Three French Comedies: Turcaret, the Triumph of Love, and Eating Crow

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Yale University Press
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5.4 X 9.11 X 0.5 inches | 0.53 pounds
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About the Author
James Magruder is a fiction writer, playwright, and translator. His stories have appeared in "The Gettysburg Review," New England Review," "The Idaho Review," "Subtropics," "StoryQuarterly," "Arts & Letters," "Third Coast," "Prairie Schooner", "Bloom," "The Normal School," "The Hopkins Review, Gargoyle," "New Stories from the Midwest," and elsewhere. He has published three books of fiction: "Sugarless," a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award; the linked story collection, "Let Me See It;" and "Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall."His work for the stage includes the books for two Broadway musicals, "Triumph of Love" and "Head Over Heels." His translations of Dickens, Marivaux, Molière, Dancourt, Lesage, Labiche, Gozzi, Giraudoux, and Hofmannsthal have been seen on stages across the country and in Germany and Japan. His "Three French Comedies" (Yale University Press) was named an "Outstanding Literary Translation" by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA). Current projects include a commissioned chronicle of the first fifty years of Yale Repertory Theatre, titled "Serving the Play."He is a five-time MacDowell Fellow and a six-time recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. His writing has also been supported by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Hermitage, the New Harmony Project, the Ucross Foundation, the Blue Mountain Center, the Jerome Foundation, the Albee Colony, the Kenyon Playwrights Conference, and the 2010 Sewanee Writers' Conference, where he was a Walter E. Dakin Fellow in Fiction. He has made Baltimore his home for almost thirty years and currently teaches dramaturgy at Swarthmore College.