Gillette Or The Unknown Masterpiece

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: The Menard Press
ISBN: 9780903400992
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Fiction. Short Story. Translated from the French by Anthony Rudolph. GILLETTE OR THE UNKNOWN MASTERIECE is one of Balzac's most brilliant and fascinating works, and one of the great short stories in European literature. It has been widely influential among painters and writers since its early editions, and speaks to our own days in unexpected ways. Anthony Rudolf has made the first complete translation into English in over eighty years. In a long accompanying essay he discusses the text as a love story, as a parable of writing told in terms of painting, and as a remarkable foreshadowing of certain later developments in art, such as the work of Giacometti. He also discusses the sexual, mythological, financial and other aspects of this extraordinary multi-layered text, and vigorously contests the widespread view that Frenhofer is nothing but a failure and his painting nothing but a disaster. This reprint marks Balzac's bicentenary and Menard's 30th birthday.


Author: Michel Beaulieu
Publisher: Montréal: Presses de l'Université de Montréal
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The Royal Dictionary In Two Parts First French And English Secondly English And French The French Taken Out Of The Dictionaries Of Richelet Furetiere Tachart The Great Dictionary Of The French Academy And The Remarks Of Vaugelas Menage And Bouhours The English Collected Chiefly Out Of The Best Dictionaries And The Works Of The Greatest Masters Of The English Tongue For The Use Of His Highness The Duke Of Glocester

Author: Abel BOYER
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