Judith Cabaud’s writing takes its source in her dual background of American and French studies, as well as her love of
literature and music.
The revelation of Shakespeare’s works, of the brilliance of Oscar Wilde and Edgar Poe, at the same time as the
discovery of the music of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart in her youth, preceeded her infatuation for French civilization, the poetry of Ronsard,
Baudelaire, the theater of Molière and Flaubert’s prose.
Attracted by the musical style of Debussy and Ravel, she made the trip at the age of
twenty, studied at the Sorbonne, met a charming Frenchman, discovered wagnerian opera and the Catholic faith.
Her itinerary from her native
land to rural France where she settled is the story of her life buried within the written words that are her inspiration for living.
voyage, still unfinished, goes on to many ports of call – here and there – in classical music, in love often mixed with nostalgia and in her
faith in God.