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Fiction
Author: John Cumming,Richard Millet
ISBN: 0810160897
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Pages 344 pages
Publisher Marlboro Press (April 8, 2005)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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by John Cumming,Richard Millet


Set in the villages and valleys of France's mountainous provinces, The Glory of the Pythres follows the fortunes-or . Richard Millet was born in 1953.

Set in the villages and valleys of France's mountainous provinces, The Glory of the Pythres follows the fortunes-or rather, the colossal misfortunes-of the Pythres (pronounced as pitres, the French word for clowns or buffoons). Of peasant stock, "suspicious, taciturn, mulish, stubborn," the Pythres live a grim existence, locked up with their dead through long winters and passing on their problems like heirlooms to their children. He is the author of nearly twenty other works in his native France, including L'innocence, L'amour des trois soeurs Piale, and L'invention du corps de Saint Marc.

Uniform Title: Gloire des Pythre. Publication, Distribution, et. Evanston, Il. .

This novel begins with a funeral for a young mother: A good-looking girl, anyway, who with that coif of hers got to look rather like a nun as the years passed, and whom few of us were content to see lying between oak planks in her least worn dress, the black one she got into on Sundays, even when she couldn't.

Richard Millet (born 1953) is a French author. He was born in Viam, Corrèze in 1953. He spent part of his childhood in the neighborhood of Badaro in Beirut, Lebanon.

Visionary and ambitious, Richard Millet's stunning novel explores whether Pythre and his family, whether any .

Visionary and ambitious, Richard Millet's stunning novel explores whether Pythre and his family, whether any person, can overcome one’s fate and circumstance, to transcend a persistent darkness that pulls one into silence. The translation is no less ambitious than the novel itself. It captures this forgotten world in Millet's musical prose; it contrasts the strange patois of the villagers against "proper" French. Filled with finely observed characters and a breathtaking power of description, The Glory of the Pythres is a unique, powerful work of ar.

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The Glory of the Pythres is one of the most famed novels by French novelist Richard Millet. Set in Corrèze on the plateau of Millevaches, the novel tells the story of the Pythre family from the end of the nineteenth century to the late twentieth. It begins with Andre Pythre, who arrives in town one evening with a woman supposed to be his wife or perhaps a servant. Taciturn and melancholic, perhaps cursed, the Pythres live a grim existence, locked up with their dead through long winters and passing on their problems like heirlooms to their children. They, like their neighbors, are outsiders, their language barely comprehensible to other Frenchmen, their lives defined by tribal hatreds whose origins have been long forgotten. They embody the centuries of privation and stubbornness that has shaped the French peasantry of the region. Visionary and ambitious, Richard Millet's stunning novel explores whether Pythre and his family, whether any person, can overcome one’s fate and circumstance, to transcend a persistent darkness that pulls one into silence. The translation is no less ambitious than the novel itself. It captures this forgotten world in Millet's musical prose; it contrasts the strange patois of the villagers against "proper" French. Filled with finely observed characters and a breathtaking power of description, The Glory of the Pythres is a unique, powerful work of art.