Curtis, Jerry L. Books

Jerry L. Curtis is Associate Professor of French at Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Animal Tales: A Collection of Short Fiction by Lucette Desvignes
2010 0-7734-3908-0
Translated into English for the first time, Lucette Desvignes examines, through her fiction, the relationship between animals and man. Liberating animals from circumstances that often imprison them, Desvignes helps us to discover their unique personalities and the joy they can bring to the people around them.

Encore Toi, Électre! / you Again, Electra! by Lucette Desvignes
2008 0-7734-4950-3
A dual-language edition of Lucette Desvignes reinterpretation of the Greek myth, Electra, set in World War II France.

Essays on the Work of Twentieth-Century French Author Lucette Desvignes
2000 0-7734-7843-4
An array of international scholars contributed papers to a conference dedicated exclusively to Lucette Desvignes. It is the first time a collective effort has been made to situate her work in relation to that of other French authors of this century. With illustrations. “Much of the thinking is seminal and will doubtless open up new venues of thought and inquiry on Desvignes. . . . including essays which are necessary to the non-specialist, discussions of the author in translation and reflections on Desvignes’ work. . . . The book is indeed welcome in the void of modern literary criticism, as there has been little indeed written heretofore on Lucette Desvignes. The contributors to this volume have done an excellent job. . . “ – Mel B. Yoken

Italian Travel Writings
2011 0-7734-3943-9
Analysis and examination of the travel fiction of Lucette Desvignes, for the first time in English, that uses the author’s own experiences, as well as the Lucette’s characters, to show how she changed the genre.

Psychological Sketches: A Collection of Short Fiction by Lucette Desvignes
2008 0-7734-4920-5


Translations of Three Plays by Lucette Desvignes Eurydice, Eurydice; Strange Encounters; and Marsyas, or the Rebellious Flautist
2002 0-7734-7071-9


Vignettes of Burgundy: A Collection of Short Fiction by Lucette Desvignes
2009 0-7734-4690-7
This volume of short fiction by Lucette Desvignes introduces portraits of Burgundy’s intrepid wine-growers, samples of their distinctive vernacular, images of their fierce resistance to all things “Parisian” and their unique customs. This book contains one black and white photograph.

Village Stories: A Collection of Short Fiction by Lucette Desvignes
2010 0-7734-1304-9
This collection of short stories is the fourth volume of translated works by French writer Lucette Desvignes. Though all the stories have a decidedly "French" flavor, each goes well beyond the concerns of provincial villagers to embrace global perspectives and universal values.