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The Resource The fool : and other moral tales, Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson

The fool : and other moral tales, Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson

Label
The fool : and other moral tales
Title
The fool
Title remainder
and other moral tales
Statement of responsibility
Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Fairy-tale atmospheres and complex narratives are a hallmark of the fiction of Anne Serre, represented here by three radically heterodox novellas. The Fool "may have stepped out of a tarot pack: I came across this little figure rather late in life. Not being familiar with playing cards, still less with the tarot, I was a bit uncomfortable when I first set eyes on him. I believe in magic figures and distrust them-a figure observing you can turn the world upside down." The Narrator concerns a sort of writer-hero: "Outcasts who can't even tell a story are what you might call dropouts, lunatics, misfits. With them the narrator is in his element, but has one huge advantage: he can tell a story." The Wishing Table-a moral tale concerning a family happily polyamorous-is the most overtly a fable of these three works, the most naughty, and the briefest, but thin as a razor is thin. A dream logic rules each of these wildly unpredictable, sensual, and surreal novellas: these may be romps, but they are nevertheless deeply moral and entirely unforgettable ones"--
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Cataloging source
  • DLC
  • CAT 11/04/2019 MK
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1960-
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Serre, Anne
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hutchinson, Mark
Series statement
New Directions Paperbook
Series volume
1458
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Serre, Anne
  • Families
  • Storytellers
  • Tarot
Label
The fool : and other moral tales, Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions Paperbook Original."
  • "Originally published in French as "Le mat" (Editions Verdier, Paris, 2005), "Le narrateur" (Mercure de France, Paris, 2004), and "Petite table, sois mise!" (Editions Verdier, Paris, 2012). Published by arrangement with Mercure de France, Editions Verdier, and the French Book Office, New York."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Fool
  • The
  • Narrator
  • The
  • Wishing Table
Control code
sky297040300
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First New Directions edition.
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780811227162
Lccn
2019026073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The fool : and other moral tales, Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson
Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions Paperbook Original."
  • "Originally published in French as "Le mat" (Editions Verdier, Paris, 2005), "Le narrateur" (Mercure de France, Paris, 2004), and "Petite table, sois mise!" (Editions Verdier, Paris, 2012). Published by arrangement with Mercure de France, Editions Verdier, and the French Book Office, New York."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Fool
  • The
  • Narrator
  • The
  • Wishing Table
Control code
sky297040300
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First New Directions edition.
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780811227162
Lccn
2019026073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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