The Transparent Girl and Other Stories

The Transparent Girl and Other Stories

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Stephanie Corinna Bille, a Swiss short-story writer, playwright, poet, and novelist and winner of the 1975 French Prix Concourt, is often considered the major contemporary Franco-Swiss woman writer. In The Transparent Girl and Other Stories Monika Giacoppe and Christiane Makward have assembled and translated a magnificent collection of Bille's work that exposes an English-speaking audience-many for the first time-to Bille's exotic, captivating, mystical, and sexually provocative stories.show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 163.58 x 235.71 x 26.42mm | 489.88g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739112953
  • 9780739112953

About Corinna Bille

Stephanie Corinna Bille (1912-1979) 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.show more

Review quote

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 Universityshow more

Table of contents

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 Messengershow more