Item description for Chamfort: Reflections on Life, Love & Society by Douglas Parmee...
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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher Short Books
ISBN 1904095623 ISBN13 9781904095620
Availability 0 units.
More About Douglas Parmee
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'.
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