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Diaboliques: Six Tales of Decadence - download pdf or read online

By Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly,Raymond N. MacKenzie

ISBN-10: 0816696896

ISBN-13: 9780816696895

ISBN-10: 081669690X

ISBN-13: 9780816696901

With its six trenchant stories of perverse love, Diaboliques proved so scandalous on its unique visual appeal in 1874 that it was once declared a hazard to public morality and seized at the grounds of blasphemy and obscenity. extra surprising in our day is how little identified this masterpiece of French decadent fiction is, regardless of its singular brilliance and its profound impression on writers from Charles Baudelaire to Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, J. okay. Huysmans, and Walter Benjamin. This new, finely calibrated translation—the first in approximately a century—returns Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly’s signature assortment to its rightful position within the ranks of literary fiction that checks the boundaries of culture.

Psychologically extreme in substance and magnificence, the tales of Diaboliques mix horror, comedy, and irony to discover the affairs and foibles of guys and ladies whose aristocratic international bargains neither convenience nor defense from romantic failure or sexual outrage. Conquest and seduction, adultery and revenge, prostitution and murder—all are inside of Barbey d'Aurevilly ’s purview as he penetrates the darker recesses of the human center. Raymond N. MacKenzie, whose deft translation captures the advanced expression of the unique with its designated mix of the literary low and high, additionally comprises an intensive creation and notes, in addition to the first-ever translation of Barbey d'Aurevilly’s overdue tale “A web page from background” and the real preface to his novel The final Mistress.

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