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Chamfort: Reflections on Life, Love & Society [Hardcover]

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This is a portrait of the colorful characters of late 18th-century France, and a treasure chest of poignant, satirical humor to put a smile on every cynic's face. Chamfort was a man of his time. A love child of semi-noble birth, he became a cult figure in the salons of pre-revolutionary Paris---his athleticism and charm proving irresistibly attractive to the same aristocracy which later he would grow to despise. But it was only after his death, in 1794, that he achieved the fame he had always longed for. In his room were found thousands of scraps of paper on which he had written his reflections on love, life, and society. Later published in book form by admirers, these have become a testament to the astutely perceptive wit of France's forgotten philosopher.

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Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.8" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   0.66 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2003
Publisher   Short Books
ISBN  1904095623  
ISBN13  9781904095620  

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More About Douglas Parmee

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Guy de Maupassant (1850--1893), after serving in the Franco-Prussian War, became close friends with Flaubert and his circle. He wrote hundreds of short stories as well as novels and verse. In his later years, he suffered from mental illness, and he died in an asylum.
Douglas Parmee has translated works by Flaubert, Zola, Maupassant, Baudelaire, and Chamfort, among others, including the NYRB Classic "The Child" by Jules Valles. He is a past winner of the Society of Authors Scott-Moncrieff Prize for French translation. A lifetime fellow of Queens College, Cambridge, he now lives in Australia.

Douglas Parmee has an academic affiliation as follows - Queen's College, Cambridge Queen's College, Cambridge (retired) Queen'.

Douglas Parmee has published or released items in the following series...
  1. New York Review Books Classics
  2. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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1Books > Foreign Language Books > French > All French Books
2Books > Foreign Language Books > French > Nonfiction
3Books > Foreign Language Books > French > Reference
4Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Authors
5Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > General
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > French
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > General
8Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > History, 17th & 18th Century
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