The Devil in the Flesh

The Devil in the Flesh

eBook - 2012
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"An important work of early Modernism--long unavailable in America--now in a stunning new translation. Hailed by Jean Cocteau as a "masterpiece," and by the Guardian as "Bret Easton Ellis's Less Than Zero, avant la lettre," this taut tale written by a teenager in the form of a frank "confession" is a gem of early twentieth century romanticism. Set in Paris during the first World War, it tells the story of Francois, the 16-year-old narrator, who falls in love with Marthe--an older married woman whose husband is off fighting at the Front. What seems to begin as a charming tale of puppy love quickly darkens, and they launch into a steamy affair. In the tense environment of the wartime city, their love takes on a desperation transcending their youthfulness. And as the badly kept secret of their relationship unfolds, scandal descends when Marthe becomes pregnant, leading the story to a final, tragic conclusion"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Melville House Publishing, ©2012.
ISBN: 9780141964409
0141964405
9781299564237
1299564232
9781908968678
1908968672
9781612190570
161219057X
1612190561
9781612190563
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Moncrieff, Christopher

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loveablelibrarian May 10, 2014

I loved discovering this book! The work was published by Melville House as part of the "Neversink Library", who "champions books from around the world that have been overlooked, underappreciated, looked askance at, or foolishly ignored". It is a clear and intriguing read that accomplishes a lot, digs deep, swiftly and with elegance. Keep your eyes open for these Neversink titles! If this book is any reflection of the whole, I have a feeling they are a goldmine.

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