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Parisian Sketches : Dedalus European Classics - HUYSMANS J.K.

Parisian Sketches

Dedalus European Classics

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781903517246
Number Of Pages: 190
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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First published in 1880, same year as Edgar Degas' "The Dancing Lesson and Edouard Manet's solo show, these "Parisian Sketches share the Impressionist fascination with the contemporary life of Paris, the exuberant Paris of the Opera Garnier and the Folies-Bergers. Like the striking images of the early Impressionists, "Parisian Sketches is an assault on the visual senses. Composed of a series of intense, meticulously observed literary impressions--of cafe concerts and circus performers, of streetwalkers and hot-chestnut sellers, of forgotten quarters in the grimy, shiny 'City of Light'--"Parisian Sketches recreates Paris with an intimacy and immediacy that confirms Huysmans as one of the masters of 19th century French prose.

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""The superb new translation by Brendon King vividly recalls the allusive, proto-expressionist vigour of the original; images snarl and spring at the reader."

Introductionp. 9
Parisian Sketchesp. 27
The Folies-Bergere in 1879p. 29
Dance night at the Brasserie Europeenne in Grenellep. 45
Parisian charactersp. 67
The Bus conductorp. 69
The Streetwalkerp. 73
The Washerwomanp. 77
The Journeyman Bakerp. 80
The Chestnut-sellerp. 83
The Barberp. 87
Landscapesp. 91
The Bievrep. 93
The Poplar Innp. 97
The Rue de la Chinep. 101
View from the ramparts of north Parisp. 105
Fantasies and forgotten cornersp. 109
The Tallow candle: a prose balladp. 111
Damiensp. 113
Roast meat: a prose poemp. 117
A Cafep. 121
Ritornellop. 125
The Arm-pitp. 126
Low tidep. 129
Obsessionp. 132
Still lifesp. 137
The Herringp. 139
The Epinal printp. 140
Paraphrasesp. 145
Nightmarep. 149
The Overture to Tannhauserp. 155
Resemblancesp. 160
Notesp. 165
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ISBN: 9781903517246
ISBN-10: 1903517249
Series: Dedalus European Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: DEDALUS LTD
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised