Marcel schwob the king in the golden mask

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marcel schwob the king in the golden mask

The King in the Golden Mask and Other Stories by Marcel Schwob

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 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hallucinatory detail and linguistic specificity that the reader is left wondering whether they aren’t newly unearthed historical documents.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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First published in French in and never before translated fully into English, The King in the Golden Mask gathers 21 of Marcel Schwob's cruelest and most.
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The King In The Golden Mask And Other Stories by Marcel Schwob. Book review

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Brimming with murder, suicide, royal leprosy, and medieval witchcraft, this collection describes for us historically attested clergymen furtively attending medieval sabbaths, Protestant galley slaves laboring under the persecution of Louis XIV, a ten-year-old French viscountess seeking vengeance for her unwilled espousal to a money-grubbing French lord, and dice-tumbling sons of Florentine noblemen wandering Europe at the height of the plague. To read Schwob is to encounter human history in its most scintillating and ebullient form as it comes into contact with his unparalleled imagination. Marcel Schwob — was a scholar of startling breadth and an incomparable storyteller. He was also the uncle of Lucy Schwob, better remembered today as the Surrealist photographer Claude Cahun. May 7 4.

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Rodolfo Wilcock, Marcel Schwob was as versed in the street slang of medieval thieves as he was in the poetry of Whitman whom he translated into French. The King in the Golden Mask. Marcel Schwob. First published in French in 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 plague.

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