The Children's Room (Calderbook)

4 avg rating
( 12 ratings by Goodreads )
9780714501659: The Children's Room (Calderbook)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

This volume contains a novella and three short stories by the
much admired French prose stylist and novelist, Louis-Rene des Forets, who
has been compared to Proust, although in feeling he is much closer to his
contemporaries of the 'nouveau roman'.

In 'The Bavard', the narrator relates the incidents of his life, but it is
his personality that he conveys, from which the reader - pulled on by the
constant stream of words - can discern the reasons for his obsessions as he
gradually relapses into silence.

Three stories follow from his prize-winning collection 'The Children's
Room' (Prix des Critiques). In the title story, we get great insight into
the world of childhood, observed by an adult. Childhood also emerges in one
of the other stories, but it is our personality quirks, our egos, that the
author examines and projects in his fiction, and in a prose that is a joy
to read.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


"Here is writing at its most aristocratic and rigorous ... a
writer's writer, a real 'eminence grise'... an unwearing, subtle and
fastidious gaze..."
-- The Observer

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image


Des Forets, Louis-Rene, Stewart, Jean
Published by Riverrun Pr (1987)
ISBN 10: 0714501654 ISBN 13: 9780714501659
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Riverrun Pr, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0714501654

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds