The King in the Golden Mask and Other Stories

The King in the Golden Mask and Other Stories First published in French in and never before translated fully into English The King in the Golden Mask gathers of Marcel Schwob s cruelest and most erudite tales Melding the fantastic with h

  • Title: The King in the Golden Mask and Other Stories
  • Author: Marcel Schwob Iain White
  • ISBN: 9780856354038
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover
  • First published in French in 1892 and never before translated fully into English, The King in the Golden Mask gathers 21 of Marcel Schwob s cruelest and most erudite tales Melding the fantastic with historical fiction, these stories describe moments of unexplained violence both historical and imaginary, often blending the two through Schwob s collaging of primary source dFirst published in French in 1892 and never before translated fully into English, The King in the Golden Mask gathers 21 of Marcel Schwob s cruelest and most erudite tales Melding the fantastic with historical fiction, these stories describe moments of unexplained violence both historical and imaginary, often blending the two through Schwob s collaging of primary source documents into fiction Brimming with murder, suicide, royal leprosy and medieval witchcraft, Schwob s stories portray clergymen furtively attending medieval sabbaths, Protestant galley slaves laboring under the persecution of Louis XIV and dice tumbling sons of Florentine noblemen wandering Europe at the height of the 1374 plague These writings are of such hallucinatory detail and linguistic specificity that the reader is left wondering whether they aren t newly unearthed historical documents To read Schwob is to encounter human history in its most scintillating form as it comes into contact with this unparalleled imagination.

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  • Marcel Schwob Iain White

    Marcel Schwob 1867 1905 was one of the key symbolist writers, standing in French literature alongside such names as Stephane Mallarme, Octave Mirbeau, Andre Gide, Leon Bloy, Jules Renard, Remy de Gourmont, and Alfred Jarry His best known works are Double Heart 1891 , The King In The Gold Mask 1892 , and Imaginary Lives 1896.

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  • This translation, by Iain White, is not exactly of Schwob's book of this title. Instead it is a selection of stories from several of Schwob's books: Coeur double ("The double heart"), Le Roi au masque d'or ("The king in the golden mask"), Vies imaginaires ("Imaginary lives") -- which has been translated in full elsewhere -- & The children's crusade. (White explains that he did not include any stories from Book of Monelle because he believes "the book is simply not excerptible; it must be tak [...]


  • What an unforgettable voice! Guillermo del Toro recommended Schwob to me- quite a gift. I am reading the stories in German so can't judge the English version. Hope it's equally powerful and unique!


  • Tenía ganas de leer algo de Marcel Schwob, pero creo que mi elección no ha sido la más acertada. Más adelante leeré alguna novela suya, para comprobar si es mejor novelista que cuentista. (He leído este libro en español, en una edición descatalogada).Este libro reúne dos colecciones de cuentos, El rey de la máscara de oro y La cruzada de los niños. No voy a hablar de la segunda porque no tiene mayor interés, salvo que seas creyente. (No es mi caso). Se diría que los 8 relatos —en [...]


  • Голяма част от сюрреалистичните истории на Марсел Швоб звучат като умело разказани приказки, които обаче са подходящи по-скоро за възрастни заради твърде натуралистичните описания на някои места. Освен че е добро въведение в творчеството на автора, този сборник ще бъде ос [...]


  • I honestly only read this for the title story, which I thought was the best one of the collection. There were a few others that were compelling, disturbing, and creepy. Overall, a good collection of short stories.



  • Oltre le Vite Immaginarie: i racconti semisconosciuti di un raffinatissimo simbolistaMarcel Schwob è un autore fondamentale per comprendere quella stagione della letteratura francese (e non solo) che va sotto il nome di simbolismo. In Italia è conosciuto soprattutto per Le vite immaginarie, di cui sono disponibili numerose edizioni; altri volumi, editi per lo più da piccole case editrici, consentono di farsi un’idea più completa della produzione letteraria di questo eclettico autore, che n [...]


  • Lots of great adjectives in this book, like "grogblossomed." Everyone dies. Also made me realize my #1 fantasy might be being mummified??


  • Schwob’s descriptions in The Fat Man make the fable’s structure into a mirror of the plot. A fable lacks, it must be left a skeleton for the reader to flesh out. The Dom brought tears to my eyes. I wondered if corpse sinkers were real.Here’s a list of words I learned from The Amber Trader: massif, burin, and moraine. A friend recently told me that there will be software that could translate a book from one language to another, taking into account my preferences. But in this hypothetical tr [...]


  • Me ha sorprendido este autor, desconocido para mí. Aunque algunos de sus cuentos han envejecido bastante mal tiene otros que son realmente buenos.


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