Smarra & Trilby by Charles Nodier
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Charles Nodier was one of the first populariser of the literary vampire story: Smarra, or the Demons of the Night(1821) is the most notable and horrific of his stories. Nodier also carried forward the French tradition of literary fairy tales, which he enriched with the fantastic extravagance of the romantics. The best of these half fairy and half fantasy tales is Trilby, or the imp of Argyll(1822), which is set in Scotland. "Nodier's contes are dense, rich, varied in their settings and imbued with supernaturalism. Trilby is set in the Western highlands of Scotland. It is a touching story, as well as being extremely imaginative, and the Scottish background is finely evoked. Smarra is an altogether more brutal story, extravagantly supernatural, with a stong sexual undercurrent." The Times Literary Supplement ' ... two short novels, finely translated by Judith Landry, from Nodier's prime, sleek and flowing and highly unsafe." John Clute
 

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Judith Landry was educated at Somerville College, Oxford wheJudith Landry was educated at Somerville College, Oxford where she obtained a first class honours degree in French and Ire she obtained a first class honours degree in French and Italian. She combines a career as a translator of works of fitalian. She combines a career as a translator of works of fiction, art and architecture with part-time teaching.Her tranction, art and architecture with part-time teaching.Her translations for Dedalus are: The House by the Medlar Tree by Gislations for Dedalus are: The House by the Medlar Tree by Giovanni Verga, The Devil in Love by Jacques Cazotte, Prague Novanni Verga, The Devil in Love by Jacques Cazotte, Prague Noir: The Weeping Woman on the Streets of Prague by Sylvie Geoir: The Weeping Woman on the Streets of Prague by Sylvie Germain, Smarra & Trilby by Charles Nodier and New Finnish Grarmain, Smarra & Trilby by Charles Nodier and New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani for Dedalus. mmar by Diego Marani for Dedalus.
 
Published September 11, 2013 by Dedalus Limited. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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