With Stendhal

With Stendhal

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Author: Leys, Simon
ISBN: 9781863954792
Publisher: Black Inc
Year First Published: 2010
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 184mm x 127mm x 8mm
Format: Paperback / softback

With Stendhal is a delightful composite portrait of one of the world's great novelists.
Simon Leys introduces and translates into English for the first time three linked pieces- the recollections of Stendhal's famous friend Prosper Merimee, the impressions of novelist George Sand, and a recently discovered piece by Stendhal himself, a whimsical list of the supernatural powers he wished he possessed.
Together they illuminate the life and mind of a colourful hyper-romantic, given to duelling, bantering and falling in love, for whom boredom was a sin and hypocracy a crime.

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