Parisian Sketches

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SCB Distributors, Jan 1, 2011 - Art - 176 pages
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Intense, meticulously observed impressions of 1870s' Paris
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
the art of writing
flâneur parisien
A note on the translation
Select Bibliography
PARISIAN SKETCHES
I THE FOLIESBERGÈRE IN 1879
I
A PROSE POEM
A CAFÉ
RITORNELLO
THE ARMPIT
LOW TIDE
OBSESSION
VI STILL LIFES
THE HERRING

II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
II DANCE NIGHT AT THE BRASSERIE EUROPÉENNE IN GRENELLE
III PARISIAN CHARACTERS
THE BUS CONDUCTOR
THE STREETWALKER
THE WASHERWOMAN
THE JOURNEYMAN BAKER
THE CHESTNUTSELLER
THE BARBER
IV LANDSCAPES
THE BIÈVRE
THE POPLAR INN
RUE DE LA CHINE
VIEW FROM THE RAMPARTS OF NORTH PARIS
V FANTASIES AND FORGOTTEN CORNERS
A PROSE BALLAD
Envoy
DAMIENS
THE EPINAL PRINT
VII PARAPHRASES
NIGHTMARE
THE OVERTURE TO TANNHAÜSER
RESEMBLANCES
NOTES
II THE DANCEHALL AT THE BRASSERIE EUROPÉENNE IN GRENELLE
III PARISIAN CHARACTERS
The Washerwoman
The Journeyman Baker
The Chestnutseller
The Poplar Inn
View from the ramparts of north Paris
Damiens
a prose poem
A Café
Low tide
VI STILL LIFES
The Epinal Print
VII PARAPHRASES
The Overture to Tannhaüser
Resemblances
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Brendan King is a freelance writer, reviewer and translator with a special interest in late nineteenth-century French fiction. His Ph.D. is on the life and work of J.-K.Huysmans. He has translated La-Bas, Parisian Sketches, Marthe, Against Nature, Stranded, The Cathedral and The Vatard Sisters by J.-K. Huysmans for Dedalus. He has also edited The Life of J.-K.Huysmans by Robert Baldick for Dedalus.

Alan Hollinghurst was born in 1954. He is the author of one of the most highly praised first novels to appear in the 1980s, The Swimming-Pool Library (1988), and was selected as one of the Best Young British Novelists 1993. His second novel, The Folding Star, won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize. He has since written The Spell and The Line of Beauty, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2004. He was on the staff of the Times Literary Supplement from 1982 to 1995.

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