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- DescriptionFollowing on from Helen Constantine's hugely successful Paris Tales, the twenty-two short stories included in More Metro Tales take the reader on an fascinating journey around Paris by metro. The journey begins at the Gare du Nord, stops at twenty underground stations along the way, and ends at Lamarck-Caulaincourt. Some of these stories actually take place in the metro itself, but most are to be found when you emerge above ground. They range from the 15th-century account of the miraculous Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris, through tales by favourite writers such as Zola, Simen, and Maupassant, to Martine Delerm's evocation of the last hours of Modigliani's mistress, Jeanne Hebuterne. Gerard de Nerval evokes the thriving, bustling market in Les Halles in the 1850s; Colette recounts her involvement in a traffic accident near the Opera; Boulanger describes a blackly funny experience in Pere Lachaise. Each story is illustrated with a black-and-white photograph and there
- Author BiographyHelen Constantine taught languages in schools until 2000, when she became a full-time translator. She has published two volumes of translated stories, Paris Tales and French Tales, and is currently editing a series of City Tales for Oxford University Press. She has translated Mademoiselle de Maupin by Theophile Gautier and Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos for Penguin. She is married to the writer David Constantine and with him edits the international magazine Modern Poetry in Translation.
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication24/03/2011
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Series TitleCity Tales
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content NoteNumerous black-and-white photographs
- Weight357 g
- Width125 mm
- Height193 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byHelen Constantine
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