(Another copy of) The Charterhouse of Parma (Book acquired sometime the week before last)

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I included Stendhal’s The Charterhouse of Parma in a post I wrote a few weeks ago about books I start repeatedly yet have never been able to finish. Various folks on Twitter and elsewhere told me I need to stick it out with the novel, including Jacob Siefring, who suggested I try Richard Howard’s 1999 Modern Library translation (instead of the 1925 Moncrieff translation I’d been struggling with).  Jacob wrote about this translation on his blog Bibliomanic, by the way. I’m a little over halfway through with Stanley Elkin’s novel The Dick Gibson Show and I plan to give this a shot next.

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2 thoughts on “(Another copy of) The Charterhouse of Parma (Book acquired sometime the week before last)”

  1. i’m from and live in the city of Stendhal where every hometown schoolboys (and girls) have to read a book of that classic writer (book dumped generaly before reaching page 20…): i can understand your difficulty to stick to its reading…

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