Search Results: "Octave Mirbeau"


BOOK REVIEW

21 DAYS OF A NEURASTHENIC by Octave Mirbeau
Released: July 14, 2015

"A scandalous artifact from an earlier age that has more mileage than one might expect from an experimental novel more than a century old."
An ailing iconoclast, driven to despair by his own ennui, retreats to the Pyrenees for a rest cure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SÉBASTIEN ROCH by Octave Mirbeau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2000

"Mirbeau's superbly controlled period piece is, accordingly, both a keen portrayal of the idealism and solipsism of youth and a welcome reminder of the genius of a writer who has probably always been rather seriously underrated."
The "decadent" Mirbeau (1848-1917) is best known for his florid exercises in sensuality, Torture Garden and The Diary of a Chamber-maid (this latter the source of two famous films). Read full book review >