Stuart Gilbert

Stuart Gilbert

Stuart Gilbert, born in 1883, was an English literary scholar and translator, as well as one of the original Joyce scholars. He translated works by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Georges Simenon, Jean Cocteau, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among others. Gilbert passed away in 1969.

We’ll to the Woods No More

Fiction by Edouard Dujardin

Translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert

A delightful period piece of Paris in the late 1880’s, We’ll to the Woods No More (Les lauriers sont coupés) retains its importance as the first use of the monologue intérieur and the inspiration for the stream-of-consciousness technique perfected by James Joyce. Dujardin’s charming tale, told with insight and irony, recounts what goes on in the mind of a young man-about-town in love with a Parisian actress. Mallarmé described the poetry of the telling as “the instant seized by the throat.…
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