in front of Notre-Dame.

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