Bonaventure des Périers’s Novel Pastimes and Merry Tales

Bonaventure des Périers's Novel Pastimes and Merry Tales

Studies in Romance Languages

by Bonaventure des Périers

Translated by Raymond C. La Charité and Virginia A. La Charité

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky

264 Pages, 6.50 x 9.25 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780813153490
  • Published: July 2014

$30.00 SR


The Nouvelles Récréations et Joyeaux Devis of Bonaventure des Périers are here translated for the first time into modern English. The translators have been successful in retaining the vitality of this important French Renaissance satirist, turning his colloquial sixteenth-century French into equally colloquial and lively American. The translation of the 129 tales is prefaced by a biographical study of des Périers both as man and artist, and a critical bibliography is also included.