Translated by Helen Constantine
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Paris Tales by Helen Constantine
Book DescriptionParis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192805744
(199mm x 130mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Helen Constantine
Paris Street Tales, Paperback (August 2016)
Paris Street Tales contains eighteen newly translated stories related to particular streets in Paris, and one newly written tale, accompanied by evocative illustrations throughout. These stories range from the nineteenth century to the present day, and offer a vivid picture of Paris streets in a variety of literary styles and tones.
Sentimental Education, Paperback (March 2016)
With his first glimpse of Madame Arnoux, Frederic Moreau is convinced he has found his romantic destiny, but he is caught up in the revolution of 1848 and the attractions of three other women. Flaubert's portrait of an idealist in a disenchanted world influenced later modernists, and is here newly translated.
Centres of Cataclysm, Paperback (February 2016)
Modern Poetry in Translation is one of the UK's most innovative and prestigious poetry magazines, founded in 1965 by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort.
Copenhagen Tales, Paperback (November 2014)» View all books by Helen Constantine
The Danish love of story-telling is richly demonstrated in this unique anthology of seventeen tales drawn from the canon of Danish literature over the past two hundred years. Together these stories present a unique view of the city of Copenhagen.
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Author Biography - 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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