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Book of Monelle

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ISBN-10: 0984115587

ISBN-13: 9780984115587

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marcel Schwob, Kit Schluter

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When Marcel Schwob published The Book of Monellein French in 1894, it immediately became the unofficial bible of the French Symbolist movement, admired by such contemporaries as Stéphane Mallarmé, Alfred Jarry and André Gide. A carefully woven assemblage of legends, aphorisms, fairy tales and nihilistic philosophy, it remains a deeply enigmatic and haunting work more than a century later, a gathering of literary and personal ruins written in a style that evokes both the Brothers Grimm and Friedrich Nietzsche. The Book of Monellewas the result of Schwob's intense emotional suffering over the loss of his love, a "girl of the streets" named Louise, whom he had befriended in 1891 and who…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 4.20" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

KIT SCHLUTER's writing has been featured in Boston Review, BOMB, Elective Affinities, Poor Claudia's "Ten Sources" series, as well as in a forthcoming chapbook from Diez, Inclusivity Blueprint. His translations from the French, Occitan, Portuguese, and Spanish [of Marcel Schwob, Jaime Saenz, Michel Surya, Amandine Andr, Clamen Llansana, Alice Sant'Anna, and Anne Kawala] are out or forthcoming from Anomalous Press, Canarium Books, Poor Claudia, Solar Luxuriance, and Wakefield Press. He is co-editor of O'clock Press, and curates the house reading series Wild Combination in Providence, Rhode Island.