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- DescriptionA single volume that gathers together three of the most remarkable vels from Jean Echez, the most distinctive French voice of his generation (The Washington Post), Three by Echez demonstrates the award-winning author s extraordinary versatility and elegant yet playful style at its finest. A parodic thriller sparkling with wit (L Humanite), Big Blondes probes our universal obsession with fame as a television documentary producer tries to track down a rewned singer who has mysteriously disappeared. A darkly comedic, ir-style tour de force, it finally answers the age-old question: do blondes have more fun? Fluid, never forcedlike a garment that fits beautifully even inside-out (Elle), Pia brings Dante s Infer to contemporary Paris, following Max Delmarc, a concert pianist suffering from paralyzing stage fright and alchoholism, as he meets his untimely death and descends through purgatorypart luxury hotel, part minimum-security prisoninto a modern vision of hell. Running is a small wonder of writing and humanity (L Express)a portrait of the legendary Czech athlete Emil Zatopek, who became a national hero, winning three gold medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics even as he was compelled to face the unyielding realities of life under an authoritarian regime.
- Author BiographyLinda Coverdale s most recent translation for The New Press was Jean Echenoz s 1914. She was the recipient of the French-American Foundation s 2008 Translation Prize for her translation of Echenoz s Ravel (The New Press). She lives in Brooklyn. Mark Polizzotti has translated over forty books from the French, including works by Gustave Flaubert, Marguerite Duras, Andre Breton, Raymond Roussel, Patrick Modiano, and Jean Echenoz, and has written six of his own. He directs the publications program at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he lives. Liesl Schillinger is a New Yorkbased critic, translator, and moderator. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications. She is the author of the illustrated lexicon Wordbirds, and her recent translations include the novels Every Day, Every Hour by Natasa Dragnic and The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas fils.
- Author(s)Jean Echenoz
- PublisherThe New Press
- Date of Publication03/06/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe New Press
- Weight476 g
- Width137 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Translated byLinda Coverdale,Publisher and Editor-In-Chief Mark Polizzotti
- Introduction byLiesl Schillinger
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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