The Woman With The Bouquet

byEric-Emmanuel SchmittTranslated byAlison Anderson

September 10, 2010|
The Woman With The Bouquet by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
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In his new collection of stories, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, author of The Most Beautiful Book in the World, probes the paradox that the events that shape our lives are often the stuff of dreams, yet nonetheless true. Humor, tenderness, irony, and exquisite writing have always been the hallmarks of Schmitt''s work. Here, he adds a pinch of philosophy. In one story, a lovelorn writer seeks refuge in Ostende, a remote and charming town on the North Sea. His host is a solitary and eccentric octogenarian. The fairy-tale setting starts to work its magic and the old woman begins to tell her tale-an extraordinary story of passion. Bewitched by what he hears, the writer can no longer distinguish what is real from what is not, and in the woman''s account he will finally find a response to his own deep-seated grief. Here, as in the other stories in this collection, Schmitt displays the combination of stylishness and insight into the human condition that prompted Kirkus Reviews to write of his tales that they echo Maupassant''s with their lean narratives, surprise endings, mordant humor and psychological acuity." An exceptional collection by one of Europe''s most beloved authors."
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, playwright, novelist, and author of short stories, was awarded the French Academy''s Grand Prix du Theatre in 2001. He is one of Europe''s most popular authors. His many novels and story collections include The Most Beautiful Book in the World (Europa Editions 2009) and The Woman with the Bouquet (Europa Edi...
Title:The Woman With The BouquetFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.26 X 5.32 X 0.65 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.26 X 5.32 X 0.65 inPublished:10 septembre 2010Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1933372818

ISBN - 13:9781933372815

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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