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Marie Darrieussecq | On Europe

Marie Darrieussecq

Translated by Linda Coverdale

‘There is a Europe of life and a Europe of death, on the mass graves of which we perpetuate a dream.’ Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale.

Marie Darrieussecq

Marie Darrieussecq is the author of over twenty books, including novels, essays, a play, a biography and translations. In 2013 she was awarded the Prix Médicis and the Prix des Prix for her novel Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes.

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Translated by Linda Coverdale

Linda Coverdale has translated over eighty books, including works by Marguerite Duras, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Roland Barthes and Marie Darrieussecq. A Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, she has won the 2006 Scott Moncrieff Prize, the MLA Aldo & Jeanne Scaglione Literary Translation Prize and the 2004 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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