Introduction Gare du Nord, Jacques Reda Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, Julien Green Summer Rain, Daniel Boulanger A Little Accident, Colette If it were Sunday, Annie Saumont Facino Cane, Honore de Balzac Rue des Larmes, Frederic Fajardie Story, Paul Fournel There or Elsewhere, Martine Delerm Saint Genevieve, Jacques de Voragine Expomodigliani.com, Martine Delerm Minuet, Guy de Maupassant Snow, Emile Zola La Halle, Gerard de Nerval Confronting the Present, Andree Chedid The Cab, Theodore de Banville The Little Restaurant at Ternes, Georges Simenon Romance in the Metro, Claude Dufresne The Neighbour in the Rue de Jarente, Cyrille Fleischman The Landlady, Guy de Maupassant La Butte Montmartre, Gerard de Nerval Notes on the Metro Notes on the Stories Notes on the Authors Selected Further Reading Publisher's Acknowledgements Map of metro
Helen Constantine taught languages in schools until 2000, when she became a full-time translator. She has published two volumes of translated stories, Paris Tales and French Tales, and is currently editing a series of City Tales for Oxford University Press. She has translated Mademoiselle de Maupin by Theophile Gautier and Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos for Penguin. She is married to the writer David Constantine and with him edits the international magazine Modern Poetry in Translation.
more than a collection of stories. It is an evocation of a millieu
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a richly varied collection of stories that will inspire a mix of thoughts and emotions * Bookgeeks.co.uk *
Constantine is an excellent translator * Time Out *
brilliant anthology * Conde Nast Traveller *