Armand reads a letter written by Vincent:

Dear Theo and Jo, it is really very beautiful here. I feel I see the North all the better for my trip to the South. I have settled down to some canvasses which I hope will go some way to recovering the pasts of my stay.

What is the meaning of "recovering the pasts of my stay"?

  • Is this about Vincent Van Gogh? Sep 25 at 15:29
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    @Jack all of Zelina's questions so far have been about the same Vincent Van Gogh biopic.
    – randomhead
    Sep 25 at 15:50
  • @randomhead I only just now tumbled to that. Sep 25 at 15:52
  • The sequence the pasts of my stay doesn't occur at all in Google Books. And when I search for it on the Internet I can only find it being queried on another "Help for non-Anglophones" website, and a contextless post on FaceBook. It's probably just a crap translation. Sep 25 at 16:17
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    I’m voting to close this question because the text is "one-off" as well as "non-standard", AND there's only one example - without a full context. Sep 25 at 16:18

Maybe he wants to remember images that he saw on his stay in the south, and will use the attempt to paint the images on canvasses to do that.

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