Winter Mythologies and Abbots

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$14.95
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
5.32 X 7.57 X 0.42 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300179064
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About the Author

Pierre Michon's writing has received great acclaim in his native France; his work has been translated into a dozen languages. He was winner of the Prix France Culture in 1984 for his first book, Small Lives, the 1996 Prix de la Ville de Paris for his body of work, and the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Académie française. His works includeMasters and Sons, The Origin of the World, and Rimbaud's Son.Ann Jefferson teaches French at the University of Oxford. She has translated works by Gérard Macé and Pascal Quignard.

Reviews

"Michon is one of the best-kept secrets of modern French prose."--Publishers Weekly

"Michon demonstrates the independence of voice that marks a true writer. . . . His supple prose, dappled with chiaroscuro effects, is used in straight forward chronicles. But his writing can at any time lift or lower into semi-hallucinatory effects that recall Arthur Rimbaud's assaults on conventional perception."--Roger Shattuck, New York Review of Books



"[Michon's] books are (or contain, as with the collections Winter Mythologies and Abbots or Masters and Servants) compelling stories composed in a distinctive style."-John Taylor, The Arts Fuse
"Excellent news on the Michon translation front: an exceptional translator has, at last, appeared. . . . There is the velocity, the precision, the music, the compression, the singularity, the power. . . . [Michon's] vision . . . appears with all its French force in Ann Jefferson's exceptional transplantation."--Wyatt Mason, New York Review of Books
Selected as a finalist of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize.
Longlisted for the 2015 Best Translated Book Award, fiction category -- organized by Three Percent, a resource for international literature based at the University of Rochester.
"[Michon] has become a member of that family known as the authors I admire, I trust, I want to read."--Richard Howard
"An astonishingly rich, mythic new direction in modern French narrative."--Guy Davenport


Selected as a finalist of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize. -- (04/22/2015)
Longlisted for the 2015 Best Translated Book Award, fiction category -- organized by Three Percent, a resource for international literature based at the University of Rochester.-- (06/13/2015)