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Paris Tales


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Introduction 1: Guy de Maupassant: Nightmare 2: Gerard de Nerval: The Green Monster 3: Honore de Balzac: The Last Napoleon 4: Emile Zola: Squares 5: Guy de Maupassant: A Parisian Adventure 6: Colette: Montmartre Cemetery 7: Michael Butor: The Gare Saint-Lazare 8: Roger Grenier: A House in the Place des Fetes 9: Leon-Paul Fargue: The Twentieth Arrondissement 10: Julien Green: In Notre-Dame 11: Georges Perec: The Runaway 12: Jacques Reda: Rue du Commerce 13: Jean Echenoz: Plan of Occupancy 14: Cyrille Fleischman: The Adventure 15: Anna Gavalda: What Goes on in Saint-Germain 16: Frededric Beigbeder: Manuscript Found at Saint-Germain-des-Pres 17: Didier Daeninckx: The Man with the Collecting Box 18: Andree Chedid: The Joyful Death of Fassola 19: Hugo Marsan: Blind Experiment 20: Vincent Ravalec: Feeding the Hungry 21: Maryse Conde: Family Portrait Biographical information

About the Author

Helen Constantine was Head of Languages for many years at a comprehensive school in Oxfordshire and now works as a full-time translator. She is married to the poet, David Constantine. In January 2004 they took over the editorship of Modern Poetry in Translation.


An engaging collection of short stories. Nigel Tisdall, Daily Telegraph (Travel) Would-be flaneurs and Paris lovers will enjoy Helen Constantine's collection. What emerges... is a powerful affinity between Paris and the fantastic. TLS '...excellent and wide-ranging collection' The Times

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