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978-0-7391-1169-7 • Hardback • March 2006 • $118.00 • (£91.00)
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Stephanie Corinna Bille (1912D1979) is an acclaimed Franco-Swiss writer. She is the recipient of the prestigious Goncourt award for the short story and the author of two longer stories ('La Demoiselle sauvage' and 'Emerentia, 1713') that have been made into films. Monika Giacoppe is Assistant Professor of World and Comparative Literature at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Christiane P. Makward (D. Lit. Sorbonne) has been a Professor of French and Francophone Studies at The Pennsylvania State University for nearly thirty years. Besides Corinna Bille, her interests in contemporary literatures in French include Caribbean women's theatre and novel, and contemporary women writers generally. She has published several books, translations, and many articles in the field of feminist literary criticism.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Transparent Girl
Chapter 3 The Cat
Chapter 4 The Saint
Chapter 5 Grape Harvest
Chapter 6 My Forest, My River
Chapter 7 The Little Girl and the Beast
Chapter 8 Eight Tiny Cruel Tales from Cent petites histoires cruelles
Chapter 9 The Knot
Chapter 10 The Last Confession
Chapter 11 The Wild Demoiselle
Chapter 12 On Misty Ponds
Chapter 13 The Oval Room
Chapter 14 The Girls in the Forest of a Thousand Mirrors
Chapter 15 The Red Chair
Chapter 16 The Villa in the Reeds
Chapter 17 Eight Tiny Love Tales from Cent petites histoires d'amour
Chapter 18 Emerentia, 1713
Chapter 19 The Halloween Fiances
Chapter 20 The Glass Violin
Chapter 21 The Messenger
These wonderfully faithful translations catch both the freedom and poignancy of S. Corinna Bille's most hauntingly beautiful short stories. They show why this grande dame of French Swiss literature is still considered today its most daring, original, and rebellious writer. They are essential for anyone interested in women's studies and Francophone literature; above all, they make for wonderful reading.
— Denise Rochat, Smith College
This introduction to the leading French Swiss woman writer is long overdue. Mackward and Giacoppe have effectively translated an appealing selection of short fiction by this proto-feminist. Their subtle scholarly apparatus is an added boon for students of women's writing.
— Marilyn Gaddis Rose, Binghamton University
• Winner, Sponsored by Arts Council of Switzerland.