Thursday 12 August 2021

A cinephile rarity offered in the new Badger Books catalogue - Jean-Claude Carrière's novelisation, with Pierre Étaix's illustrations, of M. HULOT'S HOLIDAY

The inimitable Badger Books, Sydney's best kept secret  bookshop, has released its latest catalogue with this splendid item for a cinephile collector

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

One of the more unlikely novelisations of a movie written by the distinguished screenwriter, illustrated by Pierre Etaix, and endorsed by the director on the rear panel of the dustwrapper.

Publisher: William Heinemann. First English edition. 
Edition: First Edition
Place Published: London
Extremities darkened, else good in dustwrapper chipped at edges.

Its one of dozens of rare items in a catalogue described thus:

Welcome to our new catalogue of what is becoming an annual roundup of translated literature. Novels and collections of stories dominate: from Albania to Turkey and twenty countries in between. You’ll also find: essays, travels, journals, memoirs; dreams collected by an on again off again Surrealist; signed books by a couple of Nobel prize winners; aphorisms; hardboiled French crime; the original, uncompromising text of Pinocchio; foundation texts of Nordic Noir; poetry; a familiarity with the Tasmanian wolf; philosophy; key moments from Leonardo Sciascia’s unauthorised history of Sicily; Jacques Tati’s Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday by Jean-Claude Carrière, one of the more unlikely movie novelisations; the oulipian Penny Borough of Ourselves; and Peter Owen’s own one volume catalogue of translated literature.

To view the whole catalogue online  JUST CLICK HERE

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