The Deliquescences Of Adoré Floupette

Floupette, Adoré

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“A collection of Decadent poems, with an extended Life of the Poet, which was published originally in 1885, only for it to become apparent in short order that it was in fact a literary hoax and the confection of the two minor poets Henri Beauclair and Gabriel Vicaire. The book soon garnered a reputation for the quality of its parody, for successfully hoodwinking some critics and for entertaining those in on the joke, and is today recognised both as one of the earliest exemplars of the genre of hoax writings, and as a key contemporary work for all those interested in the French literature of the 1890s”, transalated by Stanley Chapman, with an afterword by Paul Edwards, text in English, soft cover in a sleeve, 80 pages, 21 x 12 cm, ed/1000, Eclectics & Heteroclites 4, London 2007