Paris Street Tales

Paperback | September 15, 2016

EditorHelen Constantine

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Paris Street Tales is the third volume of a trilogy of translated stories set in Paris. The previous two are Paris Tales, in which each story is associated with one of the twenty arrondissements, and Paris Metro Tales, in which the twenty-two stories are related to a trip round the ParisMetro. This new volume contains eighteen newly translated stories related to particular streets in Paris, and one newly written tale of the city.The stories range from the nineteenth century to the present day, and include tales by well-known writers such as Colette, Maupassant, Didier Daeninckx, and Simenon, and less familiar names such as Francis Carco, Aurelie Filipetti, and Arnaud Baignot. They present a vivid picture of Paris streets ina variety of literary styles and tones. Simenon's Maigret is called upon to solve a mystery on the Boulevard Beaumarchais; a flaneur learns some French history through second-hand objects retrieved from the Seine; a nineteenth-century affair in the Rue de Miromesnil goes badly wrong; a body isdiscovered on the steps of the smallest street in Paris. Through these stories we see how the city has changed over the last two centuries and what has survived. All the tales in the book are translated apart from the last, a new story by David Constantine, based on the last days of the poet Gerardde Nerval.

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Paris Street Tales is the third volume of a trilogy of translated stories set in Paris. The previous two are Paris Tales, in which each story is associated with one of the twenty arrondissements, and Paris Metro Tales, in which the twenty-two stories are related to a trip round the ParisMetro. This new volume contains eighteen newly tr...

Helen Constantine taught languages in schools until 2000, when she became a full-time translator. She has published three volumes of translated stories, Paris Tales, Paris Metro Tales, and French Tales. She is general editor of City Tales for Oxford University Press. Her translations include Mademoiselle de Maupin by Theophile Gautier ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:September 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198736797

ISBN - 13:9780198736790

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1. Didier Daeninckx: Rue des Degres2. Jean Follain: Streets3. Guy de Maupassant: The Rendezvous4. Octave Mirbeau: Tableau Parisien5. Arnaud Baignot: Rue de la Tacherie6. Emile Zola: Old Iron7. Marcel Ayme: Rue Saint Sulpice8. Jacques Reda: The Freedom of the Streets9. Frederic H. Fajardie: A Rapist's Shout One Night in Montparanasse10. Julien Green: Lost Street Cries11. Joris-Karl Huysmans: Rue de la Chine12. Georges Simenon: The Affair in the Boulevard Beaumarchais13. Roland Dorgeles: Rooftop over the Champs Elysees14. Vincent Ravalec: The pigeon who shat on people15. Aurelie Filipetti: The Street is not enough16. Francis Carco: Rue Pigalle17. Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette: The hold-up in the Rue Ordener18. Gisele Prassinos: The Tree with three branches19. David Constantine: Rue de la Vieille Lanterne