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The Resource The governesses, Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson

The governesses, Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson

Label
The governesses
Title
The governesses
Statement of responsibility
Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In a large country house shut off from the world by a gated garden, three young governesses responsible for the education of a group of little boys are preparing a party. The governesses, however, seem to spend more time running around in a state of frenzied desire than attending to the children's education. One of their main activities is lying in wait for any passing stranger, and then throwing themselves on him like drunken Maenads. The rest of the time they drift about in a kind of sated, melancholy calm, spied upon by an old man in the house opposite, who watches their goings-on through a telescope. As they hang paper lanterns and prepare for the ball in their own honor, and in honor of the little boys rolling hoops on the lawn, much is mysterious: one reviewer wrote of the book's "deceptively simple words and phrasing, the transparency of which works like a mirror reflecting back on the reader."Written with the elegance of old French fables, the dark sensuality of Djuna Barnes and the subtle comedy of Robert Walser, this semi-deranged erotic fairy tale introduces American readers to the marvelous Anne Serre
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Serre, Anne
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2679.E67335
LC item number
G6813 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hutchinson, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Governesses
  • Fables, French
Target audience
adult
Label
The governesses, Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions Paperback Original"--Title page
  • "Originally published in French as Les gouvernantes by Éditions Champ Vallon"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9780811228077
Lccn
2018021518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1023525968
  • (OCoLC)1023525968
Label
The governesses, Anne Serre ; translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson
Publication
Note
  • "A New Directions Paperback Original"--Title page
  • "Originally published in French as Les gouvernantes by Éditions Champ Vallon"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9780811228077
Lccn
2018021518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1023525968
  • (OCoLC)1023525968

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