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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781899460106
ISBN-10: 1899460101
Format: Paperback
(130mm x 200mm x mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Boulevard Books
Publisher: Boulevard Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.