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The Resource Diary of a foreigner in Paris, Curzio Malaparte ; translated from the Italian and French by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Edmund White

Diary of a foreigner in Paris, Curzio Malaparte ; translated from the Italian and French by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Edmund White

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Diary of a foreigner in Paris
Title
Diary of a foreigner in Paris
Statement of responsibility
Curzio Malaparte ; translated from the Italian and French by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Edmund White
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Every "diary" is a portrait, chronicle, tale, record, history. Notes taken day by day are not a diary but merely moments selected at random in the current of time, in the river of the passing day. A "diary" is a tale: the tale of a tranche de vie (the very definition of the novel, according to one celebrated school), of a period, a year, many years of our life. And as life follows the logic of a tale, it has a beginning, middle, and end (a life is a series of beginnings, middles, and ends, within the closed circle of the beginning, middle, and end of life, in the circle of life). It's not true that a "diary" begins by chance, progresses by chance, has no conclusion but the end of life. A diary, like every tale, calls for a beginning, a plot, and a denouement. The subject of Diary of a Foreigner in Paris is my return to Paris after a fourteen-year absence. It's my discovery of a new France, of a new French people. It's the portrait of a moment in the history of the French nation, of French civilization, that coincides with a particular moment in my life, in the story of my life. I don't claim to be breaking new ground in the "diary" genre. I'm simply suggesting that a diary is a tale, as a play is a tale. And now I arrive at my point: a "diary" is a theatrical work brought to the boards of the page. It's the point at which a tale comes closest to the theater. Everything there tends toward an ending, a conclusion, following the classical rules of unity, but centered on the character called "I." It's the Das Da, Kafka's "present moment," brought to the stage-page. My "diary," at least, is this."--
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10895520
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DLC
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1898-1957
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Malaparte, Curzio
Dewey number
944/.361082
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC715
LC item number
.M3313 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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1940-
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  • Twilley, Stephen
  • White, Edmund
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True
Series statement
New York Review books classics
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  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Malaparte, Curzio
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
Diary of a foreigner in Paris, Curzio Malaparte ; translated from the Italian and French by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Edmund White
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781681374161
Lccn
2019041956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1125280750
  • (OCoLC)1125280750
Label
Diary of a foreigner in Paris, Curzio Malaparte ; translated from the Italian and French by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Edmund White
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781681374161
Lccn
2019041956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1125280750
  • (OCoLC)1125280750

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