The Resource Cruel tales from the thirteenth floor, Luc Lang ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith

Cruel tales from the thirteenth floor, Luc Lang ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith

Label
Cruel tales from the thirteenth floor
Title
Cruel tales from the thirteenth floor
Statement of responsibility
Luc Lang ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "In sixteen ferocious short stories, French author Luc Lang encapsulates the brutality of everyday life. Each tale is an admixture of tragedy, comedy, ridicule, and pain. Compassion lurks somewhere, perhaps, but pity is conspicuous by its absence. Lang's curt, agitated prose disassembles daily life with a swift, unflinching hand and examines it with a sharp, analytic eye. Skinning quotidian moments to bare, raw impulses, confusions, and the agonies underneath, the stories in Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor, show the mundane grind of the everyday forces that are fueled by cruel calculation and amoral happenstance and shot through with bizarre surprise. The results are at once coldly comic and powerfully tragic. Interpreting human interactions as a series of precise jabs and desperate flailings, Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor tells truths about the darker sides of our potential and our well-meaning urges dimmed by chance."--
  • "A collection of sixteen devilish stories, "Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor" captures the everyday cruelty and dark humor of existence"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lang, Luc
Dewey number
843/.914
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ 2672 .A5155 A2 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nicholson-Smith, Donald
Series statement
French voices
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  • Short stories, French
  • Short stories, French
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Short stories, French
Label
Cruel tales from the thirteenth floor, Luc Lang ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"French voices."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 100 pages
Isbn
9780803237476
Lccn
2014049426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Frieda Derdeyn Bambas French Literature Collection.
Other control number
40025044750
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894747543
  • (OCoLC)ocn894747543
Label
Cruel tales from the thirteenth floor, Luc Lang ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Publication
Note
"French voices."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 100 pages
Isbn
9780803237476
Lccn
2014049426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Frieda Derdeyn Bambas French Literature Collection.
Other control number
40025044750
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894747543
  • (OCoLC)ocn894747543

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