France: a traveler's literary companion

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Whereabouts Press, Sep 10, 2008 - Fiction - 244 pages
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This guide for literature enthusiasts and travelers alike reveals what Francophiles have long known: France is so much more than the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysees. Including contributions from such celebrated French writers as Colette, Gabriel Chevallier, and Emmanuelle Laborit, this lively anthology takes readers through France in literary style. In Paris, walk down twisty Rue Ferriere, take a spin on a Franco-Arab carousel, and eavesdrop on a Jewish funeral party. In the suburbs, meet a pint-sized book thief and a gritty ghetto gang. Then visit Provence, Brittany, Normandy, and Alsace-Lorraine, and even witness the Tour de France. Organized by region, these charming stories are often funny, occasionally surreal, and always compelling.

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Contents

PARIS AND ITS SUBURBS
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Christian Lehmann The Book Thief i
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Samuel Benchetrit An Ear for an Ear
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About the author (2008)

At 28, Florian Zeller is one of the most vibrant voices in modern French literature. His previous novels include "Lovers or Something Like It" and "The Fascination of Evil. "In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Prix du Jeune Theatre by the Academie Francaise for his play, "Si tu mourais," "Julien Parme" marks his American debut.
William Rodarmor is an award-winning French translator, writer, and editor. One of his many translations, "Tamata and the Alliance" by Bernard Moitessier, won the 1996 Lewis Galantiere Award from the American Translators Association.

Anna Livia is the editor/translator of "A Perilous Advantage: The Best of Natalie Clifford Barney", and the author of four novels, including "Relatively Norma" and "Minimax", and two collections of short stories.