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by Translated by Helen Constantine
Paris Tales is a collection of stories by French or Francophone writers who have been inspired by specific locations in this capital city. The collection brings together writers from the mid-19th century to the present day, from Maupassant and Zola to Colette and Ravalec.
Paris Tales is a highly evocative collection of stories by French and Francophone writers who have been inspired by specific locations in this most visited of capital cities. The twenty-two stories - by well-known writers including Nerval, Maupassant, Colette, and Echenoz - provide a captivating glimpse into Parisian life from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The stories take us on an atmospheric tour of the arrondissements and quartiers of Paris, charting the changing nature of the city and its inhabitants, and viewing it through the eyes of characters such as the provincial lawyer's wife seeking excitement, a runaway schoolboy sleeping rough, and a lottery-winning policeman. From the artists' haunts of Montmartre to the glamorous cafes of Saint-Germain, from the shouts of demonstrators on Boul Mich' to the tranquillity of Parc Monceau, Paris Tales offers a fascinating literary panorama of Paris. Illustrated with maps and striking photographs, the book will appeal to all those who wish to uncover the true heart of this seductive city.
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An engaging collection of short stories. * Nigel Tisdall, Daily Telegraph (Travel) * Would-be flaneurs and Paris lovers will enjoy Helen Constantine's collection. What emerges... is a powerful affinity between Paris and the fantastic. * TLS * ...excellent and wide-ranging collection * The Times *
About Translated by Helen Constantine
Helen Constantine was Head of Languages for many years at a comprehensive school in Oxfordshire and now works as a full-time translator. She is married to the poet, David Constantine. In January 2004 they took over the editorship of Modern Poetry in Translation.
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INTRODUCTION; BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Paris Tales by Translated by Helen Constantine
Translated by Helen Constantine
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