- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
- Publication Date: 01/08/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781590172308
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Review by bookcrazed
F&#233n&#233on was a brilliant French intellectual, an anarchist activist, a writer of considerable talent but no reputation to speak of, and a promoter of French painters, writers, and liberal thinkers. In 1906, F&#233n&#233on was employed by the French daily <i>Le Matin</i>. During that year, he wrote 1,220 <i>fait-divers</i>&#8212"sundry events," short news items that occupied a very few newspaper columns. F&#233n&#233on's <i>fait-divers</i> were uniquely and cleverly written, coming to be known as "novels in three lines." This collection of all but 154 of his <i>fait-divers</i> is pure fun and a bit of literary genius.
Review by HadriantheBlind
A collection of short little articles chronicling the absurd and comic and tragic events of 1904 France. The brevity and soul of a Maupassant, the journalist realism of Zola, in the length of a Tweet.