Description - Babel Guide to French Fiction in English Translation by Ray Keenoy
The Babel guide has 150 original reviews of books by over 100 authors from France, Quebec, North and West Africa, Belgium and Switzerland. Each review provides a kind of trailer for the work and is followed by an excerpt as a taster. It introduces big names of French literature such as Sartre, Camus, Colette and Duras, and a collection of less familiar writers, such as Driss Chraibi and Madeline Bourdouxhe. It includes a database of French fiction translated in the UK since 1950, with original titles and current prices. This is the third in a series of accessible and illustrated guides to world fiction available in English translation, aimed at journalists, academics, teachers and the ordinary reader. The reviews let potential readers have a idea as to whether a work might suit them.
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(130mm x 200mm x mm)
Publisher: Boulevard Books
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Book Reviews - Babel Guide to French Fiction in English Translation by Ray Keenoy
UK Kirkus Review »
The latest addition to this pioneering series of guides to the best fiction available in English translation covers the writers of France and the French-speaking world, including Quebec, Morocco and Haiti. It contains lively reviews of an extensive selection of the best novels and short story collections currently available in English and each review is accompanied by a brief excerpt from the book in question. The book concludes with a complete bibliography of all French-language fiction published in English in the UK since 1950, making this the perfect starting point for the Francophile reader with a less-than-perfect grasp of the French language. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Ray Keenoy
Ray Keenoy founded Boulevard Books in 1994 to promote world literature in translation. He co-edited the 'Babel Guide to Hungarian Literature in Translation' (2001) and is senior editor of the world literature website babelguides.com.