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Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee have translated two volumes of the letters of Jean-Paul Sartre, edited by Simone de Beauvoir: Witness to My Life and Quiet Moments in a War. For their work together, they have received an NEA Translation fellowship and the American Literary Translators Association Award. Lee Fahnestock has translated fiction as well as four volumes of the poetry of Francis Ponge, including The Making of the Pré and The Nature of Things. The French Government honored her with the Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres. Norman MacAfee’s other books include One Class: Selected Poems; The Gospel According to RFK: Why It Matters Now; the opera The Death of the Forest; and translations of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s poetry.
This is a master work. Truly one of the greatest novels of all time. DO NOT READ THE ABRIDGED VERSION. The length is tedious at times but it makes the novel that much better. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Matt M
My favorite book of all time. This is Victor Hugo at his absolute best. What compassion, what insight, what love. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kathryn Poston
This is far and away the best translation in English. Don't buy any of the other translations because they all suck!Published 18 days ago by Chacodog
Got this as a gift for my avid 13 year old reader. She LOVED it. Then we saw the movie and now she is obsessed. She has the sound track :/ but I guess it could be worse. Read morePublished 1 month ago by I. Szulewski
This was a gift to my girl. She could not put it down, and I didn't have to read it because she told me what was going on every step of the way.Published 1 month ago by Dave Hornbeck