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First published as a sprawling feuilleton in the newspaper Le National in 1850, The Salt Smugglers was political and topical. With nods to Diderot and Sterne, this protean,... Read more
First published as a sprawling feuilleton in the newspaper Le National in 1850, The Salt Smugglers was political and topical. With nods to Diderot and Sterne, this protean, digressive satire deals less with contraband salt and more with questions of subversion, transgression, censorship and marginality. Never-before-translated into English and never published as a free-standing volume, The Salt Smugglers is an unearthed pre-postmodern gem.
The Salt Smugglers Paperback edition by Gerard de Nerval
Gérard de Nerval was a poet, visionary, short story writer, autobiographer, and translator. His works include Aurelia, the memoir of his madness; Sylvie, a novella of love and memory; and the hermetic sonnets of The Chimeras; as well as many experimental fictions. Nerval's translation of Goethe's Faust, earned him a reputation as a noted translator. Richard Sieburth's translations include Friedrich Holderlin's Hymns and Fragments, Walter Benjamin's Moscow Diary, Gerard de Nerval's Selected Writings, and Henri Michaux's Emergences/Resurgences. His English edition of the Nerval won the 2000 PEN Book-of-the-Month-Club Translation Prize.
Gerard de Nerval was a poet, visionary, short-story writer and autobiographer. This selection of his works includes "Aurelia", the memoir of his madness; the novella of love and memory "Sylvie"; the hermetic sonnets of "The Chimeras"; as well as Nerval's experimental fictions and selections from his correspondence.
Nerval is one of the most important writers of the French Romantic movement. His great sonnet cycle, Les Chimeres, in its marvellous combination of spell, quest and dream, continues to fascinate writers, readers, and translators.
Berlioz' operatic masterpiece is now performed regularly in concert halls worldwide, despite the poor reception received at it Paris premiere in 1846. This is a new, digitally-enhanced, corrected reprint of the score originally issued in 1911 by Costallat & Cie., Paris. Charles Malherbe prepared the piano reduction to serve as a companion vocal score for the full score issued as part of the...
Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the French by William Stone. A precursor of the symbolists and the surreallists, Gérard de Nerval has fascinated many major literary figures, including Proust and Breton, Eliot and Apollinaire, Michaux and Leiris. The great sonnet cycle, in its marvellous combination of spell, quest and dream, continues to fascinate writers, readers and that special...
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