The Glory of the Pythres

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März 2005



Set in the villages and valleys of France's mountainous provinces, "The Glory of the Pythres" follows the fortunes--or rather, the colossal misfortunes--of the Pythres (pronounced as "pitres," the French word for clowns or buffoons). Of peasant stock, "suspicious, taciturn, mulish, stubborn," the Pythres live a grim existence, locked up with their dead through long winters and passing on their problems like heirlooms to their children. They, like their neighbors, are Others, their culture passing away, their language barely comprehensible to other Frenchmen, their lives defined by tribal hatreds with motives that have long since vanished into history.


Richard Millet was born in 1953. He is the author of nearly twenty other works in his native France, Including L'Innocence, L'amour des trols soeurs Plale, and L'Invention du corps de Saint Marc. He lives in Paris. John Cumming is the translator of Jean Giono's An Italian journey, published in 2001 by Northwestern University Press.

EAN: 9780810160897
ISBN: 0810160897
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2005
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von John Cumming
Format: gebunden
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