DescriptionAs The Los Angeles Times wrote, New Mysteries of Paris is "not so much stories as character sketches, artfully drawn, as though told by people very close to their subjects - the narrator of Andr Breton's Nadja, a companion of King Farouk, the painter August Mack describing the young Paul Klee. Gifford is relentless in his imaginative scrutiny of human frailty." The four stories that evolve through each narrator's soul-searching are by turns straightforward, fantastic, bitter and erotic.
Clark City Press
June 06, 1991
6.0 X 0.4 X 8.7 inches | 0.39 pounds
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About the Author
Barry Gifford has been the recipient of the Maxwell Perkins Award and a Syndicated Fiction Award from PEN and the Ingmar Bergman Chair on Cinema and Theater from the National University of Mexico, among other awards. The film based on his novel Wild at Heart won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His work has appeared in many publications, including the New Yorker, New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian. His most recent books include The Cuban Club: Stories and Southern Nights: A Trilogy. For more information, visit www.barrygifford.net.