Offers a selection of de Nerval's writings, covering most of the familiar and fugitive genres in which he excelled: novellas, fantastic tales, travel literature, autobiography, essays, literary portraits and vignettes. The volume ends with a selection of letters and prose translation of his 'Les Chimeres'. In the PENGUIN CLASSICS series.
Gerard de Nerval (1805-55) was an inveterate traveller, and made many contributions of travel literature to various periodicals. He was also a prolific poet and wrote many tales including 'Sylvie' (1853), his most read work. Richard Sieburth is Professor of French at New York University. He has translated Walter Benjamin's 'Moscow Diary' and Michel Leiris' 'Nights as Day/Days as Night'.