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The Resource The queen's caprice : stories, Jean Echenoz ; translated by Linda Coverdale

The queen's caprice : stories, Jean Echenoz ; translated by Linda Coverdale

Label
The queen's caprice : stories
Title
The queen's caprice
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Jean Echenoz ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Title variation
queens caprice
Title variation remainder
stories
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Member of
Summary
Collects seven stories, including "Nelson," about a miniaturist portrait of the Battle of Trafalger hero and "Babylon," which creates a depiction of Mesopotamia based on Herodotus' descriptions
Writing style
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10411870
Cataloging source
DLC
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Echenoz, Jean
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2665.C5
LC item number
A2 2015
Literary form
short stories
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  • Echenoz, Jean
  • Coverdale, Linda
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True
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  • Echenoz, Jean
  • French fiction
  • Short stories, French
  • Echenoz, Jean
  • French fiction
  • Short stories, French
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
The queen's caprice : stories, Jean Echenoz ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the French
  • "For the publication in English of his Caprice de la reine, Jean Echenoz has made a few minor changes in the texts. These seven recits are his favorite occasional pieces, written on subjects that inspired the author to observe, improvise, invent-for although these stories sometimes spring from historical incident, they are in the end what Echenoz wished to create: "little literary objects." This tension between story and history depends in part on the ability of the reader to catch allusions and follow undercurrents of meaning that are reasonably clear to French readers but may pass completely unnoticed in English. I have therefore provided endnotes for some of these references and for a few other points of interest as well" -- Translator's note
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nelson -- The queen's caprice -- In Babylon -- Twenty women in the Jardin du Luxembourg, clockwise -- Civil engineering -- Nitrox -- Three sandwiches at Le Bourget
Control code
ocn891618826
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9781620970652
Lccn
2014047909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891618826
Label
The queen's caprice : stories, Jean Echenoz ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the French
  • "For the publication in English of his Caprice de la reine, Jean Echenoz has made a few minor changes in the texts. These seven recits are his favorite occasional pieces, written on subjects that inspired the author to observe, improvise, invent-for although these stories sometimes spring from historical incident, they are in the end what Echenoz wished to create: "little literary objects." This tension between story and history depends in part on the ability of the reader to catch allusions and follow undercurrents of meaning that are reasonably clear to French readers but may pass completely unnoticed in English. I have therefore provided endnotes for some of these references and for a few other points of interest as well" -- Translator's note
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nelson -- The queen's caprice -- In Babylon -- Twenty women in the Jardin du Luxembourg, clockwise -- Civil engineering -- Nitrox -- Three sandwiches at Le Bourget
Control code
ocn891618826
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
110 pages
Isbn
9781620970652
Lccn
2014047909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891618826

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