Sunday, November 07, 2010

Estimates Being Considered

Paris is a meeting place, swarming with talent, for all the forceful vigorous young men who spring up like wild seedlings in French soil. They haven't a roof over their heads, but they are equal to anything. and set on making their fortune. Your humble servant was just such a young man in his time, and I have known some others! -- Balzac

I finished The novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse Thursday night. I was predisposed by the lukewarm reviews I had encountered and nothing within proved to change this estimation. That said, the novel does tap the glaring dearth of contemporary French prose in translation.


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