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The child

Author: Jules Vallès; Douglas Parmée
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2005.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Child tells the (autobiographical) tale of a young boy constantly scapegoated and abused, emotionally and physically, by his peasant mother and schoolteacher father, whose greatest concern is to improve their social status. But the young hero learns to stand up to his parents, even to love them, in time, and for all the intense pain the book registers it is anything but dreary. To the contrary, Valles's book is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Vallès; Douglas Parmée
ISBN: 1590171179 9781590171172
OCLC Number: 56095963
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxvi, 343 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Enfant.
Responsibility: Jules Vallès ; translated and with an introduction and notes by Douglas Parmée.
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Valles's book is one of the funniest books in French literature, a triumph of insubordinate comedy over the forces of order and the self-appointed defenders of decency.  Read more...

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"[Valles] is a more reliable witness of his society, or at least certain sectors of it, than many more renowned but less involved writers of his age."-- Walter D. Redfern, "Times Literary Read more...

 
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