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The less-than-innocents abroad in these short novels are Americans in Europe, involved in what turn out to be pleasure tours of hell: shocking, bewildering trips that change forever their ideas about history, reality, politics, sex — their entire lives.

In the title novella, a third-rate American playwright named Landau attends a literary conference in Prague, where an organized group excursion to a former concentration camp degenerates into a battle of wills and an exercise in egomania and public humiliation. Nina, the heroine of the second novella, "Three Pigs in Five Days," is sent to Paris to write an article for her lover's travel journal — a dizzying, erotic pilgrimage that forces her to see how sex has distorted her view of the world.

About the Author

Francine Prose is the author of the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, as well as fourteen books of fiction, including A Changed Man, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. A distinguished critic and essayist, she has taught literature and writing for more than twenty years at major universities. She lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780060080853
Author:
Prose, Francine
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Francine Prose
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Psychological fiction, American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
B1800-99
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.17x5.51x.68 in. .40 lbs.

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