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Rags Martin-Jones and the prince of Wales = Rags Martin-Jones et le prince de Galles / Francis Scott Fitzgerald ; traduit par Suzanne Mayoux --
The fouteenth ward = Le 14e district / Henry Miller ; traduit par Henri Fluchère --
Sing, Shaindele, sing = Chante, Shaindele, chante / Jerome Charyn ; traduit par Anne Rabinovitch.
167 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Gallimard (first published January 1st 2007)
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As far as dual-language books go, this one was pretty tough. Fitzgerald and Miller both write metaphorically so often that you are rarely getting literal translations (which is the whole point for me). Still, it was fun to see how different idioms translate and the Charyn story was straightforward enough, if also terribly bleak.
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Loved Rags Martin-Jones; Henry Miller as evocative as always.
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfini ...more
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