The Facts of Winter (Hardcover)

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By Paul Poissel, Kakyoung Lee (Illustrator), Paul La Farge (Translator)
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Finally, a lovely paperback edition of a gem of a book that never should have gone out of print. The Facts of Winter: a series of dreams dreamt by Parisians in the winter of 1881. Their author: a failed architect and nearly-failed writer with eccentric ideas of dream shops who ended up putting dreams into this mysterious book instead. Their translator and scholar: a man stumbling through Paris in an existential sleepiness and yet desperate to find meaning in his research on a sleepless writer. The Facts of Winter as you see it here unites all these characters in a remarkably crafted tale about the use of dreams to a century’s worth of dreamers, imagined and otherwise. Wonderful.

— Molly

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The Facts of Winter is a series of dreams, all dreamed by people in and around Paris during the winter of 1881. It is historical fiction once removed: an account of events that were imaginary even from the point of view of an invented past - although Poissel claimed (in a letter to his friend Bartholomeo Facil, August, 1905) that the characters in this book are all true - all persons who really lived and slept that winter.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781932416169
ISBN-10: 1932416161
Publisher: McSweeney's
Publication Date: June 8th, 2005
Pages: 149
Language: English