In these nine unforgettable and impressionistic 'tales of little madness', the Nobel Prize-winning author Le Clezio explores how the physical sensations we experience every day can be as strong as feelings of love or hate, with their power to bring chaos to our lives. In "The Day that Beaumont became Acquainted with his Pain", a man with toothache ...Read MoreIn these nine unforgettable and impressionistic 'tales of little madness', the Nobel Prize-winning author Le Clezio explores how the physical sensations we experience every day can be as strong as feelings of love or hate, with their power to bring chaos to our lives. In "The Day that Beaumont became Acquainted with his Pain", a man with toothache spends the night seeking ways to disown his throbbing jaw; in "Fever", Roch finds his mind transported by sunstroke; and, while in "A Day of Old Age" little Joseph tries to comprehend the physical suffering of a dying old woman. Set in a timeless, spaceless universe, these experimental and haunting works portray the landscape of the human consciousness with dazzling verbal dexterity and power.Read Less
Fine in Fine jacket. Book Translated from the French by Daphne Woodward. New York: Atheneum, 1966. First American Edition. The author's second book, a collection nine "tales of little madness" that explore how the physical sensations we experience every day can be as strong as feelings of love or hate. Le Clezio (b.1940), a French-Mauritanian writer, was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature as an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization." Octavo. Original black paper-covered boards over a red cloth spine, with silver titles. Internally crisp and clean. Just the slightest little bit of fading along the very top edge of the boards; otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition in U.S., First Printing (same year as U.K.). Translated from French by Daphne Woodward. Hardcover. Condition: very good (faintly sunned at top cover edge) with very good dust jacket (faint sunning to red part of spine; front-flap corner creased; tiny tear; reverse stain). [Stories]
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. -first American edition of this Nobel Prize [ 2008 ] winners second book, a volume of short stories " of small madnesses "-very fine copy in fine but price clipped dj-very nice copy.
Near Fine in very good jacket. 8vo. 239 pp. Translated into English by Daphne Woodward. A collection of nine short stories by the recent Nobel Prize winner. A handsome near fine copy with red cloth spine in very good price-intact dustwrapper. The red square is faded at spine as often seen. The author's second book.
Very good in very good dust jacket. 239p., 21 cm. First English edition. Originally published as La fievre, Editions Gallimard, 1965. Translated by Daphne Woodward. Cover is bright and clean, book is tight and unmarked. Half-title page has some mild discoloration, but the rest of the book is unaffected. White dustjacket has some age darkening. Corner of inside flap is missing, may have been priceclipped, but looks more torn than clipped.
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