The Woman with the Bouquet by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
 

About Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

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Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, playwright, novelist, and author of short stories, was awarded the French Academy’s Grand Prix du Théâtre in 2001. He is one of Europe’s most popular authors. His many novels and story collections include The Most Beautiful Book in the World (Europa Editions 2009) and The Woman with the Bouquet (Europa Editions 2010).
 
Published August 31, 2010 by Europa. 221 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Illuminating stories about the everyday—self-image, problematic relationships, the need for love—marred only by Schmitt’s unfortunate tendency to use heavy-handed irony in the stories’ conclusions.

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Schmitt's mostly pleasant collection of five stories (after The Most Beautiful Book in the World) observes uncommon relationships, from the intense to the fleeting, beginning with "The Dreamer from Ostend," in which the narrator, recovering from a breakup, lodges with the aging, wheelchair-bound ...

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What was special about the woman with the bouquet was that life took a certain shape again: her fate had all the purity of literature, the economy of a work of art.” The woman stands on platform number three in the Zurich railway station with a bouquet.

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Speaking of the word “Ostend,” he relishes each sound: “Because the word began with an O of surprise, then grew softer with the s, it anticipated the sensation of bedazzlement as I stood on a sand beach stretching to infinity…” While infinity remains in view, Schmitt explores the finitude of hu...

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