Bartleby le scribe/Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

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Bartleby le scribe/Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

Parallel Text/Dual Language Paperback, 144 pages

Set in an office that is barely surviving this is the story of Nippers, a man who suffers from chronic indigestion making him irritable in the morning and Turkey an alcoholic who is constantly drunk in the afternoon. When Bartleby appears he seems to be to be a boon to the practice but this changes when he starts answering with what becomes his stock response “I would prefer not to" allowing Lawyer and narrator to glimpse the world as the miserable scriveners see it.

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" Bartleby the Scrivener is a story about a man who "prefers" not to play the game of men or, as it looks today, who prefers not to play the game of men. He expressed this preference by a conditional policy, i would prefer not to , but it is so radical that it refuses any explanation. " Daniel Pennac.

Preface: Daniel Pennac

Translation to English: Pierre Leyris

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Product Description

Bartleby le scribe/Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

Parallel Text/Dual Language Paperback, 144 pages

Set in an office that is barely surviving this is the story of Nippers, a man who suffers from chronic indigestion making him irritable in the morning and Turkey an alcoholic who is constantly drunk in the afternoon. When Bartleby appears he seems to be to be a boon to the practice but this changes when he starts answering with what becomes his stock response “I would prefer not to" allowing Lawyer and narrator to glimpse the world as the miserable scriveners see it.

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" Bartleby the Scrivener is a story about a man who "prefers" not to play the game of men or, as it looks today, who prefers not to play the game of men. He expressed this preference by a conditional policy, i would prefer not to , but it is so radical that it refuses any explanation. " Daniel Pennac.

Preface: Daniel Pennac

Translation to English: Pierre Leyris

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Additional Information
Book Genre Fiction
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Gallimard (Folio Bilingue)
Number of pages 144
ISBN 9782070425051
Date of Publication 29/05/2003
Language French
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Famous works of English literature with French translation on facing page
  • Full unabridged parallel text in English and French
  • Dual language: complete word-for-word translation in French on facing page
  • Each book comes with lavish illustrations and photos associated with the work and the author
  • Convenient paperback format makes key works of foreign literature accessible to the intermediate language learner.
  • Perfect for learning on the move as there's no need to take a dictionary
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