Desvignes, Lucette

Author of ten novels (with two more due to appear in 2009), eight plays, three volumes of poetry, and more than 100 short stories and tales, Lucette Desvignes has won numerous literary prizes and distinctions, including the Prix Roland Dorgelès, the Prix de l’Humour Alexis Piron, and the prestigious Prix Bourgogne. She was featured on Bernard Pivot’s famous literary show “Apostrophes.” A literary prize for the short story — the Prix Lucette Desvignes de la Nouvelle — was created in her honor. Desvignes continues to write and to contribute to the literature of the 21st century.

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.

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.