Numerous biography writers have dealt with the ephemeral subject of Gérard's life and work. How does one describe the undescribable? Words fail even the best of writers so often. What is not sure, they substitute with opinions and feelings. Historical records are true until the moment they are passed on to the next generations. Who can say what happened the way historians tell us? Who can say what exactly was the effect of Gérard's Cid on the audience that saw him first on stage? Who can describe the pain his wife, family, friends and fans felt when he passed away? But without feelings and opinions, a biography is dull and plain. After all, who cares for numbers and dates? They don't describe a human being's life. Recollections, descriptions, subjective memories do. It's all these books consist of, and the myth of eternal youth is hidden somewhere between the lines.
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