At 12th & Pine Streets in Philly's
"Gayborhood" in Center City
345 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mailorder: 1145 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Monday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday 1 - 7 p.m.
Named After the "Divine" Sarah Bernhardt, red-haired Sarah Nour El-Din is "wonderful, irresistibly unique, funny, and amazing, " raves Amy Tan. Determined to make of her life a work of art, she tries to tell her story, sometimes casting it as a memoir, sometimes a novel, always fascinatingly incomplete.
It is surprising but true: a polished, mature work by Marcel Proust that is unavailable in English translation-until now. In this overlooked comedic gem based on a true story, the author considered one of the most important writers of the twentieth century tells the tale of a con artist who claimed he could manufacture diamonds, with each chapter of the tale written in the style of a different French writer.
This delicious spoof of Balzac, Flaubert, Chateaubriand, and others is presented in a sparkling, nuanced translation by the award-winning Charlotte Mandell, exclusively for The Art of the Novella series.