Novels in Three Lines (New York Review Books Classics)

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Novels in 3 Lines collects greater than 1000 goods that seemed anonymously within the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906—true tales of homicide, mayhem, and lifestyle offered with a ruthless financial system that provokes laughter while it shocks. This outstanding trove, undiscovered until eventually the Nineteen Forties and right here translated for the 1st time into English, is the paintings of the mysterious Félix Fénéon. Dandy, anarchist, and critic of genius, the discoverer of Georges Seurat and the 1st French writer of James Joyce, Fénéon rigorously maintained his personal anonymity, toiling for years as an vague clerk within the French conflict division. Novels in 3 Lines is his mystery chef-d’oeuvre, a piece of odd and singular artwork that brings again the long-ago 12 months of 1906 with the haunting immediacy of a photo whereas expecting such disparate works as Walter Benjamin’s Arcades undertaking and the demise and catastrophe sequence of Andy Warhol.

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A fruit seller of Issy, Léontine Brachot, whose good is forty five ft deep, threw herself in. She used to be pulled out, just about dying. A service provider from Saint-Gaudens stuck his spouse entwined with a barber in Boussens. He fired. the sweetheart was once wounded, the liked fled. With a truncheon blow, an Arab girl of Teboursouk, Tunisia, killed her husband, a suspicious and brutal guy. video games of affection in Béziers: Corniod, who had lived seven years with Rosalie Petit, pierced her with pictures and stabbed himself. M. Chanudet can be restrained for 8 years, in line with the assizes in Cher. A notary in Les Bourdelins, he had, via forgery, embezzled 137,000 francs. pushed aside via the Bridge and road Deptartment, Pajas, an outdated dock purifier, jumped into the Garonne, in Bordeaux, a bag of stones round his neck. The singer Luigi Ognibene wounded with pictures, in Caen, Madelon Deveaux, who was once unwilling to enable him monopolize her charms. Raoul G. , of Ivry, an untactful husband, got here domestic without warning and glued his blade in his spouse, who used to be frolicking within the hands of a pal. on the corrida in Béziers a picador was once wounded, whereas the bull, who had vaulted the enclosure, injured an onlooker together with his horn. After he hit her at the street, M. H. B. , a Montmort service provider, placed Mme B. in his vehicle and deposited her, loss of life, on the medical institution in Rheims. Jules Rotti, certainly one of our youngest burglars (he’s 14), used to be arrested in Boulogne. He used to be trying to strength open a secure. simply because his pal refused to kill him, a 19-year-old boy of Liffol, Haute-Marne, bought himself beheaded by means of a educate. For having refused access to a exertions inspector, the executive of the reasonable at Marseilles has been fined 500 francs. Believed to be a undercover agent, a former civilian worker of the Artillery division was once arrested in Blainville-sur-l’Eau and locked up at Épinal. accidentally or, extra most likely, suicide, Mme Veit and her daughter Antoinette, nine, drowned within the canal at Nancy. What?! youngsters perched on his wall?! With 8 rounds M. Olive, house owner in Toulon, compelled them to scramble down all bloodied. many voters of Dunkirk died within the warfare. Their monument used to be inaugurated the day gone by less than the chairmanship of Guillain and Trystam. Nény, Pruvosts father and son, and different survivors of the Courrières catastrophe traveled to Herne to thank their Westphalian saviors. In Verlinghem, Nord, Mme Ridez, 30, had her throat reduce by way of a thief whereas her husband attended Mass. previously deputy mayor in Saint-Étienne, the Socialist Plantevin used to be elected mayor via 22 votes. He succeeds M. Ledin, elected to Parliament. within the lake at Annecy, 3 youths have been swimming. One, Janinetti, disappeared. The others dived. They introduced him up, lifeless. Mme Tripier fired two times (blanks, she claimed) at her father, Marquet, of Montberthault, Côte-d’Or, in a dispute over a small boat. Heat-struck, Hélectre, a roof repairer in Rheims, who was once operating 60 toes from the floor, destroyed himself upon it. The assassin Bonnaud has been sentenced to loss of life. The order stipulates that his decapitation be conducted in a public sq. in Marseilles.

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