Williams, Annwyl Books
About the translator: Annwyl Williams, freelance translator, teacher and Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Modern languages, University of Reading, is the author of Clément Marot: Figure, Text and Intertext (Mellen, 1990).1990 0-88946-115-52003 0-7734-6756-4
This book will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of literary criticism, literary theory, especially those interested in modern critical theory and 18th- and 19th-century French fiction. The five readings of these French short stories are preceded by a translator’s introduction on Finas’s work; two short pieces by Finas herself in which she describes her approach; and Roland Barthes’s preface to Le Bruit d’Iris (a selection of essays by Finas). The Appendix includes the complete text in English translation of two of the five short stories: Sade, Florville and Courval, translated by Lowell Bair, and Villiers de l’lsle-Adam, The Brigands, translated by Hamish Miles, both excellent translations, now out of print.